Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host - Lisa
Lisa Ann “LAMARKS” Markuson is the founder of Ars Poetica. With a degree in International Studies from University of San Francisco, and one semester of graduate studies in International Communications at American University, Lisa Ann was on track to launch a career in cultural diplomacy. That is, until the day that her boss (who looked exactly like Draco Malfoy, by the way) sat her down in his office and said, deadpan, “You remind me of my sister, and I don’t like that. You need to tone down your style and learn to fit in more if you’re going to succeed in this organization.” That was the end of her government career. Now, with 10 years of experience as a freelancer, indie event producer, moonlight journalist, curator, social media executive, yoga teacher, bicycle tour guide, and 5 years as co-founder and then CEO of The Haiku Guys + Gals, she’s made a radical shift to a more feminist, inclusive, and sustainable business model to celebrate the multitalented nature of her artists. Her dream? To fulfill the potential that poetry has to enrich every type of experience, on and off the page. And of course, always outside the lines. Lisa Ann takes her biggest pleasure in life from eating sushi and writing and performing custom poetry around the world, and will be honored to write your poems in Spanish, English, or Swedish. If you like, she will bring her wizard fiancé along too - of course, he is a magic wordsmith as well.
Connect with Lisa
Classes with Lisa
Wednesdays @2PM EST - We'll cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets.
This is a customizable session to help you get through writer's block, elevate your writing, edit your work, improve your ability to help your child read and write, or learn to enjoy writing you must do for school, work, or any purpose. I'll check in with you before the session to learn exactly what you need, and prepare accordingly. This class can be tailored for any age.

* Upon checkout please remember to select date and time to book course.

1 Hour Workshop bringing the Power to the Pen. This is a free flowing poetry workshop. Hosted by the famed poets of ARS POETICA (LA Marks 4/6, Akolade Coker 4/13, Tania Asnes 4/20, Anthony McPherson 4/27) this 60 min workshop will get your creativity flowing! Read and discuss popular poetry followed by guided creative free writing. We will end with time to share and discuss with feedback. Class topics and teachers will change each week, for fresh perspectives every time.

* Upon checkout please remember to select date and time to book course.

1 Hour Workshop bringing the Power to the Pen. This is a free flowing poetry workshop. Hosted by the famed poets of ARS POETICA (LA Marks 4/6, Akolade Coker 4/13, Tania Asnes 4/20, Anthony McPherson 4/27) this 60 min workshop will get your creativity flowing! Read and discuss popular poetry followed by guided creative free writing. We will end with time to share and discuss with feedback. Class topics and teachers will change each week, for fresh perspectives every time.

* Upon checkout please remember to select date and time to book course.

1 Hour Workshop bringing the Power to the Pen. This is a free flowing poetry workshop. Hosted by the famed poets of ARS POETICA (LA Marks 4/6, Akolade Coker 4/13, Tania Asnes 4/20, Anthony McPherson 4/27) this 60 min workshop will get your creativity flowing! Read and discuss popular poetry followed by guided creative free writing. We will end with time to share and discuss with feedback. Class topics and teachers will change each week, for fresh perspectives every time.

* Upon checkout please remember to select date and time to book course.