WHO WE ARE
Becoming // Poetry started in late 2019, after Katie Galloway and Peyton Hamlin discovered that there was a lack of a writing community here in Colorado Springs. After searching for some time, they decided to simply create their own. It all started with one poetry workshop, held in a local coffee shop. They were shocked at the excitement and passion that not only was flowing from their own hearts, but also that was sparking from others who joined. “It’s always beautiful to see how someone can come with a raw feeling, and turn that into beauty – just through words and the space to create,” Peyton explained.
Their vision is to bring others together through poetry workshops – helping members of our community uncover the creators in themselves. There’s beauty in the organic thoughts
+ feelings in each day, and they want to bring this to life within you! They want to champion you into your becoming.
ARTICLE PEYTON HAMLIN | PHOTOGRAPHY KAREN MITCHELL / ELAN PHOTOGRAPHIE STUDIO
16 Colorado Springs Lifestyle | February 2021
Becoming // Poetry workshops quickly jumped from workshop-type to local artist pop ups during which they gather at a local art gallery or coffee shop, set up with their typewriters and write on-the-spot poems! This became a hot gig (or light) in the community, and they ended up popping up at the grand opening of Coati Uprise – a new and busy eatery downtown, and taking off in the city from there.
WEDDINGS AND CUSTOM POETRY
Becoming // Poetry is on a mission to grow in 2021, when it comes to weddings. What does this look like? Katie and Peyton attend your wedding reception, bringing the fondest of paper to pair with your wedding colors. All they need is a subject, and can take off from there. Think of it as poetic improv. Some of their favorite moments are when people come up to them at a wedding, smiling ear-to-ear after reading the hand-crafted poem. Sometimes, they even see tears.
Colorado Springs has grown creatively in the past year or so, and Becoming // Poetry thrives in the midst of this era. Peyton and Katie love the local events and weddings. But they provide a way for those outside of the Springs to access poetry, too!
Becoming // Poetry is poppin’ on Etsy with custom, hand-typed poems.
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