"No man steps in the same river
twice, for it's not the same river,
and he's not the same man."
No River Twice is a multi-vocal, improvisational poetry reading in which audience participation determines the direction of the performance from beginning to end, poem by poem, co-creating a reading that is never the same twice.
To create invigorated and wide-ranging poetry readings where the audience participates actively with a group of poets to determine the direction, theme, subject, tone of each reading, creating a new experience on each occasion; to promote and encourage the art and craft of poetry and to develop a larger audience for poetry as a connective and communal experience.
NRT poets include: Lorraine Henrie Lins, Grant Clauser, Lynn Levin, Chad Frame, Cleveland Wall, Vasiliki Katsarou, Ethel Rackin, Bernadette McBride, Joanne Leva, Liz Chang, and creator Hayden Saunier.
No River Twice is an experiment in how to bring that playfulness, surprise and communal participation into the realm of poetry readings. We welcome your feedback and interest as we find our way….
"This was such a fun event and I look forward to many, many more. Good turnout, wonderful poets, I was literally ‘high’ when I left, soaring on the fun of it all. Thank you and your group for a spontaneous and rollicking gathering." - Mary R. M.