The Third Poetry Circus

$1,080 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 17 months
Nicelle Nicelle  LANCASTER, CA
First Poetry Circus, LA Winter 2015, Photo by Jason Hughes
  The First Poetry Circus, Hosted by Nicelle Davis ,
LA Winter 2015 

What is The Poetry Circus: 

The Poetry Circus is part workshop, community outreach, performance, ride, dance, and creation. This community event blurs the line between performer and audience to allow everyone the chance to run away and join the circus.

We hope to host 40 poets and performers as well as many literary organizations and literacy outreach programs.

By presenting poetry in an alternative venue, the egalitarian characteristics of poetry are amplified. Poetry IS for everyone, regardless of where we come from or how we got there; we all process and understand the world through metaphor. 
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The Ultimate Goal:

The date for this event is Saturday July 2, 2016.

Immense thanks to all who gave to the last Poetry Circus; here is a cost breakdown for the Second Poetry Circus:
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Second Poetry Circus, LA Fall 2015, Photo by Paige Leigh Smock
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Press for the Poetry Circus:

Hometown Pasadena
The Poetry Circus
By Kat Ward
Sep 16, 2015

Imagine reciting lines while riding a lion. How about riding one’s steed while being regaled with verse?Well, the “poetic rides” are free at Griffith Park’s historical and restored merry-go-round on September 19, at The Poetry Circus.

Favorite local writers and poets will be reading such as Ron Koertge, Kim Dower, Nicelle Davis, Douglas Kearney, and Cindy Rinne, and Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Luis J. Rodriguez is featured along with 33 established poets. Rachel Jennings contemplates “What Is a Shakespearean Fool?” with Gary Boyles and Glynis Fuller, and prepare for “The Duel of Fools!”

Besides poetry, there will be “crafts for kids, haiku balloons, a paper monster, circus performers, and freaks and geeks are not only welcome, but expected.” Chapbooks will be available for purchase at the book fair. (Yak Press has published a The Poetry Circus chapbook, too.)

“Come join us, won’t you?”
—organizer and poet Nicelle Davis.
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If you have any questions or suggestion, please contact Nicelle Davis at nicellecdavis @ gmail . com
Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher
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Update 2
Posted by Nicelle Davis
13 months ago
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The Poetry Circus will be sharing a table with YAK Press at AWP 16; come circus with us!
Just ordered postcard invites for AWP!
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Hello friends,

The Poetry Circus will be sharing a table with YAK Press at the 2016 AWP; come find us!
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$1,080 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 17 months
Created November 24, 2015
Nicelle Nicelle  
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Alexis & Jim Fancher
6 months ago

Nevermore was a lovely event. Thanks for the crow and the delightful afternoon. Looking forward to next year's Poetry Circus! xoxo Alexis

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10 months ago
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Adrienne Christian
10 months ago
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Annette Schiebout
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$100
Curt Hanson
10 months ago
$100
Justin Kibbe
10 months ago

Running away to the circus. Lion's Den. Sword Swallowing. Tight Rope. Tight Pants. The circus is Tight!

$25
Mauro Monteiro
10 months ago

Poetry is the Solvent. Society is the Glue. Blessings for your big top word carousel alchemical connection poetic intention love.

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