The Third Poetry Circus
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.
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:
Second Poetry Circus, LA Fall 2015, Photo by Paige Leigh Smock
Press for the Poetry Circus:
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.
If you have any questions or suggestion, please contact Nicelle Davis at nicellecdavis @ gmail . com
Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher