what we do

We start with one of our poets' randomly selected poems 

and we improvise the reading, poem by poem, through audience suggestion,  

following different threads, juxtapositions & themes, finding new connections,

until we come to an ending.

We don't know where we are headed and neither do you. 

At the end of the reading we make a poem (called a cento) out of the connecting lines of the poems read and that's the poem the audience has created!

who we are

We are a group of poets interested in connecting audiences to poetry in meaningful and playful ways that surprise, move and delight 

audience and performer alike

(and that don't make anyone feel stupid or bored to tears) 

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Hayden Saunier

founder & director

founding member


Grant Clauser

founding member


Vasiliki Katsarou

founding member


Liz Chang

founding member


Chad Frame

founding member


Joanne Leva

founding member


Lynn Levin

founding member


Bernadette McBride

founding member


founding member


Lorraine Henrie Lins

founding member


Ethel Rackin

founding member

No River Twice

poetry + improvisation



March 9, 2020

PBQ Reading Series

Pen & Pencil Club

1522 Latimer St Philadelphia, PA 19103

7:30 pm

next performances:

©2019 by No River Twice

PO Box 216     Bedminster, PA       18910