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The Poetry Circus

Sep 16, 2015

pc-7Imagine 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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The Poetry Circus schedule

From 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Jacqueline Tchakalian, Nancy Carroll, Cindy Rinne, Chiwan Choi, Peggy Dobreer, Douglas Kearney, Larry Colker, Laurel Ann Bogen, Terry Wolverton, Kate Gale, and a WITS reader.

From 6:30-7 p.m.: Rachel Jennings with Gary Boyles and Glynis Fuller: What Is a Shakespearean Fool?

From 7-8 p.m.: Maggie MK Hess, Rich Ferguson, Ashley Inguanta, Melanie Jeffrey, Bonnie S. Kaplan, Kim Dower, Ron Koertge, Suzanne Lummis, Sholeh Wolpe, Luis J. Rodriguez (Chaffey College Winner).

From 8-8:30 p.m.: The Duel of Fools!

From 8:30-9:30 p.m.: Magdalawit Makonnen, Curt Hanson, Eric Morago, Jessica Piazza, Sarah Herrington, Jackie Bang, Andy Nicholson, Annette Schiebout, Brian Sonia-Wallace, Katie Manning, Anne Yale, and Nicelle Davis.

 

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The Poetry Circus
Saturday, Sept. 19th, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Griffith Park merry-go-round
4730 Crystal Springs Dr., L. A. 90027
Free event
For more info, visit event Facebook page
Or YakPress.com/the-poetry-circus

 

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Stills gleaned from “The Poetry Circus: Video Snapshot” by Karyn Ben Singer:

 

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