“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.


The brainchild of award-winning poet Hayden Saunier, NRT’s mission is to create invigorated and wide-ranging poetry readings where the audience participates actively with a group of poets to determine the direction, theme, subject, and 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 examining life in all its greatness, foibles, and humor!

In addition to creator Hayden Saunier, NRT poets include: Grant Clauser, Liz Chang, Chad Frame, Vasilike Katsarou,  Joanne Leva, Lynn Levin, Ethel Rackin, Cleveland Wall, and yours truly.




November 11, 7-8 PM Via Zoom, Meeting ID: 834 3000 7033, Passcode: 307167             Email us for a link:

Via Zoom:

October 1, 7-8 PM

September 9, 7-8 PM

August 12, 7-8 PM

March 9, 2020, 7:30 PM     PBQ at Pen & Pencil Club     Philadelphia, PA

January 26, 2020, 7:30 PM     Huntern Art Center     Clinton, NJ


April 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA

March 22, 7 PM
Borelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery
Philadelphia, PA

May 2, 2019, 7:00 PM
Farley’s Bookshop
New Hope, PA


November 16, 2018
7:00 PM
Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery
Philadelphia, PA

August 17, 2018
7 PM
Caesura Poetry Festival
Community Arts Center

Phoenixville, PA

May 6, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Manayunk Arts Center 
Philadelphia, PA

May 5, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ravenna Taylor Studio
Lambertville, NJ