Fergie’s Pub 1214 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA

Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery Philadelphia, PA

“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 founding member poets include: Liz Chang, Grant Clauser, Chad Frame, Vasilike Katsarou, Joanne Leva, Lynn Levin, Ethel Rackin, Cleveland Wall, and yours truly.




February 11, 7Pm on Zoom

March 11, 7PM on Zoom

April 14, 7PM on Zoom

May 12, 7PM on Zoom


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     Hunterdon Art Museum     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