“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.

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


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

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

August 17, 2018
evening performance (details TBA)
Phoenixville, PA

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

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