· PoetSpeak is available for pre-arranged small readings by 1-7 poets.


· Each performance has 10-12 poets performing 40-50 poems. Cast of poets is evenly balanced between genders, age and culture; there’s always at least one student from K4-12.


· Poets attend a rehearsal 1-2 weeks prior to performance, and they orchestrate reading sequence into  thematic groups of 4-6 poems in such way that the entire performance is ONE poem.


· Poets perform only one poem at a time


· A musician provides appropriate interludes between groups of poems, and during intermission.


· PoetSpeak performances feature power point, or overhead presentation of poems, on large screen.


· Performances are family events, with refreshments, popcorn and munchies available.


· PoetSpeak guarantees poets a respectful family environment free of background noise.

Accessible   *    Useful    *    Enjoyable  Poetry

· $5 per person; children under 10 free.


· Admission includes a 50 page anthology      containing all poems performed, and addresses of poets.

Kurt Kristensen

Sherwood, Oregon



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