The Living Poetry Project and NEVERMORE

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We would love to consider your poetry
to be featured at NEVERMORE: METRO Immersive Arts Festival in Van Nuys on October 29th, from 11 AM – 5:30 PM. We are selecting poems to be included on Poetry Umbrellas, Water Bottle Labels, and Pinata Prizes for an audience of 500 participants.

Audiences will process from hub to METRO station with the umbrellas, creating a moving, audience-generated installation as an artwork in itself. Poems will also be printed on water labels to be grabbed with relief, and will stuff pinatas that line the festival, waiting to be broken and have their prizes claimed!

We will be accepting submissions from August 1st – September 30th. Email your submission to Please include “Nevermore” in your subject line. All submission will receive a response by October 8th in which you will be informed if your poem will be an umbrella, water bottle, or pinata prize.

Poems may have been previously published, but please let us know who to credit.
Shorter poems preferred for umbrella and water-bottle publication.
Longer poems are will work for pinata poetry.


NEVERMORE: METRO is an Immersive Arts Festival in Van Nuys on October 29th, from 11 AM – 5:30 PM.

The Woodly Park Poetry Hub is part of a broader immersive festival centered around the works of Edgar Allan Poe – a haunting on the Valley bus. In the world of Nevermore, the Orange Line is transformed by the escaped works of Edgar Allan Poe, which have mingled with local legends and Mexican folklore and haunt six METRO stations.

This poetic sandbox adventure puts the audience in the driver’s seat for one day (11 AM – 5:30 PM) to discover Van Nuys, meet LA’s premier literary and artistic companies, dine with local street vendors, and explore the visceral power of poetry as never before.
For more information about this event please visit:

Nevermore is a project of Theatre Magnet, a subsidiary of Artist Magnet, and RENT Poet. Nevermore is funded in part by a City of LA Artist-in-Residency and the Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF) with support from the Surdna Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Additional support comes from the LA Tourism & Convention Board, METRO, the Office of Councilmember Nury Martinez, Eclectic Company Theatre and our community partners.

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