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Poetry Nap ★ Chapter Four, Voices of the Earth

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Rudramandir Main Sanctuary

830 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94710

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Poetry Nap Trailer

As featured in The East Bay Monthly!

Slip your shoes off, lie down, relax, and doze off to poetry and music of the masters woven into an extraordinary tale we call Chapter Four, Voices of the Earth.

Join us, Lady and Lord Dosis, time voyagers of the dream world, as we guide you through the fantastical cosmos.

Enjoy the elegant, cozy environment of Rudramandir, with cushions, blankets, carved wood columns, and Persian rugs as you recline and cuddle with some of our most treasured poets from times past and present such as Pablo Neruda, Joy Harjo, Walt Whitman, Michael McClure, Mary Oliver, e e cummings, and Gary Snyder to name but a few. See our trailer here.

You do the resting. We do the rest.

Ethereally, surreally, and really yours,

Lady & Lord Dosis

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes

Women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain
-e e cummings


“This was AMAZING on Wednesday… Wow. We got to cosy up, lie down with cushions and blankets and nap, while two beautifully calm and luscious people in old fashioned regal costume and very comforting English accents told us magical stories about love woven from lines of the poet masters. Genius, and a total delight. I didn't want to go home.” - Briony Greenhill

“What a fun excuse to get to sleep with new people and creatures.” - Sappho

“Poetry nap is an amazing journey into the realms of mystical lands. You might ask yourself what is the difference between magic and a nap riding on a helium balloon with the captains of poetry? This is your chance from a needed break from whatever you need a break from and soak your Soul in delight.” -Asli Ors

“I recommend generous doses of Lady & Lord Dosis.” - Walt Whitman

“I loved every minute of poetry nap! It was sultry. stimulating, and utterly somniferous! Truly gorgeously conceived and executed, an exquisite pleasure from beginning to end!” -Rachael Knight

“A splendid adventure into the Realm of Dreams.” -Sir Pomp

“I agree.” - Sir Psycho


Poetry Nap
Chapter Four, Voices of the Earth

3 Wednesdays
October 17
November 14
December 12
Doors open at 7:30pm.

We launch promptly at 8:00pm.

At the exquisite venue of
830 Bancroft Way
*As a courtesy to the neighborhood and our host, please see special parking map below.

Lord Dosis via Robert Edward Earl Hickling
Lady Dosis via Jodie Marissa Kleeman
Costumes by Katherine Anna Lister
Sound Crafted by Robert & Jacob Nasim

Produced by the Kabinet of Kuriosities

Get tickets online & at the door: $20




Rudramandir Parking Map


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Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults are open to bringing their inner child; your real child, however, may learn all too quickly about imaginative naughty scenarios.

Will you be serving anything?

We will offer calming, dreamy tea.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

When driving, please see the parking map above. The closest BART stop is North Berkeley.

What can I bring into the event?

Please wear comfortable clothing which you can lie down in. Pajamas and bathrobes are also welcome. Rudramandir does have some cushions and blankets, and we invite you to bring your own pillows and blankets if you'd like, as well. You will need to remove your shoes to enter the Main Sanctuary and to board the Dandy Duchess, our magnificent, magnanimous hot air balloon bed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please feel free to email poetrynap@gmail.com with your questions. We will try to get back to you as soon as we can.

What's the refund policy?

We would love to be able to, but all performance ticket sales are non-refundable. Thank you for your kind understanding.

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Rudramandir Main Sanctuary

830 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94710

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Refund Policy

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