About Poetry Nap

Welcome Friends of This World and That,

You have landed in exactly the right place, the space where surreal poetic wonders and soft dreamy naps coexist. Why, it is indeed a Poetry Nap!

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

Take your shoes off, lie down, relax, and doze off to poetry of the masters woven into an extraordinary tale we call The Nature of Love.

Don’t be shy. Please do climb aboard our magnificent, magnanimous, magical flying bed in the sky. You won’t be alone as you recline and cuddle with some of our most treasured poets from times past, present, and future such as Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman, Michael McClure, Mary Oliver, e e cummings, Xanaraxianblythe, Gertrude Stein, and Gary Snyder to name but a few.

You do the resting. We do the rest.

Ethereally, surreally, and really yours,

Poetry Nap Lady and Lord Dosis

Poetry Nap

The Nature of Love

4 Wednesdays
September 13

November 15 & 29
December 13
doors open at 7:30pm
we begin promptly at 8:00pm

830 Bancroft Way, Main Sanctuary, Berkeley
Parking: As a courtesy to the neighborhood
and our host please consult this Parking Map

Tickets are $20 online and at the door


About Lady & Lord Dosis

Lord Dosis enjoys long walks on the Sandman’s beaches. He doesn’t use the pronoun he describing himself as much as we, as we are a consort and compendium of multicellular, cosmic organisms dancing and whirling in concert to past, present, and future #1 pop hit tunes played backwards to get their true meaning. We adore Lady Dosis, as we all do, too. And to have breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the between, before, and after meals on a gigantic hot air balloon bed named the Dandy Duchess with a glorious menagerie of passengers while visiting all sorts of magnificent poets in the nooks and crannies of every world here and there—well, that’s living!

Robert Edward Earl Hickling channels Lord Dosis and is the co-director and co-producer of Poetry Nap. His love for poetry was engendered by Karen Randall of Los Gatos High School many, many, many moons ago. That’s a lot of moons. More than Jupiter can boast. Studying the Transcendentalists was transcendent, transformative and transporting. Thanks so much, Ms. Randall and thanks so much all poets since.

Robert has coached, directed, and performed in improvisational theater since the turn of the century beginning with BATS Improv and Leela, and considers the values and skills of improvisation an amazing foundation for all things creative.

Speaking of which, please enter into the Kabinet of Kuriosities, his artist portfolio, which includes the Knights of Revery, Shamanik Improv Klasses, la decadansé, and Earth for President.

A whole lotta gratitude goes out to his friends, family, teachers, all relations, and the grace of good luck. He’s not sure if talking in the third person is royal, strange, or impersonal, so as a shift… I look forward to meeting you. So excited to explore together on our creative, curious journey. Don’t forget, this is always going on.

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