The Balcony Poets is
designed as a collaborative group of performance poets,
musicians, artists, dancers, photographers, filmmakers and
other creators. Currently, the group is a collaboration of
poets, musicians and an artist.
The Balcony Poets is not a
group that is in lockstep. Each poet, artist, musician or
other creative member has a vent, a style, an
attitude all her/his own. Some of the poets are personal poets,
some political, some satirical, some (most) a combination.
We write in free verse, blank verse, formal poetry, etc. All
shows are a combination of all our ideas and proclivities.
Musicians who work with us range in style from jazz to
classical to pop.
The Balcony Poets emerged from a two-year
series of multi-voice poems written by Billie Duncan and
performed by her along with various other poets and
entertainers. Duncan brought the idea of having a
collaborative group of poets and other artists to Chris
Wise, and they decided to form The Balcony Poets with all
members contributing to the writing, performance, production
and evolution of the group.
Plans are in place to add dancers and other
artists in the near future.