Entertainment Coney Island's Wonder Wheel to become moving stage for poetry for one night There are two major Coney Island amusement parks -- Luna Park and Denos Wonder Wheel Amusement Park -- but this was not always the case. Photo Credit: Library of Congress By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Updated May 7, 2015 7:16 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Coney Islands Wonder Wheel will become a spinning stage for poetry on Friday night. A group of 14 poets plans to read their works to passengers of the 95-year-old landmark amusement as they are lifted around in their cars. Poets expected to participate in the readings include Bronx-born Edwin Torres, National Book Critics Circle finalist Matthea Harvey, former carny Brenda Coulta and others. For those who are afraid of heights, a special event called Poets Who Are Afraid of Heights will take place on a stage below the Wheel. Those who are inspired can even write their own odes to Coney Island on vintage typewriters. Poem-a-Rama is being organized by Coney Island-based Parachute Literary Arts. Tickets are $20 in advance or $20 at the door. Funds raised by the event will go toward literary programs in Brooklyn, including writing workshops for teens. By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.