Thursday, December 08, 2005

I spy with my little ear. . .

. . . Okay, so it doesn't quite work.

I've been talking with Kapka about our 518 final. We have to give a poetry reading. (Invitation only, so I'm inviting people I don't like or who have to love me anyway.) Since I've done, oh, two poetry readings in my life, including last week's Poetasters Shindig, I'm suddenly the expert. But here's the one thing that I did learn, from SHowe, before I read and that I've noticed "professional" poets doing.

Give your audience something to listen for. It keeps their attention, makes them invested in the poem as you're reading. It's an audio Where's Waldo?

And as for the visual, just look hot while reading. ;)



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