Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So there ...

... The Lighter Side: Five Lessons from AWP (Or, Why We Hate Poetry Readings).

1 comment:

  1. This is oh so true.

    The poets I've heard perform their poems best did it from memory, or had a rock and roll attitude, like Patti Smith. Most poets kill their poems when they read them, because they read them in a monotone and are shoe-gazers.

    Olga Broumas is a great poet-performer. I saw her read her own poems and those she had translated from Odysseas Elytis once, and she did it all from memory. It was performance, it was magic.