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on reading poetry aloud for an audience

Love Bill Murray but maybe he shouldn’t read Wallace Stevens?

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It may be a good reading, but I can’t tell – it’s so slooooooow.

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Author: Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

3 thoughts on “Love Bill Murray but maybe he shouldn’t read Wallace Stevens?

  1. I really like the pace, actually. It gives me time to process each image.

  2. Yes, there is that advantage, and there are others that agree with you, if you read the comments under the You Tube video!

  3. I hear the sentiment, but I’m on D. Bonta’s side for this one. Stevens usually needs to be read slowly because his poems are so dense. Actually, if you can find a recording of Stevens reading his own poetry, he’s very slow and deliberate, like a god speaking to men.

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