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on reading poetry aloud for an audience

Tuesday Links: Jeannine Hall Gailey and Sandra Beasley

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Last week, two poets wrote posts about readings, posts which contain interesting insights about preparing for poetry readings.

Are you a shy reader or a performance artist in fishnet stockings?  Jeanine Hall Gailey ponders these questions and others here.

In this post, Sandra Beasley discusses her two readings in Charleston, South Carolina.  If you’ve ever wondered whether or not a complicated form, like a sestina, can be part of your reading, Sandra Beasley has an answer.

Happy reading!

Author: Kristin Berkey-Abbott

A poet, a scholar, an administrator, a wanna-be mystic--always wrestling with the temptation to run away to join an intentional community--but would it be contemplative? social justice oriented? creative? in the mountains? in the inner city?--may as well stay planted and wrestle with these tensions and contradictions here, at the edge of America.

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