Voice Alpha

on reading poetry aloud for an audience



OK, this is just embarrassing. If you can’t memorize your own poem, or the Guardian won’t spring for a teleprompter, how about just don’t participate..?

Other Close-up series posts on Voice Alpha.

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.

2 thoughts on “ouch

  1. The constant movement of Sampson’s eyes is distracting, to say the least. That she’s positioned at a angle does not help her delivery.

    I’ve found these posts interesting for many reasons, not the least being how a some of these often very accomplished poets have failed to learn how to present themselves on new media.

  2. Maureen – Agree absolutely. On new media, but as reader-performers in general as well. A perennial lament here at Voice Alpha, as you can tell from some of our earliest posts such as http://bit.ly/g7lfRS and http://bit.ly/aRA3ok. Best, N

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