A great post by Frank Prem on short poetry, together with some suggestions concerning how to read in front of an audience. I also am a fan of short poems, and many of my own encompass less than a page.
<phew> It’s taken all day but I’ve managed to distract myself by putting a few thoughts together on the subject of reading short poetry. Probably talking through my hat, but if you care to read what I’ve done, with a few recorded samples, here is the link: https://frankprem.com/how-to-read-short-poetry/
Hope you enjoy.
That was an interesting post, Kevin. Thanks for sharing it.
One thing I’ve noticed is that, when reading poetry aloud, people adopt a particular voice. Personally, I find this distracting. It’s often more a drone. Why do they do that?
You are welcome for the share, Vivienne. I agree that some people adopt a drone when reciting their work. I hope I do not do so. but only those who have listened to me read know the answer to that! Best wishes. Kevin
I’m sure you read your poems beautifully. Who best knows how to read a poem but the poet?
Thank you for your kind words about my poetry reading, Vivienne. If you are interested, you can find some examples of me reading my poetry on Soundcloud here, https://soundcloud.com/kevin-stephen-morris.