Monday, December 20, 2004

Reinhabiting a Poem

If you are a poet who is not familiar with the practice of reading, or are curious how an incredibly accomplished poet approaches the prospect of a live audience, check out Ron Silliman's blog today. Without meaning to place my own work in his class, I agree completely when he talks about memory of his own work, and about the theatrical practice of preparaing to read. I had assumed that it was my background, both as an engineer and CTCR veteran (Community Theater Comedy Relief) that led me to need a quiet practice space.

Guess not.