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• how long you should plan to read (you might be surprised!)
• how to avoid the “poem line” mistake everyone else makes
• how to avoid the dreaded “Poet Voice”
• Using the secret “nerve center” technique
• Whether or not you should pay fees
• How to make your poems go straight to their hearts
My favorite way to learn is by watching and emulating. In a welcoming, winsome, non-threatening approach, Tania Runyan allows me to do this.”
—Monica Sharman, writer
This excerpt on how to read a poem at an open mic is from How to Write a Poem: Based on the Billy Collins Poem “Introduction to Poetry”—a book from T.S. Poetry Press.
Microphone photo by Paul Hudson, Creative Commons, via Flickr.