Q:Totally in sync with your piece. I also explain this to readers and hosts, and along my journey. At an event this past year I sat next to a man who was scheduled to read after me well into a performance. We watched readers and the host struggle to get attention. Told the man I prepared my set of 10 poems 75% memorized and will move aside the empty tables in front of the stage and be a front man like James Brown or Mick Jagger going into the audience mic in hand. Engaged and connected. Powerful.
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! If everyone channeled a little James or Mick when they read, readings would improve 1000%