How to Read Poetry

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How many times have you been to a poetry reading that sounds like this? Here are some helpful and hilarious tips on how not to read your poetry, from the Fishbowl Improv group.

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Elliot, the Poet

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One proud parent put together this amusing video of poet-toddler Elliot who, like all the great bards, uses "the fewest words to convey the greatest meaning."

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"Lidija Dimkovska Has Made a Bomb of My Eyes"

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Amy King, the author of six poetry books, including I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press, 2011), reads her poem "Lidija Dimkovska Has Made a Bomb of My Eyes" in this clip. Ugly Duckling Presse published a translation of Do Not Awaken Them With Hammers by Dimkovska, a poet from Skopje, Macedonia, in 2006.

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