Poetry Performance Tips

Teachers! Students! Poetry lovers!

Lend me your ears!

Here’s a video to help people get on their feet and share poetry out loud. 

Top 5 Tips for Poetry Performance

This video lives permanently on YouTube and under the RESOURCES tab in the navigation bar.

Pass it on!

If you’re so inclined, please share this video with teachers and students who might find it helpful in their own poetic pursuits.

Thank you!

The three video poems used as samples in the tutorial can be found in their entirety here:

Jabberwocky
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
The Moo-Cow-Moo 

What do I know about poetry performance? 
Before becoming a writer (way before), I got a BFA in acting and directing and then an MA in English Education 7-12. I did theater in one capacity or another for seventeen years, and then spent a few more as a high school teacher of English, theater, and public speaking. For me, performing poetry is a combination of all three of these passions. And I love it! I hope you will, too.

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