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In 1977, I took a theatre course in the Interpretative Reading of Poetry, learning that the Greek rhapsodes would travel throughout ancient Greece reciting Homer. Before long the idea of writing an epic poem became compelling and the dream that one day I might also revive the art of the rhapsode.
Hence, I have never felt comfortable with the conventional poetry reading at a lectern, with a stationary microphone, and am seeking to move away from both to a stage and lavalier.
"Like a story around a campfire." --The Audience