Weekly Project: Reading Out Loud: Sylvia Plath

I was a bit behind with last week’s Reading Out Loud Project, so I wanted to get this week’s out in front of you a little more quickly. This time John has chosen a favorite poem by Sylvia Plath. Now, I confess I am not always the best with her work. I don’t always “get”…

Weekly Reading Out Loud Challenge: William Stafford

I’ll be posting my reading of this poem tonight. How about you? Why not? Do you recall the game, “Oh Henry?” You can change the meaning just by the inflections, the tone, the voice. It can be angry, sad, wistful, commanding, inquisitive. While a full poem is not quite so ambiguous, there is some room…

Under the Poetry Tree, Reading Vultures Out Loud

Wait. Strike that. Reverse it. But on second thought, I think the title works quite well, as we gather under the poetry tree to read about vultures to each other, and something about them, a truth never heard spoken, but that rings true to the core. That’s what poetry is about. Tonight I found this…

Reading Poems Out Loud with John–Emily Dickinson Edition

Friend and Fellow blogger John Nooney at Poetically Versed has started a feature that I hope will catch on.  If you’ve been following my rantings here on the Dad Poet for any length of time you already know how important I think it is to read poetry out loud. I mean, if it were not,…

30 “Of My Ego and the Muse”

  Well, you can scroll past some commentary and a pretty intense rant to get right to the poetry video if you want, but if you’re feeling feisty, hop right in!   The Good, Nothing Really Bad, and the Slightly Ugly of NaPoMo So here we come to the end of another April, dubbed National…

Andrea Gibson, DeVotchka and “How it Ends”

So I said that I was going to bring you a couple of Slam/Spoken Word pieces. Here is the second. There were mixed reviews on Eric Darby’s piece, particularly because of the differences between his style and the traditional way that poems are read out loud. But one of my themes here of late has…