Poetry Reading

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Neville Briggs
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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Neville Briggs » Fri May 23, 2014 12:22 pm

I did see one way of poetry reading which I thought was no good. A person sat at a table on a stage and read from a laptop screen. Deadly, deadly :roll: .
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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Heather » Fri May 23, 2014 2:52 pm

No stage presence then Neville? :lol:

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Bob Pacey » Fri May 23, 2014 6:31 pm

Not so unusual Nev one of the entrants in last years Slam read his poem off his phone.


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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Heather » Fri May 23, 2014 7:45 pm

....and that is a sign of the times Bob.

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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Sat May 24, 2014 10:23 am

I suppose the next step will be that somebody will set up their iPod on stage showing a little campfire simulation. Ugh...
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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Neville Briggs » Sat May 24, 2014 3:42 pm

Dreadful, Stephen, it's like drinking wine out of plastic cups or putting tomato sauce on chips.
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Re: Poetry Reading

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Sat May 24, 2014 3:46 pm

Well, at least the wine and the plastic cups and the tomato sauce and the chips are all real.
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