"I never really liked poetry readings I liked to read poetry by myself, but I liked singing, chanting my lyrics to this jazz group."
"I do readings at the public library. I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher."
"I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I'm annoying, and a phony."
"I've done a number of readings at poetry lounges in Vancouver and Los Angeles. I've compiled a book of poetry that's completed, and two others I'm working on."
"But today we become aware of other readings of the human experience very quickly because of the media and the speed with which people travel the planet."
"Of course a poem is a two-way street. No poem is any good if it doesn't suggest to the reader things from his own mind and recollection that he will read into it, and will add to what the poet has suggested. But I do think poetry readings are very important."
"That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music."