“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.” ~ Salman Rushdie
- DEVELOPING DELIVERY SKILLS
- Overcoming Fear of Speaking
- Oral recitation rubric
- Poetry oral presentation and product
Presence: What is it and how to invoke it through nonverbal and verbal elements
- Body posture
- Facial expression
- Rate/Pace of Speech
- Effective pauses
- Inflection and emphasis of words.
- Visualizing the words. Being present with the words.
Oral Interpretation Practice:
- Poems to practice reading aloud
- Figure out some different tempos to read the poem.
- How fast, how slow?
- What is the range of ways the same work could be performed. What are some different energies, rhythms, emotions that you could use to put different emphases into the poem?
- What are aspects of the poem that reveal the poet’s voice
- Connect the poem, yourself, and the poet.
- Script your poem to read with others.
- Practice repeatedly.
Rubric: self and partner checks
Poetry project ideas.