Apparently when put under pressure to say something clever about performance poetry I managed this:
‘The performance poet is less like an actor or comedian and most like the church preacher or politician — who knows that there are many ways to skin a cat … humour, yes, but also anger, tragedy, joy … the political and the personal … strong emotions you can bring your audience along with.’
Does that sound like me? I don’t remeber saying that. Or even thinking it. Sounds good though!
Read the full article by Lydia ‘Knock ‘Em Dead’ Towsey documenting her Road to Freedom at Poetry Thursday.