"If you choose to read in public then remember this is not just about you, it’s about the audience. First time readers sometimes make the mistake of reading very emotional material – which is fine - but can be hard work for the reader and hard work for the audience; why add to your nerves?To avoid leaving the audience worried that you might kill yourself after leaving the stage(!), choose, say, three poems and place them in order of: easy to understand; then a harder or longer poem; and end with one of medium length and possibly cheerful. This gives the audience a way in to your material, and a stress-free exit. With shorter poems you might fit in 4 or 5, but observe the same principle in shaping your set."
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