Introducing: ‘Dear Voice Alpha’ – poetry reading agony column

Are you a poet or reader of poetry interested in improving your ‘reading poetry for an audience’ skills? Send a recording of yourself reading (or a link to one) and a note on where you think your problem lies to Voice Alpha at voicealpha at gmail dot com. The Voice Alpha gang will review it and give you feedback and recommendations.

We encourage you to consider reading poems by other people so as to remove the potential for “author’s blinders.” Because copyright may be an issue, several generous poets have donated a poem for free use in this project and you may choose from a range of donated options here. You may also use any poem that is out-of-copyright or Creative Commons-licensed, or (if you must!) one of your own poems.

Voice Alpha’s stable of regular contributors will publish our collective responses along with your recording and initial message, and invite further comments from the community.

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

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