I’m scheduled to read some of my poetry–in public–next month. Since I have never done so before, and since I have attended relatively few poetry readings, I’m curious about what would be the best approach. My current plan, the one that feels natural to me right now, anyway, is just to stand up, thank the folks for letting me share some poems, read some poems, and then sit down. I’ve also thought about perhaps reading a poem or two by other writers between some of mine. But I don’t know. I wonder too about how to read the poems out. I don’t want to read like Pound, but I also do not want to be glacial or monotonic. Thoughts?