A reading: Flock #26: vertigo

Just for fun. I recorded one of these. I’ve posted it on my author page if you’d like to look and listen.

I’m very interested in feedback on readings for a couple of reasons. In this case because the poem is so short, I feel it is difficult to deliver effectively (but worth a try, of course).

Hope you enjoy, regardless.



17 thoughts on “A reading: Flock #26: vertigo

  1. I think you did a good job with the reading. A couple of nice pauses that added some drama to it. Good job. I used to do radio acting in my first career when I lived in England. So I think I’m qualified to say it was a good job!😃

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    • Cheers Claire. I’ve enjoyed listening to your spoken work a couple of times, as well.

      Thanks for the tip. Slower is always better, so I’ll play more on that. It’s a useful little experiment.


      • I was thinking on this earlier, and it’s an interesting contemplation. I’m tempted to say – of course it should be read, as writing, in the voice of the reader.

        However, it has always been my wish that the listener come on a journey and that my voice should be the vehicle.

        Hard to reconcile, but ideally I would like it to work both ways, I think.

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      • I think hearing the author read it helps the reader understand the tone and the feel.

        Even silly poems like mine that are really just bad rhymes occasionally need some words to be pronounced differently or have letters or sound elongated to fit in otherwise it sounds like they don’t work.

        Being able to show the reader those little bits often makes a huge difference on how the poem is understood.

        But for me I’d want to read before I listened. I’d want to see how I understood and took the poem then compare how the author wanted it. However I certainly wouldn’t want it on every poem.

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      • You’re right. There is a load of work involved in mastering your own preferred pace and inflections in the delivery and pauses. etc. A wonderful thing when done well. A mandatory thing to practice and work on, IMO.

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