Today, I had the pleasure of reading with Kristin Latour at Brewed Awakenings in Westmont, IL, for the Illinois Poetry Society’s Last Sunday reading event. It was a very responsive little crowd, and Kristin and I tried a couple of little experiments. First, we each read a poem that the other then read for a second time – this way, the audience got to hear a poem from each of us two times, in two different voices, which they seemed to enjoy.
I also experimented with recording the reading on my iPad with a plug-in mic and an app called Voxie. It actually worked pretty well, considering the ambient noise in any coffee shop. Once we get a chance to listen and edit the recording, perhaps we will share the double readings to see how they sound in two voices.
I am supposed to be a part of a reading tomorrow night in the city, but the snowstorm of the century is predicted to begin tomorrow afternoon here in the Midwest, so I may have to miss it. Here’s hoping that all my writer friends on their way to AWP make it there safely and on time to enjoy the conference.