I'm reading at the downtown GR public library tonight. Mostly new poems. I have several worries. That I'll read too fast. That the audience will space out. That the poems will make no sense. That I'll wear something ridiculous. I almost decided on an outfit but then realized the shirt for it is the same shirt I wore for the NEA photograph. Perhaps that would be funny.
None of the poems are funny.
People like funny poems.
Ergo, no one will like my reading.
Maybe I can ham it up a bit with the discussion of the shirt.
I'll let you know how it goes.