Poetry in the Blogosphere: The Video Recording

Liz Gauffreau has made a video of the March 23 poetry reading for those who wanted to attend, but were unable to. Here ’tis.

Now, how do I stop saying um before every sentence? Are there online lessons available in that? Do I use a shock collar?


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20 responses to “Poetry in the Blogosphere: The Video Recording

  1. That’s an actual linguistic term for those Ums, but darned if I can remember what it is!

  2. You are not alone, and it’s not that bad. Your poems were lovely, Luanne, and your fellow poets very talented. Thanks for posting the podcast.

  3. I was active in Toastmasters for over a decade and they womped the um’s and ah’s out of me. It takes someone telling you and being conscious about it. You know it now so you can work on it. It only takes practice!

  4. You were wonderful, Luanne. I loved your poems–and really, everyone’s.
    I hated the way I looked. We’re all our own worse critics. ๐Ÿ˜…

  5. I’m so glad that Liz recorded the event. Lynn. I didn’t hear any “ums.” ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved listening to you read. Your word choices and imagery are so rich. That was lovely.

    • Oh, thank you!!!!!!!! The ums were in the intial interview section, not in the reading itself. Kate says I need to practice, but how do I practice speaking off the cuff? hmm Anyway, thank you so much for listening!!!!!

  6. I didn’t notice you saying “um” at all! It was really fun, Luanne. Thanks for all the planning.

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