Last night I was trying to fall asleep and I was thinking of Lee’s poem “Persimmons” and I was thinking about how disappointed I was with how he read poetry.
So I deceided to rant about it.
I hated that he sounded like Ben Stein, if Ben Stein was dying of boredom. Do you understand how bored sounding that would be??? It was nothing how I imagined he would read, and I understand he didnt read “Persimmons,” but if what Glenn said was true and if he really reads like that, agh, that would stink. I sincerely tried reading this poem like it was slam poetry. It sort of reminded me of something Marc Smith would write, for some reason, and I was like, yes, go slam poetry, I’m so excited that this anthology has some slam in it. Then, during class, I got really disappointed.
Did anyone feel like this? I know that my opinion of how Lee reads doesnt really matter, but was anyone else disappointed?