For this assignment you’ll be writing a 4-5 page review of a poetry reading that you will virtually ?attend” or else listen to on a site such as PennSound, the San Francisco Poetry Center, Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry room or at the Poetry Project. The goals are to both describe the trajectory of the reading and to focus your close listening on one or more of the poems. How will you do this? 1) Listen to the reading. Get a sense for the where, when and who of course, and think about what the writer is reading. Keep in mind the way we’ve seen poems be constructed formally while also thinking about tone, speed, volume, and other means of performing the poem. While you listen, write down for yourself where different poems begin and end to be able to go back to them, and note specific highlights, key lines, etc that you can come back to as well. 2) See if you can find any of the poems in published form. They may be remarkably different than those you encountered in the reading but it’s always worth looking! 3) Think of this essay as being a performance review. You can find good examples of theater, or concert reviews in magazines like the New Yorker, or in newspapers like the New York Times if you are somewhat unfamiliar with the mode of writing. Regardless, your aim is to describe the performance “as if you were there” while getting into some of poetry, Please choose a authors reading from here – Preferably Bernadette Mayer or Jayne Cortez Make sure the reading is at least 25-30 minutes long. It has to be MLA format. And please cite all the sources.