Advice From Mayday

On structure

  • write as an “almost story”
  • use numbered lists
  • use statistics
  • listen to other people perform (pay close attention to what goes into getting responses)

Set up for a poetry night

  • “like a choir concert”
  • have a sign up list
  • have a donation box for a food pantry to give back to the community
  • advertise

On performance

  • practice
  • write for yourself
  • take the first and last lines of a poem and write your own middle

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