Blog Events Inspiration Performing Poet's Tips Tips for open mic poetry… by Robin Houghton on February 5, 2016 [View the story “What are your top 3 tips for a poetry open mic?” on Storify] Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related TAGS:open mics, poetry readings, poetry society Previous post: « Roundup: five popular posts from the last year Next post: Music and words, what alchemy » You May Also Like Reading of poem ‘Long Haul’ September 27, 2016 National Poetry Competition awards night March 30, 2017 Reading from memory April 16, 2015 4 COMMENTS john foggin 3 years ago i) DON’T tap the mic. ii) stick to the time you’re given iii) thank the audience when you’ve finished. That way they’ll know you’ve finished Reply Louise 3 years ago 1. Speak to the audience, look at them, feel them. 2. KEEP TO THE TIME. 3.Enjoy yourself. Reply Jayne Stanton 3 years ago What Maggie Sawkins said. NEVER exceed your time slot. Be prepared, but be prepared to be spontaneous. Read well. You owe it to your poems as well as to your audience. Reply Robin Houghton 3 years ago AUTHOR Thank you, John, Louise & Jayne, for adding to the wisdom! I think we’re all on the same wavelength! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.