While helping someone today, I realized something: "Be present in your poem." This was the advice I gave to a friend. You can stand up and say every word perfectly and fake emotion, but you must actually be truthful to yourself and the poem in order to recite correctly. Be present in the moment. ~Abby
Today we started the first round of recitations for the class competition. I think Abby does a great job of explaining what it takes to do this task at the highest level in her closing thought.