This time I didn’t disgrace myself by heckling. There were some accomplished readers and poems however I was struck by the almost universal tone many of the poets adopted. It was as if they switched to an official ‘reading out loud voice’, rather like actor becoming someone else. Now I haven’t been to many poetry readings but I’m guessing this is what you do.  I am gearing up to read but as opposed to this this idiom I fear I will only manage a poetic squeak. The answer I suppose since I’ve never read out loud is to rehearse and that’s going to sound pretentious.