Having young and inexperienced poets read their work can be very enlightening. But the enlightenment often comes in the form of human nature rather than what the poem has
in it, because this editor seldom understands a word in the first reading. Why? Because the reader is trying to get through it quickly. Slow it down. That doesnt mean that you read it so slowly that you
see your audiences beard grow visibly, but take the time it needs. Dont rush. Let the audience have time to absorb, especially if all they have is your voice.
This is one of those Speech 101 elements to developing a successful stage presence. Make sure you practice. If the audience cant understand a word you say because it is too fast and not clearly
enunciated, they wont be back.