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Old 07-02-12, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Performance Poetry for Busking

I'm a performance poet from the U.S., and I'd really love to try my hand at busking (in Europe right now, about to go to Dublin). Everything I've done to date has been to a specific audience (poetry events, etc.), so I'm really not sure how to proceed.

The poetry I do is very lively (think of Rives, not T.S. Elliot), and physically/vocally "performative." Poems range in length from 1 to 6 minutes.

Is performance poetry viable for busking? Is is necessary to build a crowd before each set, and if so, how might one go about doing that?

I'd love any tips you happen to have.


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