YAWP was okay, except for the RI presence, which was honestly so bad that even I felt apologetic. The second RI group (of which I knew three from Players), was everything a poetry performance shouldn’t be. Someone said that RI guys liked to do all sorts of emo/contemplative abstract stuff in poetry competitions, and I finally got it. It was really painful to watch, especially as the RI contingent loyally shouted “WELL DONE RAFFLES!” after both pieces.
I’m not really a poetry person, but I was just thinking it’d be fun to perform poetry, won’t it? Especially a funny poem; God knows how much we need funny poems in the world.