Ah, poetry. You may not believe this, but I was actually quite the poet in my youth. I mean, I was no Michael Meyerhofer, but there was some talent there. I rather enjoyed reading, poetry, too.
When one of my publishing sisters (publishters) Kelly Stone Gamble put out feelers asking for authors to recite their favorite poems, shorts, and plays, how could I resist? The purpose is to give her English students something concrete to hold on to, something more solid than words in a book.
Teachers, feel free to use this in your classroom. If that seems like something you would want to do for some reason.