For those of you who do readings all of the time, how on earth do you maintain your enthusiasm? I've been doing a reading almost every week, and I'm starting to become bleary-eyed. Tonight I'm reading with some of my favorite girls in the world (Amy Bracken Sparks, Susan Grimm, Jen Sullivan, at Barnes & Noble in Fairlawn, OH, 8 pm) and I haven't even printed the poems out yet. I'm saving a bunch for my reading at Cleveland State on 4/22, and since it's at B&N I can't swear or read anything exceptionally objectionable. So that leaves me with poems from second grade, and a Shakespearean sonnet that I had to write once as a class assignment in high school.
Anyway, I'd appreciate any advice on how to get hyped up when you're reading over and over again. Please enlighten me. If there isn't a special energy drink to help with this, perhaps I'll invent one.