Masini makes her workshop class memorize poems, something so basic and important I'm baffled that not everyone does this. Easy way enough to weed out those who don't care enough to read. You can fake comprehension easily enough, but you cant fake the inhabitation of memorizing. Of entering the poem from within, as a house. I've got a few poems memorized of course but never enough, never enough. So I've been trying these last few days, in between all the theatre stuff I've been doing, to inhabit some Whitman. I've been reading him off and on but it wasn't until I tried to memorize that it really blossomed. And how he really does peer out of almost everything that comes after.