make notes to yourself to prepare to read your poem aloud
what are they?
read it aloud
have someone take notes on it or try to transcribe (a sort of dictee)
make notes as you need as you read
make "cool down" notes -- what was different that you thought it would be? where did the audience respond?
have it read aloud by the person to your right, say
have it read out loud by the person on your left
anything different? can you experience it as a listener, and is that listening experience similar or different from the one in your imagination / as you wrote?