Poetry in the Raw

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Missie Peters and Steven J. Thompson are baring all on stage for a poetry reading designed to raise some cash so they can compete in a national Canadian competition. So how does it feel to be completely naked on stage?
"Unbelievably empowering," Peters said immediately.

But scary, no?

Peters confessed, in the weeks leading up to last year's nude reading, she was a little
worried.

"I'm not gonna lie," she said. "I was practicing in front of my mirror every night for a month. Getting up there naked, doing my piece ... It's a big deal. You suddenly have no defences. The clothes we wear kind of keep us intact. Naked, you can't hide who you are."
At last year's inaugural event, dozens of people were turned away at the door, so the reading has been moved to a larger venue where 250 people are expected.

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