Charlie G once commented - either here or on the radio - that poets always seem to read their work, from a book, rather than recite from memory. Singers, he noted, manage without crib sheets (often playing music too) - so why not poets?
I'm a little bothered that poems do not often appear in written form on t'internet. If you google any living poet you are likely to be guided to websites which have sound recordings rather than the poem 'on the page'.
I'm an old-fashioned poetry-lover who believes that the appearance of the poem - its pattern, shape, how it inhabits the page etc - is more important than the spoken poem.
But that's all rather un-SOTW and I should take my complaints elsewhere.