NiceActually, this summer, a group was invited to perform poetry for the program I was teaching in. It was amazing, to say the least! I've heard authors of poetry do readings, but it was never so exciting and amazing as that group actually performing it. I'll give them a little plug, because they were so great, and because they do these performances for school groups of all ages. Their website is www.poetryalive.com There are some video clips there of some excerpts from performances. The one I saw was done by Ken and Nadine (though I think they said they're retiring this year ).
I think poetry gets a bad rap. Some of the best writing ever is in poetry.