"Edwards has an endearing nervous energy on stage, an odd mix of awkwardness interrupted by flashes of supreme confidence, a sort of mania reflected in such wonderful poems as 'What I Mean by Ruin Is' and 'The Hippie Church I Was Raised in Doesn't Believe In Sin.'"
It reminds me of a time a colleague of mine said something along the lines of "Hey, you should keep doing that cute awkward thing" after I gave a reading at Cornell. On one hand, I'm glad people (or, at least two of them) are charmed by my weirdness. On the other hand, it'd be kind of cool to just be normal/competent/etc (is it normal to be competent? I guess I'm not sure).
P.S. the article also discusses a reading by Jane Cassady, which I unfortunately missed due to a conflicting reading in Boston, but it sounds like it was really swell.