As an offshoot of the life hacks, I have a new way of reading poetry. I just take a book and read it all the way through, in order, aloud to myself.
This prevents nervous flitting from one poem to another. Although loud reading is slower than silent reading, I can really get more read this way, and enjoy it more.
This is the only way, I think, to get through long 500 page books of Collected Poems. It also works well for books that can be read this way at one or two sittings.
This does not take away from other reading practices, like memorizing one poem and living with it a long time. Both reading sequentially and never going back and staying a long time on one poem involve acts of sustained attention.