I am planning to record my father reading his poetry from his poetry book with his own voice. He has a low vision and he reads while his eyes are very close to the paper ( about 1 inch). As a result, when I record him reading, the sound fluctuates and sometime there is a silence sections in the audio files recorded, due to head motion ( to read lines from left to right) and change of proximity of his lips to the microphone.
I was wondering if what kind of microphone and what setup ( mic position, channel inserts, etc.) I should use to record him reading his poetry from script without aforementioned issues.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.