February 23, 2010
Two New Poetry Podcasts – Subscribe Now!
Here are my two latest podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library. Please subscribe (for FREE!) and enjoy at your leisure.
“Poetry tends to be argued through image, prose tends to be argued through narrative …”
Ryan sits down with Edinburgh’s Makar (poet laureate) Ron Butlin during a recent visit to a slightly noisier than usual Library (apologies for the melody of the office stapler) and discusses where his poems come from, the differences between writing poetry and prose, and what it’s like to write for musicians – of the popular and operatic variety. We also get the chance to hear a few poems from Ron and listen to an excerpt from the short opera ‘The Voice Inside’ by composer Lyell Cresswell for which Ron wrote the libretto.
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“In poetry the words define their own music and that’s why I get a kick out of writing…”
Alastair White and Sean Watson from Edinburgh based band White Heath chat music, metal, poetry and their Carry A Poem picks with our very own Ryan and we get a chance to hear their track ‘Election Day’. And if that’s not enough, we treat you to a sample of this week’s Poetry Pub Quiz and offer a special prize – email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.