"She lives the poetry she cannot write" – Wilde
Not content to take Tinker up the Bristol Channel last summer (as it were), I have now crossed the Atlantic. This time it was done by witchcraft and technology, and at the kind invitation of poet Robert Peake – American by birth, English by residency and soon to be published by Nine Arches Press.
Robert asked me to take part in his Transatlantic Readings sessions, reading and discussing online with American poet and photographer Randi Ward. Here’s the resulting hour-long programme, with my reading right at the beginning. Later there’s a discussion of nomadic poetry life, flint knapping and how to make an 80-stanza epic into a haiku. Sort of. Enjoy, and follow the series on Google+ to see the next interview.
(The video will start at the end of the interview. Pull the timer back to the beginning to get the benefit of my technological incompetence and my actual poetry).