Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Prose is like TV and poetry is like radio."
--Simon Armitage, Times Educational Supplement, 2002
As quoted in Quote Poet Unquote, an anthology edited by Dennis O'Driscoll, new from Copper Canyon, that is a delightful collection of thousands of contemporary quotes about poetry, from American, British, and Irish writers.


And speaking of radio, you can hear a discussion of wordplay and poetry, and hear me reading "Anagrammer" (again) and "The Devil's Dictionary of Medical Terms," on KUOW's Sound Focus here. I hope you will find it engaging.


Radish King said...

I heard you on the way home yesterday. I got in my car, turned on my radio and I said HEY THAT'S PETER!

heee heee.

Peter said...

RK: Sweet!~ I listened last night on the archive. It always feels a little weird to hear people talking *about* your poems. But also kinda fun! Like being the center of attention, but at a distance.

Debbie said...

I loved it! Thank you for the inspiration. I've been trying to come up with a presentation idea for my kinesiology course. Anagrams it is!