"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.