THE LINE BREAK #6 – Caroline Bird: Punched in the Dark
Direct download here: http://scottishpoetrylibrary.podomatic.com/enclosure/2015-12-01T20_02_40-08_00.mp3
Is there joy in sorrow? Should we laugh at tragedy? This month, Ryan talks to Caroline Bird, a poet who delights in troubling sensibilities and leading her audience down the garden path before swiftly turning the hose on them. Where other poets might tell it like it is, Ryan and Caroline explore how the most powerful poems can often be found at the far corners of things, and how poetry finds truth in a world of ‘no facts’ and ‘not saying’. Plus, more poetry sparks from Ryan! So lean in, listener, but be careful – there’s fist aimed at your heart.
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