Details of the show I've been working on for Resonance FM on Experimental Poetics, starting next week. To tune in, listen online or visit 104.4FM.
This series, featuring four experimental poets from the UK, explores a rich variety of work that aims to foreground the materiality of language and promote process-led writing approaches. Poet and writer Anna McKerrow talks to her contemporaries about issues of the personal, or apparently personal, in experimental poetry; the presence and use of digital media in poetics; the distinctions between "experimental" and more mainstream work; the book as text object and the relationships between versions of things - books and films.
The series also considers the current experimental poetry "scene" and poetry's relationship to punk, butchers, meat, rage and subversion.
In particular, the series will profile four recent collections of poetry from the innovative poetry press The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press.
Episode I - Tuesday 1st July, 9pm-9.30pm
Poet and performer Ryan Ormonde of the PressFreePress collective talks to Anna McKerrow about his book, "The of of The film of The book and The of of The book of The film" (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press) creating a book as text object, and
film and writing, archiving and putting into words. Find out more about Ryan's work on his blog: http://poeticpracticejournal.
blogspot.co.uk/p/about.html [Repeated Saturday 7pm.]
Episode 2 - Tuesday 8th July, 9pm-9.30pm
To coincide with the publication of her experimental poetry collection "Regressive Poetics" (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press), Anna McKerrow talks to poet Ryan Ormonde about issues of memory, language and digital translation in the recording of past life stories. Anna's blog isannamckerrow.blogspot.com [Repeated Saturday 7pm.]
Episode 3 - Tuesday 15th July, 9pm-9.30pm
Poet and publisher Richard Barrett discusses his book "A Big Apple" (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press) with Anna McKerrow, considering issues of the personal and confessional in experimental poetry, and anger as an oppositional poetics. Find out more about his poetry imprint DEPTPRESS here: http://department3.tumblr.com/ [Repeated Saturday 7pm.]
Episode 4 - Tuesday 22nd July, 9pm-9.30pm
Poet, short story writer and poetry editor at V Press Sarah James talks to Anna McKerrow about her second poetry collection, "Be(yond)" (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press), a book in three sections which treads the boundaries between "experimental" and "contemporary" poetry. Find out more about Sarah's work here: http://sarah-james.co.uk [Repeated Saturday 7pm.]