Sunday, August 26, 2012

August 25, 2012 George Albon Part 1

This past Saturday we aired (sadly, without Jay) the first part of your interview with San Francisco poet George Albon. He read quite a bit from his book Momentary Songs (Krupskaya Press, 2008). He discussed how he strives for writing that 'lifts off the page.' Again, we talked about poetic language that runs counter to the language commonly found in advertising and jargon. George always challenges himself to do something different in each of his projects. His use of rhyme manages to be new and surprising and, perhaps due to his background as a musician, his rhythm is ever-present. We discussed his interesting use of form and font and how politics and the elements are present his work. We had a wonderful interview which will continue in weeks to come. Click here to listen

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