Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 15, 2012 George Albon Part 4

This past Saturday we played our fourth (and sadly final) part of our interview with San Francisco poet George Albon. We had the pleasure of playing (and hearing) his song 'What the Forgotten Want'. George talked more his specific process in composition. We continued to discuss poem as structure or site as well as fluency and difficulty. How is the reader intrigued by the challenge of a poem? George also covered the way poetry is taught in schools. After the break, we heard more from and about his book Momentary Songs.
Also, look out for his essay Aspiration, forthcoming from Krupskaya Press in 2013!
* Please note, the beginning of the archives starts with Dana Teen Lomax's interview. This is because we were late getting to the station this day. Please keep listening. We come on a couple of minutes in
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 8, 2012- George Albon Part 3

On September 8th, we listened part three of our interview with George Albon. Before and after the interview, we finally played his beautiful song 'What the Forgotten Want.' But for the bulk of the show,  we continued to listen to George read from and discuss his essay on the lyric, Aspiration (which is forthcoming from Omnidawn.) In discussing boxes, toys and computers, we continue looking at the poem as site. The three of us mused about what kind of creators we are as poets. Next week, we will conclude our interview with George Albon. Click here to listen

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 1, 2012- George Albon Part 2

This Saturday we (sadly without Jay) played part two of our interview with San Francisco Writer George Albon. He spoke more about his book Momentary Songs. He generously told us about his process in constructing the book, as well as the sections within. We talked about his upcoming work Aspiration, which tackles the lyric and the 'site' within which poetry is built. We talked about how philosophy influences and communicates with poetry. This is a very dense interview and we had little time to chat in studio this week. Lucky for our listeners, who get to spend so much time listening to George Albon! Click here to listen