The second of our studies on great poetry – what can we writers learn from the masters? Today I’m looking at the importance of the way a poem sounds in a live performance. Does the poem capture the natural rhythm of speech? Does it remember its aural roots? Does it need to be heard?
What better way to explore than with an audio feature today – and a live performance?
Here’s a master of the aural tradition – but not someone you’ll often find in anthologies. Who? – the picture’s a clue.
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