Julian Stannard talks to Emily Berry

12.12.2017 - By The Poetry Society

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In our most festive podcast yet, Julian Stannard reads his poems ‘Boxing Day’, ‘Buddhism’ and ‘Pigs in Suffolk’, and talks about the strange theatre of the dining room: Italy, his mother, Christmas and trifle; bleak poems that end up being humorous; poets Giorgio Caproni, Ezra Pound, Christopher Reid and Selima Hill; of a sense of the absurd as a coping mechanism; and of Donald Davies’s idea of fending off at least some of the stuff trying to get into a poem. To connect with more poetry, visit poetrysociety.org.uk

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