Thursday, 12 April 2018

Kyle Flemmer : part three

What poets changed the way you thought about writing?

What decent poet doesn’t? I see that as part of the job description. That said, Douglas Kearney’s “Quantum Spit” was the poem which really brought my interest in experimental forms to the fore. From its use of typeface and dramatis personae in mounting a chorus on the page, to its publication as broadsheet liner notes in a record sleeve, every aspect of the poem challenges the boundary between image and sound. Many poets have blown my mind since then, and now that’s the poetry I seek out in particular.

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