‘One function that poetry has… Is to remind us that we are not singular, atomistic beings. We’re connected. Look at the basic tool of poetry, metaphor. Everything can be everything else; everything is connected to everything else.’
Happy New Year! What better way to start the year than with some poetic banter from Robin and Peter? For the first Planet Poetry episode of 2021 we invite Mario Petrucci to take us on his extraordinary poetic pilgrimage from science to spirit. Mario reads from acclaimed collections, including his spanking new book: afterlove. Plus Robin and Peter steel themselves to seize their latest thorny issue: the prose poem, and their conversation takes in Anne Carson and Claudia Rankine.