Saturday, June 20, 2009
Poetry & Popular Culture on the Radio
On Friday, June 19, Poetry & Popular Culture was invited by Victor Infante—host of the Blog Talk Radio show "The Eclectic Word"—to participate in a roundtable discussion on the topic of "Poetry & Pop Culture." (That's Infante pictured to the left.) Initially, there were some pretty hard feelings in the P&PC office when Mike won the single-elimination limerick-writing tournament to decide who would appear on air along with Scott Woods (President of Poetry Slam Inc.), Robb Telfer of Young Chicago Authors, and Tara Betts. But with the sole exception of some minor in-house sabotage that resulted in a less-than-ideal phone connection with "The Eclectic Word," those fractures in the P&PC family were accounted for and are now—we hope—a thing of the past. What's not past, though, is the roundtable discussion itself, which you can listen to or download here.