“Frank Gehry, good luck to him!”

With sport dealt with.. time for a civilising interlude. The New Yorker’s new poetry editor Paul Muldoon proves a crisp and lively, entertaining and illuminating interviewee in this New Yorker podcast – direct link to mp3 file here. The self-declared member of the school against schools talks about the state of poetry, reading, writing and editing, his lectures on The End of The Poem, and structures that just work. There’s also time in the 17 minutes for the rudimentary rhythm guitar player to consider songs that are age-appropriate.. The Stones get a mention at that point..