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Mon 6 May 2013 23:30 BBC Radio 4

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 14 May 2012

Poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular - Aristotle, Poetics

Poetry, Texas, is a radio documentary by Pejk Malinovski. It's about Poetry. What is Poetry?

"Haaard work." According to Rick Rice. He lives alone in a trailer with his dog, in the small Texan town of that name. "It's a lot of haaard working people. You can see that just driving up and down the road. The bales of hay sitting there. The cattle. It's just a lot of hard working people, trying to make an honest dime."

Malinovski, a third generation Danish poet, came across Poetry on Google and decided to venture out there to find the poetry of Poetry.

Poetry is not really a town, it's a bunch of houses along a road with a gas station in the middle, three churches and a school. And a Taxidermist.

"It's hard to know where poetry starts and where poetry stops now, back in the day it was well defined." Says Rick Salisbury of Poetry Taxidermy

Pejk Malinovski takes the listeners gently and humorously by the hand and shows them a fresh way to look at Poetry. Free from dusty books and literary experts, free even from poets. But full of life.

Produced by Pejk Malinovski
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.

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