Poetics on the Radio

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This is where poetry approaches music. Because you cannot put meaning in words as intellectually comprehensible. It’s just there, and you know it’s there. And it is the rhythm and the beat and the music of the sound that carries it. To me, that is extremely mysterious, and rightly so.  

Between the Covers podcast host David Naimon talks to sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin about her latest book of poetry, Late in the Day. Naimon and Le Guin explore the nexus between nature and poetry, the fellowship between humanity and all beings, our relationship to time and non-living objects, storytelling and form in poetry, and so much more. Have a listen!


Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →