RADIO // The Interview ShowTom Healy
Hosted by Will Corwin
Originally aired 3/19/10
The debate rages on! Should poetry be read aloud, as past guests Grace Schulman and Bob Holman think, or quietly and meditatively to oneself, as Carol Muske-Dukes might propose? Tom Healy doesn't really come down on either side. But, listening to him read his poetry, one has trouble imagining that its oral vibrancy isn't intended for listening ears. On the other hand, he avows that he writes poetry without the intent of reading it aloud. And so continues this tireless battle. Will and Tom discuss Tom's involvement in the visual arts--he started one of the first three galleries in Chelsea--and the idea of artistic collaboration: a John Ashbery collage is featured on the cover of his new book of poetry. After the recording session wrapped, Will and Tom had an insightful conversation on microloans in the developing world with DJ Jeannie Hopper. Will promises to have Tom back with past guests Nir Rosen and Hugo Berkeley for an Africa round-table--We'll keep you posted (35 minutes).
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