THURSTON MOORE’S CRASH COURSE IN POETRY
Thurston Moore: as well as being a fully paid-up linchpin of one of the greatest cleverclogs rock bands ever, the Sonic Youth frontdude is also a staunch and proactive promoter, editor, publisher, reader, writer and performer of poetry. He’s been quietly producing and publishing his own verse for the last three decades, and his insatiable enthusiasm for the form led him to found the brilliant Flowers & Cream Press – an indie publisher that puts out devilishly handsome limited editions of the work of young and emerging poets. This weekend sees old talley-pants schlep all the way from Massachusetts to sleepy Suffolk to do a reading, when he appears in the Poetry Arena at the Latitude festival this Friday. We talked to him ahead of his big gig…
"POETRY IS DISTINGUISHED BY AN ARTFUL MIND/HEART/VISUAL AESTHETIC AND IS NOT RELIANT ON NARRATIVE SO MUCH AS ENERGY, PURE AND PERSONAL"
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