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The Penteract Podcast is the official podcast of Penteract Press, an international poetry publisher specialising in the formal and experimental. This podcast features interviews with poets and poetry publishers from all over the world, with in-depth discussions about both the craft of poetry and the present and future state of the artform. We will also be interviewing artists from other disciplines, discussing a range of topics surrounding creativity and curiosity.

The Penteract Podcast is the official podcast of Penteract Press, an international poetry publisher specialising in the formal and experimental. This podcast features interviews with poets and poetry publishers from all over the world, with in-depth discussions about both the craft of poetry and the present and future state of the artform. We will also be interviewing artists from other disciplines, discussing a range of topics surrounding creativity and curiosity.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The Penteract Podcast is the official podcast of Penteract Press, an international poetry publisher specialising in the formal and experimental. This podcast features interviews with poets and poetry publishers from all over the world, with in-depth discussions about both the craft of poetry and the present and future state of the artform. We will also be interviewing artists from other disciplines, discussing a range of topics surrounding creativity and curiosity.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 31: Astra Papachristodoulou & Steven J Fowler (European Poetry Panel)

10/16/2021
Episode 31 of The Penteract Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin and Clara Daneri, and featuring an interview with poets Astra Papachristodoulou and Steven J Fowler. In this episode, Steven and Astra discuss the European Poetry Festival (curated by Steven), Astra's recent Text-Isles exhibition in Rhodes, and European poetry in general. Listen to Steven's poem "How Like Muanis, How Like Astra" here. Purchase Astra's Penteract Press book Inside Ocean Größt’s Time Capsule. Purchase Steven's...

Duration:01:36:53

Episode 30: Sacha Archer

9/30/2021
Episode 30 of the Penteract Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with poet Sacha Archer. In this episode, Anthony and Sacha discuss the relationship between poetic traditions and radical experimentalism, the purpose of poetry, and Sacha’s new Penteract Press chapbook, Jung Origami. Experience Sacha’s “event poems” on his YouTube Channel. Purchase Jung Origami from the Penteract Press store. Discover more about Penteract Press by visiting our website and our...

Duration:01:02:23

Episode 29: Derek Beaulieu

8/9/2021
Episode 29 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with visual poet Derek Beaulieu. In this episode, Derek discusses his poetic practice, the potential and range of poetry, and the importance of small press publishing. Learn more about Derek's work by visiting his website, http://derekbeaulieu.wordpress.com Discover more about Penteract Press by visiting our website and our Twitter. And, if you like what you hear, please consider supporting...

Duration:01:26:31

Episode 28: Samuel Andreyev (2)

7/27/2021
Episode 28 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with composer, poet, podcaster, and YouTuber Samuel Andreyev. In this episode, Anthony asks Samuel about his creative practice and about creativity more generally: What does it take to be an artist? What is the point of being an artist? How should one go about living an artist's life? Check out Samuel's various websites here and his YouTube channel here. Discover more about Penteract...

Duration:01:28:19

Episode 27: Mary Frances & Christian Bök (Summer Launch Special pt. 2)

7/8/2021
Episode 27 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast — a special episode for the launch of Penteract Press's summer books: Slate Petals (and Other Wordscapes) by Anthony Etherin, Untravelling by Mary Frances, and The Kazimir Effect by Christian Bök. In this episode, Anthony Etherin, Mary Frances, and Christian Bök — joined by Clara Daneri — discuss their new books in detail, exploring the similarities and differences shared among them. This podcast is the second of two Summer Launch episodes — check...

Duration:01:25:11

Episode 26: Anthony Etherin Q&A (Summer Launch Special pt. 1)

7/3/2021
Episode 26 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast — a special episode, presented by Clara Daneri, and featuring Anthony Etherin answering questions asked to him via Twitter at the end of 2020. Topics include the hows and whys of constrained poetry / formal poetry and small press poetry publishing. This podcast is the first of two special episodes launching Penteract Press’s summer list — which includes Anthony’s second full-length collection, Slate Petals (and Other Wordscapes). Join us on...

Duration:01:10:09

Episode 25: Christian Bök, Pedro Poitevin, & Nick Montfort (STEM-Poetry Panel)

6/8/2021
Episode 25 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and with guests Christian Bök, Pedro Poitevin, and Nick Montfort. This is a special panel episode, featuring a discussion of the relationship between poetry and STEM, in particular mathematical and constraint-based poetry, biological poetry, and computational poetry. The conversation includes mention of Christian Bök's The Xenotext Book 1, Nick Montfort's Golem, and Anthony Etherin's The Utu Sonnets. Learn more about...

Duration:01:18:56

Episode 24: Kate Siklosi, Gregory Betts, & Nasser Hussain (Canadian Poetry Panel)

5/11/2021
Episode 24 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin and Clara Daneri, and with guests Kate Siklosi, Gregory Betts, and Nasser Hussain. This is a special panel episode, featuring a discussion of the past, present, and future of experimental poetry in Canada. Topics include bpNichol and The Four Horsemen, Conceptualism, and the historic Text/Sound/Performance conference held in Dublin, April 2019 (which was coordinated by Gregory Betts). Discover more about Penteract...

Duration:01:56:39

Episode 23: Lori Wike and Mark Saltveit (Palindrome Special)

4/15/2021
Episode 23 of the Penteract Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin and Clara Daneri, and featuring an interview with Lori Wike and Mark Saltveit, about the history, present, and future of palindromes in literature and music. *CORRECTION: Peter Hilton's great palindrome is, in fact: "Doc, note! I dissent: A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod."* Read about the Sator Square here. Read about Su Hui’s Star Gauge here. Read about Bletchley Park here. Purchase the Penteract Press...

Duration:02:46:03

Episode 22: Johanna Drucker, Amanda Earl, and Joakim Norling ("Judith" Panel)

3/29/2021
Episode 22 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin and Clara Daneri, and featuring an interview with Johanna Drucker, Amanda Earl, and Joakim Norling (of Timglaset Editions). This is a special episode, in support of “Judith”, an anthology of visual poetry made by women. Timglaset Editions will be publishing “Judith” and is currently running an Indiegogo campaign, which we strongly encourage you to support! Read more about the project here. (And read about Su Hui, whom...

Duration:01:01:00

Episode 21: Astra Papachristodoulou

3/8/2021
Episode 21 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with visual poet Astra Papachristodoulou. In this episode, Anthony and Astra discuss object poems, neo-futurism, exhibitions and Astra's work with Poem Atlas. Learn more about Astra’s poetry by visiting her website, https://www.astranaut.co.uk/ Discover more about Penteract Press by visiting our website and our Twitter. And, if you like what you hear, please consider supporting this series...

Duration:00:59:43

Episode 20: Luke Bradford ("Zoolalia" Launch)

2/5/2021
Episode 20 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with poet Luke Bradford. This a special episode, for the launch of Luke's book "Zoolalia", published by Penteract Press on Saturday 20th February, 2021. Join us on Twitter, at 7pm UK time, Saturday 20th February, to help launch the book: Ask questions about the book, about this podcast, and about poetry/publishing in general, using the hashtag #PenteractChat. Discover more about Penteract...

Duration:00:53:58

Episode 19: Franco Cortese ("Lip" Launch)

1/29/2021
Episode 19 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with poet Franco Cortese. This a special episode, for the launch of Franco's book "Lip", published by Penteract Press on Saturday 20th February, 2021. Join us on Twitter, at 7pm UK time, Saturday 20th February, to help launch the book: Ask questions about the book, about this podcast, and about poetry/publishing in general, using the hashtag #PenteractChat. Discover more about Penteract Press...

Duration:01:34:24

Episode 18: Laura Kerr, Rachel Smith, & Derek Beaulieu (Visual Poetry Panel)

12/9/2020
Episode 18 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin and Clara Daneri, and featuring a visual poetry panel discussion, with guests Laura Kerr, Rachel Smith, and Derek Beaulieu. Topics of conversation include the status of visual poetry in contemporary poetry, the nature of artistic experimentation, and the development of new visual poetic methods. Discover more about Penteract Press by visiting our website and our Twitter. And, if you like what you hear, please consider...

Duration:01:13:41

Episode 17: Ken Hunt

11/11/2020
Episode 17 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with poet Ken Hunt. In this episode, Anthony and Ken discuss the relationship between science and poetry, paying particular attention to Ken’s three books, The Manhattan Project, The Odyssey, and The Lost Cosmonauts. Learn about PortraitAI (discussed during the episode) here: https://portraitai.com/ Discover more about Penteract Press by visiting our website and our Twitter. And, if you...

Duration:01:28:11

Episode 16: Christian Bök (2)

10/11/2020
Episode 16 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with Christian Bök, author of Eunoia and winner of the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize. In this episode — Christian’s second interview for the podcast — Anthony and Christian discuss their mutual interest in composing heavily constrained poetry. They also consider contemporary attitudes towards poetry, the way the internet has changed poetry, and the importance of poetic freedom, even under...

Duration:01:47:48

Episode 15: Kate Siklosi & Dani Spinosa (Gap Riot Press)

8/21/2020
Episode 15 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, and the second of a series in which Penteract's Anthony Etherin and Clara Daneri together interview fellow small press publishers. In this episode, Kate Siklosi and Dani Spinosa discuss their work with experimental poetry publisher Gap Riot Press. For more on Gap Riot Press, visit https://www.gapriotpress.com/, and be sure to check out their recent launch event here: https://www.gapriotpress.com/season-five-launch-party Discover more about...

Duration:01:06:15

Episode 14: Gary Barwin ("Ampers&thropocene" Launch)

8/12/2020
Episode 14 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with poet... novelist... musician... (etc.) Gary Barwin. This a special episode, for the launch of Gary's book "Ampers&thropocene", published by Penteract Press on Saturday 15th August, 2020. For more of Gary's work, visit http://garybarwin.com/ Discover more about Penteract Press by visiting our website and our Twitter. And, if you like what you hear, please consider supporting this series...

Duration:01:23:14

Episode 13: John Bevis ("Letter-Winged Kite" Launch)

7/29/2020
Episode 13 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with poet John Bevis. This a special episode, for the launch of John's book "Letter-Winged Kite", published by Penteract Press on Saturday 1st August, 2020. Join us on Twitter, at 7pm, August 8th, to help launch the book: Ask questions about the book, about this podcast, and about poetry/publishing in general, using the hashtag #PenteractChat. For more of John's work, visit...

Duration:00:53:28

Episode 12: Richard Biddle ("Consciousness" Launch)

7/22/2020
Episode 12 of the Penteract Poetry Podcast, hosted by Anthony Etherin, and featuring an interview with poet and artist Richard Biddle. This a special episode, for the launch of Richard's book "Consciousness", published by Penteract Press on Saturday 25th July, 2020. Join us on Twitter, at 2pm, Saturday 25th, to help launch the book: Ask questions about the book, about this podcast, and about poetry/publishing in general, using the hashtag #PenteractChat. For more of Richard's work, visit...

Duration:00:52:17