An episode from 4/17/21: These “Advice” episodes (originally called The Poet Speaks) will each feature a small collection of quotations on creativity from various artists, poets, and writers.
Tonight, we hear about the strange (and much-edited) afterlife of Shakespeare’s King Lear; how Robert Fitzgerald (translator of Homer and Virgil), got his start during World War 2; how Philip Larkin felt about showing other writers early drafts of his poems; how Robert Lowell admired the technical abilities of those poets in his generation, yet still hoped that some humanity and feeling might break through; and more.
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