Poetry Says: Episode 80

While I was in Melbourne I caught up with poet and podcaster Alice Allan to have a ramble chat about poetry etc:

Poetry Says Ep. 80 Louise Carter: Totem vs. Interferon Psalms

Topics covered:

  • Totem and Interferon Psalms by Luke Davies
  • Poetic epiphanies
  • Postmodern romanticism (i.e. my research topic)
  • The role of politics in art
  • Alice’s podcast-bombing cat
  • Why giving in to your hedonistic impulses is actually a pretty great way to live

Thanks once again to Alice for having me on the show. A pleasure.

 

 

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Podcast: Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt like a fraud, a fake, a… weirdo?

In episode 46 of the Poetry Says podcast, I chat to Alice Allan about that feeling of not quite fitting in. If you have ever felt like your achievements are somehow not valid, or that you’re a pretender who is eventually going to be ‘found out’, we’re here to reassure you: you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in very fine company indeed.

Without giving too much away, we also touch upon Nick Cave, The Simpsons and, inevitably, Radiohead.

Thanks to Alice for reaching out to me and getting this conversation started!

You can subscribe to Poetry Says on iTunes.

I’m on a Poetry Podcast!

Alice Allan

It was an honour and pleasure to speak with Alice Allan this week on the Poetry Says podcast. I was a huge fan of the Australian Poetry Podcast, and I’m thrilled that Alice has picked up the poetry podcasting gauntlet.

You can listen to our interview here: Episode 8.

Alice had asked me to talk about a poem that I really loved, so I went totally over the top and spoke instead about two entire collections: Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy, and Interferon Psalms by Luke Davies.

We also had a bit of a chat at the end about my recent (and somewhat infamous) poem Marrickville.

Thanks Alice! That was super fun!

 

You can subscribe to Poetry Says on iTunes, and you can also follow Alice on Twitter.