Austerities: Listen back to Sam Riviere

Blog / Tom Chivers

“Sam Riviere is trying to find a way of being authentic about this inauthenticity. At Toynbee Studios, he recites a poem that reads like a shipping forecast of literary criticism. Comprised of a tutor’s one line comment on each poem – good, okay, we’ve heard this idea before, nice rhythm – it reveals the work lurking […]

“Sam Riviere is trying to find a way of being authentic about this inauthenticity. At Toynbee Studios, he recites a poem that reads like a shipping forecast of literary criticism. Comprised of a tutor’s one line comment on each poem – good, okay, we’ve heard this idea before, nice rhythm – it reveals the work lurking behind the myth of inspiration. Poetry is shown as calculated word-smithery; like everything else, poems are made to create a certain response.”

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Listen back

Listen back to Austerities, recorded at Toynbee Studios, London on 23 February 2012. Sam Riviere reads from 81 Austerities (1) and is conversation with SJ Fowler and Tom Chivers (2).

Please excuse the variable sound quality.

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