EPISODE 34: THUNDERBIRD

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    This week, we return to contemporary poetry– but not before revisiting JK Rowling’s pen-name revelation, Middlesex, and the profound number of songs in the Hobbit. AND we announce the details of our live show, and throw down the Finnegan’s Wake-Up challenge!


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  • Nabeela wrote on July 28, 2013 at 1:33 //

    I didn’t read the book, but I did look up some of Dorothea Lasky’s poems online and I have to say, I actually really hate the eight or so that I found. I don’t know if this was intended, but her voice seemed very…amateur, I guess you could say, as though she were trying to write in a teenage girl’s perspective. There’s not much material in her poems, or at least the ones I found–it’s basically words on a line that she chose to break after deciding five or ten was good and then continuing on the next. Other than a few promising ideas, her poems are just repetitive and somewhat emo, and it doesn’t really grow much from that.