Ryan chats with the Poet Laureate of New Zealand, Ian Wedde. They discuss his book, Commonplace Odes, inspired by Horace, and he reads a couple of poems from it as well as a few from other collections. He also talks about why he gave up writing for a prolonged period and his plan as Poet Laureate to offer a platform for writers to explore collective memory based on material in the National Library of New Zealand. We also include a new track from Small Feet Little Toes called ‘I Like You’.
Presented by Ryan Van Winkle from the Poets House in New York City. Produced by Colin Fraser. Incidental music by Ewen Maclean.
First published 11th January 2012