Matthew Welton – A Preview

Matthew Welton will read with Thomas A. Clark at our next event on June 14th at The Castle Hotel, Manchester. More details HERE

It always felt like my interest in poetry came second to my interest in language. I’m fascinated by the potential there is in language to do all kind of things that no one’s thought of yet. If poetry is the word we use for what happens when we put words together in surprising ways, then I’m okay with the things I write being called poems – I guess that’s why I read poems – but I’m not interested in approaching things as if there’s some indisputable border between what’s poetry and what isn’t, or taking the view that there is only one particular tradition out of which the poems being written now can come.

from an interview with Sam Riviere in The Quietus. More HERE

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