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Silver Award Winner for Most Original Podcast in the British Podcast Awards 2018.
The Poetry Exchange shares the conversations we have with people about a poem that has been a friend to them, alongside special readings of these poems, made as 'gifts' for our visitors. The Poetry Exchange is recorded in a range of venues and settings around the UK and worldwide and features public visitors and special guests alike.
English
United States
35 episodes
since Nov. 24, 2015

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Welcome to The Poetry Exchange. We have conversations with people about a poem that has been a friend to them. In exchange we make them a gift: a unique recording of their chosen poem, inspired by the conversation and their thoughts and feelings about the poem. The Poetry Exchange takes place in a range of venues and settings, featuring public visitors and special guests. In this episode, John McAuliffe talks about the poem that has been a friend to him – 'Mathios Paskalis Among The Roses' by George Seferis. We’re delighted to feature ‘Mathios Paskalis Among The Roses’ in this episode and would like to thank Princeton University Press for granting us permission to share the poem in this way. You can find “Mathios Paskalis Among the Roses” from GEORGE SEFERIS: Collected Poems 1924-1955. Bilingual edition, translated, edited, and introduced by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Copyright © 1967, renewed 1995 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permission. John visited The Poetry Exchange at Manchester Central Library, as part of the celebrations of International Mother Languages Day in the city. Many thanks to our partners Manchester Libraries, Archives Plus, The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester UNESCO City of Literature. https://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries http://www.archivesplus.org/about-archives/ http://www.manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/ http://www.manchestercityofliterature.com/ You can find more about John and his poetry here: https://www.gallerypress.com/authors/m-to-n/john-mcauliffe/ John is also Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/john.mcauliffe.html John is in conversation with The Poetry Exchange team members, Fiona Bennett and Al Snell. 'Mathios Paskalis Among The Roses' by George Seferis I've been smoking steadily all morning if I stop the roses will embrace me they'll choke me with thorns and fallen petals they grow crookedly, each with the same rose colour they gaze, expecting to see someone go by; no one goes by. Behind the smoke of my pipe I watch them scentless on their weary stems. In the other life a woman said to me: 'You can touch this hand, and this rose is yours, it's yours, you can take it now or later, whenever you like'. I go down the steps smoking still, and the roses follow me down excited and in their manner there's something of that voice at the root of a cry, there where one starts shouting 'mother' or 'help' or the small white cries of love. It's a small white garden full of roses a few square yards descending with me as I go down the steps, without the sky; and her aunt would say to her: 'Antigone, you forgot your exercises today, at your age I never wore corsets, not in my time.' Her aunt was a pitiful creature: veins in relief, wrinkles all around her ears, a nose ready to die;  but her words were always full of prudence. One day I saw her touching Antigone's breast like a small child stealing an apple. Is it possible that I'll meet the old woman now as I go down? She said to me as I left: 'Who knows when we''ll meet again?' And then I read of her death in old newspapers of Antigone's marriage and the marriage of Antigone's daughter without the steps coming to an end or my tobacco which leaves on my lips the taste of a haunted ship with a mermaid crucified to the wheel while she was still beautiful. “Mathios Paskalis Among the Roses” from GEORGE SEFERIS: Collected Poems 1924-1955. Bilingual edition, translated, edited, and introduced by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Copyright © 1967, renewed 1995 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permission.
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