Covers: episodes 1 to 6

Like collaborations, cover versions are under used and under acknowledged in poetry. This is most likely because poetry is not disseminated like music, via the page and not in audio files, and also because readings are not so frequent. None the less I have initiated a small project to shed some light on the poetry that contemporary poets consider vital to their own work. The first six installments of the Covers project were taken on August 31st in and around Soho and Chinatown. Patrick Coyle was kind enough to film my own, a reading of Bill Griffith on some stairs in the Curzon cinema: