Listen back to Austerities
Carmel Doohan, writing in Exeunt, gave our packed event Austerities a magnificent five stars:
“Sam Riviere is trying to find a way of being authentic about this inauthenticity. At Toynbee Studios, he recites a poem that reads like a shipping forecast of literary criticism. Comprised of a tutor’s one line comment on each poem – good, okay, we’ve heard this idea before, nice rhythm - it reveals the work lurking behind the myth of inspiration. Poetry is shown as calculated word-smithery; like everything else, poems are made to create a certain response.”
★★★★★ Exeunt Magazine
Listen back to Sam Riviere reading from 81 Austerities and in discussion with SJ Fowler.