Chatting with Sam Riviere

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.