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The Prison Cell by Peter Reading – Audio

The Prison Cell, Peter Reading, 1976
Publisher: Secker & Warburg

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Reading has said, “In spite of the fact that the poems are about love, I trust that I have been sensible, throughout the volume, of Auden’s cautionary words, inasmuch as I have earnestly endeavoured to avoid the difficulties which attend this somewhat thorny topic. What is said in a poem is not necessarily journalistically accurate, though it aims, of course, at being the truth. Lying about people and events, then, can be a most useful poetic device though it enrages and estranges acquaintances by the dozen.”

Portions of this podcast are explicit and may contain adult language.

You may learn more about Peter Reading on the Lannan website.