Produced and presented by Pejk Malinovski
Broadcast on 14th May 2012, BBC Radio 4
Received the Special Commendation for Best European Radio Documentary of the Year 2012, Prix Europa
Poetry, Texas, is a radio documentary by Pejk Malinovski. It's about Poetry. What is Poetry?
work." According to Rick Rice. He lives alone in a trailer with his
dog, in the small Texan town of that name. "It's a lot of haaard working
people. You can see that just driving up and down the road. The bales
of hay sitting there. The cattle. It's just a lot of hard working
people, trying to make an honest dime."
Malinovski, a third
generation Danish poet, came across Poetry on Google and decided to
venture out there to find the poetry of Poetry.
Poetry is not
really a town, it's a bunch of houses along a road with a gas station in
the middle, three churches and a school. And a Taxidermist.
hard to know where poetry starts and where poetry stops now, back in
the day it was well defined." Says Rick Salisbury of Poetry Taxidermy
Malinovski takes the listeners gently and humorously by the hand and
shows them a fresh way to look at Poetry. Free from dusty books and
literary experts, free even from poets. But full of life.