Read a poem, talk about it, read it again.

Close Talking is a podcast hosted by good friends Connor Stratton and Jack Rossiter-Munley. In each episode the two read a poem and discuss at length. The pop culture references fly as freely as the literary theories. Close Talking is a poetry podcast anyone can enjoy.

Episode 163 Revelations, Time Distortion, and Surprise - Line Break Week Ep. 7


Connor and Jack conclude their exploration of poetic line breaks with a bit of a catch all episode looking at how line breaks can reveal information, play with time, and enhance surprise. They pull examples from Audre Lorde, Chris Tse, Rae Armantrout, and Emily Dickinson. There's even time for mentions of laminated dough and Indiana Jones.

Episode 1 of Line Break Week - Why break lines?, here.

Episode 2 of Line Break Week - Drama, here.

Episode 3 of Line Break Week - Miming, here.

Episode 4 of Line Break Week - Emphasis, here.

Episode 5 of Line Break Week - Rhythm, here.

Episode 6 of Line Break Week - Ambiguity, here.