The Language of Poetry
November 28, 2009 Length: 23:06
In his inaugural episode, Scott talks about language and art and reads two of his Nativity poems, as well as a touching poem by Nick Samaras. The poems in this episode come from Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected (Paraclete Press, 2006 - http://paracletepress.com/compass-of-affection-new-and-selected-poems.html). The Nick Samaras poem comes from Hands of the Saddlemaker (Yale University Press, 1992 - http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300054583).
"I don´t remember when I heard your station the first time. But now I tune in daily and listen to the wonderful music for hours while working in my geological office. It's the only kind of music I can listen to for a long time. The music reminds me of my times in Crete visiting Orthodox churches and services. I thank you very much for that music and the words in between. It seems to be never-ending worship, and it gives me a lot of good feelings and emotions, especially the wonderful Russian Orthodox music. "