Oct. 4, 2021

Side B - On the Impossible Desire of Long Distance Love

Side B - On the Impossible Desire of Long Distance Love

In our second Side B episode host Elizabeth Ellson dives into a brief but emotionally packed poem by Carol Ann Duffy.   This episode focuses on the pain, and considers the possible pleasures, of being in a long distance relationship. There is...


In our second Side B episode host Elizabeth Ellson dives into a brief but emotionally packed poem by Carol Ann Duffy.

 

This episode focuses on the pain, and considers the possible pleasures, of being in a long distance relationship. There is exploration of the poet's use, or lack thereof, of tenses and how much of a shift that makes in the longevity of both the poem and the love.

 

In her very musically enthusiastic way Elizabeth ties in a band, this time the Local Natives, and how their song sparked the memory of finding a poem that related to long distance.

 

“She's imagining the barriers in the landscapes between herself and her love. And even with those barriers, and the barriers of language, she says, ‘I'm going to try.’ There's this attempt to say, what does it mean to love you on the other side of this wide night?”

-Elizabeth Ellson

 

Timestamps: 

00:00:29 Poem Reading (Elizabeth)

00:01:54 Author Info

00:04:20 Elizabeth’s Relationship to the Poem

00:11:32 Pause / Poem Reading (Elizabeth)

00:14:51 Reflection & Invitation to Write Us!

 

Poem & Links:

Words, Wide Night (1990)

Maya C. Popa (Poet/Twitter Poetry Curator) https://twitter.com/MayaCPopa

COINS by Local Natives

 

Where to find our host Elizabeth:

@ellsonelizabeth    |   Twitter

 

Where to find us:

@iofferpoetry   |   Instagram 

@iofferpoetry   |  Twitter

iofferpoetry@gmail.com

 

Produced & Edited by John Campione:

@campiaudio   |   Instagram 

campiaudio@gmail.com

https://www.campiaudio.com/

 

Music @zacharymanno | Art @sammycampioneart