Archive | May, 2008

13. ‘An extended passport application’ – the poetry of Michael Hofmann

“It’s almost as though my poetry is an extended passport application… It’s an attempt to be naturalized. I think I’ve failed to be naturalized and therefore there is this German residue about things. It’s something I feel haunted by…” I’m delighted that the first poet to appear on Podularity is Michael Hofmann. I’ve known Michael […]

Continue Reading · 26 May 2008 · literature, podcasts, poetry

12. A Chinese character

“I think the burning question is: we think of printing as having revolutionized intellectual life in Europe, how come it doesn’t appear to have revolutionized intellectual life in China? There’s no great fanfare when it arrives. It seems to creep in and people don’t talk about it much for quite a long time. That was […]

Continue Reading · 2 May 2008 · history and politics, podcasts, technology and communication