Episode 48: Pip Adam talks to Maria McMillan about ‘Phantasia for Elvira Shatayev’ by Adrienne Rich and ‘In which I attain unimaginable greatness’ by Maria McMillan

Maria McMillan

Photo by Grant Maiden

In this episode I talk to poet Maria McMillan about Adrienne Rich’s poem ‘Phantasia for Elvira Shatayev’ and Maria’s poem ‘In which I attain unimaginable greatness’ which is in her new collection of poetry The Ski Flier

I spoke to Maria just as she was about to embark on Poets on Tour with Airini Beautrais whose new collections of poetry Flow: Whanganui River Poems is launched on 14 July, 2017.

Maria and Airini have readings in Napier, Thames, Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North and Paraparaumu Beach during July 2017. You can get information about the tour here


Maria talks about the opening scene in Werner Hertzog’s film The Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner you can watch this scene here

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Episode 48: Pip Adam talks to Maria McMillan

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