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