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Every Poet Knows Time (28.11.18) w/ Rupert Clervaux/CVX

Every Poet Knows Time (28.11.18) w/ Rupert Clervaux/CVX

Playing tracks by

Aphex Twin, Jasss, Cvx, Upsammy, Ondness and more.

With its strict constraints of rhyme and metre, the Villanelle was famously described as ‘exquisite torture’ by one anthologist. However trying the process, the braiding refrains seem to slide effortlessly into musical and rhythmical settings. This music mix, of some genre-founding classics with a host of profoundly forward-thinking current releases, sets the scene for three selected poetic works in the Villanelle form––along with the unrivalled Thylias Moss reading ‘Sunrise Comes to Second Avenue’ and discussing her vision of the future of poetry, and some speech fragments and loops of Derek Walcott and Ursula K. Le Guin…