haiku talk, haiku readings, poetry and magic, poetry talk,
“a gift that sharpened into a skill,”
indolence talk, professional poet, Charles Baudelaire, Pam Ayres talk, BBC televsion talk,
“We’d never run out of conversation, Pam and I”
adverts talk, massive flat fee and being treated like a king, how to become a star in a commercial, sugar puffs, “pure energy in a box”
deflowerment talk, machine gun poetry and the erogenous effect, punk days talk, Howard Devoto talk and how JCC became a poet among punks, the glorious two punk years, “no flares and no beards,” Linder Sterling, Howard Devoto’s girlfriend,
“just from the look of it, I wanted to get involved,”
stationary questions, time travel questions, 1965 talk, cassette question, Elvis,
“I’ve got a ghetto blaster in every room,”
“my poetry gets rammed down the reluctant throats of school children,”
Ends interview with the story of a dream starring Dion Dimucci, answering fanmail and reading a classic poem.
“It’s a hire car, baby”
Book out: The Luckiest Guy Alive published by Picador Books
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