Books for Breakfast

1.5: The Art of Seeing, Short Stories, Poetry and Place

August 13, 2020 Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley
Books for Breakfast
1.5: The Art of Seeing, Short Stories, Poetry and Place
Chapters
0:57
On Looking and Seeing
14:13
Toaster Challenge with John O'Donnell
34:15
Jeremy Hooker, poems
Books for Breakfast
1.5: The Art of Seeing, Short Stories, Poetry and Place
Aug 13, 2020
Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley

This morning we consider two books concerned with the arts of looking and seeing:
On Looking: a walker's guide to the art of observation by Alexandra Horowitz, and Ditch Vision: essays on poetry, nature and place by poet and critic Jeremy Hooker.
Our Toaster Challenge guest is poet John O’Donnell whose first collection of short stories Almost the Same Blue has recently been published by Doire Press. John's choice is John Banville's The Book of Evidence and the episode also features readings of poems by Jeremy Hooker from The Cut of the Light: Poems 1965-2005.

Intro/outro music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire, ‘Thou Shalt Not Carry’ from The Hare’s Corner, 2008, with thanks to Colm for permission to use it.

Art work by Freya Sirr

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Show Notes Chapter Markers

This morning we consider two books concerned with the arts of looking and seeing:
On Looking: a walker's guide to the art of observation by Alexandra Horowitz, and Ditch Vision: essays on poetry, nature and place by poet and critic Jeremy Hooker.
Our Toaster Challenge guest is poet John O’Donnell whose first collection of short stories Almost the Same Blue has recently been published by Doire Press. John's choice is John Banville's The Book of Evidence and the episode also features readings of poems by Jeremy Hooker from The Cut of the Light: Poems 1965-2005.

Intro/outro music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire, ‘Thou Shalt Not Carry’ from The Hare’s Corner, 2008, with thanks to Colm for permission to use it.

Art work by Freya Sirr

To subscribe to Books for Breakfast go to your podcast provider of choice (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google etc) and search for the podcast then hit subscribe or follow, or simply click the appropriate button above. If you want to be alerted when a new episode is released follow the instructions here for iPhone or iPad. For Spotify notifications follow the instructions here.

On Looking and Seeing
Toaster Challenge with John O'Donnell
Jeremy Hooker, poems