Poetry, Nature and Science: A Conversation with Frederick Turner Part 2


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Our guest on this episode is Frederick Turner, whose new book of translations, The Golden Goblet: Selected Poems of Goethe (with Zsuzsanna Ozsváth), will be released by Deep Vellum Publishing in 2019.
Reading the poem “Ride This One Out” (0:30) — Smartphones and cultural evolution (2:00) — Gardening as a model for engagement with nature (6:00) — The cross-cultural significance of shame in creation myths (10:30) — On the cultural life of Dallas (14:45) — On the Texas landscape (17:00) — A return to nature in the arts and humanities? (21:45) — Nature is full of representations (23:15) — Clement Greenberg’s theory of abstraction (24:30) — Lukacs’ theory of the novel (28:00) — Writing both science fiction and epic poetry in the 21st century (29:45)

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