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Margot Farrington

Margot Farrington reads three of her poems and talks with Peter McCabe about the role of silence in poetry and the poet’s intent versus the reader's interpretation. They discuss Castor And Pollux At The Hack Stable, a poem that veers toward tragic premonition yet makes a passionate plea for how the persistence of myth makes us more human. Host and poet touch on recurring generational differences through the ages, the question of the erasure or survival of myth in a fast-forward world and the necessity of the crucial "look back" that makes new work possible.

Margot Farrington is a poet/performer pursuing both traditional and experimental paths. As poet/storyteller/performer (separately and in combination), she has appeared at such venues as Poets House, EMPAC at RPI (Wow & Flutter Festival), The West Kortright Centre, and The Tenement Museum. She has worked as poet-in-residence with college students, school children, prison inmates, and others for more than two decades. She is author of two poetry collections, and her work has been anthologized. She was a Norton Island Fellow in 2009 (31 minutes).