Monday, 13 February 2012

A riveting interview; mellifluous listening

In the weekend, Lynn Freeman of Radio New Zealand's Arts on Sunday interviewed Michael Jackson about Road Markings: An Anthropologist in the Antipodes. He talks about the awareness he gained on his road trip through the country of what it means to be a New Zealander by birth, by formative first experiences, by a sense of belonging and exhilaration in the landscape, but not entirely by inclination.

Listen here.



Jayne said...

So interesting how he "did a Walt Whitman," committing himself to the open road. It's like what I imagine to be every writers dream.

Thanks for the link to the interview, Penelope. :)

Penelope said...

Quite, Jayne. I doubt any of us read that without thinking, why don't I just hit the road one day soon, with a pen or a laptop?
I'm glad you enjoyed the interview.