Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Poetry Thin Air Interview on YouTube

Almost two years ago I was interviewed by George Spencer and shot for TV by Mitch Corber for the Poetry Thin Air Cable Show. I wrote about that experience here. The show was broadcast first on Manhattan Network TV, and then on the Brooklyn one. Miriam Stanley was the second interviewee on it.

Mitch has just uploaded the show on YouTube, and so now you can watch me whenever you like, reading poems from Payday Loans and Equal to the Earth, and sounding agonizingly slow. I made such weird facial expressions when reading and answering George, but the star is really my teeth. I guess that is how I look all the time, unbeknownst to me. This one is for the archive.


George S said...

Fascinating. Thank you. Did we meet while you were at Oxford. Was it you as president of the OUPS who invited me there?

Jee Leong Koh said...

Hi George,

That must have been my compatriot, Hsien Min Toh. Although we studied at colleges that are just across the road from each other, we missed each other by a few years.

Patricia Markert said...

It is often hard to watch oneself and to hear oneself, but I think that you are a wonderful reader, and I appreciate the speed with which you read so that I can follow along without feeling that I need to see what I am hearing. I also always appreciate the intelligence and thoughtfulness and candor of your interviews. This is a valuable record of your progress as a poet, and of your accomplishment.

Jee Leong Koh said...

Thanks, Patty, for your kind words. You are an enormous encouragement.