16.18: Poetry and the Fantastic
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard
For the last seven episodes we’ve explored language, meaning, and their overlap with that thing we mean when we use language to say “poetry.”
In this episode we step back to some origins, including, at a meta-level, the origins of this podcast as a writer-focused exploration of genre fiction—the speculative, the horrific, the science-y, and the fantastic.
Because there is an overlap between language and meaning, and there are myriad overlaps among the genres we love, and as we step back we see poetry striding these spaces, its path in part defining and in part defying the various borders.
Poetry, scouting the fraught borders between the kingdoms of Meaning and Language.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.