Poem of the Week - ‘My Trouble with Line Breaks’ by Kate Fox
as you mouth the words in your head
then tell me again my poems are oral,
yours are for the page.
Let’s hear the respiration of your synapses,
St Augustine’s inaudible laugh.
Performance poet extraordinaire Kate Fox lets off a little steam about the distinctions made between “page poetry” and “spoken word” in this week’s poem, which is the opening of her 2014 collection Fox Populi (Smokestack Books), described as ‘a hilarious... bi-lingual cross between Stand-up Comedy and Sit-down Poetry’.