Basil Bunting interviewed, 1981

BASIL BUNTING INTERVIEWED.  Basil Bunting’s PennSound page includes an interview conducted by Peter Bell on September 3, 1981, segmented into clips arranged roughly by topic.  The entire interview lasts a few seconds longer than one hour:  MP3

Here now are the segments:

  1. On Quaker beliefs and Atheism (4:23): MP3
  2. Music and poetry (3:44): MP3
  3. Influence of editing (2:41): MP3
  4. Central themes; animals (2:22): MP3
  5. Wordsworth and the Romantic poets (8:08): MP3
  6. On standard English and dialects (2:25): MP3
  7. Sailing and navigation's relevance to poetry (3:26): MP3
  8. On place and memory (2:23): MP3
  9. Central images; the stone mason (3:01): MP3
  10. On 20th century poets (4:20): MP3
  11. On reading well (3:18): MP3
  12. Similarities between Pound, Eliot, and Bunting (6:11): MP3
  13. Arcangelo Corelli's compositions (2:26): MP3
  14. Bloodaxe as King; influence of visual art (5:00): MP3
  15. Cubist influence on design and balance (5:13): MP3