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A Tall Man Executes a Jig by Irving Layton

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A fascinating "conversation" with Canadian poet Irving Layton, who shares how the poem by which he would like to be remembered, A Tall Man Executes a Jig, was inspired. He also offers a thorough explication of the poem. In so doing, he discusses the major themes that have preoccupied him during a lifetime of writing; themes that are articulated in the metaphysical sonnet-sequence of this poem.

1986, 25 min 58 s

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