I began to write my presentation for the AWP Conference this morning and got about 1,200 words into the essay, finishing up several workable introductory paragraphs (faith and contemporary culture) and a few general thoughts on the poetic image. I have sent away for some material on icons, and will not be able to progress much further until after I receive those books. Perhaps I can jump ahead and explicate the poems I will be writing about, though that is difficult without fully understanding what the icon material will suppy as a "lens" to look into the poems.
I like listening to the BBC-4 on the internet. I wish we had something like it in America.
Weekend NPR is not the same thing.