Theodore Sturgeon recordings


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This is a rare interview from an old-time-radio series of poetry. The show features poets reading their poems, and then an interview with Theodore Sturgeon about poetry. I figure it dates from around 1953 or 1954, because they talk about two new books which were both published in 1953 (More than Human and E Pluribus Unicorn). Sturgeon reads sections from two stories, and discusses how these sections are secretly poems ("Bianca's Hands" and "Thunder and Roses").

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It's a long file; the section with the interview runs from 15:00 to 24:20. I believe the copyright has expired on this show, let me know if that's not true.

Thanks to Bobby Josson for sending this to me, and for pointing out the below links.

You can also download (for free) episodes of "X Minux 1", a radio show which dramatized some of Sturgeon's stories. Look for Mr Costello, Hero", "A Saucer of Loneliness", "Stars are the Styx". Another webpage has similar files but doesn't require registration.

Eric R. Weeks