Peter Sansom is director of The North magazine and Smith/Doorstop books and cassettes. His collections include Everything You've heard is True, which won a PBS Recommendation and January, which won an Arts Council Writer's bursary and an award from the Society of Authors.
Contents:(1) Some notes about the Poetry Residency
(2) A paper on Poetry and Business
"This is probably the first perceived difference between business and poetry, that business is rational, gets to the point, says what it means; and poetry, well, that makes it up as it goes along and - when the reader's slogged through it - what does it boil down to? 'Isn't life short' or 'She's buggered off and I do feel fed up'. Business, this is to say, is utilitarian. The poet on the other hand is worse than useless."