I came from the time of…

I came from the time of so-called New Criticism – the poem in itself, the writing in itself – but around that time I had come across a critic called Kenneth Burke, who wrote a book called A Rhetoric of Motives, and it seemed to talk about another way, and gradually I realized that other way was that the reader made a difference.

I think it would be good…

I think it would be good to get somebody a job. Right now we’re in a bubble of green rhetoric and a bowl of actual green investment and job creation. So my goal for next year is to move from inspiration to implementation on this stuff.