Signature: The Blue Balloon Part One
On this edition of Rewind, the first of two programs from the series Signature. It's called "In the Middle of a Blue Balloon," and it first aired in June 1979. It documented a weekend, which had taken place the previous summer in Collingwood, Ontario. A group of Canadian poets had congregated at Blue Mountain, placed their latest poems in helium-filled balloons and let them go into the atmosphere. What you'll hear is some experimental poetry, interviews with poets and sounds from a weekend festival.