I’ve nicked this straight from the BBC site. It’s well worth five minutes of your time to hear him talk about the distinction between prose and poetry and why he thinks poetry is still the most powerful art form. Click on the link below to go to the BBC site. It seems the Beeb wont allow me to share their vids.
There’s also a great one with Philip Pulman where he talks about who he writes for and what’s important to him as a writer. Some nice slagging off of the UK’s restrictive National Curriculum in schools as well.