Poetry and Poets












General Works and Anthologies

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General Works and Anthologies

American Poetry to 1900.
David Allen, Nancy Marchand, David Hooks, readers. Ann Bradstreet. Philip Freneau. F. Hopkinson. John Quincy Adams. Joseph Hopkinson. John Pierpont. Samuel Woodworth. Joseph Rodman Drake. Fritz-Greene Halleck. William Cullen Bryant. Edward Coote Pinkney. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. John Greenleaf Whittier. Edgar Allan Poe. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Henry David Thoreau. James Russell Lowell. Emily Dickinson. Walt Whitman. Sound/C 881

Anthology of English and American Poetry.
v.3. Moore, Campbell, Hunt, Scott, Southey, Cunningham, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Landor (Read by Dean Almquist, David Hooks, and Heidy Mayer).--v.4. Bryant, Emerson, Whittier, Longfellow, Hood, Tennyson (Read by David Hooks, Edward Asner, and Heidy Mayer). Sound/C 826

Anthology of English lyric Verse Poems by Michael Drayton and Others.
I. The parting (M. Drayton).--Cards and kisses (J. Lyly).--Sonnets 18 and 29 and Full fathom five [The Tempest] (W. Shakespeare). II. On his blindness (J. Milton).--Why so pale and wan (J. Suckling).--Spacious firmament on high (J. Addison).--Piper [Songs of Innocence] and Tiger [Songs of Experience] (W. Blake). III. The solitary reaper (W. Wordsworth).--The world is too much with us (W. Wordsworth).--To night (P.B.Shelley).--So we'll go no more a-roving (L. Byron). IV. Ode on a Grecian urn (J. Keats).--Meeting at night (R. Browning).--Crossing the bar (A. Tennyson). V. A musical instrument (E.B. Browning).--The toys (C. Patmore).--Up hill (C.G. Rosetti). VI. Sea fever (J. Masefield).--Soldier (R. Brooke).--Runaway (R. Frost).--Recuerdo (E. St. Vincent Millay).--Grass (C. Sandburg) Sound/C 904

Anthology of XIX Century American Poets
directed by Arthur Luce Klein. Side 1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell. -- Side 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe, Walt Whitman. Sound/C 626

Between the Lines: Asian American Women's Poetry
Meena Alexander, Staceyann Chin, Lori Tsang, Kimiko Hahn, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Cathy Song, Patricia Y. Ikeda, Barbara Michelle Tran, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Marilyn Chin, Myung Mi Kim, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Wang Ping, Le Thi Diem Thuy. Presents poetry readings and interviews with 15 major Asian-Pacific American women poets who speak of personal experiences of immigration and how these events have shaped their writing. This documentary serves as a virtual anthology and a testimony about gender, ethnicity, aesthetics, and creative choice, reflecting the individual voice and diversity within the Asian-American women's community. 65 min. Video/C 8715

Women Make Movies catalog description

A Celebration of Poetry in American Life
Past and present Poets Laureates of the United States recite excerpts of famous poems and speak about the evolution of poetry through the 20th century. The President and Mrs. Clinton and members of the audience read their favorite poems and participate in the discussion. 1998. 90 min. Video/C 9763

Color: A Sampling of Contemporary African American Writers.
San Francisco, CA : The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, SFSU, 1994. Amiri Baraka, George Barlow, Conyus Calhoun, Xam Wilson Cartier, Barbara Christian, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, David Henderson, June Jordan, Etheridge Knight, Yusef Komunyakaa, Clarence Major, Colleen J. Mcelroy, Harryette Mullen, Ishmael Reed, Mona Lisa Saloy, Sonia Sanchez, Ntozake Shange, Luisah Teish, Lorenzo Thomas, Alice Walker, Al Young. 57 min. Video/C 3477

Early English Poetry Read in Old and Middle English
Compiled, edited, and recited by Charles W. Dunn. Old English poetry: Caedmon's hymn -- The battle of Maldon -- The seafarer -- Beowulf ; Middle English poetry: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- Chaucer's Wife of Bath's tale. Sound/C 1237

Early English Poetry
Compiled, edited, and recited by Charles W. Dunn. Old English poetry: Caedmon's hymn -- The battle of Maldon -- The seafarer -- Beowulf ; Middle English poetry: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- Chaucer's Wife of Bath's tale. Sound/C 839

Elizabethan Love Poems
Sound/C 632

The English Poets: From Chaucer to Edward Thomas
1. Chaucer. Anonymous medieval lyrics.--2. Skelton. Wyatt. Surrey. Googe.--3. Sidney. Spenser. Marlowe. Nashe. Shakespeare.--4. Jonson. Webster. Tourneur. Middleton. Ford. Campion. Raleigh. Donne.--5. Herbert. Vaughan. Crashaw. Traherne.--6. Herrick. Lovelace. Cotton. Marvell. Butler. Rochester. Milton.--7. Dryden. Swift. Pope.--8. Gray. Johnson. Smart. Cowper. Burns. Crabbe. Blake.--9. Wordsworth. Coleridge. Shelly. Keats. Clare.--10. Byron. Hood. Praed. Tennyson.--11. Browning. Lee-Hamilton. Arnold. Clough.--12. Rossetti. Swinburne. Lear. Carroll. Gilbert. Hopkins. Patmore. Meredith.--13. Dowson. Symons. Henley. Kipling. Hardy. Housman. Yeats. Thomas. Sound/C.226; Storage Info: Some volumes at NRLF

An Evening of Elizabethan Verse and Its Music.
Each poem followed by its musical setting. The composers: Thomas Weelkes, Robert Jones, John Wilbye, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Thomas Morley, George Kirbye, John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, John Ward, and Thomas Tompkins. W.H. Auden, reader; New York Pro Musica Antiqua; Noah Greenberg, conductor. Sound/C 801
Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds.
Reunion of some leading poets of the "Beat" generation: Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Timothy Leary, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and others. 55 min. Video/C 1802

The Golden Treasury of French Verse.
Sound/C 817

The Golden Treasury of Irish Verse.
Includes poems by J. Mangan, T. Moore, J. Swift, J.P. Curran, T. MacDonagh, S. MacManus, F. Mahony, T. Davis, G. Fox, G. Griffin, S. O'Sullivan, S. Ferguson, J. Stephens, J. Joyce, and P. Colum. Read by Padraic Colum. Sound/C 795

Have You Heard the Word?
From alternative rock concerts, to MTV, to clubs, coffee shops, even public parks and buses, poetry in performance, today dubbed "the spoken word," is back. This documentary, hosted by dub poet Clifton Joseph, examines the roots of this phenomenon and demonstrates its rebirth. The film also includes performances and interviews with many of the most popular spoken word artists today as well as such legendary Beat Generation predecessors as Allen Ginsberg.

Performer: Performers: Maggie Estep, Regie Cabico, Stan Rogal, Reg E. Gaines, Umar Bin Hassan, Bob Holman, Nicole Blackman, Sheri-D Wilson, Edwin Torres, Jeanette Armstrong, Henry Rollins, Bill Kennedy, Adeena Karasick, Jill Battson, Bill Bissett, Gerry Gilbert, Paul Dutton, Christian Bok, Allen Ginsberg. 1994. 57 min. Video/C 5110

Hearing Poetry - Vol 1
Prologue to the legend of good women, selections / Chaucer. -- Fresh spring / Spenser. -- The tragical history of Dr. Faustus, final scene / Marlowe. -- The basket-Maker's song from Patient Grissell / Dekker. -- A midsummer night's dream, Act III, Scene 1 / Shakespeare. -- Sonnett XXX / Shakespeare. -- Hamlet, "O what a rogue and peasant slave am I" / Shakespeare. -- Volpone, Act III, Scene 6 / Jonson. -- Death be not proud / Donne. -- The bait / Donne. -- The collar / Herbert. -- Lycidas / Milton. Sound/C 1241

Hearing Poetry - Vol 2
Tyrannic love, epilogue / Dryden -- Absalom and Achitophel, a section / Dryden -- The way of the world, IV, v / Congreve -- An essay on crticism, sections / Pope -- Songs of innocence and experience / Blake -- The rime of the ancient mariner, part II / Coleridge -- The prelude, I, a section / Wordsworth --The daffodils / Wordsworth -- Ode on a Grecian urn / Keats -- Adonais, final stanzas / Shelley -- Don Juan, sections / Byron -- My last duchess / Browning. Sound/C 1241

In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry.
Compilation produced for release by Rebekah Presson & David McLees. Poets of the 20th century read their own work, recorded at various times and places. SOUND/D 52 1241 (also in Bancroft BANC CD 022)

In/Word/Out: Thoughts on Poetry and Performance
Poetry readings and discussion with poets Jeff Filipski, Lyn Lifshin, Michael Basinski, and Gerald Locklin, with E. R. Baxter. 58 min. Video/C 6230

In/Word/Out: Thoughts on Poetry and Performance
Poetry readings and discussion with poets Jeff Filipski, Lyn Lifshin, Michael Basinski, and Gerald Locklin, with E. R. Baxter. 58 min. Video/C 6230

Description from Cinema Guild catalog

A Little Treasury of 20th Century American Poetry
v.1. Wallace Stevens. Marianne Moore. John Crowe Ransom. Robinson Jeffers. Conrad Aiken. E.E. Cummings. Archibald MacLeish. J.V. Cunningham. -- v.2. William Carlos Williams. Allen Tate. Ogden Nash. Robert Penn Warren. Richard Eberhart. Gene Derwood. Robert Lowell. Howard Nemerov. Sound/C 850

A Little Treasury of 20th Century British Poetry
v.1. Wayside station. The labyrinth. The combat / Edwin Muir -- An English wood. Ogres & pygmies. Nature's lineaments. A love story / Robert Graves -- To a conscript of 1940 / Sir Herbert Read -- Autumn 1940. Blessed event. Refugee blues / W. H. Auden -- Not palaces, an era's crown. The double shame. The landscape near an airodrome / Stephen Spender -- Christ walking on the water / W. R. Rodgers -- Music of colors -- white blossom / Vernon Watkins -- Obituary of R. Fuller / Roy Fuller -- A letter to a young poet. To my son (Part I) / George Barker. Sound/C 849

The London Library of recorded English, Book I.
Contents: [Cassette 1] Pt.1. Jerusalem / W. Blake.--Romance / W.J. Turner.--Pt.2. The reverie of poor Susan / W. Wordsworth.--The tiger / W. Blake.--[Cassette 2] Pt.3. The solitary reaper / W. Wordsworth.--All that's past / W. De La Mare.--She dwelt among the untrodden ways / W .Wordsworth.--Pt.4. La belle dame sans merci / J. Keats.--[Cassette 3] Pt.5. Kubla Khan / S.T. Coleridge.--Pt.6. The war song of Dinas Vaur / T.L. Peacock.--Three wise men of Gotham / T.L. Peacock.--[Cassette 4] Pt.7. Meg Merrilies / J. Keats.--The gypsy girl / R. Hodgson.--Loveliest of trees the cherry now / A.E. Housman.--Pt.8. A song of enchantment / W. De La Mare.--The kingfisher / W.H. Davies.--Weathers / T. Hardy.--[Cassette 5] Pt.9. Early morn / W.H. Davies.--The shepherdess / A. Meynell.--Inscription for a bed at Kelmscott Manor / W. Morris.--Pt. 10. The county Mayo / J. Stephens--The fifteen acres / J. Stephens.--[Cassette 6] Pt. 11. Forefathers / E. Blunden.--Death, the leveller / J. Shirley.--Pt.12. Pied beauty / G.M. Hopkins.--If I should ever by chance grow rich / E. Thomas.--The splendour falls on castle walls / A. Tennyson. Gotham / T.L. Peacock.--[Cassette 4] Pt.7. Meg Merrilies / J. Keats.--The gypsy girl / R. Hodgson.--Loveliest of trees the cherry now / A.E. Housman.--Pt.8. A song of enchantment / W. De La Mare.--The kingfisher / W.H. Davies.--Weathers / T. Hardy.--[Cassette 5] Pt.9. Early morn / W.H. Davies.--The shepherdess / A. Meynell.--Inscription for a bed at Kelmscott Manor / W. Morris.--Pt. 10. The county Mayo / J. Stephens--The fifteen acres / J. Stephens.--[Cassette 6] Pt. 11. Forefathers / E. Blunden.--Death, the leveller / J. Shirley.--Pt.12. Pied beauty / G.M. Hopkins.--If I should ever by chance grow rich / E. Thomas.--The splendour falls on castle walls / A. Tennyson. Sound/C 1226

The London Library of recorded English, Book II.
Contents: [Cassette 1] Pt.1-4. Sir Patrick Spens / T. Musgrave.--Lord Randall.--Jock of Hazeldean / W. Scott.--Pibroch of Donuil Dhu / W. Scott.--Bonny Lesley / R. Burns.--Shameful death / W. Morris.--Two rivers / R.W. Emerson. [Cassette 2] Pt.5-8. The lady of Shalott / A. Tennyson.--The deserted village / O. Goldsmith.--[Cassette 3] Pt.9-12. Off the ground.--Tarantella / H. Belloc.--Sam / W. De La Mare.--How they brought the good news from Ghent to Aix / R. Browning--Reynard the fox / J. Masefield. Sound/C 1227

The London Library of recorded English, Book III.
Contents: [Side 1] Pt.1. 1. Prologue "Henry V" / Robert Harris. 2. "The tempest," Act IV, Scene 1 / Lewis Casson ; virginals played by Mary Devlin. Pt.2. "A Midsummer night's dream" Act II, Scene 2 / Robert Harris and David Cole -- Pt.3. "Richard II" Act III, Scene 2 / Robert Harris. Pt.4. 1. "Richard II" Act II, Scene 1 / Lewis Casson. 2. "Merchant of Venice" Act V, Scene 1 / Robert Eddison -- Pt.5. 1. "Henry VIII" Act III, Scene 2 / Lewis Casson. 2. "Hamlet" Act 1, Scene 3 / Felix Aylmer. Pt.6. "Hamlet" Act I, Scene 1 / Ralph Truman, Harry Andrews and V.C. Clinton-Baddeley -- [Side 2] Pt.7. 1. "Hamlet" Act I, Scene 2. 2. "Hamlet" Act II, Scene 2 / Robert Eddison. Pt.8. "Hamlet" Act II, Scene 2 / Robert Eddison -- pt.9. 1. "Hamlet" Act III, Scene 1 / Robert Eddison. 2. "Macbeth" Act I, Scene 7 / William Devlin. Pt.10. "Macbeth" Act II, Scene 1 / William Devlin -- Pt.11. "Macbeth" Act V, Scene 5 / William Devlin, Douglas Leach and V.C. Clinton-Baddeley. Pt.12. "Othello" Act 5, Scene 2 / William Devlin. Sound/C 1228

Metaphysical and Love Lyrics of the Seventeenth Century.
Selections from poems by Herbert, Browne, Suckling, Lovelace, Cartwright, Strode, Traherne, Vaughan, Crashaw, Cowley, and Marveil. Read by Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Robert Newton. Sound/C 798

Modern American Poets: Segment A
Side 1. Emily Dickinson (pt.1-2) (22 min.) Adrienne Rich (7 min.) -- Side 2. Adrienne Rich (cont.) (2 min.) James Russell Lowell (6 min.) Amy Lowell (5 min.) Wallace Stevens (8 min.) Profiles of five American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his or her works. Sound/C 571

Modern American Poets: Segment B
Side 1. Walt Whitman (9 min.) Stephen Crane (8 min.) Langston Hughes (7 min.) Marianne Moore (3 min.) -- Side 2. Marianne Moore (cont.) (4 min.) Archibald MacLeish (7 min.) William Carlos Williams (9 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 572

Native American Poetry
Readings from a special issue of the Greenfield review on American Indian writings [pt.1]. A collage of Indian stories, speeches, poems and music [pt.2]. Broadcast February, 1983 and April, 1983 on the radio program New Letters on the Air. 23 min. Sound/C 1213

Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read their Work.
Disc 1. Negro speaks of rivers ; I, too / Langston Hughes -- Atlanta years (excerpt) / W.E.B. DuBois -- If we must die ; St. Isaac's Church, Petrograd ; Tropics in New York / Claude McKay -- Creation ; We to America / James Weldon Johnson -- Nocturne at Bethesda / Arna Bontemps -- Heritage / Countee Cullen -- Dark symphony / Melvin B. Tolson -- Ma Rainey ; Strong men / Sterling A. Brown -- For my people ; Kissie Lee / Margaret Walker -- Mother / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Dream montage: Tell me/Good morning/Harlem/Same in blues/Comment on curb / L. Hughes -- We real cool / G. Brooks -- Those winter Sundays ; Frederick Douglass / Robert Hayden -- Sepia fashion show ; To a man / Maya Angelou -- Freedom suite / Amiri Baraka -- Crusoe's island / Derek Walcott -- Dahomey / Audre Lorde -- In memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr. / June Jordan -- Run nigger / The Last Poets -- Admonitions / Lucille Clifton -- Nikki-Rosa / Nikki Giovanni -- Dance for militant dilettantes / Al Young -- Dear John, dear Coltrane ; Rueben, Rueben / Michael S. Harper -- My house / N. Giovanni -- Flight to Canada ; Betty's ball blues / Ishmael Reed -- Wounded in the house of a friend ; Song no. 2 / Sonia Sanchez -- Poem for players / A. Young. Disc 2. Muhammad Ali at the ringside 1985 / Wole Soyinka -- Hard rock returns to prison from the hospital for the criminal insane ; Idea of ancestry / Etheridge Knight -- Bang, bang outishly ; Rhythim blues ; Shazam doowah / Amiri Baraka -- End of civilization as we know it / Colleen J. McElroy -- Cruelty ; Lucy / Lucille Clifton -- Endangered species list blues, with the Firespitter Band / Jayne Cortez -- I live for my car ; Nigger rhythm rhymes from the blues part of town / Wanda Coleman -- Lester leaps in / Al Young -- Poem for magic / Quincy Troupe -- I am she / Nikki Giovanni -- Tuskegee Airfield / Marilyn Nelson Waniek -- Facing it ; Venus's-flytraps / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Rise up fallen fighters (Okra takes up with a Rastafari man/She can't hold back/She say smilin) / Ntozake Shange -- Poem to thrill the NAACP, or a black family moves to the suburbs / Mbembe Milton Smith -- Near-Johannesburg boy / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Revolution will not be televised / Gil Scott-Heron -- Helen ; Helen and Martha ; Martha and Helen ; 1962, my brother Richard returns from the monastery / E. Ethelbert Miller -- Shakespeare say ; After reading Mickey in the night kitchen for the third time before bed / Rita Dove -- Jamal's lamentation ; Self portrait, 1988 / Rueben Jackson. --Barbie's little sister / Allison Joseph -- Slaughter / Kevin Young -- Nocturne / Anthony Butts -- Black steel in the hour of chaos / Public Enemy -- Project princess / Tracie Morris -- Ohm / Saul Stacey Williams -- No black male show / Carl Hancock Rux. SOUND/D 50

Pacifica, New Poetry from the West Coast Read by the Poets
v.1. On an exhibitin of pickled embryos. Death of a poet (for Dylan Thomas), by L. Lipton.--Five poems from the winter sheaf. Reply to orators. Secret band, by W. Pillin.--The chief delusion. Discussing dreams. Estivation. Scrutiny. Grandmother. Of June necessity by J.B. May.--Designs of poetry (for Harry Hooten). Somewhere men read poetry. Solo on the murder of poets. Affirmation by L.W. Hedley.--The thunder (concluding section of Thunder suite) by R.W. Emerson.--Hermanski, the Hobo and the hotel of death. Confidential data on the loyalty investigtion of Herbert Ashenfoot. The night senses of America. The mocker in muddy perspective, ty J. Schevill.Sound/C 917

Palabra: A Sampling of Contemporary Latino Writers.
Octavio Paz, Gloria Anzaldua, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jose Montoya, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Carlos Fuentes, Gary Soto, Francisco Alarcon, Ernesto Cardenal, Lucha Corpi, Luis Rodriguez, Bernice Zamora, Ana Castillo, Juan Felipe Herrera, Demetria Martinez, Elba Sanchez. 55 min. Video/C 3475

Poetry in America Today
1983. Sound/C 972 678

Poetry in Motion.
Feature documentary that explores the nature and vision of contemporary poetry. It introduces the work of 25 North American writers by showing them discussing and reading their work. 90 min. DVD 1267; also VHS Video/C 972

Poetry in Motion II [CD-ROM]
Feature documentary that explores the nature and vision of contemporary poetry. It introduces the work of 25 North American writers by showing them discussing and reading their work. Helen Adam, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, Charles Bukowski, Jim Carroll, Robert Creeley, Diane Di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Michael Ondaatje, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldmen, Tom Clark, Spalding Gray, Bob Holman, Rose Lesniak, Cookie Mueller, Eileen Myles, Alice Notley, Joel Oppenheimer, Peter Orlovsky, Pedro Pietri, Jerome Rothenberg, Philip Whalen. Presents the poems of twenty-four contemporary poets through the dramatic pairing of written text and video performance. Viewers can read a poem, watch it being performed by the author or just sit back and let the words wash over them. Includes some brief interviews. CD-ROM Compu/D 313

Poetry of the Near East, Lunch Poems, 2/21/02
Readings by: Shahwali Ahmadi (Persian and Dari), Ayla Algar (Turkish), Shayee Khanaka (Kurdish), Margaret Larkin (Arabic), Leslie Peirce (Turkish) Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on February 21, 2002 Berkeley faculty and staff from Near Eastern disciplines read poetry from the rich literary traditions and the vibrant contemporary poetry of the Near East. Texts are read both in English and in the original languages. Sound/C 1600

Poetry of the Seventeenth Century
Read by Peter Jeffrey, David King, Ann Morrish and Peter Orr. Directed by Peter Orr. Selections from the poetry of Ben Jonson; Robert Herrick; Henry King; Edmund Waller; Sir John Suckling; Richard Lovelace; Phineas Fletcher; John Fletcher; George Herbert; John Donne; Henry Vaughan; Andrew Marvell and Charles Cotton. Sound/C 625

Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work, 1888-2006
Compilation of poems read by various authors, recorded from 1888 to 2006. Sound/D 245

Disc 1. The charge of the light brigade (2:20) ; Come into the garden, Maud (:20) / Alfred Lord Tennyson -- How they brought the good news from Ghent to Aix : excerpt / Robert Browning (:58) -- America : excerpt / Walt Whitman (:38) -- The lake isle of Innisfree (3:10) ; The song of the old mother (:54) / William Butler Yeats -- Lucinda Matlock (:58) ; Emily Sparks (:52) / Edgar Lee Masters -- The creation / James Weldon Johnson (4:26) -- If I told him : a completed portrait of Picasso / Gertrude Stein (3:38) -- The road not taken (1:04) ; Stopping by woods on a snow evening (:56) / Robert Frost -- From The people, yes (#90) / Carl Sandburg -- So and so reclining on her couch / Wallace Stevens (2:10) -- The red wheelbarrow (:15) ; For Elsie (from Spring and all) (1:46) / William Carlos Williams -- From Hugh Selwyn Mauberly / Ezra Pound (3:02) -- From Helen in Egypt : excerpt / H.D. (3:35) -- Journey of the Magi : with introduction / T.S. Eliot (3:19) -- Recuerdo (1:29) ; Love is not all (1:14) / Edna Saint Vincent Millay -- Resume (:21) ; The lady's reward (:57) / Dorothy Parker -- As freedom is a breakfastfood / e.e. cummings (2:33) -- To Juan at the Winter Solstice / Robert Graves (2:21) -- From John Brown's body / Stephen Vincent Benet (3:50) -- Strong men / Sterling Brown (2:59) -- The negro speaks of rivers : with intro (:57) ; The weary blues : with intro (1:46) / Langston Hughes -- Portrait of the artist as a prematurely old man / Ogden Nash (2:02) -- King of the river / Stanley Kunitz (3:16) -- The cave of nakedness / W.H. Auden (6:28) -- I knew a woman (1:47) ; Elegy for Jane (1:12) / Theodore Roethke -- Late air (:33) ; The fish (2:40) / Elizabeth Bishop --

Disc 2. Those winter Sundays / Robert Hayden (:52) -- The ballad of orange and grape (2:46) ; To be a Jew in the twentieth century (1:02) / Muriel Rukeyser -- #23 (The lay of Ike) (1:11) ; #36 (The high ones die-- ) (1:28) / John Berryman -- The world is so difficult to give up-- (:23) ; This is the solution, to be happy with slaughter-- (:19) ; Here I am with mike in hand, shooting down the rapids-- (:38) ; I killed a fly-- (:29) ; What about dying? (:52) / David Ignatow -- Passing remark (:48) ; Serving with Gideon (1:17) / William Stafford -- And death shall have no dominion (1:44) ; The tombstone told when she died (1:52) / Dylan Thomas -- The mother (2:34) ; We real cool (1:36) / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Skunk hour / Robert Lowell (2:25) -- Crossing over / William Meredith (2:17) -- See it was like this when-- (:39) ; Underwear (3:34) / Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- The secret of my endurance / Charles Bukowski (2:16) -- Ray / Hayden Carruth (2:44) -- Love calls us to the things of this world / Richard Wilbur (1:54) -- American haikus : excerpt / Jack Kerouac with Al Cohn & Zoot Simms (6:08) -- Death psalm : O Lord of mysteries / Denise Levertov (3:45) -- Monet refuses the operation / Lisel Mueller (2:28) -- Woodchucks / Maxine Kumin (1:57) -- America / Allen Ginsberg (8:47) -- Still / A.R. Ammons (2:40) -- My philosophy of life / John Ashbery (4:08) -- After making love we hear footsteps (1:31) ; Last gods (2:03) / Galway Kinnell -- A blessing / James Wright (1:49) -- All my pretty ones (3:26) ; For my lover, returning to his wife (3:07) / Anne Sexton.

Disc 3. Even in Paris : excerpt / Richard Howard (6:28) -- Driving into the wreck / Adrienne Rich (4:02) -- Lovesong / Ted Hughes (2:12) -- Omeros : excerpt / Derek Walcott (3:02) -- The song of the taste (:59) ; Why I take good care of my Macintosh computer (1:30) / Gary Snyder -- The idea of ancestry / Etheridge Knight (3:09) -- Daddy / Sylvia Plath (3:41) -- The greatest poem in the world / David Ray (1:20) -- An oddly lovely day alone / John Updike (2:10) -- Bang, bang outishly (1:31) ; Rhythim [sic] blues (:24) ; Shazam doowah (:50) / Amiri Baraka -- Dahomey / Audre Lorde (2:09) -- Right to life / Marge Piercy (4:09) -- The poem / Mark Strand (2:31) -- Zimmer imagines heaven / Paul Zimmer (1:59) -- Cruelty, don't talk to me about cruelty / Lucille Clifton (:40) -- I have had to learn to live with my face / Diane Wakoski (6:43) -- We were so poor (:30) ; I was stolen by the gypsies (:35) ; Everybody knows the story-- (:43) / Charles Simic -- Death of a naturalist / Seamus Heaney (2:05) -- Lester leaps in (1:08) ; A dance for militant dilettantes (1:29) / Al Young -- Fire / Gloria Vando (4:08) -- Odysseus to Telemachus / Joseph Brodsky (1:40) -- Sometimes it's better to laugh, honest injun / Simon J. Ortiz (2:55) -- Ode to my shoes / Erica Jong (1:49)

Disc 4. Wonder / Sharon Olds (1:38) -- The lost pilot / James Tate (1:56) -- Puerto Rican obituary : excerpt / Pedro Pietri (5:34) -- Uh oh plutonium / Anne Waldman (3:12) -- The fine printing on the label of a bottle of non-alcohol beer (1:29) ; The sweat lodge (1:11) / Adrian Louis -- Facing it / Yusef Komunyakaa (1:10) -- Logan Heights and the world / Juan Felipe Herrera (4:35) -- The Colonel / Carolyn Forche (2:44) -- The history of Armenia / Peter Balakian (3:37) -- Grace / Joy Harjo (4:27) -- Parsley / Rita Dove (4:13) -- The long meadow / Vijay Seshadri (4:11) -- The floral apron / Marilyn Chin (1:24) -- Raisin eyes / Luci Tapahonso (1:43) -- The concrete river / Luis Rodriguez (3:34) -- My father, in heaven, is reading out loud / Li-Young Lee (2:29) -- Two standards / Elise Paschen (2:17) -- I saw you walking / Deborah Garrison (1:42) -- The female seer will burn upon this pyre (1:17) ; After the gig, Mick Jagger (1:10) / Elizabeth Alexander -- Morning broke on my cabin inverted, tempest in my forehead / D.A. Powell (3:47) -- Eleven more days / Carl Hancock Rux (4:52) -- Simon Peter / John Poch (2:09) -- Fragments of the forgotten war / Suji Kwock Kim (3:46) -- Lucky criminals / Kevin Prufer (2:01) -- The slaughter / Kevin Young (2:18) -- Scab / Jonathan Lamfers (3:14).

Poets of Generation X
Contents: Mayor X of NY City / Kathy Acker -- I fill my lungs with smoke / Bruce Weber -- His face like gears/tracks / Anne Elliott -- Been thinkin' / Todd Colby (Drunken Boat) -- Li'l Dorothy / Gloria -- Summer is a bummer / Mitch Corber -- My invisible friend / BiBi Norman -- Get up, stand up! / Bob Holman -- Slot machine / Emily XYZ, Saunders Myers -- Anti-Christ / Steve Dalachinsky -- Jesus, sister / Teri Pain -- Rusty blade / Singing Space Cowboy -- Fellin' no pain / Janet Restino -- Psycho-Babble-a / Harold Bowser -- Temporary America / Barbara Barg. 1998. 60 min. Video/C 6581

Poets of Generation X - vol 2
Contents: Song for Generation X / Ed Sanders -- Melting seasons/Infinity Mini / Eileen Myles -- At the end of the century / Elliot Katz -- Love's dead songs / Jacqueline Annette -- The "We" decade / Thad Rutkowski -- Kitchen crimes/The man I knew too well / Elizabeth Morse -- Picasso / Alan Eisenstein, Perry Robinson -- King Midas lounge / Sharon Mesmer -- The tall perspire first / Sparrow, Schanzer -- Tainted keepsakes / Tish Benson -- Give us this day / Mitch Corber -- My pledge of allegiance/Crush groove / Lee Ann Brown -- Bone bristle / Bruce George -- Pillar of my community / Susan Scutti -- Down below the underdog / Christian X. Hunter. 1998. 68 min. Video/C 6582

Poets Reading Their Own Poems
Christmas eve under Hooker's statue. Noli me tangere, from The death of the sheriff, pt. 1. Between the porch and the altar: Mother and son; Adam and Eve; Katherine's dream; At the altar. By Robert Lowell (recorded for the Library of Congress, 1948)--Preludes for Memnon, pt. 14, 19, 63, 3, and 29, by Conrad Aiken (recorded at Harvard University for the Library of Congress, 1948)--To an old lady. Just a smack at Auden. Missing dates. Bacchus. By William Empson (recorded at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, for the Library of Congress, 1948)--Epistle to be left in the earth. The shape of flesh and bone, from Actfive. Conquistador, Bernal Diaz's preface to his book. The too-late born. Once sang, from Actfive. By Archibald MacLeish (recorded in Boston, Mass., for the Library of Congress, 1950) Sound/C 322

Poets Reading Their Own Poems
Christmas eve under Ajanta, by Muriel Rukeyser (recorded in New York City for the Library of Congress, 1949)--Ode to the sea, by Howard Baker (recorded in San Francisco for the Library of Congress, 1949)--The runner with the lots. The mount. Grapes making. Sundown. Country summer. Lullaby. By Leonie Adams (recorded at the Library of Congress, 1949)--Girl help. Baby goat. A lullaby. Remembered morning. Going home from the party. On an old woman dying. Country burial. Winter garden. Old love. By Janet Lewis (recorded in San Francisco for the Library of Congress, 1949) Sound/C 323

Poets Reading Their Own Poems
The last son, by Theodore Roethke (recorded at the Library of Congress, 1948)--A thrush in the moonlight. Sonnet 14, 18, and 20, from Against the cold. A dance for rain. By Witter Bynner (recorded at the Library of Congress, 1948)--De orbe novo. Celestine. Messenger scene, scene 8 from Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus. By Robert Fitzgerald (recorded at the Library of Congress, 1948)--Water and shadow. For the seasons. Snowstorm in January. After St. Theresa. The castaways. Falling tears, awakening heavens. By Marya Zaturenska (recorded in New York City for the Library of Congress, 1949) Sound/C 321

Poets Reading Their Own Poems
A world within a war, by Herbert Read (recorded at the Library of Congress, 1948)--Ballad of a strange thing, by Phelps Putnam (recorded at Harvard University for the Library of Congress, 1948)--Winter landscape. The ball poem. The lightning. Canto amor. By John Berryman (recorded at the Library of Congress, 1947)--Opera, opera. Chorus for survival: Poem 14. Fortune for Mirabel. By Horace Gregory (recorded in New York City for the Library of (Congress, 1949) Sound/C 320

The Poet's Voice
Recorded at Harvard University between 1933 and 1970 Cassette 1. Ezra Pound (29 min) ; T.S. Eliot (33 min.) -- Cassette 2. Marianne Moore (28 min) ; William Carlos Williams (29 min.) -- Cassette 3. Wallace Stevens (28 min.) ; Robert Frost (29 min.) -- Cassette 4. W.H. Auden (29 min.) ; Robinson Jeffers (17 min.) ; Theodore Roethke (10 min) -- Cassette 5. Randall Jarrell (33 min.) ; John Berryman (35 min) -- Cassette 6. Robert Lowell (30 min.) ; Sylvia Plath (25 min.). Features a selection of modern American poets reading and commenting upon their works. Sound/C 28

Raza Spoken Here: Poesia Chicana. Volume 1
All poems recorded, edited and mastered between 9/24/98 and 3/25/99 by Rafter Roberts."--Container insert. The Taco Shop poets manifesto / The Taco Shop Poets -- Sonia on Hope Street, Metzli Chingona / Olga Angelina Garcia Echeverria -- Vato Loco de la Maravilla, Rafa chronicles / Manuel J. Velez -- Blood ain't salsa / Rasquachi Perfomers -- Tepalcate a tepalcate, sowing seeds / Elba Rosario Sanchez -- I hear a poem calling me, Heaven for eight dollars / Daniel Sanchez-Glazer -- For my sister who thinks I'm unhappy because I, like her, don't wear a size 6, Free metal woman / Sandra C. Mu~noz -- El mar y el muro, Sobre Baghdad han caido las bombas / Christian Ramirez. -- Holidays of el barrio, The out of order sign is out of order / Chuy Quintero -- Revolucion / Trago Amargo. Sound/D 43

Readings from Anglo-Saxon Poetry
Read by Gretchen Paulus and Francis P. Magoun, Jr. Recorded for the Harvard College Library, May 1955. Selections from Anglo-Saxon poems, mostly represented in Bright's Anglo-Saxon reader.--Selections from Beowulf and Judith. Sound/C 752

Right on! Poetry on Film.
The Original Last Poets. During 1968 on the hot streets of New York a trio of young black performers, calling themselves The Original Last Poets, were creating a hip new form of guerrilla poetry woven of soul, jazz, the blues and gospel. Today they are credited as the tap-root artists of Rap. This film, set on the rooftops and back alleys of the Lower East Side, presents the trio in the full range of performance from satire and power to tenderness and affirmation. 73 min. Video/C 3403

She Writes
Documentary weaves together the narratives and works of four young Tamil women poets. The film traverses diverse modes of resistance, through images and sounds that evoke the universal experiences of pain, anger, desire and transcendence. 2005. 55 min. DVD 8943

Slammin
Slammin: The Sport of Spoken Word. Poets: David Mills, Susan Ross, Everton [Sylvester], Evert Eden, Cheryl B., Henry Fonda. Narrator: Bob Holman. Live coverage with performances and judging in the semi-final round of performance poetry to determine which poets will go to the annual National Poetry Slam competition. Performances taped at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. 27 min. Video/C 6188

Slamnation
Slamnation: The Sport of Spoken Word. Host: Marc Smith. Poets: Bob Holman, Saul Williams, Jessica Care Moore, Beau Sia, MuMs the Schemer, Andrew Berger, Gayle Danley, Bill MacMillan, Sean Shea, Lisa King, Corey Cokes, Taylor Mali, Daniel Ferri, Gary Glazner, Patricia Smith, Jack McCarthy, Brian Comiskey, Jim Fitzgerald (St. Martin Press), Alexandra Oliver, Andrea Thompson, Ray McNiece, Ebani Edwards, Nave, Reuben Nisenfeld, Danny Solis. Live coverage with performances and judging in the annual 1996 National Poetry Slam held in Portland Oregon. Over 120 poets from 27 teams gathered for this national conference of performance poetry. 92 min. Video/C 6189

Description from Cinema Guild catalog

Spoken Arts Treasury of 100 Modern American Poets Reading Their Poems
v.1. Masters, E. L. -- Johnson, S. -- Stein, G. -- Frost, R. --Sandburg, C. -- v.2. Stevens, E. L. -- Bynner, W. -- Eastman, J. -- Williams, W. -- Untermeyer, L. -- v.3. Pound, E. -- Benet, S. V. -- Wheelock, J. H. --Doolittle, H. D. -- v.4. Jeffers, R. -- Moore, M. -- Ransom, J. C. -- Eliot, T.S. -- Aiken, C. -- v.5. Coffin, R. P. T. -- MacLeish, A. -- Davidson, D. --Parker, D. -- Van Doren, M. -- cummings, e.e. -- v.6. Deutsch, B. -- Bogan, L. -- Marshall, L. -- Benet, S. V. -- Cowley, M. -- v.7. Tate, A. -- Adams, L. --Winters, Y. -- Williams, O. -- Hughes, L. -- v.8. Spencer, T. -- Nash, O. --Cullen, C. -- Moore, M. -- Holmes, J. -- Eberhart, R. -- v.9. Warren, R. P. --Kunitz, S. -- Rexroth, K. -- Auden, W. H. -- Roethke, T. -- v.10. Engle, P. --Scott, W. T. -- Bishop, E. -- Cunningham, J.V. -- Patchen, K. -- Everson, W. v.11. Sobiloff, H. -- Shapiro, K. -- Nims, J. F. -- Schwartz, D. -- Rukeyser, M. -- Howes, B. -- v.12. Jarrell, R. -- Berryman, J. -- Dodson, O. -- Garrigue, J. -- Stone, R. -- Summers, H. -- v.13. Ciardi, J. -- Viereck, P. --Brinnin, J. M. -- Lowell, R. -- Brooks, G. -- Smith, W. J. -- v.14. Meredith, W. -- Swenson, M. -- Nemerov, H. -- Ferlinghetti, L. -- Wilbur, R. -- Moss, H. --v.15. Hecht, A. -- Dickey, J. -- Simpson, L. -- Leverov, D. -- Booth, P. --Snodgrass, W. D. -- v.16. Merrill, J. -- Creeley, R. -- Ginsberg, A. -- Wagoner, D. -- Bly, R. -- Kinnell, G. -- v.17. Ashbery, J. -- Wright, J. -- Davison, P. -- Hall, D. -- Sexton, A. -- Rich, A. -- v. 18. Pack, R. -- Hollander, J. -- Updike, J. -- Plath, S. -- Strand, M. -- Kelly, R. Sound/C 109

Three Hundred Years of Great American Poetry from Anne Bradstreet through Stephen Crane.
Readings by Vincent Price, Eddie Albert, Julie Harris, Helen Gahagan Douglas, and Ed Bagley ; directed by Howard Sackler and Margaret Webster. Includes works by Taylor, Bradstreet, Frenau, Bryant, Longfellow, Emerson, Whittier, Holmes, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson, Miller, Lanier, and Crane. Sound/C 683

The United States of Poetry.
Performers: Henry Real Bird, George Ella Lyon, Jeff Tagami, Tracie Morris, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Naomi Shihab Nye, Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Lord Buckley, Sparrow, Everton Sylvester, James Still, Rita Dove (Pt.1); Peter Spiro, Thylias Moss, Czeslaw Milosz, Pedro Pietri, Ismail Azim El, Sheryl Noethe, Matt Cook, Dan Powers, Hal Sirowitz, C.D. Wright, Paul Beatty, Dennis Cooper, Derek Walcott (Pt.2); Thylias Moss, Leonard Cohen, Amiri Baraka, Nerissa Dias, Vess Quinlan, Genny Lim, John Wright, Ruth Forman, Jim Northrup, Luis Alfaro, Wanda Coleman, Javier Pina, Robert Chambers, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Barbara Kruger (Pt.3).

Short films that illustrate individual poems by American poets recited by their creators. 1996. 72 min. Video/C 5033

The United States of Poetry.
All poems read by the authors except track #21, John Epperson as Lypsinka, read by Mary Cleere Haran. Contents: Driftwood feelin' / Henry Real Bird -- Green light and gamma ways / Thylias Moss -- Democracy / Leonard Cohen -- Soldiers drill / Found poetry #1 -- Telephone booth #905 1/2 / Pedro Pietri -- Slot machine / Emily XYZ with Myers Bartlett -- James Joyce / Matt Cook -- Stoplight politics / Ruth Forman -- Project princess / Tracie Morris -- The X is black (Spike lie) / Amiri Baraka -- Turning forty / Pearl Cleage -- A three point shot from Andromeda / Paul Beatty -- So beautiful / Indran Amirthanayagam -- Personals ad / Allen Ginsberg -- Crumbs / Hal Sirowitz -- Tours / C.D. Wright -- Good shepherd: Atlanta, 1981 / Al -- Double Dutch rhymes / Found poetry #2 -- Sista: boss of the food / Lois-Ann Yamanaka -- How do I love Thee / Lypsinka -- Cheerleader chant / Found poetry #3 -- The long road / Robert Creeley -- Gift / Czeslaw Milosz -- Heritage / James Still -- Square dance call / Found poetry #4 -- I'm an emotional idiot / Maggie Estep -- Romeo had Juliette / Lou Reed -- Two whores / Dennis Cooper -- A testimonial / Sparrow -- Change / Quincy Troupe -- A Song / Joseph Brodsky -- Salvation/Quarantine / Miguel Algarin -- Tell our daughters / Besmilr Brigham -- The Sounds I hear at night / Sawyer Shefts -- Spirit hunters / John Trudell -- Opening reprise. SOUND/D 57 (also in Bancroft Library: BANC CD 027)

Victorian Poetry
Max Adrian, Claire Bloom, Alan Howard, readers. Sound/C 664

The Voice of Poetry.
ssued under the auspices of the Oxford festival of spoken poetry. v.1., read by Edith Evans; v.2., read by John Gielgud. v.1. Sonnet CIV: To me fair friend (Shakespeare).--To Celia (Jonson).--A slumber did my spirit seal (Wordsworth).--La belle Dame Sans Merci (Keats).--The tiger (Blake).--Say not the struggle naught availeth (Clough).--She walks in beauty (Byron).--Upon Westminster bridge (Wordsworth).--Allan-a-Dale (Scott).--Sonnet CXVI: Let me not to the marriage of true minds (Shakespeare).--Sonnet XXX: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought (Shakespeare).--Fear no more the heat o' the sun [from] Cymbeline (Shakespeare).--The reaper (Wordsworth).--Sweet and low (Tennyson).--A child's grace (Herrick).--Tewkesbury road (Masefield).--The donkey (G.K. Chesterton).--Weathers (Hardy).--Nicholas Nye (De La Mare).--The shyness of beauty (Binyon).--Cargoes (Masefield).--The ploughman (Bottomley).--Summer morning (Wallace B. Nichols).--The kingfisher (W.H. Davies).--The song of enchantment (De La Mare).--You are old, Father William (Carroll).--The elfin artist (Noyes).--The moon (W.H. Davies).--The rolling English road (G.K. Chesterton).--The shop girl (Richard Church.). v.2. Go, lovely rose (Waller).--Since first I saw your face (Anon.).--Shall I compare thee [sonnet 18] (Shakespeare).--The triumph (Jonson).--That time of year [sonnet 73] (Shakespeare).--Ode to the West Wind [and] Ozymandias (Shelly).--Death (Donne).--So we'll go no more a-roving (Byron).--Young and old (Kingsley).--A birthday (C. Rossetti).--Summer dawn (Morris).--Break, break, break (Tennyson).--The storm is over (Bridges).--Lone heart, learning [and] Down the glimmering staircase [from Vigils] (Sassoon).--Arabia (De La Mare).--Truth (Masefield).--Leisure (Davies).--Silver (De La Mare).--The journey of the magi [and] Preludes (Eliot). Sound/C 899

Where Poems Come From
Fifteen major poets read their poems and discuss the origins of their poetry in dreams, history, daily life, and the collective unconscious. Performers: Poets interviewed: Yehuda Amichai, Lucille Clifton, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Gluck, Joy Harjo, Galway Kinnell, Philip Levine, W. S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milosz, Octavio Paz, Ishmael Reed, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Alice Walker. Video/C 6105

Women Working in Literature
Performers: Adrienne Rich, Ntozake Shange, Carolyn Kizer, Anne Sexton, Alice Walker, Grace Paley, Cherrie Moraga, Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Maxine Hong Kingston, Judy Grahn, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Karen Brodine, Barbara Guest, Susan Howe, and Erica Hunt. Previously recorded sessions of American women poets reading selections from their work. Video/C 3476

Word Up
Spoken word from the streets, bars and bedrooms of Toronto and New York, from the plains, cafes and lodges of Oakland and Penticton, written and performed by some of the forerunners of the spoken word resurgence.

Contents: Introduction / George Koller (0:37) -- Everybody / Reg E. Gaines (0:56) -- Sweets / Nancy Dembowski (1:20) -- So what / Lillian Allen (0:40) -- Catharsis / Courtnay McFarlane (3:19) -- The dogs / Jean Smith (1:22) -- I am a closet New Yorker / Sheri-D Wilson (2:11) -- Lounge chair / Bob Holman (0:44) -- The green / Dasez Scott (1:21) -- Incident on College Street / Jill Battson (0:39) -- Limbo dancer / Lillian Allen (4:05) Excision / Darryl Keyes (1:22) -- Diary of a trademark / Ian Stephens (6:11) -- Counting / Lisa Buscani (1:07) -- What does a lesbian look.like? / Shawn Dempsey & Lorri Millan (1:05) -- Kitty cries revenge / Alex Ferguson (0:46) -- Cake / Todd Colby (0:56) -- Monk / Clifton Joseph (4:27) -- Dynomite / John Sobol (2:07) -- Fragment 75 / Genevieve Letarte (0:41) -- And look what the future has wrought / Mansa (1:24) -- And how do we connect language up to the body? / Aaron Williamson (1:06) -- Sin city / Sheri-D Wilson (4:49) -- By the numbers / Jelani (0:55) -- Rescue 119 / Lori Weidenhammer (1:36) -- So what / Tracie Morrie (2:29) -- Message to the people / Shafiq (1:00) -- Survival (in the city) / Clifton Joseph (2:56) -- Tenor sax / Nancy Dembowski (0:42) -- The relationship / Bob Holman (0:06) -- Car alarm / Julie Bruck (1:31) -- Say no / Anton (1:03) -- Finale / George Keller (0:31). Sound/d 56

Works of Individual Poets

[Adams, Leonie]Poets Reading Their Own Poems Recorded in San Francisco for the Library of Congress, 1949. Sound/C 323

[Aiken, Conrad] Conrad Aiken Reading The Blues of Ruby Matrix, Two Poems From Time in the Rock [and] A letter from Li Po.
Recorded in New York, June 23, 1955. Sound/C 759

[Aiken, Conrad] Conrad Aiken Reads His Works
Sound/C 815

[Aiken, Conrad] Poets Reading Their Own Poems Library of Congress, 1950. Sound/C 322

[Allen, Paula Gunn] Paula Gunn Allen.
Recorded on November 16, 1989, in the Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 51 min. Video/C 6791

[Amichai, Yehuda] Yehuda Amichai. (Lannan Literary Videos; 10).
Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai reads from his poems and is interviewed by Esther Robbins. c 1989. 60 min. Video/C 6103

[Angelou, Maya] I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
An abridgement of the book of the same title ; read by the author. 1986. Sound/C 961

[Angelou, Maya]Maya Angelou
Reading her poetry, Angelou talks about her memoir, I know why the caged bird sings, about herself and her accomplishments as a writer. 1979 30 min. Sound/C 594

[Angelou, Maya] Miss Calypso
Maya Angelou, vocals; Al Bello, congos, bongos, drums ; Tommy Tedesco, guitar. Recorded in Hollywood, Nov. 1956. Run Joe -- Oo-dla-ba-doo -- Scandal in the family -- Mambo in Africa -- Since me man has done gone and went -- Polymon bongo -- Neighbor, neighbor -- Donkey city -- Stone cold dead in the market -- Calypso blues --Tamo -- Peas and rice -- Flo and Joe -- Push ka pici pi. Compact disc. (1957) Sound/D 23

[Angelou, Maya] On the Pulse of Morning.
Read by Maya Angelou at the inauguration of William Jefferson Clingon, 20 January, 1993. 10 min. Sound/C 1263

[Arnold, Matthew] Treasury of Matthew Arnold
Read by Robert Speaight ; presented by Arthur Luce Klein. Dover Beach -- Summer night -- Rugby Chapel -- Shakespeare -- The Scholar -- Gypsy. Sound/C 627

[Ashbery, John] John Ashbery.
John Ashberry discusses the influence of the visual arts on his poetry and reads a selection of his poetry in English and French. Filmed off-air by NET on March 4, 1966. 46 min. DVD 9068 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1215

[Ashbery, John] John Ashbery.
Pt.1. August, 1986 -- pt.2. September, 1986. Commencement address and poems read by author [pt.1]. Author reads from his selected poems [pt.2]. 2 sound cassettes (29 min. each) Sound/C 1208

[Atwood, Margaret Eleanor] The Poetry and Voice of Margaret Atwood.
The animals in that country.--A foundling.--The landlady.--At the tourist center in Boston.--Roominghouse, winter.--Game after supper.--Girl and horse, 1928.--The small cabin.--Midwinter, presolstice.--6 a.m., Boston, summer sublet.--Dreams of the animals.--Cyclops.--Younger sister, going swimming.--My beautiful wooden leader.--We are hard on each other.--At first I was given centuries.--You refuse to own yourself.--They are hostile nations.--They were all inaccurate.--Tricks with mirrors.--You are happy.--There is only one of everthing.--Late August.--Book of ancestors. 36 min. Sound/C.52

[Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh)] The Poetry of W. H. Auden.
Recorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center on January 8, 1953 and November 6, 1966. The poet reads selections from his work and comments on it. 78 min. Sound/C 1026

[Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh)] W.H. Auden Reading
Recorded in New York on Dec. 12, 1953. In memory of W.B. Yeats -- In praise of limestone -- The capital -- School-children -- As he is -- Five lyrics -- Precious five -- Bucolics. Sound/C 670

[Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh)] Selected Poems.
Read by the poet ; directed by Arthur Luce Klein. Side 1. The wanderer. The legend. Alonso to Ferdinand. The shield of Achilles. A walk after dark. Songs. -- Side 2. River profile. Vespers. Cattivo tempo. Fleet visit. On the circuit. After reading a Child's guide to modern physics. Prologue at sixty. 48 min. Sound/C 620

[Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh)] W. H. Auden Reading from His Works.
In memory of W.B. Yeats.--In praise of limestone.--The capital.--School-children.--As he is.--Five lyrics.--Precious five.--Bucolics. Recorded in New York on Dec. 12, 1953. Sound/C 740

[Baker, Howard]Poets Reading Their Own Poems
Recorded in San Francisco for the Library of Congress, 1949. Sound/C 323

[Baraka, Amiri] Amiri Baraka. See The Beat Generation & Its Circle
[Benet, Stephen Vincent] Recordings of Poets Reading Their Own Poems: Stephen Vincent Benet [and] Edwin Muir.
The Benet poems recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, May 29, l941; the Muir poems, in the studio of the Recording Laboratory, Dec. 12, l955. Sound/C 861

[Beowulf] (Selections)
30 min Sound/C 900

[Beowulf] (Selections)
Sound/C 130

[Beowulf] (Selections)
Sound/C 184

[Beowulf] Readings from Anglo-Saxon Poetry
Read by Gretchen Paulus and Francis P. Magoun, Jr. Recorded for the Harvard College Library, May 1955. Selections from Anglo-Saxon poems, mostly represented in Bright's Anglo-Saxon reader.--Selections from Beowulf and Judith. Sound/C 752

[Berry, Wendell] Wendell Berry.
Wendell Berry reads selections of his poetry. Filmed off-air by NET on March 3, 1977. 43 min. DVD 8964; vhs Video/C 1213

[Berry, Wendell] Readings by Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder (Lannan Literary Videos; 78).
Poet and novelist Wendell Berry who lives and works hisfarm in Kentucky has been called the "prophet of rural America." Gary Snyder's poems reflect his study of Eastern literature and culture, his commitment to the environment and his concepts of humanity's place in the cosmos. Here both authors read from their works followed by an interview with Jack Shoemaker, editor-in-chief of Counterpoint Press. Recorded on Recorded on November 10, 1999. 89 min. Video/C 9092

[Berryman, John] Poets Reading Their Own Poems
Library of Congress, 1950. Sound/C 320

[Berssenbrugge, Mei-mei] Reading by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
The work of Asian American poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge has been described as "spiritual exercises in physical form." Here she reads from her works followed by an interview with poet Arthur Sze. Recorded on April 1, 1999. Lannan literary videos; 74. 60 min. Video/C 9090

[Blackmur, R. P.] R. P. Blackmur Reads His Works.
Sound/C 813

[Blake, William] The Poetry of Blake
Selections from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Read by Sir Ralph Richardson. Sound/C 530

[Blake, William] The English Poets: From Chaucer to Edward Thomas
Contents: 1. Chaucer. Anonymous medieval lyrics.--2. Skelton. Wyatt. Surrey. Googe.--3. Sidney. Spenser. Marlowe. Nashe. Shakespeare.--4. Jonson. Webster. Tourneur. Middleton. Ford. Campion. Raleigh. Donne.--5. Herbert. Vaughan. Crashaw. Traherne.--6. Herrick. Lovelace. Cotton. Marvell. Butler. Rochester. Milton.--7. Dryden. Swift. Pope.--8. Gray. Johnson. Smart. Cowper. Burns. Crabbe. Blake.--9. Wordsworth. Coleridge. Shelly. Keats. Clare.--10. Byron. Hood. Praed. Tennyson.--11. Browning. Lee-Hamilton. Arnold. Clough.--12. Rossetti. Swinburne. Lear. Carroll. Gilbert. Hopkins. Patmore. Meredith.--13. Dowson. Symons. Henley. Kipling. Hardy. Housman. Yeats. Thomas. SOUND/C.226 Pts 1-13 AT NRLF

[Blake, William] Ginsberg Sings Blake: Songs of Innocence & Experience.
A concert of 30 songs highlighting poems originally spun by William Blake, with inspired new melodies crafted by the poet Allen Ginsberg performed in a folk, country and neo-Renaissance style.

Contents: Songs of Innocence: Shepherd -- Echoing Green -- Lamb -- Little Black Boy -- Blossom -- Chimney Sweeper -- Little boy lost/little boy found -- Laughing Song -- Cradle Song -- Divine Image -- Holy Thursday -- Night-Spring -- Nurse's song -- Infant Joy -- Dream -- On Another's Sorrow. Songs of Experience: Nurse's Song -- Sick Rose -- Fly -- Tyger -- My Pretty Rose-Tree -- Ah! Sun-Flower -- Garden of Love -- London -- Schoolboy -- Voice of the Ancient Bard. UCB Video/C 4752

[Bly, Robert] For the Stomach: Selected Poems, 1974.
Selection 8 (Teeth-mother naked at last) recorded at anti-war rally, University of Maryland, Cole Field House, May 1968. All other selections recorded at studios of KCCM-FM, Moorhead, Minn., September 1974. 62 min. Sound/C 1014

[Bly, Robert] Robert Bly.
Broadcast February 1988 and February 1979 on the radio program New letters on the air. Pt.1. February, 1988 -- pt.2. February 1979. Poetry reading by the author. 2 cassettes, 29 min. each. Sound/C 1202

[Bly, Robert] The Poetry of Robert Bly.
Recorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center on May 2, 1966. The poet reads his work and comments upon it. 38 min. Sound/C 1032

[Bogan, Louise] The Eight-sided Heart
Sound/C 982

[Bogan, Louise] Louise Bogan Reads Her Works
Sound/C 812

[Bogan, Louise] Four Generations of Women Poets
Side 1. Anne Bradstreet (9 min.) Emily Dickinson (pt.1-2) (22 min.) Marianne Moore (7 min.) Muriel Rukeyser (5 min.) -- Side 2. Muriel Rukeyser (cont.) (2 min.) Louise Bogan (8 min.) Denise Levertov (8 min.) Profiles of seven American women poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from her works. Sound/C 569

[Boland, Eavan ] Eavan Boland (Lannan Literary Videos; 42).
Eavan Boland is a major Irish poet, and in her nine books of poetry she explores the relationship between gender, art, and national identity--'the meeting place between womanhood and history.' Here Eavan Boland reads from her works "In a time of violence" and "Outside history" followed by a discussion of her work with Los Angeles poet Eloise Klein Healy. Recorded on November 16, 1994 in Los Angeles. 60 min. Video/C 9031

[Boyle, Kay] Kay Boyle.Lannan literary videos; 13.
Kay Boyle, always an eloquent advocate for human rights in her work and life, has published more than 30 books in a rich career that stretches back to Paris in the 1920's. This program presents her final public reading at the Los Angeles Theater Center and includes an interview by novelist Sean Wong. Recorded in Los Angeles on September 11, 1989. 60 min. Video/C 9074

[Boyle, Kay] Kay Boyle.
Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Filmed off-air by NET on December 10, 1975 at The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University. Kay Boyle reads a selection of her recent poetry. 60 min. DVD 8961 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1207

[Boyle, Kay] Frontiers
Recorded at KPFA in Berkeley, California, on August 25, 1986. The author reads selections from Collected poems, Testament for my students and other poems, and This is not a letter and other poems. Sound/C 1048

[Brecht, Bertolt] Bentley on Brecht.
Songs and poems of the great German writer Bertolt Brecht, adapted and performed by Eric Bentley. Sound/C 853

[Brooks, Gwendolyn] Among All this, You Stand Like a Fine Brownstone.
Black American poetess Gwendolyn Brooks reads some of her poetry and comments on seeing her work dramatized. Also heard are excerpts from the theatrical presentation based on the title work. Sound/C 83

[Brooks, Gwendolyn] Gwendolyn Brooks Reading her Poetry
Includes selections from A street in Bronzeville, Annie Allen, The bean eaters, Selected poems, Black expression, and In the Mecca. Sound/C 53

[Brooks, Gwendolyn] Gwendolyn Brooks
Broadcast November 1988 and February 1989 on the radio program New letters on the Air. Gwendolyn Brooks reads several of her poems. Sound/C 1199

[Brooks, Gwendolyn] Gwendolyn Brooks Reading at Wheeler Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley.
Reading sponsored by the Dept. of African American Studies and The Library, in appreciation of the generosity of Daphne Muse, April 21, 1997. Host: Margaret Wilkerson (UCB, Dept. of Afro-American Studies) April 21, 1997. Gwendolyn Brooks reads some of her poems for children and adults followed by questions from the audience. 38 min. Sound/C 1325

[Brooks, Gwendolyn] Gwendolyn Brooks.
Broadcast November 1988 and February 1989 on the radio program New letters on the air. Gwendolyn Brooks reads several of her poems. 2 sound cassettes (58 min.) Sound/C 1199

[Brooks, Gwendolyn] Women in Literature Reading Their Own Works.
Gwendolyn Brooks reading her poetry ; with an introductory poem by Don L. Lee (54:17) Sound/C 608

[Brown, Rita Mae] Poets Rita Mae Brown & Lee Lally.
Interview with two feminist lesbian poets who read and discuss their poetry and that of other leading women poets. 29 min. Sound/C 85

[Browning, Elizabeth Barrett] Sonnets From the Portuguese
Sound/C 58

[Browning, Robert] Poetry of Browning.
Read by James Mason. The bishop orders his tomb. Andrea del Sarto. Fra Lippo Lippi. Sound/C 845

[Browning, Robert] Treasury of Robert Browning.
Fra Lippo Lippi -- My last duchess -- The bishop orders his tomb at Saint Praxed's Church -- Prospice -- Meeting at night -- Parting at morning -- Home thoughts, from Abroad -- Two in the campagna -- A serenade at the villa. Sound/C 629

[Bukowski, Charles] Bukowski Reads His Poetry
Contents: Introduction (1:07) -- Creation of the morning line (1:07) -- Death (3:18) -- Sex fiends (3:07) -- "Love," he said (2:07) -- Piss and shit (1:43) -- The death of an idiot (2:32) -- Style (3:51) -- The world's greatest loser (2:57) -- Last days of the suicide kid (2:41) -- The shoelace (3:58) -- Hot (2:57) -- Earthquake (2:00) -- The rat (3:56) -- The best love poem (3:18). "Recorded in performance at the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, San Francisco, September 14, 1972. (Presented by City Lights Books)" -- Container. "Bukowski wrote about losers and boozers, a full course-load of carnal knowledge, and the seamy side of L.A., his hometown, a city of angels with dirty faces and dirtier dreams.". 41 min, Sound/D 178

[Bukowski, Charles] The Charles Bukowski Tapes
Fifty two separate interviews documenting Bukowski's views on the world and the human condition. Presents an intimate and unsparing portrait of the renegade poet of contemporary literature, interspersed with readings from his poems. Produced and directed by Barbet Schroeder. 1985. 240 min. DVD 8126; vhs Video/C 7725

[Bukowski, Charles] Hostage
Recorded live during a reading at The Sweetwater,Redondo Beach, CA, April, 1980. Sound/D 59

[Bukowski, Charles] The Last Straw: Charles Bukowski Live: The Sweetwater, Redondo Beach, California, March 31, 1980
Charles Bukowski didn't like to do live poetry readings. He was very blunt about this but audiences thought he was joking. He did readings for the money. By 1980, his book royalties, advances for film rights, and other income provided him with the means to be able to stop doing readings. His performances were legendary; cultivating anarchy, he'd goad the audience to mutiny, and usually challenge somebody--or anybody--to fight. Only a few of his readings were filmed. This performance on turned out to be the very last poetry reading Bukowski ever gave, even though he lived and wrote for another 14 years. Special features: Poem menu ; About Buk ; The Vancouver gang. 74 min. DVD X875

[Bukowski, Charles] Poems & Insults
Contents: The creation of the morning line -- Death -- The sex fiends -- Love -- Piss and shit -- The death of an idiot -- Style -- Law -- My frined Andre -- The best love poem I can write at the moment -- The world's greatest loser -- The last days of the suicide kid -- Contents: (cont'd) shoelace -- Eighteen cars full of men thinking of what could have been -- A report upon the consumption of myself -- Something for the touts, the nuns, the grocery clerks and you.

Charles Bukowski reads his poetry at City Lights Poets Theater in San Francisco on September 14, 1973. Selections are from Poems & insults and a Cold Turkey. 65 min. Sound/D 54

[Bukowski, Charles] There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here!: Charles Bukowski Live in Vancouve
This reading by Bukowski was at an old hall in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver B.C. We set up chairs, put Hank in front with a bank of microphones and filmed. It was raw, raucous, and raunchy. But also sublime. 650 people came. There was plenty of yelling, screaming, and applause. There was also plenty of tears and shouts resounding with love and adulation for this man. It was the last time he performed outside the United States. Special features: Poem menu ; About Bukowski ; 25th anniversary screening. Recorded live at the Viking Inn, Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 12, 1979. 97 min. X876

[Burns, Robert] Burns Night; Songs and Poems.
Recitations and song settings. Sound/C 762

[Burns, Robert] Poetry of Robert Burns and Scottish Border Ballads
Sound/C 659

[Byron, George Gordon Byron] Treasury of George Gordon, Lord Byron
Stanzas written on the road between Florence and Pisa -- Don Juan, Canto I and other selections -- The prisoner of Chillon -- When we two parted -- Stanzas for music. Sound/C 636

[Byron, George Gordon Byron] Tyron Power Reading Byron.
Don Juan, canto 1.--She walks in beauty.--On this day I complete my 36th year,--Childe Harold's pilgrimage, canto 3, verses 18-28, 68-75, 85-98, 113-118; canto 4, verses 178-184. Sound/C 844 and Sound/C 652

[Cardenal, Ernesto] Ernesto Cardenal (Lannan Literary Videos; 23.
Ernesto Cardenal, an ordained Catholic priest, a revolutionary and an acclaimed poet reads in Spanish from his epic poem Cantico Cosmico. The English translations are read by actor Edward Asner and poet Ruben Martinez who also interviews Ernesto Cardenal. Recorded on January 28, 1991. 60 min. Video/C 9073

[Carroll, Lewis] Nonsense Verse of Lewis Carroll; Nonsense verse of Edward Lear
Read by Beatrice Lillie, Cyril Ritchard, Stanley Holloway ; directed by Howard Sackler. Sound/C 794

[Carruth, Hayden ] Hayden Carruth (Lannan Literary Videos; 36).
Hayden Carruth is a distinguished poet, essayist, and editor. He is 'a people's poet, readily understood, a tribune of our common humanity, welfare and plight. Carruth is also a poet's poet, a virtuoso of form from the sonnet to free verse, from medieval metrics to jazz ones'--The Nation. Here Mr Carruth reads from his "Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991," and talks about his poetry with Michael Silverblatt. Recorded in Los Angeles on November 9, 1993. 60 min. Video/C 9038

[Catullus, Gaius Valerius] Selected poetry of Catullus
Sound/C 794 658

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] The Canterbury Tales
Director Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971. 121 min. Video 999:1502
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[Chaucer, Geoffrey] A Canterbury Tale
Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1944. Modern retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. 123 min. DVD 8324; vhs Video 999:863
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[Chaucer, Geoffrey] Middle English, Knowledge about Language: Chaucer
Dramatic recreation of The prologue to the Canterbury Tales with commentary and renactment by English elementary school children. 16 min Video/C 3005

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] Fortune & The Flattered Cock
A modern theatrical troupe in medieval costume presents a live stage performance of two stories from The Monk's and Nun's Priest's Tales from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Presented as a musical "weaving a kind of tapestry of narration and performance." Video/C 8526

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] The Canterbury Tales (General Prologue; Prologue to the Parson's Tale; Chaucer's Retraction)
Read in Middle English. Sound/C 1056; 183

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] The Canterbury Tales (The Pardoner's Tale; The Miller's Tale Wife of Bath's Tale: Prologue)
Read in Modern English. Sound/C 492

[Chaucer, Geoffrey]The Canterbury Tales (The Pardoner's Tale; The Nun's Tale.
Read in Middle English. 59 min. Sound/C 469

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] The Canterbury Tales (The Miller's Tale; the Reeve's Tale)
Read in Middle English. Sound/D 265; cassette Sound/C 338

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] The Canterbury Tales (The Wife of Bath's Tale)
Read in Modern English. 42 min. Sound/C 129

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] Chaucer Reads Chaucer: The Miller's Tale
Introductory remarks in English; Chaucer's tale read in original Middle English, with English subtitles. 30 min. Video/C 3004

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] The Poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer
The Parliament of fowls and other poems. Edition recorded: Chaucer's poetry, an anthology for the modern reader, selected and edited by E. T. Donaldson (New York, Ronald Press Co., c1958) Sound/C 641

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] Early English Poetry read in Old and Middle English
Contents: Old English poetry: Caedmon's hymn -- The battle of Maldon -- The Seafarer -- Beowulf ; Middle English poetry: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale. Sound/C 1237

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] Chaucer, Life and Times on CD-ROM
(CD-ROM/Windows). Complete works based on: The Riverside Chaucer. 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin, c1987. Includes the complete works of Chaucer with modern translations and glossary, critical commentary, historical information, extensive graphics, and audio clips in Middle English. Compu/D 352

[Chaucer, Geoffrey] The Wife of Bath's Prologue on CD-ROM
(CD-ROM/Windows) First major publication of the Canterbury Tales Project. First release of the Canterbury Tales on CD-ROM from Cambridge. Includes transcriptions, collations, and digitized images of all 58 pre-1500 manuscript and print versions of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous poem. Compu/D 351

[Cheever, John ] The Poetry of John Cheever
IRecorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center on March 22, 1964. The poet reads his work and comments upon it. 27 min. Sound/C 122

[Ciardi, John] I Met a Man.
1962 Sound/C 868

[Ciardi, John] Recordings of Poets Reading their Own Poems: John Ciardi [and] W.D. Snodgrass
The Ciardi poems recorded in New York City, April 20, 1955; the Snodgrass poems, in the School of Music, University of Rochester, June 9, 1959. Sound/C 859

Ciardi, John] The Poetry of John Ciardi
Recorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center in December, 1964. Sound/C 1010

[Ciardi, John] The Poetry of John Ciardi
Recorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center in December, 1964. Sound/C 1010

[Cisneros, Sandra] Sandra Cisneros, Lunch poems, 11/1/01
Program held at the Zellerbach Playhouse on November 1, 2001.Mexican American author and poet Sandra Cisneros reads from her works. The author of The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek, has also written three books of poetry including Loose Woman and My wicked wicked ways. Her poetry reveals a different strain in her writing -- confessional, cosmopolitan and sexy. Sound/C 1597

[Clampitt, Amy] The Dahlia Gardens
Side one was recorded in New York City on April 16, 1986; side two was recorded at the Library of Congress on Feb. 27, 1984. Times Square water music -- A procession at Candlemas -- Gooseberry fool -- What the light was like -- Voyages -- Margaret Fuller, 1847 -- The Nereids of Seriphos -- Beach glass -- The August darks -- The dahlia gardens -- Imago -- Sunday music -- Beethoven, Opus 111. Sound/C 990

[Clifton, Lucille] Readings and Conversations (Lannan literary videos; 79)
Poet and author Lucille Clifton has written ten poetry books and numerous books for children. Here she reads from her works and is interviewed by the New Mexico author, Denise Chavez. Recorded on Dec. 8, 1999. 74 min. Video/C 9005

[Clifton, Lucille] Lucille Clifton (Lannan literary videos; 53)
Poet Lucille Clifton reads selections from her works The book of light and The terrible stories and is interviewed by fellow poet Quincy Troupe. Reading recorded May 21, 1996. 60 min. Video/C 9004

[Clifton, Lucille] Lucille Clifton. (Lannan Literary Video Series; 4).
Lucille Clifton, two times a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize, reads at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 6095

[Clifton, Lucille] The Place for Keeping
Recorded in 1974 and 1979. Poems, read by the author, with her comments. Sound/C 581

[Coleridge, Samuel Taylor] The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems.
Read by Christopher Casson, John Franklyn, William Styles; presented by Arthur Luce Klein. Time, real and imaginary -- The rime of the ancient mariner -- Frost at midnight -- Kubla Khan -- Youth and age. Sound/C 630

[Coleridge, Samuel Taylor] The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Rime of the ancient mariner (Richard Burton, mariner ; John Neville, narrator ; Robert Hardy, wedding guest) -- In Xanadu did Kubla Khan (Richard Burton, reader) -- Frost at midnight (Richard Burton, reader). Sound/C 835

Corso, Gregory
SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle -- Resources at UCB

[Crane, Stephen] Modern American Poets
Side 1. Stephen Crane (8 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 572

[Creeley, Robert] The Poetry of Robert Creeley
Recorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center on October 24, 1966. Sound/C 1031

[Creeley, Robert] Robert Creeley
Broadcast September 1981 and April 1988 on the radio program New letters on the air. Sound/C 1197

[Creeley, Robert]Robert Creeley (Lannan Literary Videos; 19)
Robert Creeley, co-founder of the Black Mountain poetry movement and one of the most influential poets of his generation, reads from his Collected Poems 1945-1975, Mirrors, Windows and from work in progress. Also includes an interview with him conducted by poet Lewis MacAdam. Recorded on April 16, 1990 In Los Angeles. 60 min. Video/C 9017

[Creeley, Robert] Robert Creeley: 70th Birthday Reading
Robert Creeley, influential poet, essayist, novelist, short story writer, editor and teacher, treats us to a landmark 70th birthday reading in which he talks about and recites selected poems from various stages of his career. Recorded June 1996, St. Marks Church, New York. [1996?]. 55 min. Video/C 9462

[Creeley, Robert] The United States of Poetry Part 4-5
Video/C 5034

[Creeley, Robert]
Robert Creeley Reading His Own Poety
Berkeley Language Center-- Speech Archive SA 1217
May 11, 1976

Note: Some parts of the following poorly recorded:

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[Cruz, Victor Hernandez] Victor Hernandez Cruz. (Lannan Literary Videos; 12)
Poetry reading and interview with the author. Reading recorded April 17, 1989. Features Cruz in a public reading at the Los Angeles Theatre Center as well as speaking to students at the Harvard School and an interview with Lewis MacAdams. Includes readings from Rhythm, content and flavor, and, Red beans. Video/C 6104

[Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin)] E.E. Cummings Reading Him, The Acrobat Passage, Eimi, Lenin's Tomb, Santa Claus, Scene Three [and] Selections from 50 poems, One times one [and] Xaipe.
The selections from 50 poems: I say no world, Hate blows a bubble of despair into: from 1 x 1; When God decided to invent, Nothing false and possible is love, Hello is what a mirror says, Life is more true than reason will deceive, What if a much of a which of a wind, O by the by, One's not half two--it's two halves of one, Yes is a pleasant country, Sweet spring is your, True lovers in each happening of their hearts; from Xaipe: When serpents bargain for the right to squirm, Dying is fine, but Death, Why must itself up every of a park, Who were so dark of heart they might not speak, I thank you God for most this amazing, When faces called flowers float out of the ground. Recorded in New York on May 28, 1953. Sound/C 116

[Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin)] E.E. Cummings Reads His Collected Poetry, 1943-1958
Selections, based on tape recordings made from 1953 to 1961. Sound/C 522

[Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin)] E.E. Cummings Reads His Collected Poetry, 1920-1940, & prose <1975>
Compiled from more than a dozen taped recordings of the poet's public performances ... from 1953-1961." Presents prose works entitled Jottings, Foreward to a catalogue for an exhibition of Cummings' paintings, A poet's advice to students, and A fairy tale; Introduction to Collected poems; selections from Tulips and chimneys, & (And), XLI poems, Is. 5. W (ViVa), 50 poems, and No thanks; and "New poems" in Collected poems. Sound/C 672

[Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin)] William Carlos Williams, Robert Penn Warren, E. E. Cummings, Robinson Jeffers [and] Theodore Spencer Reading Their Own Poems
W. C. Williams: Peace on Earth. Light hearted William. Spring and all. It is a living coral. Queen-Ann's-Lace. The yachts.--R. P. Warren: Terror. Pursuit.--E. E. Cummings: "Plato told him." "My father moved through dooms of love."--R. Jeffers: Oh, lovely rock. The beaks of eagles. Ossian's grave.--T. Spencer: The day. The inflatable globe. A narrative. Problem of immortality. The Phoenix. Sound/C 317

[Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin)] E.E. Cummings reading Him, the Acrobat Passage, Eimi, Lenin's Tomb, Santa Claus, Scene Three [and] selections from 50 Poems, One Times One [and] Xaipe.
The selections from 50 poems: I say no world, Hate blows a bubble of despair into: from 1 x 1; When God decided to invent, Nothing false and possible is love, Hello is what a mirror says, Life is more true than reason will deceive, What if a much of a which of a wind, O by the by, One's not half two--it's two halves of one, Yes is a pleasant country, Sweet spring is your, True lovers in each happening of their hearts; from Xaipe: When serpents bargain for the right to squirm, Dying is fine, but Death, Why must itself up every of a park, Who were so dark of heart they might not speak, I thank you God for most this amazing, When faces called flowers float out of the ground. Recorded in New York on May 28, 1953 Sound/C 116

[Day Lewis, C. (Cecil)] C. Day-Lewis Reads His Works.
<1961> Sound/C 808

[Day Lewis, C. (Cecil)] Poems by C. Day Lewis ...Read by the Author.
assages from the Georgics; Weather signs [and] Spring, translated from Virgil.--Do not expect again a phoenix hour.--Rest from loving and be living.--But two there are, shadow us everywhere.--The Ecstatic.--O dreams, O destinations (Sonnets 1-9).--Birthday poem for Thomas Hardy.--Emily Bronte.--The album.--Statuette: Late Minoan.--The Christmas tree. Sound/C 896

[De la Mare, Walter] Walter De La Mare Reading and Speaking.
Isn't it a lovely day? (conversation).--A little about witches (conversation)--Peace.--The veil.--The railway junction.--England.--In a library.--The scribe.--Here I sit.--To a candle.--Music.--All that's past.--Fare well.--Away.--The princess. Recorded in London, Sept. 20, 1955. Sound/C 757

[Derwood, Gene] The poems of Gene Derwood: Read by the Poet. [With] An anthology of poets' voices in a new reading of her poems.
Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Brother Antoninus reading his poetry and lecturing in the auditorium of the Dominican monastery at St. Albert's College, 1966. 55 min. Sound/C 793

Di Prima, Diane.
SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle -- Resources at UCB

[Dickey, James] The Poems of James Dickey
Side 1. On the hill below the lighthouse. The performance. The lifeguard. The heaven of animals. Fog envelops the animals. To his children in darkness. The hospital window. In the mountain tent. A birth. -- Side 2. Cherrylog road. The firebombing. Sun. The sheep child. Sound/C 621

[Dickey, James] James Dickey
The author is interviewed and reads his poem In the tree house at night. Sound/C 1209

[Dickinson, Emily] Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson
Read by Julie Harris. The soul selects her own society -- Hope is the thing with feathers -- I'll tell you how the sun rose -- I never saw a moor -- The heart asks pleasure first -- [and many others] Sound/C 57

[Dickinson, Emily] The Poems of Emily Dickinson
Read by Nancy Wickwire; music composed and played by Don Feldman; directed by Arthur Luce Klein. Sound/C 622

[Dickinson, Emily] Modern American Poets
Side 1. Emily Dickinson (pt.1-2) (22 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 571

[Donne, John] Poems
Read by Christopher Hassall. Donne: Love poems: The good morrow. The sun rising. Twickenham gardens. The anniversary. The ecstasy. The canonization. The funeral.--Divine poems: At the round earth's imagined corners. Death be not proud. Good Friday, 1613, riding westward. Batter my heart. Thou hast made me. Hymn to God the Father. Wordsworth: Upon Westminster bridge. Surprised by joy. There was a boy. The tables turned. Daffodils. The solitary reaper.--Sonnets: O friend, I know not which way I must look. Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour. It is not to be thought of. The world is too much with us.--Lines written in early spring. Ode: Intimations of immortality from recollections of early childhood. Sound/C 734

[Donne, John] Treasury of John Donne
Sound/C 633

[Donne, John] The English Poets: From Chaucer to Edward Thomas
Sound/C.226 Pts 1-13 AT NRLF

[Donne, John] Poetry of the Seventeenth Century
Read by Peter Jeffrey, David King, Ann Morrish and Peter Orr. Directed by Peter Orr. Selections from the poetry of Ben Jonson; Robert Herrick; Henry King; Edmund Waller; Sir John Suckling; Richard Lovelace; Phineas Fletcher; John Fletcher; George Herbert; John Donne; Henry Vaughan; Andrew Marvell and Charles Cotton. Sound/C 625

[Donne, John] Meditations and Sermons.
Side 1 contains 5 Meditations from Devotions upon emergent occasions, and 3 Sermons; side 2, 10 Sermons. Herbert Marshall, reader. Sound/C 843

[Doty, Mark] Mark Doty: Lunch Poems, 10/3/96
Broadcast Aug. 1985 on the radio program New letters on the air. Sound/C 1201

[Dove, Rita] Rita Dove
Broadcast Aug. 1985 on the radio program New letters on the air. Sound/C 1201

[Dove, Rita] Rita Dove
Broadcast Aug. 1985 on the radio program New letters on the air. Sound/C 1201

[Dryden, John] All for Love, or, The World Well Lost
Robert M. Culp, Elayne Carroll, Henry Beckman, Russell Bailey, Helen McCall, Hyram Peckins, Claudia Pinza, John Burgess. Adapted and directed by Elayne Carroll and Robert M. Culp. Sound/C 1236

[Eberhart, Richard] Richard Eberhart Reading His Works
Sound/C 811

[Eberhart, Richard] Richard Eberhart Reading His Poetry
The fury of aerial bombardment.--Seals, terns, time.--For a lamb.--The groundhog.--"If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness."--New Hampshire, February.--The horse chestnut tree.--The cancer cells.--On a squirrel crossing the road in autumn.--A meditation.--"Go to the shine that's on a tree."--Rumination.--"I walked out to the graveyard to see the dead."--Sea-hawk.--Nothing but change.--The incomparable light.--La Crosse at ninety miles an hour.--The place.--Sea burial from the cruiser Reve.--A Maine roustabout.--Am I my neighbor's keeper?--Hardening into print.--A New England bachelor.--The illusion of eternity.--The mastery.--Marrakech.--The ides of March.--The explorer on Main Street.--A wedding on Cape Rosier.--On returning to a lake in spring. Sound/C 1004

[Eberhart, Richard] A Little Treasury of 20th Century American Poetry
v.1. Wallace Stevens. Marianne Moore. John Crowe Ransom. Robinson Jeffers. Conrad Aiken. E.E. Cummings. Archibald MacLeish. J.V. Cunningham. -- v.2. William Carlos Williams. Allen Tate. Ogden Nash. Robert Penn Warren. Richard Eberhart. Gene Derwood. Robert Lowell. Howard Nemerov. Sound/C 850

[Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)] Four Quartets.
Poems, read by the author. "Recorded under the auspices of the British Council." - Burnt Norton. - East Coker. - The dry salvages. - Little Gidding. Sound/C 115

[Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)] Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Performed by Sir John Gielgud and Irene Worth. Contains 14 poems from the book published in 1939. Sound/C 650

[Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)] T. S. Eliot Reading Poems and Choruses
Recorded in London, Sept. 26, 1955. Ash Wednesday.--A song for Simeon.--Marina.--Triumphal march, from Coriolan.--O light invisible, from The rock.--The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock.--Portrait of a lady.--Preludes.--Mr. Eliot's Sunday morning service.--Murder in the cathedral: part II, Opening chorus.--Family reunion: act II, A chorus. Sound/C 1243

[Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)] T.S. Eliot Reading
Recorded in London, Sept. 26, 1955. The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock.--Portrait of a lady.--Preludes.--Mr. Eliot's Sunday morning service.--Ash Wednesday.--A song for Simeon.--Marina.--Triumphal march, from Coriolan.--O light invisible, from The rock.--Opening chorus, from Murder in the cathedral.--Chorus, from Family reunion. Sound/C 800

[Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)] T.S. Eliot Reading His Own Poetry as originally recorded for the Poetry Room, Harvard College Library, in 1930 and in 1945
The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock -- Gerontion -- The hollow men -- Triumphal march -- Journey of the maji -- A song for Simeon -- Difficulties of a statesman -- Fragment of an agon. Sound/C 707

[Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)] T.S. Eliot Reading His Own Poems
The waste land.--Ash-Wednesday.--Landscapes. Sound/C 707

[Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)] The Waste Land.
Includes the author's The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The hollow men, and Ash Wednesday. Sound/C 733

[Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns)] The Poet's Voice
Recorded at Harvard University between 1933 and 1970. Sound/C 28

[Everson, William] Brother Antoninus: Second Edition
Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Brother Antoninus reading his poetry and lecturing in the auditorium of the Dominican monastery at St. Albert's College, 1966. 55 min. DVD 9078 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1209

[Everson, William] The Savagery of Love: Brother Antoninus Reads His Poetry
Contains poems from the book The rose of Solitude and 5 extemporaneous meditations. Recorded at Honors College, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., on April 30, 1968. Way of life and the way of death. First meditation. Immortal strangeness. Second meditation. The rose of solitude. Third meditation. From the rock untombed. The raging of the rose. Fourth meditation. The face I know. Fifth meditation. The afterglow of the rose. Sound/C 1016

[Fabio, Sarah W.]Rainbow: Black Poet Sarah W. Fabio
A portrait of Black poet, critic, and historian Sarah Webster Fabio. Includes readings of her works and interviews in which she discusses her approaches to writing, the relationship of the Black experience to her work, and her early influences. Originally released in 1976. 31 min. Video/C MM890

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle -- Resources at UCB

[Forche, Carolyn] Carolyn Forche (Lannan Literary Videos; 40).
Carolyn Forche, in her lyrical and deeply resonant poetry, meditates on the brutalities and injustices of the 20th century. Here Ms. Forche reads the entire text of her work "The Angel of history" and talks with Michael Silverblatt, producer and host of the literary interview program "Bookworm." Recorded in Los Angeles on May 24, 1994. 94 min. Video/C 9028

[Frost, Robert] Excerpts from The Poetry of Robert Frost
Edited by Edward Connery Latham. Originally recorded at The Poetry Center of the 92nd St. YM-YWHA in 1950, 1951, and 1952. Sound/C 644

[Frost, Robert] Robert Frost Reading
Recorded in Cambridge, Mass., May 21, 1956. The road not taken -- The pasture -- Mowing -- Birches -- After apple-picking -- The tuft of flowers -- My November guest -- Acquainted with the night -- Tree at my window -- West-running brook -- Death of a hired man --The witch of Coos -- Mending wall -- One more brevity -- Departmental -- A considerable speck -- Why wait for science -- Etherealizing -- Provide, provide -- One step backward taken -- Choose something like a star -- Happiness makes up in height -- Reluctance. Sound/C 769 and Sound/C 1017

[Frost, Robert] Robert Frost Reads From His Own Work
Recorded in the Pierson College lounge, Yale University, May 19, 1961. Sound/C 810

[Frost, Robert] Robert Frost Reads the Poems of Robert Frost.
Mending wall.--The runaway.--The woodchuck.--Stopping by woods on a snowy evening.--Provide, provide.--Birches.--The death of the hired man.--Choose something like a star.--Once by the Pacific.--The gift outright.--One step backward taken.--Departmental.--Two tramps in mudtime.--A lone striker.--A considerable speck.--Come in.--Spring pools.--Closed for good.--A soldier.--Happiness makes up in height.--It is almost the year 2000.--Fire and ice.--Why wait for science. Sound/C 803

[Frost, Robert] Robert Frost: Poetry Reading, Greek Theater, UC Berkeley, May 8, 1958 [ONLINE AUDIO RECORDING]
Berkeley Language Center-- Speech Archive SA 586

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Program (44:30

[Frost, Robert] Robert Frost: Poetry Reading, November 8, 1953 [ONLINE AUDIO RECORDING]
Berkeley Language Center-- Speech Archive SA 1459

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[Frost, Robert] The Poet's Voice
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Ginsberg, Allen
SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle -- Resources at UCB

[Gallagher, Tess]Tess Gallagher, Lunch Poems, 10/30/97
Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on October 30, 1997. Poet Tess Gallagher reads from her works. Sound/C 1383

[Gilbert , Jack] Jack Gilbert (Lannan Literary Videos; 50).
Poet Jack Gilbert, born in Pittsburgh in 1925 is a consummate craftsman whose work, subtle and large of heart, is haunted by love and relationships between men and women. Here he reads from his works "The great fires" and "Monolithos," followed by an interview with essayist and reviewer Jody Allen Randolph. Recorded on November 7, 1995.60 min. Video/C 9029

[Giovanni, Nikki] Nikki Giovanni.
Giovanni gives a direct, funny, energetic and opionated lecture/poetry reading. Video/C 1200

[Gluck, Louise] Louise Gluck. (Lannan Literary Videos; 1).
Louise Gluck, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award, reads at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 6099

[Goldsmith, Oliver] Oliver Goldsmith. (The London Library of recorded English).
[Cassette 3] Pt.9-12. Off the Ground.--Tarantella Sound/C 1227

[Goldsmith, Oliver]Robert Speaight reads The Deserted Village and Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Sound/C 829

[Graham, Jorie ] Reading by Jorie Graham (Lannan Literary Videos; 76).
Jorie Graham, a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, is theauthor of seven collections of poetry. Here she reads from her works followed by an interview with Michael Silverblatt. Recorded on May 20, 1999. 60 min. Video/C 9091

[Grennan , Eamon] Eamon Grennan (Lannan Literary Videos; 59).
Poet Eamon Grennan was born in Dublin in 1941 and teaches at Vassar College. His lyrical and meditative poems evoke the landscape of his native Ireland as well as his adopted home in suburban New York. Here Mr. Grennan reads from his works "So It Goes," "As If it Matters," and new poems, followed by an interview with poet Cal Bedient. Recorded on March 4, 1997. 60 min. Video/C 9030

[Graves, Robert] Robert Graves Reads from His Poetry and from The White Goddes
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[Graves, Robert] Robert Graves Reading
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[Guest, Barbara] Women Working in Literature
Performers: Adrienne Rich, Ntozake Shange, Carolyn Kizer, Anne Sexton, Alice Walker, Grace Paley, Cherrie Moraga, Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Maxine Hong Kingston, Judy Grahn, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Karen Brodine, Barbara Guest, Susan Howe, and Erica Hunt. Previously recorded sessions of American women poets reading selections from their work. Video/C 3476

[Guest, Barbara] Barbara Guest, Lunch poems, 02/02/05
Barbara Guest has published over ten volumes of poetry and her work has become an integral part of the fabric of contemporary American poetry. Here she reads from her poems and discusses her work. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on February 2, 2005. 45 min. Video/C MM421

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[Guest, Barbara] Barbara Guest (Lannan Literary Videos; 52).
Once associated with the poets of the New York School, Barbara Guest's lyrical poems have often been described as word paintings. Here Ms. Guest reads from her "Selected Poems" and discusses her work with poet and playwright Douglas Messerli. Recorded on April 16, 1996 in Los Angeles. 60 min. Video/C 9031

[Gunn, Thom] Thom Gunn. (Lannan literary videos; 41)
Thom Gunn's austere poems of love and death have distinguished him as a contemporary master. Born in England in 1929, Gunn has lived in northern California since 1954. Here Thom Gunn reads from his Collected poems, which gathers 40 years of poetry, and also from new works. Includes a discussion with author Wendy Lesser, the founding editor of The threepenny review. Recorded in Los Angeles on October 18, 1994. 60 min. Video/C 9006

[Gunn, Thom] Thom Gunn.
Thom Gunn, a British poet who has lived in the United States for about twenty years, reads selections of his poetry. Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Filmed off-air by NET on Nov. 20, 1974. 25 min. DVD 8962 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1208

[Gunn, Thom] Poetry Reading: Robert Pinsky and Thom Gunn
Poetry reading recorded March 8, 1989 at Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley. Sound/C 1039

[Hacker, Marilyn] Marilyn Hacker
Interview and poetry readings by the author. Broadcast June 1979 on the radio program New Letters on the Air. Sound/C 1212

[Hacker, Marilyn] The Poetry and Voice of Marilyn Hacker
Presentation piece.--Exiles.--The dark twin.--Cities.--For Elektra.--Conte.--The art of the novel.--Before the war.--The sea coming indoors.--Nightsong.--Somewhere in a turret.--Geographer - for Luther Thomas Cupp, 1947-1974.--Elegy - for Janis Joplin.--The navigators. Sound/C 33

[Hacker, Marilyn] Lunch poems, Marilyn Hacker, 3/7/02
Presents poet Marilyn Hacker reading from her own works. She is noted for infusing sonnets, pantoums and other lyric forms with contemporary diction and subjects, as well as writing in free verse. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on March 7, 2002. Sound/C 1529

[Hall, Donald] Names of Horses
The sleeping giant -- Christmas Eve in Whitneyville -- Self Portrait, as a Bear -- Digging -- The Alligator bride -- Mt. Kearsage -- The dump -- The town of Hill -- Wolf Knife -- Great Day in the Cows House -- The day I was older -- Side two; My son, my executioner -- Reclining figure -- The man in the dead machine -- To a waterfowl -- Ox cart man -- Kicking the leaves -- Maple syrup -- Names of horses. Sound/C 1000

[Hall, Donald] The Poetry of Donald Hall
Recorded at the Poetry Center of the YM-YWHA on November 2, 1964. Sound/C 1013

[Harjo, Joy] Joy Haro. (Lannan Literary Videos; 11).
Joy Harjo, one of the most important Native American poets and author of She had Some Horses, reads for the Laguna Poets in Laguna Beach and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 3483

[Harjo, Joy] Joy Harjo. (Lannan Literary Videos; 51).
Native American author and poet Joy Harjo discusses her work and reads from her poetry, including "The woman who fell from the sky", "Secrets from the center of the world", "In mad love and war", and "She had some horses." Also includes excerpts from an interview of Harjo by native American author Geg Sarris. Recorded February 2, 1996 in Los Angeles, Calif. 60 min. Video/C 9000

[Haro, Joy] Women Working in Literature
Performers: Adrienne Rich, Ntozake Shange, Carolyn Kizer, Anne Sexton, Alice Walker, Grace Paley, Cherrie Moraga, Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Maxine Hong Kingston, Judy Grahn, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Karen Brodine, Barbara Guest, Susan Howe, and Erica Hunt. Previously recorded sessions of American women poets reading selections from their work. Video/C 3476

[Hass, Robert] Berkeley Writers at Work: Robert Hass, December 12, 2002
Robert Hass who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1995,reads from his works and is interviewed by Kaya Oak about his writing process and answers questions from the audience. Taped on sight by the Educational Television Office, University of California, Berkeley. This event took place on December 12, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley Main Library in the Morrison Room. 64 min. Video/C 9446

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[Hass, Robert] Lunch Poems, Robert Hass, 12/4/03
After hosting the Lunch Poems series for eight years, former Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Hass, reads his own poems for the series. A University of California Berkeley professor, Hass has made important contributions in poetry, criticism and translation. 45 min. Video/C 9883
[Hass, Robert] Robert Hass. (Lannan Literary Videos; 70).
Poet and author Robert Hass, born in San Francisco in 1941, teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and served as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995-1997. Here he reads from his works, followed by an interview with author Jorie Graham. Recorded on October 22, 1998. 90 min. Video/C 8375

Hass, Robert

SEE Poetry Reading: Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, April 4, 1983

[Heaney, Seamus] Seamus Heaney (Lannan Literary Videos; 27)
Seamus Heaney's poetry bears witness to Ireland's complex, violent past and present, articulating the conflicts and tender mercies inherent in human experience. Mr Heaney, who received the Nobel Prize, reads from Selected poems 1966-1987 and talked with Michael Silverblatt. Recorded on October 15, 1991 in Los Angeles. 60 min. Video/C 9013

[Heaney, Seamus] Seamus Heaney Reading from His Poetry
Recorded at the Zellerbach Playhouse, University of California, Berkeley on February 11, 1999. Nobel Prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney reads from his poems. Sound/C 1351

[Heaney, Seamus] Opening the Word Hoard: Readings from Beowulf
Nobel Prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney provides commentary and reads from his poem, Beowulf. Recorded at the Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley on February 10, 1999. Sound/C 1350

[Heaney, Seamus] Seamus Heaney Reading from His Poetry
Recorded at the Zellerbach Playhouse, University of California, Berkeley on February 11, 1999. Nobel Prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney reads from his poems. Sound/C 1351

[Hejinian, Lyn] Lunch poems, Lyn Hejinian, 3/4/04
Lyn Hejinian, author or co-author of 14 books of poetry and University of California professor, discusses her writing process and reads from her poems. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on March 4, 2004. 37 min. Video/C MM87

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[Hillman, Brenda] Hillman Brenda, Lunch poems, 10/03/02
Brenda Hillman uses language to explore the edges of consciousness, realms where the division between the sensual and the spiritual begins to dissolve. Here she reads from her poems and discusses her work.. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on October 3, 2002. 45 min. Video/C MM422

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[Hoffman, Daniel] Recordings of Poets Reading Their Own Poems: Daniel G. Hoffman [and] Ned O'Gorman.
Recorded in the studio of the Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, the Hoffman poems on July 28, 1961, the O'Gorman poems on Nov. 7, 1961. Sound/C 867

[Hoagland, Tony]Tony Hoagland, Lunch Poems, 10/7/99
Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on October 7, 1999. Poet Tony Hoagland reads from his works. Sound/C 1395

[Hopkins, Gerard Manley] The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Read by Cyril Cusack. Sound/C 824

[Hopkins, Gerard Manley] Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins and John Keats.
Read by Margaret Rawlings. Poems by J. Keats: When I have fears.--Fame like a wayward girl.--To one who has been long in city pent.--Bright star.--Mermaid tavern.--Bards of passion.--La Belle Dame Sans Merci.--In a drear nighted December.--To autumn.--On a grecian urn.--On melancholy.--To a nightingale Poems by G. M. Hopkins: Starlight night.--God's grandeur.--Spring.--Pied beauty.--Binsey poplars.--Spring and fall.--Hurrahing in harvest.--Inversnaid.--Thou art indeed just.--The leaden echo.--Heaven-haven.--The habit of perfection.--The candle indoors.--I awake and feel.--Thee God I come from.--That nature is a Heraclitean fire. Sound/C 1195

[Howe, Marie]Marie Howe, Lunch Poems, 4/1/99
Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on April 1, 1999. Poet Marie Howe reads from her works. Sound/C 1393

[Hughes, Langston] Hughes Reads and Talks About His Poems
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[Hughes, Langston] Poetry and Reflections
From the books: One-way ticket and Shakespeare in Harlem by Langston Hughes. One way ticket (with commentary) -- Negro speaks of rivers (with commentary) ; Puzzled (with commentary) -- Trumpet player (with commentary) -- Ballad of the gypsy -- Kid sleepy -- Southern mammy songs -- Migrant(with commentary) -- Mama and daughter -- Sylvester's dying bed (with commentary) -- Interne at Provident Hospital (with commentary) -- Merry-go-round -- Ku Klux Klan -- The South -- Mulatto -- Out of work -- In explanation of our times -- Dinner guest: me -- Cultural exchange. The author reads selected poems and comments on his life, the themes of his poetry, and the problems of black people. Sound/C 648

[Hughes, Langston] The Poetry of Langston Hughes
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[Hughes, Langston] The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
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[Hughes, Langston] Modern American Poets
Side 1: Langston Hughes (7 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 572

[Hughes, Langston] The Weary Blues
Blues montage (parts I, II & III) / Hughes. Opening blues ; Blues montage ; Commercial theater ; Morning after ; Could be / Feather (3:10 ; 6:50 ; 7:41) -- Testament / Hughes, Feather (5:45) -- Consider me / Hughes. The Stranger ; Midnight stroll ; Backstage / Mingus (3:19) -- Dream montage / Hughes. Weird nightmare ; Double G train ; Jump monk / Mingus (16:35). Performer: Langston Hughes, Red Allen, Vic Dickenson, Sam (The Man) Taylor, Al Williams, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, and the Horace Parlan Quintet. These thirty-three Langston Hughes poems were originally recorded in New York City March 17 and 18, 1958. Sound/D 51

[Hughes, Ted] The Poetry and Voice of Ted Hughes
The thought-fox -- The jaguar -- Wind -- Six young men -- Mayday on Holderness -- The retired colonel -- View of a pig -- Sunstroke -- Pike -- An otter -- Hawk roosting -- Icecrust and snowflake -- Sheep (pt. 1) -- His legs ran about -- What will you make of half a man -- The sea grieves -- A primrose petal's edge -- Once I said lightly -- Collision with the earth -- When the still-soft eyelid -- The dead man lies -- This is the maneater's skull -- Every day the world -- Waving goodbye -- A bang-a burning -- Calves -- Bride and groom. Sound/C 952

[Hughes, Ted] Selections from Crow and Wodwo
From Crow: Crow and mama; A childish prank; Crow's first lesson; Crow hears Fate knock on the door; Crow's fall; The contender; A horrible religious error; Crow's elephant totem song; Song for a phallus; Apple tragedy; Crow paints himself into a Chinese mural; Notes for a little play; Lovesong; The lovepet; How water began to play.--From Wodwo: Thistles; Her husband; Second glance at a jaguar; The green wolf; Theology; Gog; Kreutzer sonata; Out (I,II, and III); Heptonstall; Pibroch; The howling of wolves; Gnat-psalm; Full moon and little Frieda. Sound/C 1012

[Huxley, Aldous] Aldous Huxley Reading From His Own Stories and Poems
Taped in Los Angeles in July 1949. The dwarfs, from Crome yellow.--Sermon in cats, from Music at night.-- Poems from the Cicadas.Sound/C 164

[Jarrell, Randall] The Poetry of Randall Jarrell
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[Jarrell, Randall] Randall Jarrell Reads and Discusses his Poems Against War
A lullaby -- Mail call -- The lines -- The death of the ball turret gunner -- Eighth air force. Sound/C 997

[Jarrell, Randall] John Crowe Ransom, William Meredith, Yvor Winters, Randall Jarrell [and] Karl Shapiro reading their own Poems.
Contents: J. C. Ransom: Bells for John Whitesides' daughter. Janet waking. Here lies a lady. Captain Carpenter.--W. Meredith: String quartet. Carrier. Battlewagon. Sound/C 318

[Jeffers, Robinson] William Carlos Williams, Robert Penn Warren, E. E. Cummings, Robinson Jeffers [and] Theodore Spencer Reading Their Own Poems
W. C. Williams: Peace on Earth. Light hearted William. Spring and all. It is a living coral. Queen-Ann's-Lace. The yachts.--R. P. Warren: Terror. Pursuit.--E. E. Cummings: "Plato told him." "My father moved through dooms of love."--R. Jeffers: Oh, lovely rock. The beaks of eagles. Ossian's grave.--T. Spencer: The day. The inflatable globe. A narrative. Problem of immortality. The Phoenix. Sound/C 317

[Jeffers, Robinson] The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers
Read by Judith Anderson. Sound/C 647

[Jeffers, Robinson] The Poet's Voice

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[Jordan, June] The Best of June Jordan's Poetry for the People. Volume 1, Strap New Language Across My Back
Presents recitations of student poems written for June Jordan's Poetry for the People course at UC Berkeley. 2004. Sound/D 175

[Jordan, June] For Somebody to Start Singing
Poems and lyrics by June Jordan; music by Bernice Reagon. June Jordan was recorded at the Watershed Studio, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1979. Bernice Reagon was recorded at Omega Recording Studios, Kensington, Maryland, Dec. 17, 1979. Sound/C 1009

[Jordan, June] For Somebody to Start Singing
Chiefly poems by J. Jordan. Includes songs by B. Reagon with lyrics by Jordan. Recorded 1980. Sound/C 580

[Justice, Donald] Donald Justice
Interviews and poetry readings by the author. Broadcast October 1984, December 1989 and October 1980 on the radio program New Letters on the Air. Sound/C 1195

[Justice, Donald] Childhood and Other Poems
Read by the author. Recorded at the American University, Washington, D.C., April, 1983 Sound/C 1011

[Keats, John] Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins and John Keats.
Read by Margaret Rawlings. Poems by J. Keats: When I have fears.--Fame like a wayward girl.--To one who has been long in city pent.--Bright star.--Mermaid tavern.--Bards of passion.--La Belle Dame Sans Merci.--In a drear nighted December.--To autumn.--On a grecian urn.--On melancholy.--To a nightingale Poems by G. M. Hopkins: Starlight night.--God's grandeur.--Spring.--Pied beauty.--Binsey poplars.--Spring and fall.--Hurrahing in harvest.--Inversnaid.--Thou art indeed just.--The leaden echo.--Heaven-haven.--The habit of perfection.--The candle indoors.--I awake and feel.--Thee God I come from.--That nature is a Heraclitean fire. Sound/C 1195

[Keats, John] The Poetry of Keats
Read by Robert Speaight and Robert Edison. Ode to a nightingale -- Ode to Autumn -- La belle dame sans merci -- On first looking into Chapman's Homer -- Song: I had a dove -- Ode on melancholy -- When I have fears that I may cease to be -- Ode on a Grecian urn -- Ode to Psyche -- To sleep: O soft embalmer of the still midnight -- The eve of St. Agnes. Sound/C 628

[Keats, John] Treasury of Keats
Read by Sir Ralph Richardson; Sound/C 518

[Keats, John] The English Poets: From Chaucer to Edward Thomas
Contents: 1. Chaucer. Anonymous medieval lyrics.--2. Skelton. Wyatt. Surrey. Googe.--3. Sidney. Spenser. Marlowe. Nashe. Shakespeare.--4. Jonson. Webster. Tourneur. Middleton. Ford. Campion. Raleigh. Donne.--5. Herbert. Vaughan. Crashaw. Traherne.--6. Herrick. Lovelace. Cotton. Marvell. Butler. Rochester. Milton.--7. Dryden. Swift. Pope.--8. Gray. Johnson. Smart. Cowper. Burns. Crabbe. Blake.--9. Wordsworth. Coleridge. Shelly. Keats. Clare.--10. Byron. Hood. Praed. Tennyson.--11. Browning. Lee-Hamilton. Arnold. Clough.--12. Rossetti. Swinburne. Lear. Carroll. Gilbert. Hopkins. Patmore. Meredith.--13. Dowson. Symons. Henley. Kipling. Hardy. Housman. Yeats. Thomas. SOUND/C.226 Pts 1-13 AT NRLF

[Kennedy, X. J.] Is Seeing Believing?
Poems; read by the author. Side 1 recorded at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., April 10, 1985. Side 2 recorded at Soundscape, Inc., Alexandria, Va., April 12, 1985. Sound/C 977

Kerouac, Jack

SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle -- Resources at UCB

[Kingston, Maxine Hong] Maxine Hong Kingston, Lunch poems, 2/05/04
Maxine Hong Kingston, a first generation Chinese American and author of Chinese American ethnic literature, reads from her poems and discusses her work. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on February 5, 2004. 45 min. Video/C MM418

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[Kinnel, Galway] Galway Kinnel. (Lannan Literary Videos; 2)
Galway Kinnell, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, reads at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 6100

[Kinnel, Galway] Galway Kinnel.
Broadcast Feb. 1982 on the radio program New Letters on the Air Sound/C 1205

[Kinnel, Galway] The Poetry and Voice of Galway Kinnel.
Made "in association with the Poetry Center of the 92 street YM-YWHA, New York." Notes by G. Schulman on container. Under the maud moon.--The hen flower.--The shoes of wandering.--Dear stranger extant in memory by the blue Juniata.--In the hotel of lost light.--The dead shall be raised incorruptible.--Little sleep's-head sprouting hair in the moonlight.--The call across the Valley of Not-Knowing.--The path among the stones.--Lastness. Sound/C 979

[Kinnel, Galway] Galway Kinnel.
Recorded at the Poetry Center of the New York YM/YWHA January, 1965. Galway Kinnell reading and commenting on a selection of his poetry. Sound/C 1030

[Kizer, Carolyn] Carolyn Kizer
Recorded April 1985 at the Associated Writing Programs Conference in San Diego. Poetry readings by the author. Sound/C 1194

[Kizer, Carolyn] An Ear to the Earth.
Side 1 was recorded at the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., April, 1974; side 2 was recorded at the Martin Luther King Library, Washington, D.C., April, 1977. Contains selections from Midnight was my cry; and from unpublished works. Sound/C 986

[Knight, Etheridge] So My Soul Can Sing
Recorded 1986. Poems, read by the author, with his comments. Sound/C 584

[Kunitz, Stanley]Stanley Kunitz Reads His Works.
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[Last Poets] Charly: The Best of the Last Poets.
1. When the revolution comes -- 2. Bird's word. -- 3. Jones comin' down. -- 4. Doriella du Fontaine / Jimi Hendrix. -- 5. It's a trip -- 6. Jazzoetry. -- 7. White man's got a god complex. -- 8. Grit's den. -- 9. Sport. -- 10. Related to what. -- 11. Beyonder. -- 12. Oh my people. -- 13. True blues. -- 14. E. pluribus unum. -- 15. Spoon. 75 min. Sound/D 56

[Lear, Edward] Nonsense Verse of Lewis Carroll; Nonsense verse of Edward Lear
Read by Beatrice Lillie, Cyril Ritchard, Stanley Holloway ; directed by Howard Sackler. Sound/C 794

[Lee, Li-Young] Li-Young Lee. Vol. I (Lannan Literary Videos; 45)
Poet Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia where his parents lived in exile from China. In 1964 he and his family fled to the United States from Indonesia where his father was a political prisoner. Here Mr. Lee reads from his book "The Winged Seed: A Remembrance" and his two books of poetry "Rose," and "The City in Which I Love You." Concludes with an interview with novelist and critic Shawn Wong. Reading took place on 18 April 1995 in Los Angeles. 60 min. Video/C 9061

[Lee, Li-Young] Li-Young Lee: Readings and Conversations (Lannan Literary Videos; 82)
Chinese American author and poet Li-Young Lee explores cultural politics, desire and loss in his works that are hauntingly lyrical. He has said, "I am the stories that I tell." Here he reads from his works and talks with Michael Silverblatt, host of the public radio program Bookworm. Recorded on March 29, 2000. 60 min. Video/C 9062

[Lee, Li-Young] Lunch Poems, Li-Young Lee, 12/7/02
Chinese American author and poet Li-Young Lee reads from his works which explore haunting meditations on a broad range of subjects including his family's immigrant experiences. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on December 7, 2002. 60 min. Video/C 9062

[Levertov, Denise] Denise Levertov (Lannan Literary Videos; 37)
Denise Levertov, born in England in 1923, has long been an important American poet, essayist, editor, and teacher. Her poetry is musical, meditative, and transcendent, addressing the nature of faith, the imperiled beauty of the natural world, love, and politics. Ms. Levertov reads from Evening train and unpublished work followed by an interview with author Michael Silverblatt. dd Recorded on Decembessssdr 7, 1993, in Los Angeles. 60 min. Video/C 9012

[Levertov, Denise] The Accolyte
The poet reads selections from her book The Sorrow Dance. Sound/C 609

[Levertov, Denise] Four Generations of Women Poets
Side 2. Denise Levertov (8 min.) Profiles of seven American women poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from her works.. Sound/C 569

[Levertov, Denise] The Poetry of Denise Levertov

The poet reads selections from her book The Sorrow Dance. Sound/C 1024

[Levine, Philip] Philip Levine. (Lannan Literary Videos; 5)
Philip Levine, winner of the National Book Critic's Circle Award, reads at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 6102

[Levine, Philip] Philip Levine.
Interview and poetry readings by the author. Broadcast February 1981 and June 1986 on the radio program New Letters on the Air. Sound/C 1198

[Lewis, Janet]Poets Reading Their Own Poems. Recorded in San Francisco for the Library of Congress, 1949. Sound/C 323

[Lindsay, Vachel] Vachel Lindsay Reading The Congo, Chinese Nightingale, and other poems.
The Congo, 3 pts.--The flower-fed buffaloes.--The mysterious cat.--Gen. William booth enters into heaven.--The moon's the north wind's cooky.--The Chinese nightimgale, pt. 1.--An interpolation by Mr. Lindsay.--The Chinese nightingale, the concluding 5 pts. Sound/C 760

[Lopez Colome, Pura]Pura Lopez Colome, Lunch Poems, 11/4/99
Co-sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, Departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on November 4, 1999. Pura Lopez Colome, one of the best-known poets of her generation in Mexico, reads from her own poetry, accompanied by her English translator, Forrest Gander. Sound/C 1396

[Lorde, Audre] Shorelines
Principally recorded at Artist Access Studio, New York, N.Y., October, 1984. To the girl who lives in a tree -- Love poem -- Solstice -- Chain -- Movement song -- A family resemblance -- The house of Yemanja -- Harriet -- School note -- To my daughter the junkie on a train -- For each of you -- Who said it was simple -- The evening news -- Power -- A litany for survival -- Need: a choral of black women's voices. Sound/C 980

[Lorde, Audre] Women Working in Literature
Performers: Adrienne Rich, Ntozake Shange, Carolyn Kizer, Anne Sexton, Alice Walker, Grace Paley, Cherrie Moraga, Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Maxine Hong Kingston, Judy Grahn, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Karen Brodine, Barbara Guest, Susan Howe, and Erica Hunt. Previously recorded sessions of American women poets reading selections from their work. Video/C 3476

[Lowell, Amy] Modern American Poets
Side 2. Amy Lowell (5 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 571

[Lowell, Robert] The Poetry of Robert Lowell
Recorded at The Poetry Center of the New York YM-YWHA in April 1968. Sound/C 1027

[Lowell, Robert] Robert Lowell: A Reading.
As Originally recorded on December 8, 1976, at the Poetry Center of the 92nd St. Y. Notes by Grace Schulman in container. The exile's return -- Homecoming -- The old flame -- Jean Stafford, a letter -- Memories of West Street and Lepke -- Skunk hour -- Eye and tooth -- William Carlos Williams -- Robert Frost -- Stalin -- Mermaid (5th section) -- Reading myself -- Marriage -- Epilogue. Sound/C 651

[Lowell, Robert] A Little Treasury of 20th Century American Poetry
v.1. Wallace Stevens. Marianne Moore. John Crowe Ransom. Robinson Jeffers. Conrad Aiken. E.E. Cummings. Archibald MacLeish. J.V. Cunningham. -- v.2. William Carlos Williams. Allen Tate. Ogden Nash. Robert Penn Warren. Richard Eberhart. Gene Derwood. Robert Lowell. Howard Nemerov. Sound/C 850

[Lowell, Robert] Poets Reading Their Own Poems Library of Congress, 1950. Sound/C 322

[MacLeish, Archibald] Archibald MacLeish Reading His Own Poems
.1. From Poems, 1924-33: Speech to those who say comrade--Dover Beach, a note on that poem--The Western sky--1933 (Harvard Phi Beta Kappa poem)--Voyage West--Not marble, nor the guilded monument--The end of world--You, Andrew Marvel--Epistle to the left in the earth.--v.2. Excerpts from Conquistador--The young dead soldiers--The too-late born --Yacht for sale--L'an trentiesme de mon eage--Cinema of a man. Sound/C 901

[MacLeish, Archibald] Archibald MacLeish Reading His Works
Recorded at Uphill Farm, Mass., on Sept. 26, 1952. The old man to the lizard.--They come no more, those words, those finches.--What any lover learns.--Bernal Diaz, preface to his book: the 6th Book of Conquistador, pt. 1.--The renovated temple.--Calypso's island.--Not marble nor the gilded monument.--The cat in the wood.--Winter is another country.--A man's work.--Years of the dog.--Ezry.--The learned men.--The silent slain.--L'an trentiesme de mon eage.--Immortal helix.--Epistle to be left in the earth.--Actfive (complete) Sound/C 165

[MacLeish, Archibald] A Little Treasury of 20th Century American Poetry
v.1. Wallace Stevens. Marianne Moore. John Crowe Ransom. Robinson Jeffers. Conrad Aiken. E.E. Cummings. Archibald MacLeish. J.V. Cunningham. -- v.2. William Carlos Williams. Allen Tate. Ogden Nash. Robert Penn Warren. Richard Eberhart. Gene Derwood. Robert Lowell. Howard Nemerov. Sound/C 850

[MacLeish, Archibald] Poets Reading Their Own Poems
Library of Congress, 1950. Sound/C 322

[MacLeish, Archibald] Modern American Poets
Side 2: Archibald MacLeish (7 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 572

[MacNeice, Louis] Louis MacNeice Reads From His Works.

Library of Congress, 1950. Sound/C 807

[Marcus, Dwight] Newsroom from the West.
Performed by Chamber of Poets featuring Dwight Marcus and Charles Barth. 12 min. DVD 244

[Masters, Edgar Lee] Spoon River Anthology
Read by Julie Harris and townspeople of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sound/C 681

[McClure, Michael]
SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle -- Resources at UCB

[Merrill, James Ingram.]Reflected Houses
Recorded at George Washington University on November 19, 1986. The author reads selections from From the first nine, Poems 1946-1976, Late Settings, and The changing light at Sandover. Sound/C 1049

[Merwin, W.S.] W.S. Merwin. (Lannan Literary Videos; 3)
W.S. Merwin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, reads from selected poems and The rain in the trees at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 6101

[Merwin, W.S.] Readings and Conversations (Lannan Literary Videos; 85)
Pulitzer prize winning poet W. S. Merwin reads from his poetry which is noted for its exploration of the relationship between language and landscape. Includes an interview with poet Naomi Shihab Nye. Recorded on October 18, 2000. 87 min. Video/C 9001

[Merwin, W.S.] W. S. Merwin Reading His Poetry
Contains selections from Green with beasts, The drunk in the furnace, The moving target, The lice, and recent works. Sound/C 976

[Miles, Josephine] Josephine Miles
Recorded by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Introduced by Jim Hughes. Josephine Miles, poet and English professor, talks about the tone we take towards images of California and reads poems about human fabrication and energy. The event took place on February 28, 1979 in the lounge of the Women's Faculty Club, University of California, Berkeley. Sound/C 1120

[Miles, Josephine] Saving the Bay & Other Poems
Sound/C 975

[Millay, Edna St. Vincent] Edna St. Vincent Millay
Renascence.--Sonnets, 4, 99, 1, 10, 27, 3, 117.--City trees.--Assault.--Wild swans.--The curse.--Cap d'Antibes.--Sonnets 96, 20.--Moriturus.--Spring.--Sonnet 123.--The anguish.--The plum gather.--New England spring, 1942.--The Parsi woman.--What rider spurs him from the darkening east. --Now sits the autumn cricket in the grass. Sound/C 743

[Millay, Edna St. Vincent] Edna St. Vincent Millay in Readings From Her Poems
I. Ballad of the harp-weaver. II. Sonnets from Fatal interview: No. 2: This beast that rends me.--No. 11: Not in a silver casket.--No. 30: Love is not all.--No. 33: Sorrowful dreams.--No. 52: Oh, sleep forever. III. Elegy, from Second April.--Childhood is the kingdom, from Wine from these grapes. IV. Recuerdo, Biologically speaking [and] Portrait by a neighbor, from Pigs [!] from thistles.--Return from town, from the harp-weaver.--Travel, from Second April. V. To Pao-Chin [and] Anguish, from Buck in the snow.--I must not die of pity [and] Maid of Orleans, from Make bright the arrows.--Where can the heart be hidden, from Wine from these grapes. VI-VIII. Renascence, from Renascence. Sound/C 906

[Milton, John] Lycidas.
Paintings and narration, Jasper Rose; filmed and edited by James Bierman; music, Victor Spiegel. A dramatic reading of the poem by John Milton, accompanied by illustrations and music. 1990. 18 min. Video/C MM621

[Milton, John] The Poetry of Milton
Read by Anthony Quayle. Sound/C 643

[Milton, John] Treasury of John Milton
Read by Robert Speaight and Robert Eddison. L'Allegro -- Il penseroso -- At a solemn music -- On Shakespeare: 1630 -- When I consider how my light is spent -- Methought I saw my late espoused Saint -- Lines from Comus -- Lines from Paradise lost -- Lycidia -- On the morning of Christ's nativity. Sound/C 635

[Milosz, Czeslaw] Czeslaw Milosz. (Lannan Literary Videos; 6).
Czeslaw Milosz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980, reads from his Collected poems at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 6096

[Milosz, Czeslaw] Readings & Conversations: Reading by Czeslaw Milosz; Conversation with Helen Vendler. (Lannan Literary Videos; 71).
Czeslaw Milosz, born in Lithuania in 1911, worked for the resistance in Warsaw during World War II editing anti-Nazi books and pamphlets. The author of 21 books of poetry since his first, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. Here he reads from his poems followed by an interview with author Helen Vendler. Recorded on March 26, 1998. 77 min. Video/C 8374

[Milosz, Czeslaw] Poetry Reading: Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, April 4, 1983

Berkeley Language Center-- Speech Archive SA 1461 1-5

Introduction, Program (44:01)

Program (38:59)

[Moore, Marianne] Four Generations of Women Poets
Side 1. Anne Bradstreet (9 min.) Emily Dickinson (pt.1-2) (22 min.) Marianne Moore (7 min.) Muriel Rukeyser (5 min.) -- Side 2. Muriel Rukeyser (cont.) (2 min.) Louise Bogan (8 min.) Denise Levertov (8 min.) Profiles of seven American women poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from her works.. Sound/C 569

[Moore, Marianne]Paul Engle, Marianne Moore, Allen Tate, John Gould Fletcher [and] John Malcolm Brinnin Reading Their Own Poems
P. Engle: West of midnight. Pair. Fisherman. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Corn (conclusion)--M. Moore: Rigorists. Spenser's Ireland. Virginia Brittania (selections)--A. Tate: Ode to the Confederate dead. Sonnets at Christmas, 1934. Records (A dream; A vision)--J. G. Fletcher: Clipper ships.--J. M. Brinnin: Second sight. Love in particular. Views of the favorite colleges. Sound/C 315

[Moore, Marianne] Marianne Moore Reads Her Works
Planet Basilisk. O to be a dragon. Artic ox or goat. Frigate pelican. Melchior vulpius. To a chameleon. Leonardo da Vinci's. II. Saint Nicholas. Jellyfish. Bird-witted. In this age of hard trying. Efforts of affection. Pangolin. Voracities and verities. Sound/C 878

[Moore, Marianne] Marianne Moore Reads Her Poems
With: La Fontaine, Jean De. Fables. The fish -- The steam roller -- Spenser's Ireland -- Nevertheless -- The wood weasel -- A carriage from Sweden --The mind is an enchanting thing -- Nine nectarines -- Armour's undermining modesty -- Rigorists -- A face -- Propriety -- What are years. Sound/C 72

[Moore, Marianne] The Poet's Voice
Sound/C 28

[Moore, Marianne] Modern American Poets
Side 2: Marianne Moore (3 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 572

[Moore, Marianne] Women in Literature Reading Their Own Works.
Marianne Moore reading her poems (17:54) and reading the Fables of La Fontaine (10:18) Sound/C 608

[Mullen, Harryette Romell] Harryette Romell Mullen, Lunch poems, 10/07/04
Associate professor of English and African American Studies at UCLA, Harryette Mullen reads from her poems and discusses her work. Her poems are notable for combining word experimentation with American funk and political awareness. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on October 7, 2004. 45 min. Video/C MM419

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[Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich] Poems.
Recorded by Poets' Audio Center, Washington, D.C. Duration: 20 min., 16 sec. Also issued on disc (33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in.) Read by the author; directed by Arthur Luce Klein. The ballet of Longwood glen.--Rain.--Lines written in Oregon.--On translating "Eugene Onegin".--An evening of Russian poetry.--The Swift.--The discovery. Sound/C 145

[Nemerov, Howard] The Poetry of Howard Nemerov
Recorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center in 1962 and November 15, 1965. Sound/C 1028

[Ni Chuilleanain, Eilean] Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill (Lannan Literary Videos; 62).
Two Irish women poets read from their works and are interviewed by author and poet Dillon Johnston. Here Eilean Ni Chuilleanain reads from "The Second Voyage, The Brazen Serpent, The Magdalene Sermon," and new poems. Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill reads from her works "Pharoah's Daughter, The Astrakhan Cloak," and new poems. Recorded in Los Angeles on April 29, 1997. 60 min. Video/C 9040

[Ni Dhomhnaill, Nuala] Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill (Lannan Literary Videos; 62).
Two Irish women poets read from their works and are interviewed by author and poet Dillon Johnston. Here Eilean Ni Chuilleanain reads from "The Second Voyage, The Brazen Serpent, The Magdalene Sermon," and new poems. Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill reads from her works "Pharoah's Daughter, The Astrakhan Cloak," and new poems. Recorded in Los Angeles on April 29, 1997. 60 min. Video/C 9040

[O'Gorman, Ned] Recordings of Poets Reading Their Own Poems: Daniel G. Hoffman [and] Ned O'Gorman.
Recorded in the studio of the Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, the Hoffman poems on July 28, 1961, the O'Gorman poems on Nov. 7, 1961. Sound/C 867

[Olds, Sharon]Sharon Olds (Lannan Literary Videos; 25)
Sharon Olds, award-winning poet and teacher, reads from her works The Dead and the Living, The Gold Cell, and unpublished work at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Followed by an interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. Recorded on April 8, 1991 In Los Angeles. 60 min. Video/C 9015

[Olson, Charles] Charles Olson.
Charles Olson reads some of his poetry, discusses his work and the work of other poets, and includes a portion of an interview with Richard O. Moore. DVD 9811 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1210

[O'Hara, Frank] Frank O'Hara.
Frank O'Hara discusses with Al Leslie, a filmmaker and artist, his work and the relationship between poets, playwrights, and artists. O'Hara also reads some of his poetry and talks about some of his friendships with other artists Filmed off-air by NET on March 5, 1966 at the home and studio of Frank O'Hara in New York City. 35 min. DVD 8986 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1224

[Oppen, George] The Poetry of George Oppen
ead at the YM/YWHA Poetry Center in New York, February, 1967. Poetry; read by the author with commentary. Sound/C 1034

[Paino, Frankie] Frankie Paino, Lunch poems, 11/04/04
Transgender poet Frank Paino (Frankie Paino) reads from his poems and discusses his work. "Seductive, edgy, gothic and sublime, these poems haunt the body as much as the soul." Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on November 4, 2004. 45 min. Video/C MM420

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[Pastan, Linda]Linda Pastan, Lunch Poems, 12/2/99
Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on December 2, 1999. American poet Linda Pastan, former poet laureate of the state of Maryland, reads from her own works. Sound/C 1397

[Patchen, Kenneth] Kenneth Patchen with the Chamber Jazz Sextet.
Octavio Paz, the foremost poet of Latin America, reads at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 821

[Paz, Octavio] Octavio Paz. (Lannan Lannan Literary Videos; 7).
Octavio Paz, the foremost poet of Latin America, reads at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 6097

Pinsky, Robert
SEE Poetry Reading: Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, April 4, 1983

[Pinsky, Robert] Poetry Reading: Robert Pinsky and Thom Gunn
Poetry reading recorded March 8, 1989 at Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley. Sound/C 1039

[Pinsky, Robert]Punch poems, Robert Pinsky, 2/7/02

Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on February 7, 2002. Poet Robert Pinsky reads from his works. Poet Laureate of the U.S. from 1997-2000, Pinsky's "peculiar and original combination of abstract utterance and vivid imagery points the way toward the future of poetry." Sound/C 1599

[Plath, Sylvia] Plath
Sylvia Plath reading her poetry. Recorded on October 30, 1962 under the auspices of the British Council and the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard College Library. The Rabbit catcher -- Ariel -- Poppies in October -- The applicant -- Lady Lazarus -- A secret -- Cut -- Stopped dead -- Nick and the candlestick -- Medusa -- Purdah -- A birthday present -- Amnesiac -- Daddy -- Fever 103 -- An interview: Sylvia Plath talks with Peter Orr of the British Council. Sound/C 993

[Plath, Sylvia] Plath
Sylvia Plath reading her poetry. Recorded at the Poetry Room, Harvard College Library, 1958-1959 [and] BBC Records, 1960-1962." Duration: 49 min. Ghost's leavetaking -- November graveyard -- On the plethora of Dryads -- Moon was a fat woman once -- Nocturne -- Child's park stones -- Earthenware head -- On the difficulty of conjuring up a Dryad -- Green rock -- Winthrop Bay -- On the decline of oracles -- Goring -- Ouija -- Beggars of Benidorm Market -- Sculptor -- Disquieting muses -- Spinster -- Parliament Hill fields -- Stones -- Leaving early -- Candles -- Mushrooms - Berk-plage -- Surgeon at 2 a.m. Sound/C 51

[Plath, Sylvia] The Poet's Voice
Sound/C 28

[Pound, Ezra] Ezra Pound Reading his Poetry
Sound/C 185

[Pound, Ezra] The Poet's Voice
Recorded at Harvard University between 1933 and 1970 Cassette 1. Ezra Pound (29 min) ; T.S. Eliot (33 min.) -- Cassette 2. Marianne Moore (28 min) ; William Carlos Williams (29 min.) -- Cassette 3. Wallace Stevens (28 min.) ; Robert Frost (29 min.) -- Cassette 4. W.H. Auden (29 min.) ; Robinson Jeffers (17 min.) ; Theodore Roethke (10 min) -- Cassette 5. Randall Jarrell (33 min.) ; John Berryman (35 min) -- Cassette 6. Robert Lowell (30 min.) ; Sylvia Plath (25 min.). Features a selection of modern American poets reading and commenting upon their works. Sound/C 28

[Pound, Ezra] The Poet's Voice
Sound/C 28

[Prigov, Prigov] Poetry Reading and Discussion
Russian poet Dimitri Prigov presents readings from his poems and discussions of his writing techniques in Russian. Prof. Harsha Ram provides a of Prigov's commentary. The poems themselves are not translated. Followed by questions from the audience with no from Russian. Presented at the University of California, Berkeley on February 27, 2001. In English and Russian with English translation. Video/C 9642

[Rankine, Claudia]Claudia Rankine, Lunch Poems, 2/4/99
Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on February 4, 1999. Jamaican born poet Claudia Rankine reads from her works. Sound/C 1392

[Ransom, John Crowe] John Crowe Ransom, William Meredith, Yvor Winters, Randall Jarrell [and] Karl Shapiro reading their own Poems.
Contents: J. C. Ransom: Bells for John Whitesides' daughter. Janet waking. Here lies a lady. Captain Carpenter.--W. Meredith: String quartet. Carrier. Battlewagon. Sound/C 318

[Reed, Ishmael] Ishmael Reed. (Lannan Lannan Literary Videos; 7).
Reed reads at the Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center in Venice, Calif. in 1989 from his novel The terrible threes and from his New and collected poems. He is also interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. 60 min. Video/C 3485

[Reed, Ishmael] Ishmael Reed.
Broadcast November 1977 and February 1989 on the radio program New letters on the air. I. Interview with Ishmael Reed, who reads from his novel: Flight toCanada. -- II. An outspoken and controversial proponent of intercultural art events, Reed reads poetry and talks about his battles with some black women writers and his opposition to being labeled a Black writer. He feels the rest of his ethnic make-up (Native American and Irish) is as important. Sound/C 51

[Rich, Adrienne] Adrienne Rich. (Lannan Literary Video Series; 29).
During her 40-year career, Adrienne Rich has been a poet of great moral presence and enduring creative power, a poet whose aesthetic is linked with her political sensibilities. On May 14, 1992, in Los Angeles, Ms. Rich read from An Atlas of the Difficult World, Diving into the Wreck and The Fact of a Doorframe and was interviewed by Michael Silverblatt. 60 min. Video/C 3489

[Rich, Adrienne] Adrienne Rich. (Lannan Literary Video Series; 69).
Adrienne Rich has said the trajectory of her work has been to find the 'voice of the individual speaking not just to herself, or to his beloved friend, but to and from a collective, social realm.'" Here Ms. Rich reads from her works Snapshots of a Daughter-in-law, the Dream of a Common Language, and Midnight Salvage, followed by an interview with Irish poet Eavan Boland. Recorded on February 3, 1998. 60 min. Video/C 9002

[Rich, Adrienne]Readings and Conversations (Lannan Literary Video Series; 77).
American poet Adrienne Cecile Rich reads from her works Dark Fields of the Republic and Midnight Salvage followed by an interview with poet Carol Muske. Recorded on September 29, 1999. 60 min. Video/C 9003

[Rich, Adrienne] Women Working in Literature
Performers: Adrienne Rich, Ntozake Shange, Carolyn Kizer, Anne Sexton, Alice Walker, Grace Paley, Cherrie Moraga, Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Maxine Hong Kingston, Judy Grahn, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Karen Brodine, Barbara Guest, Susan Howe, and Erica Hunt. Previously recorded sessions of American women poets reading selections from their work. Video/C 3476

[Rich, Adrienne] Planetarium: A Retrospective 1950-1980
All selections are collected in the volume "The fact of a door frame: poems selected and new 1950-1984", W.W. Norton & Company, 1984. Selections read by the poet. All selections were recorded at the University of California at Santa Cruz on August 26, 1986. Side one. Stepping backward -- Letter from the land of Sinners --Snapshots of a daughter-in-law -- The Roofwalker -- Novella -- Mourning picture -- Necessities of life -- Jerusalem -- Ghazals : Homage to Ghalib, excerpts: 7/12/68, 8/8/68 -- November 1968 -- Planetarium -- The stelae. Side two. Trying to talk with a man -- Diving into the wreck -- Song -- For the dead --Power -- Hunger -- A women dead in her forties -- Twenty-one love poems, excerpts: vii, xvii, xxi -- Integrity -- Turning the wheel, excerpts: Burden baskets, Apparition, Turning the wheel. Sound/C 999

[Rich, Adrienne] The Poetry of Adrienne Rich
Recorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center in April, 1968. The poet reads her work and comments upon it. Sound/C 180

[Rich, Adrienne]Adrienne Rich, Lunch Poems, 2/6/03
Co-sponsored by Women's Studies and by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgernder Studies Depts. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on February 6, 2003. Poet Adrienne Rich reads from her works. "Her many volumes of poetry and criticism summon us to rexamine our lives, from gender roles to the structure of our relationships and politics." Sound/C 1586

[Rich, Adrienne] Modern American Poets
Side Side 1. Adrienne Rich (7 min.) -- Side 2. Adrienne Rich (2 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 571

[Rodriguez, Luis J.] Luis J. Rodriguez: Lunch Poems, 3/6/03
Mexican American author and poet Luis Rodriguez reads from his works. Rodriguez has published eight books of poetry and is also widely known for his memoir of gang life, Always running: La vida loca, gang days in L.A., and for founding and directing Tia Chucha Press. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on March 6, 2003. 40 min. Video/C 9473

[Rodriguez, Luis J.] Luis J. Rodriguez. (Lannan Literary Videos; 31).
Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, journalist and publisher who grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. His writings give voice and dignity to those whose lives are scarred by violence, racism and poverty. On December 8, 1992 Los Angeles, he read from his books of poetry, The Concrete River and Poems Across the Pavement, and from his memoirs, Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. and talked with Michael Silverblatt. 60 min. Video/C 3491

[Roethke, Theodore]Poets Reading Their Own Poems
Library of Congress, 1950. Lost Son. Sound/C 320

[Roethke, Theodore] The Poet's Voice

Sound/C 28

[Ruefle, Mary] Mary Ruefle, Lunch poems, 12/05/02
Mary Ruefle extends the territory of literature into realms that only poetry can reach, never losing touch with her amazing sense of humor. Here she reads from her poems and discusses her work. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on December 5, 2002. 45 min. Video/C MM423

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[Rukeyser, Muriel] Four Generations of Women Poets
Side 1. Anne Bradstreet (9 min.) Emily Dickinson (pt.1-2) (22 min.) Marianne Moore (7 min.) Muriel Rukeyser (5 min.) -- Side 2. Muriel Rukeyser (cont.) (2 min.) Louise Bogan (8 min.) Denise Levertov (8 min.) Profiles of seven American women poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from her works. Sound/C 569

[Rukeyser, Muriel] Poets Reading Their Own Poems Recorded in San Francisco for the Library of Congress, 1949. Sound/C 323

[Sappho] Songs of Sapho.
In Ancient Greek with English subtitles. Poems of Sappho in order of performance: Lobel and Page 31, 2, 94, 27 & 30, 1. 25 min. Video/C1649

[Sanchez, Sonia] Sonia Sanchez. (Lannan Literary Video Series; 21).
Sonia Sanchez, poet, teacher, and activist, reads from her books of poetry and talks with students at Georgetown University on September 17, 1990. She is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams in Washington D.C 60 min. Video/C 3487

[Sanchez, Sonia] Color a Sampling of Contemporary African American Writers. Video/C 3477

[Sanchez, Sonia] Selected Poems, 1974. Sound/C 1005

[Sandburg, Carl] Carl Sandburg; William Carlos Williams
Readings from Sandburg's Breathing Tokens and Williams' Pictures from Brueghel. National Public Radio, 1980. Sound/C 674

[Sanders, Ed] An Evening with Ed Sanders: and a Special Set by the Fugs.
Ed Sanders who pioneered poetry readings accompanied by music, performs his and others' poetry and music, withthe Fugs' tribute to Abbie Hoffman. Contents: St. Marks Poetry Project: Maximus (from Dogtown I) / poetry, Charles Olson; music, Ed Sanders -- The air in the hawk's lung measures our life / poetry and music, Ed Sanders -- Equal to the gods / poetry, Sappho; music, Ed Sanders; arrangement, Steven Taylor (lead vocal, Ed Sanders; vocal, guitar, Steven Taylor; soprano, Ann Hamson) -- NY Beat Conference: With fortune and men's eyes / poetry, William Blake; music, Ed Sanders; The great Goethe / poetry, Ed Sanders -- The Fugs' tribute to Abbie Hoffman: Sunflower; Weary of time; Nothing; Song for Abbie; Protest and survive (for Tom Payne) / Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Steven Taylor. 1989. 38 min. Video/C 9457

[Sanders, Ed]An Evening with Ed Sanders: and a Special Set by the Fugs. Vol. 2
Summary: Sanders performs his and others' poetry and music, with the Fugs, including "requiems" in honor of Allen Ginsberg and Harry Smith. He was one of my heroes, requiem for Allen Ginsberg / words and music, Ed Sanders -- Carpe diem, requiem for Harry Smith / words and music, The Fugs, Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Steven Taylor -- Morning morning / words and music, Tuli Kupferberg -- Hymn to the rebel cafe / words and music Ed Sanders -- Song for generation x / words and music, Ed Sanders -- Rimbaud (after Kerouac) / words and music, Ed Sanders. 1992-2002. 50 min. Video/C 9458

[Schwartz, Delmore] The Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets Reading Their Poems; v11
Sound/C 383

[Scott-Heron, Gil] The Best of Gil Scott-Heron
Contents: The revolution will not be televised (3:05) -- The bottle (3:58) -- Winter in America (6:09) -- Johannesburg (4:47) -- Ain't no such thing as Superman (4:13) -- Re-Ron (6:42) -- Shut em down (5:12) -- Sound/D 11

[Sewell, Elizabeth] Elizabeth Sewell
Born in India, educated in England, American poet, novelist and educator Elizabeth Sewell reads thirty five of her own poems. Recorded April 7, 2000. Sound/D 193

[Sexton, Anne] Anne Sexton: Second Edition
Anne Sexton reads a selection of her poems from various works and comments on them. San Francisco Poetry Center, 1966. DVD 7421 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1206

[Sexton, Anne] Anne Sexton.
In an interview the poet talks about her work and reads her poetry to music. Sound/C 954

[Sexton, Anne] Anne Sexton Reads her Poetry.
In an interview the poet talks about her work and reads her poetry to music. Sound/C 54

[Sexton, Anne] The Poetry of Anne Sexton.
Sound/C 1002

[Sexton, Anne] Women Working in Literature
Performers: Adrienne Rich, Ntozake Shange, Carolyn Kizer, Anne Sexton, Alice Walker, Grace Paley, Cherrie Moraga, Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Maxine Hong Kingston, Judy Grahn, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Karen Brodine, Barbara Guest, Susan Howe, and Erica Hunt. Previously recorded sessions of American women poets reading selections from their work. Video/C 3476

[Shange, Ntozake] Women Working in Literature
Performers: Adrienne Rich, Ntozake Shange, Carolyn Kizer, Anne Sexton, Alice Walker, Grace Paley, Cherrie Moraga, Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Maxine Hong Kingston, Judy Grahn, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Karen Brodine, Barbara Guest, Susan Howe, and Erica Hunt. Previously recorded sessions of American women poets reading selections from their work. Video/C 3476

[Shange, Ntozake] I Live in Music
Poems read by the author. Recorded at the Maryland Institute of Art and at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore, Maryland, September, 1984. 48 min. Sound/C 517

[Shaprio, Karl]John Crowe Ransom, William Meredith, Yvor Winters, Randall Jarrell [and] Karl Shapiro reading their own Poems.
Contents: J. C. Ransom: Bells for John Whitesides' daughter. Janet waking. Here lies a lady. Captain Carpenter.--W. Meredith: String quartet. Carrier. Battlewagon. Sound/C 318

[Simpson, Louis]Louis Simpson Reads His Works.
Selections from Poets of Today II, "Good news of death and other poems" (Charles Scribner, 1951) and the author's A Dream of Governors (Wesleyan University Press, 1949) Sound/C 875

[Sitwell, Edith]Edith Sitwell Reading from Her Poetry
Recorded Mar 2, 1955 in New York. Three poems from Facade: The wind's bastinado, Trio for two cats and a trombone, and Said King Pompey.--Spinning song.--Green flows the river of Lethe-O.--Serenade: Any man to any woman.--Tattered serenade: Beggar to shadow II.--In the summer, when no one is cold.--Street song.--An old woman.--The youth with the red-gold hair.--A sylph's song.--Most lovely shade.--The Queen of Scotland's reply to a reproof from John Knox.--Who shall have my fair lady?.--The bee oracles, I: The bee-keeper.--Dido's song.--The canticle of the rose.--Gardeners and astronomers.--Sailor, what of the isles?--Song of Queen Anne Boleyn: At cockcrow.--Song: Where is all the bright company gone? Sound/C 805

[Sitwell, Edith] Edith Sitwell Reading Her Poems
Sound/C 1244

[Sitwell, Edith] Women in Literature Reading Their Own Works.
Edith Sitwell reading her poems (47:48) Sound/C 608

[Snodgrass, W.D.] Recordings of Poets Reading their Own Poems: John Ciardi [and] W.D. Snodgrass
The Ciardi poems recorded in New York City, April 20, 1955; the Snodgrass poems, in the School of Music, University of Rochester, June 9, 1959. Sound/C 859

Snyder, Gary
SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle -- Resources at UCB

[Spender, Stephen] Selected Poems
Read by the author, each poem preceded by a spoken introduction. First poems, 1939-1947 -- Later poems, 1939-1947. Sound/C 142

[Spender, Stephen] Spender Reads a Selection of his Poems.
Word; The hawk.--Not to you I sighed; An "I" can never be great man; Beethoven's death nask; My parents kept me from children who were rough.--What I expected, was; Who live under the shadow of a war; The express.--The landscape near an aerodrome; The prisoners.--I think continually; An elementary school classroom.--Elegy for Margaret.--Song.--Four short poems about children. Sound/C 142

[Stein, Gertrude] Gertrude Stein Read by Gertrude Stein.
Contents: The making of Americans, pt. 1-2.--A valentine to Sherwood Anderson.--If I told him: A completed portrait of Picasso.--Matisse.--Madame Recamier, an opera. Sound/C 714 and Sound/C 70

[Stein, Gertrude]Spoken Arts Treasury of 100 Modern American Poets Reading Their Poems
Sound/C 109

[Stein, Gertrude] Women in literature reading their own works.
Gertrude Stein reads from her works (The making of Americans, parts 1 & 2 ; A valentine to Sherwood Anderson ; If I told him ; Madame Recamier) (19:05) Sound/C 608

[Stevens, Wallace]Wallace Stevens Reading
The theory of poetry: a prose note.--The idea of order at Key West.--Credences of summer.--The poem that took the place of a mountain.--Vacancy in the park.--Large red man reading.--This solitude of cataracts.--In the element of antagonisms.--Puella Parvula.--To an old philosopher in Rome.--Two illustrations that the world is what you make of it.--Prologues to what is possible. II. Looking across the fields and watching the birds fly.--Final soliloquy of the interior paramour.--The life of the poet: a prose note. Sound/C 774 and Sound/C 623

[Stevens, Wallace] The Poet's Voice
Sound/C 28

[Stevens, Wallace] A Little Treasury of 20th Century American Poetry
v.1. Wallace Stevens. Marianne Moore. John Crowe Ransom. Robinson Jeffers. Conrad Aiken. E.E. Cummings. Archibald MacLeish. J.V. Cunningham. -- v.2. William Carlos Williams. Allen Tate. Ogden Nash. Robert Penn Warren. Richard Eberhart. Gene Derwood. Robert Lowell. Howard Nemerov. Sound/C 850

[Stevens, Wallace] Modern American Poets
Side 2. Wallace Stevens (8 min.) Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 571

[Strand, Mark]The Untelling
Selections from the author's Selected poems (New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1980) and the author's manuscript collection. Selections from the author's Selected poems (New York : Atheneum Publishers, 1980) and the author's manuscript collection. Sound/C 1007

[Sundiata, Sekou]Sekou Sundiata, Lunch Poems, 2/6/97
Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on February 6, 1997. Poet Sekou Sundiata reads from his works. Sundiata "works on the interface between jazz and words and has recorded and performed with a wide variety of musicians." Sound/C 1596

[Swenson, May]The Poetry and voice of May Swenson
The ligntning -- Out of the sea, early -- Naked in Borneo -- Untitled -- The watch -- The key to everything -- Trance -- While sitting in the Tuileries and facing the slanting sun -- Fountains of Aix -- Cause & effect -- Bleeding -- The DNA molecule -- Orbiter 5 shows how Earth looks from the Moon -- Survey of the whole -- The pure suit of happiness -- Speed -- Bison crossing near Mt. Rushmore -- Unconscious came a beauty -- Stone gullets -- Overboard -- The blue bottle -- How everything happens -- In Navajoland. Sound/C 1001

[Swenson, May]The Poetry of May Swenson
Recorded at the New York YM-YWHA Poetry Center on December 16, 1963. Sound/C 1029

[Sze, Arthur] Arthur SzeLannan literary videos; 66
Arthur Sze reads from his book The redshifting web:poems 1970-1998, and discusses with Frank Stewart the influences that have formed his poetic vision: his interest in Native American culture, Eastern philosophies, and the nature of scientific inquiry. Recorded Apr. 1, 1997 in Los Angeles. 60 min. Video/C 9076

[Tate, Allen]Allen Tate Reads His Works.
Sound/C 820

[Tate, Allen]Paul Engle, Marianne Moore, Allen Tate, John Gould Fletcher [and] John Malcolm Brinnin Reading Their Own Poems
P. Engle: West of midnight. Pair. Fisherman. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Corn (conclusion)--M. Moore: Rigorists. Spenser's Ireland. Virginia Brittania (selections)--A. Tate: Ode to the Confederate dead. Sonnets at Christmas, 1934. Records (A dream; A vision)--J. G. Fletcher: Clipper ships.--J. M. Brinnin: Second sight. Love in particular. Views of the favorite colleges. Sound/C 315

[Thomas, Dylan] A Child's Christmas in Wales
Featuring Denolm Elliot. Video 999:1534

[Thomas, Dylan] An Evening with Dylan Thomas, Reading His Own and Other Poems.
Sound/C 3 851

[Thomas, Dylan] Poems. Selections
Read by Richard Burton. In my craft and sullen art -- The force that through the green fuse drives the flower -- A winter's tale --The ballad of the long-legged bait -- Fernhill -- The hunchback in the park -- Before I knocked -- I see the boys of summer -- Lament -- Lie still, sleep becalmed -- Do not go gentle into that good night -- Poem in October -- And death shall have no dominion. Sound/C 830

[Thomas, Dylan]Dylan Thomas Reading, volume 4.
A Visit to America and some of the poems recorded by Station WGBH, Cambridge, Mass., in 1953. The other poems recorded by Columbia Broadcasting Co. in May, 1952, in Vancouver. A visit to America / Dylan Thomas -- The Bards / Walter de la Mare -- Master and bos'n song / W. H. Auden -- As I walked out one evening / W. H. Auden -- Chard Witlow: Mr. T. S. Eliot's Sunday evening broadcast postscript / Henry Reid -- Naming of parts / Henry Reid -- The owl / Edward Thomas -- Broken appointment / Thomas Hardy -- To Lisbie Brown / Thomas Hardy -- In death divided / Thomas Hardy. Sound/C 726

[Thomas, Robert] Lunch poems, Robert Thomas, 10/2/03
Bay Area poet Robert Thomas's first book "Door to Door," won the Poets Out Loud Prize and has been praised for the books' "unashamedly extravagant imagination" and "intensely intimate lyricism." Here Thomas reads from his poems and discusses his work. Program held in the University of California Doe Library,Morrison Room on October 2, 2003. 39 min. Video/C 9762

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[Walcott, Derek] American Cultures and African American Studies present a Poetry Reading by Derek Walcott.
The Caribbean writer, Derek Walcott, reads selections from his own writings. This event took place on November 20, 1997 in the Maude Fife Room at the University of California, Berkeley. Taped on sight by the Educational Television Office, University of California, Berkeley. 62 min. Video/C 5198

Waldman, Anne
SEE The Beat Generation and Its Circle -- Resources at UCB

[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker.
Alice Walker reads several of her "inelegant," unpublished poems; poems about her 1965 visit to Kenya and Uganda; and poems from her published books: Once, Revolutionary petunias, and Goodnight Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning. Filmed off-air on Mar. 21, 1979; SFU Poetry Center. 40 min. DVD 8985 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1223

[Warren, Robert Penn ] William Carlos Williams, Robert Penn Warren, E. E. Cummings, Robinson Jeffers [and] Theodore Spencer Reading Their Own Poems
W. C. Williams: Peace on Earth. Light hearted William. Spring and all. It is a living coral. Queen-Ann's-Lace. The yachts.--R. P. Warren: Terror. Pursuit.--E. E. Cummings: "Plato told him." "My father moved through dooms of love."--R. Jeffers: Oh, lovely rock. The beaks of eagles. Ossian's grave.--T. Spencer: The day. The inflatable globe. A narrative. Problem of immortality. The Phoenix. Sound/C 317

[Whalen, Philip] Philip Whalen.
Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. An interview with Philip Whalen in which he discusses his techniques for writing poetry and reads some of his poems. 55 min. DVD 9812 [preservation copy] Video/C 1214

[Whitman, Walt] Leaves of Grass.
One's self I sing.--I hear America singing.--Poets to come.--Out of the cradle endlessly rocking.--Song of myself (excerpts).--When I heard the learned astronomer.--The last invocation.--Goodbye, my fancy.--Hushed be the camps today.--Vigil strange I kept on the field one night.--When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed. Sound/C 763 and Sound/C 531

[Whitman, Walt] Leaves of Grass.
For you O Democracy.--I hear America singing.--Pioneers! Oh pioneers!.--Song of the open road.--The dust was once the man.--Hush'd be the camps today.--O captain, my captain.--A Boston ballad.--Out of the cradle endlessly rocking.--Crossing Brooklyn ferry. Sound/C 783

[Whitman, Walt] Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Other Poems.
One's self I sing.--I hear America singing.--Poets to come.--Out of the cradle endlessly rocking.--Song of myself (excerpts).--When I heard the learned astronomer.--The last invocation.--Goodbye, my fancy.--Hushed be the camps today.--Vigil strange I kept on the field one night.--When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed. Sound/C 661

[Whitman, Walt]Modern American Poets
Side 1. . Walt Whitman (9 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 572

[Wilbur , Richard ] Richard Wilbur (Lannan Literary Videos; 16)
Richard Wilbur, who served as Poet Laureate of the United States and has received two Pulitzer Prizes, is a poet, translator, teacher, critic, lyricist and editor. Here Mr. Wilbur reads from his "New and collected poems" and unpublished manuscripts followed by an interview with poet David St. John. Recorded at the University of Southern California on April 16, 1990. 60 min. Video/C 9057

[Wilbur , Richard] The Poems of Richard Wilbur
Read by the author. 1976. Sound/C 624

[Wilbur , Richard] Richard Wilbur Reading his Poetry.
Contents: Walking to sleep -- Running -- A wood -- Under Cygnus -- Seed leaves -- Complaint -- The Lilacs -- The proof -- On the marginal way -- Villon: Ballade of the ladies of time past -- Two voices in a meadow -- Advice to a prophet -- She --Undead --Grasshopper -- Shame -- Aspen and the stream -- Someone talking to himself -- Ballade for the Duke of Orleans -- Pangloss's song: a comic-opera lyric -- Two quatrains for first Frost --Altitudes -- Love calls us to the things of this world -- Sonnet -- Baroque wall-fountain in the Villa Sciarra -- Merlin Enthralled -- After the last bulletins -- Mind -- Apology -- All these birds. Sound/C 991

[Williams, William Carlos] William Carlos Williams Reading His Poems
The descent -- To Daphne and Virginia -- The orchestra -- For Eleanor and Bill Monahan -- The yellow flower -- The host -- Work in progress, section -- The Boticellian trees -- Flowers by the sea -- The yachts -- The Catholic bells -- Smell! -- Fish -- Primrose -- To Elsie -- Between walls -- On gay wallpaper -- The red lily. 1972. Sound/C 657

[Williams, William Carlos] William Carlos Williams Reading His Poetry
Recorded at the poet's home in Rutherford, N. J., June 6, 1954. The descent.--To Daphne and Virginia.--The orchestra.--For Eleanor and Bill Monahan.--The yellow flower.--The host.--Work in progress (Section).--The Botticellian trees.--Flowers by the sea.--The yachts.--The Catholic bells.--Smell!--Fish.--Primrose.--To Elsie.--Between walls.--On gray wallpaper.--The red lily. Sound/C 786

[Williams, William Carlos] Carl Sandburg; William Carlos Williams
Readings from Sandburg's Breathing Tokens and Williams' Pictures from Brueghel. National Public Radio, 1980. Sound/C 674

[Williams, William Carlos] William Carlos Williams, Robert Penn Warren, E. E. Cummings, Robinson Jeffers [and] Theodore Spencer Reading Their Own Poems
W. C. Williams: Peace on Earth. Light hearted William. Spring and all. It is a living coral. Queen-Ann's-Lace. The yachts.--R. P. Warren: Terror. Pursuit.--E. E. Cummings: "Plato told him." "My father moved through dooms of love."--R. Jeffers: Oh, lovely rock. The beaks of eagles. Ossian's grave.--T. Spencer: The day. The inflatable globe. A narrative. Problem of immortality. The Phoenix. Sound/C 317

[Williams, William Carlos] The Poet's Voice
Sound/C 28

[Williams, William Carlos] Modern American Poets
Side 2: William Carlos Williams (9 min.) Profiles of six American poets. Originally presented as radio "spots", a brief commentary on each writer is given, as well as excerpts from his works. Sound/C 572

[Yeats, W. B. (William Butler)] The Poems of William Butler Yeats
Read by the author, Siobhan McKenna, and Micheal MacLiammoir. 1. The song of the old mother. The lake isle of Innisfree. The mask. A coat. Her anxiety. After long silence. Under Ben Bulben, and other selections.--2. To the rose upon the road of time. The song of wandering Aengus. He reproves the curlew. The people, and other selections. Sound/C 144

[Yeats, W. B. (William Butler)] W.B. Yeats...read by C. Day Lewis and Mary O'Farrell
Down by the Sally gardens [Crossways, 1889]. -- The scholars [and] The wild swans at Coole [The wild swans at Coole, 1919]. -- The second coming [and] Easter 1916 [Michael Robartes and the dancer, 1921]. -- Death [and] Byzantium [The winding stair and other poems, 1933]. -- Sailing to Byzantium [The tower, 1928]. -- Lapis lazuli [Last poems, (1936-39)]. -- Ribh considers Christian love insufficient [Supernatural song V, from a full moon in March, 1935]. Sound/C 913

[Yeats, W. B. (William Butler)] The English Poets: From Chaucer to Edward Thomas
Sound/C 226 Pts 1-13 AT NRLF
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