An Essay On William Carlos Williams By Victor Hernandez Cruz

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
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

[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
SEEThe 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:

Part 1: Listen to it
Part 2: Listen to it

[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
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.

Dedicated to the One I Love

The Muse takes many forms in poetry, and one of those forms is often a real-life relationship or friendship. While some poems have a mysterious or abstract context, there are also poems, in contrast, that are overt tributes to others, and are titled or dedicated as such.

Dedicating a poem to a friend or loved one is an intimate and generous act that follows a long poetic tradition: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning famously wrote poems for one another, cementing their romance. Elizabeth Bishop wrote "The Armadillo" for Robert Lowell, who in turn dedicated "Skunk Hour" to Bishop. Allen Ginsberg's monumental "HOWL" was dedicated to Carl Solomon, who Ginsberg had spent time with at a psychiatric facility and who came to be a lifelong friend. The poets of the New York School—Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, and James Schuyler often wrote poems to and for each other, and second-generation New York School poet Ted Berrigan wrote a number of poems to others (including Ron Padgett and musician Lou Reed); many poets dedicated works to Berrigan as well.

Get cozy this Valentine's Day with dedications of love, homage, and friendship, as found in the following poems:

To Love:

"Mermaid Song" by Kim Addonizio, for Aya
"To Dorothy" by Marvin Bell
"To Chloe: Who for his sake wished herself younger"
   by William Cartwright
"For Love" by Robert Creeley, for Bobbie
"South" by Jack Gilbert, for Susan Crosby Lawrence Anderson
"For K. J., Leaving and Coming Back" by Marilyn Hacker
"To Anthea Who May Command Him Any Thing"
   by Robert Herrick
"Song to Celia" by Ben Jonson
"To Fanny" by John Keats
"You Therefore" by Reginald Shepherd, for Robert Philen
"To Elsie" by William Carlos Williams

To Friendship:

"The Fall of Rome" by W. H. Auden, for Cyril Connolly
"The Rare Birds" by Amiri Baraka, for Ted Berrigan
"Chicago Morning" by Ted Berrigan, to Philip Guston
"Sonnet: Homage to Ron" by Ted Berrigan, for Ron Padgett
"Sunday Morning" by Ted Berrigan, for Lou Reed
"The Armadillo" by Elizabeth Bishop, for Robert Lowell
"Latin & Soul" by Victor Hernández Cruz, for Joe Bataan
"The Waste Land" by T. S. Eliot, for Ezra Pound
"Quilts" by Nikki Giovanni, for Sally Sellers
"Howl" by Allen Ginsberg, for Carl Solomon
"Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell, for Elizabeth Bishop
"The Tongue" by Chris Martin, for Ben Estes
"On Gifts For Grace" by Bernadette Mayer
"In the Library" by Charls Simic, for Octavio

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