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Poems to a Listener: Readings and Conversation in Hudson Falls, NY, 1989

Produced by Henry Lyman

Complete Recording (29:48): MP3

Poems to a Listener: Readings and Conversation in Hudson Falls, NY, 1984

Produced by Henry Lyman

Complete Recording (29:16): MP3

Reading for the Friends of the Scranton Public Library Poetry Series, November 8, 1978

  1. Introduction (4:52): MP3
  2. Leaving Us Out (1:26): MP3
  3. The Mind's Landscape on an Early Winter Day (2:40): MP3
  4. Not Noah (0:53): MP3
  5. My Father Photographed with Friends (1:47): MP3
  6. Music That Sees Beyond the World (3:07): MP3
  7. How We Differ From the Earth (2:14): MP3
  8. Virgin and Child with Music and Numbers (3:22): MP3
  9. The Outer Becoming Inner (1:09): MP3
  10. The Smile on the Face of a Kouros (4:54): MP3
  11. In Contempt of Worldliness (1:22): MP3
  12. Of the All With Which We Coexist (2:00): MP3
  13. The Dream of a World of Objects (2:02): MP3
  14. Colloquy on a Bed (1:54): MP3
  15. Note from the Edge (2:00): MP3
  16. A Fair Face (2:51): MP3
  17. The Real Surrounding: On Canalleto's Venice (3:48): MP3
  18. You Know (1:59): MP3
  19. The Minds Limitations Are Its Freedom (1:35): MP3
  20. The Ignorant Lust After Knowledge (1:41): MP3
  21. Morning Greetings Exchanged (1:18): MP3
  22. Love Is A Great Power (1:39): MP3
  23. Dosie-Do (1:21): MP3
  24. His Poems (1:34): MP3
  25. The Fiction of Shape (1:48): MP3
  26. Here Is A Silence (1:16): MP3
  27. Utterances (1:43): MP3
  28. The Limits of Knowledge (0:57): MP3
  29. In Defense of Poesy (1:02): MP3
  30. The Lover As Not The Loved (0:47): MP3
  31. Where It Ends (1:10): MP3
  32. The Touch (0:58): MP3
  33. For Any Speakers (0:30): MP3
  34. The Lullaby (0:30): MP3
  35. The Deprived (0:27): MP3
  36. The World (0:46): MP3
  37. Pride (1:03): MP3
  38. I'm Seeing Two Friends Together (0:31): MP3
  • Complete Recording (1:15:44): MP3

A Selection

  1. The Inclination of the Earth (0:37): MP3
  2. Home Address (1:40): MP3
  3. My Father Photographed with Friends (1:28): MP3
  4. The Changes (1:34): MP3
  5. At Tikal (2:04): MP3
  6. The Annihilation of Matter (1:23): MP3
  7. The Beautiful Wall, Machu Picchu (1:37): MP3
  8. The Nature of Musical Form (1:19): MP3
  9. The World in Time and Space (1:18): MP3
  10. The Outcry (0:49): MP3
  11. The Smile on the Face of a Kouros (3:12): MP3
  12. Colloquuy on a Bed (1:31): MP3
  13. On Credo Ut Intelligam (4:56): MP3
  14. On Divers Geometries (1:17): MP3
  15. Uncle Will (1:55): MP3
  16. The Real Surrounging: On Canaletto's Venice (2:57): MP3
  17. That Something There Is Should Be (0:56)MP3
  18. Something Like Teepees (1:19): MP3
  19. The Abnegation (1:06): MP3
  20. Yes: I Mean So OK -- Love (0:29): MP3
  21. The Ignorant Lust After Knowledge (1:18): MP3
  22. Dos-A-Dos (1:13): MP3
  23. The Fiction of Shape (1:36): MP3
  24. The Importuning of Truth (1:41): MP3
  25. To Praise the Music (1:28): MP3
  26. Where It Ends (0:55): MP3
  27. The Poems: All Concessions Made (1:29): MP3
  28. Names Like Barney Cain's (0:24): MP3
  29. The Rapport (0:29)MP3
  30. To Be a Saint Like Christopher (0:26): MP3
  31. The Passage (0:35): MP3
  32. On Being Together (0:28): MP3
  33. The World (0:41): MP3
  34. The Deprived (0:22): MP3
  35. The Inability (0:23): MP3
  36. The Lack of Information (0:19): MP3

Recording History:

All selections were recorded by Verna Gillis in Hudson Falls, New York on October 13, 1978.

Credits: These poems have previously appeared in My Father Photographed with Friends (1976); Light and Dark (1956); The World, the Worldless (1964); The Empty Hands (1969); That Tantalus (1971); To Praise the Music (1972); Silence and Metaphor (1975); The Meantime (1976); Finding Losses (1976).

Staff for this recording:

  • Producer: Poetry in Pubic Places
  • Recording Engineer: Verna Gillis
  • Exec. Producer: Alan Austin

Oppen speaking on William Bronk and Diane Wakowski, Reading at the Academy of American Poets, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1966

  • complete recording (05:47): MP3

Reading, 1979 (location and exact date unknown)

complete recording (53:59): MP3

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