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William Bronk

Reading from Selected Poems at his home in Hudson Falls, NY, June 18, 1996

Production, direction, and camera work by Stephen Fredman. Introduced by Henry Weinfield.

Complete Recording (45:48): MP3

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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