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PoemTalk Podcast #4, Discussing Ginsberg's "The Garden of Love"

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From Kenning, Vol. 4 No. 3 Autumn/Winter 2002-2003, Issue #12

Allen Ginsberg recorded by Chris Funkhouser, 22 April 1994, Hudson, New York (Columbia-Greene Community College). The original version of "HUM BOM" appeared in The Fall of America (City Lights, 1972); this extended version was published in Cosmopolitan Greetings (Harper Collins, 1994).

HUM BOM (3:06): MP3

Recorded Live at the Knitting Factory, NYC

May 4, 1995

  1. Howl - I, II, III (22:37): MP3
  2. Howl Epilogue (2:58): MP3

May 5, 1995

  1. Introduction to Kaddish (2:40): MP3
  2. Kaddish I (10:11): MP3
  3. Kaddish II (36:43): MP3
  4. Kaddish - Hymmnn (1:37): MP3
  5. Kaddish - III (1:46): MP3
  6. Kaddish - IV (2:17): MP3
  7. Kaddish - V (1:57): MP3
  8. William Blake's Nurse's Song (4:45): MP3

May 6, 1995

  1. Wichita Vortex Sutra I (3:14): MP3
  2. Wichita Vortex Sutra II (12:52): MP3
  3. Wichita Vortex Sutra III (5:51): MP3
  4. Wichita Vortex Sutra IV (5:41): MP3

Reading and Discussion with Gregory Corso, and John Wieners, Small Press Book Fair, New York City, December 5, 1992

  • Complete reading (1:03:40): MP3
  • Ginsberg's reading (13:27): MP3
  1. Retro Axioms (2:53): MP3
  2. American Sentences (5:20): MP3
  3. After Lalon (3:47): MP3
  4. In the Benjo (0:35): MP3
  5. Autumn Leaves (0:43): MP3

Discussion (41:25): MP3

  1. Ginsberg on Rhino Records Box Set (2:23): MP3
  2. Ginsberg on Teaching (1:08): MP3
  3. Ginsberg on the Tenacity of his Movement (6:15): MP3
  4. Ginberg on Idealism (1:46): MP3
  5. Ginsberg on Poetry's Place in the Modernity (3:36): MP3
  6. Ginsberg on his Prominence Among Poets (0:44): MP3
  7. Corso on his Poetry (1:39): MP3
  8. Corso on his Poetry cont'd (1:12): MP3
  9. Ginsberg on Future Projects (3:23):MP3
  10. Ginsberg on his Work Ethic (1:08): MP3
  11. Ginsberg on Society's Progress (2:26): MP3
  12. Ginsberg on the Small Press Book Fair (1:07): MP3
  13. Corso on Meeting John Wieners (0:54): MP3
  14. Discussion on Quitting Smoking (1:01): MP3
  15. Corso on Reagan (0:14): MP3
  16. Poets Discuss their Plans and Ginsberg Leaves (2:34): MP3
  17. Corso and Others Discuss Charlie Parker, and Seating (2:29): MP3
  18. Corso Greets Somebody (2:16): MP3
  19. Corso and Others Discuss Games, Game Shows (1:41): MP3
  20. Corso on Anubis, the Ankh, and the Ancient Egyptian Language (3:37): MP3

Public Reading, Hudson, April 22, 1994

  1. The Tyger (William Blake) (3:19): MP3
  2. Gospel Noble Truths (3:15): MP3
  3. "Don't Grow Old" (6:21): MP3
  4. Father Death Blues (4:19): MP3
  5. Introduction to Plutonian Ode (3:35): MP3
  6. Plutonian Ode (11:43): MP3
  7. Industrial Waves (introduced as "Industrial Air") (6:21): MP3
  8. Those Two (introduced as "These Two") (0:36): MP3
  9. Maturity (0:15): MP3
  10. Arguments (0:33): MP3
  11. Brown Rice Quatrains (0:45): MP3
  12. Student Love (0:30): MP3
  13. Written in My Dream by William Carlos Williams (1:38): MP3
  14. China Bronchitis (part V of Reading Bai Juyi) (2:19): MP3
  15. "Tho the body's heavy meat's sustained..." (part VI of Reading Bai Juyi) (0:37): MP3
  16. Transformation of Bai's "A Night in Xingyang" (part VII of Reading Bai Juyi) (1:27): MP3
  17. Moral Majority (1:51): MP3
  18. Visiting Father and Friends (3:29): MP3
  19. Sphincter (0:55): MP3
  20. Proclamation (0:25): MP3
  21. Elephant in the Meditation Hall (3:53): MP3
  22. N.S.A. Dope Calypso / Just Say Yes Calypso (interspersed; parts II and III of CIA Dope Calypso) (5:24): MP3
  23. Do the Meditation Rock (4:09): MP3
  24. Hum Bom! (3:38): MP3
  25. After the Big Parade (0:49): MP3
  26. After Lalon (5:31): MP3
  27. Research (2:25): MP3
  28. Put Down Your Cigarette Rag (Don't Smoke) (7:18): MP3
  29. Autumn Leaves (0:51): MP3
  30. American Sentences (4:04): MP3
  31. Nurse's Song (William Blake) (7:38): MP3

Complete recording (1:40:35): MP3

Recorded by Chris Funkhouser.

Discussion with Clemente, Location Unknown, June 12, 1992

Reading with Czeslaw Milosz, Location Unknown, June 12, 1992

  • Complete reading (28:00): MP3

Reading at the We Press/Gargoyle Mechanique Laboratory Benefit, held at Gargoyle Mechanique, NYC, December 1991

Featuring readings by Steven Taylor, Roddy Potter, Wanda Phipps, Andy Clausen, and Chris Funkhouser.

Complete recording (1:58:29): MP3

Recording courtesy of Chris Funkhouser.

Voices and Visions PBS: William Carlos Williams, 1988