Discussion with David Bromige, May 7, 1986
Complete discussion (1:35:33): MP3
- on the desire to “run amok” vs the desire to speak the truth in poetry (3:34): mp3
- on history and being political (6:36): mp3
- on how poets are like Hell’s Angels (5:49): mp3
- on readings of each other’s work (10:16): mp3
- on diversity of perspective in poetry (6:44): mp3
- on California (1:39): mp3
- on creating a relation between their works (2:17): mp3
- on teaching poetry (2:40): mp3
- on relationship between past work and present work, on Whitman (4:32): mp3
- on having an “un-European” vision of reality, on terms of understanding (6:13): mp3
- on having one’s life back up one’s work (4:46): mp3
- on the "basic difference" between them (7:27): mp3
- on Xeroxing work, on Grenier’s A Day at the Beach (5:18): mp3
- on revision (6:15): mp3
- on the nature of their occupation (8:26): mp3
- on spirits, on bearing witness (6:52): mp3
- on finding self in a composed poem, on cause and effect (6:32): mp3
Grenier reads from Sentences at the St. Mark's Poetry Project, NY, April 8th, 1981
Complete Recording (52:30): MP3
Two excerpts from Sentences:
TWELVE VOWELS ...
CONCEPTS / they see us ...
Two excerpts from Oakland:
Eyes open the door ...
Go out for a drive ...
Note: PennSound has prepared a summary/transcript [PDF] of this reading; selections from Sentences are marked with times where they occur in the recording.
"Sentences" is also featured on PoemTalk Episode 31.