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Vachel Lindsay

Reading at Columbia University, 1931

These recordings were digitized from Caedmon record TC 1041 (images included here). Before being distributed by Caedmon, the recordings appeared on an LP distributed by the National Council of Teachers of English (an image is provided below for reference). The original discs were made by William Cabell Greet of Columbia University.

Side 1
  1. The Congo 1 (2:11): MP3
  2. The Congo 2 (2:34): MP3
  3. The Congo 3 (2:50): MP3
  4. (Text of the Poem - 1912, published 1914) at University of Toronto
  5. Flower-Fed Buffaloes (0:48): MP3
  6. Mysterious Cat (0:57): MP3
  7. General William Booth Enters Heaven (3:13): MP3
  8. (Text of Poem)
  9. The Moon's the North Wind's Cooky (0:33): MP3
Side 2
  1. The Chinese Nightingale (14:08): MP3


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Poemtalk Podcast #26, discussing Vachel Lindsay's "The Congo," October 30, 2009

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

RIchard Hyland on "The Congo" (introduced by Charles Bernstein)

Vachel Lindsay on PennSound Daily


These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. © 2005 Estate of Vachel Lindsay. Used with the permisson of Nicholas Cave Lindsay. Distributed by PennSound.