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Harvey Shapiro

Panel celebrating Harvey Shapiro's last poems at the Strand, September 30, 2014, moderated by Susan Shapiro

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, September 29, 2005

  • Harvey Shapiro's poetry reading (31:32): MP3
  1. Italy 1996 (2:48): MP3
  2. Brooklyn Heights (2:11): MP3
  3. Brooklyn Nights (0:34): MP3
  4. Three Flights Down the Stairs (1:11): MP3
  5. Where I Am Now (0:46): MP3
  6. Desk (0:33): MP3
  7. To Nature (2:00): MP3
  8. The Librarian (0:56): MP3
  9. Requiem (0:28): MP3
  10. Busride (0:56): MP3
  11. God Poem (0:52): MP3
  12. Commentary (0:59): MP3
  13. According to the Rabbis (0:46): MP3
  14. The Generations (0:27): MP3
  15. Madeline (3:10): MP3
  16. Night in the Hamptons (0:59): MP3
  17. Excerpt from Autobiography (2:09): MP3
  18. Telling the Muse What its Like After 70 (0:41): MP3
  19. Sky (0:38): MP3
  20. Poem for Gabriel Preil (2:07): MP3
  21. Colors (1:07): MP3
  22. Landscape (0:12): MP3
  23. The Uses of Poetry (0:38): MP3
  24. Nights (0:52): MP3
  25. At the Seminar (1:11): MP3
  26. The Old Poet Sums Up (1:11): MP3
  27. The Sun's Clear Light (0:44): MP3

Discussion at the Kelly Writers House, focusing on the objectivist poets, moderated by Bob Perelman, September 30, 2005

  1. introduction to the objectivists (7:05): MP3
  2. on determining poetic connections between Reznikoff, Zukofsky, and Oppen (5:16): MP3
  3. on Jewishness and the objectivists (1:39): MP3
  4. on discovering Oppen, Reznikoff and Zukofsky (6:13): MP3
  5. the influence of objectivist work on Norman Finkelstein's own work (1:15): MP3
  6. on reading Zukofsky (6:41): MP3
  7. on the trajectory of the objectivists (4:34): MP3
  8. on success, Jewishness, and Reznikoff (6:32): MP3
  9. on Lorine Niedecker (1:30): MP3
  10. on Reznikoff's "Holocaust" and writing about the Holocaust (9:17): MP3
Complete discussion (50:01) MP3

The Shape of Disclosure: George Oppen Centennial Symposium at Poets House, New York, April 8, 2008

Harvey Shapiro reads Oppen's "Survival: Infantry" (2:54): MP3

KWLS Audio Archives, Clearing the Sill of the World, 2010

Harvey Shapiro Singles, from Cat Radio Cafe
"The Old Man Has One Thought and then Another," c. 2004 (3:53): MP3
"War Stories," c. 2005 (3:53): MP3

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