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Wednesday Series: Kenneth Koch, Jordan Davis, St. Mark’s Church, NY, November 10, 1999

Recorded on audiocassette. Recording hosted by the Library of Congress.

  1. Side A (48:26): link
  2. Side B (48:29): link

Rudy Burckhardt, On Aesthetics (1999, 9 min., color, with Kenneth Koch)

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, April 15, 1998

Songs From Plays

    From Easter in the Vatican:
  1. This Dancing Man was Once the Pope (0:32): MP3
  2. When I was a Young Women (0:36): MP3
  3. Your Genius Made Me Shiver (0:55): MP3
  4. From New Faces of Forty Years Past:
  5. Driving Along (0:21): MP3
  6. They Say Prince Hamlet (1:02): MP3
  7. From The Unicorn
  8. Songs Are About Death (0:17): MP3
  9. From New Times, New World
  10. Allegheny Menaces (0:38): MP3
  11. From Don Juan of Quixote
  12. Let's Pour Coca-Cola on the Priest (0:25): MP3
  13. From Brothers and Friends
  14. You Want a Social Life with Friends (1:28): MP3
  15. From Two Worlds
  16. What Makes this Statue Noble Seeming (0:39): MP3
  17. From My Olivetti Speaks
  18. My Olivetti Speaks (10:14): MP3
  19. Some plays from One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays (18:50): MP3
  20. One Train (5:57) MP3

Reading at St. Mark's Poetry Project, 1996

  • Complete recording (5:17): MP3

Reading from "Impressions of Africa", from the Ben Tripp Tapes, St. Mark's, 1983

Complete recording (23:32): MP3

Courtesy of Simon Pettet

Recording, 1972

  • Side A (25:35): MP3
  • Includes "A Serious Moment and "In Bed"

  • Side B (50:58): MP3
  • Includes "First Trip to China", "Alive for an Instant", and "Today" from The Art of Love

Courtesy of Simon Pettet

Rudy Burckhardt, The Apple (1967, 2 minutes, color, poem by Kenneth Koch, music by Tony Ackerman and Brad Burg, sung by Kim Brody)

Reading at the Recording Lab, Library of Congress, May 9, 1960

Also Of Interest:

  • Kenneth Koch reading "The Circus" (6:09): MP3
  • Niels Plenge, Lars Movin, and Thomas Thurah, "Something Wonderful May Happen" (2001) on the New York School, documentary: mp4

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These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2004 Kenneth Koch. Used with permission of Kenneth Koch. Distributed by PennSound.