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Dec 8, 2003 Rawle Jackman
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A short spoken word experimental piece placed to music. Poem written by me, with music created in Apple's Soundtrack.
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Topic: Spoken Word
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Feb 21, 2004 BnP
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Early XX Century brazilian poetry, just before the "movimento modernista".
Topic: Alternative
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Mar 18, 2004 Dr. Goggle
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A brief little ambient track inspired by moments of nostalgia, mixed with a little "high-brow" reading (my pretentious roomate probably considers any of my readiung low brow). The lyrics are indeed from Edgar Allen Poe's poem by the same title.
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Topic: Ambient
Source: my hard disk
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Apr 17, 2004 w.out
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my first track. constructed from processed and cut-up samples from yuko nexus6, sun ra and soft verdict.
Topics: Minimalism, Poetry
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Apr 18, 2004 James Curran
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Setting of the Scottish World War One poem by the North Uist poet Domhnall Ruadh Choruna.Music composed and performed by James Curran.
Topic: Celtic
Source: Fostex X15>Soundblaster>MP3
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Apr 18, 2004 James Curran
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Anonymous words with music composed and performed by James Curran.
Topic: Acoustic Country Blues
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Apr 18, 2004 James Curran
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Setting of the John Buchan World War One poem arranged for voice and guitar.
Topic: Celtic
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Apr 20, 2004 James Curran
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Setting of the Scottish First World War poem by the Angus poet Violet Jacob.Recorded Glasgow,Scotland in 1989.
Topic: Celtic
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Apr 20, 2004 James Curran
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Setting of the Scottish First World War poem by Ewart Alan Mackintosh who died at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917.Recorded in Glasgow,Scotland in 1989.
Topic: Celtic
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This distribution was originally made available from http://resare.com/fc/ Free Culture is a book by Lawrence Lessig, the official homepage can be found at http://www.free-culture.cc/. The book can be bought in bookstores but also downloaded in many different forms from the Internet. All this because Mr. Lessig has released the book under a Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/) license that permits derivative works (such as this audio book) as long as credit is given to the original...
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May 23, 2004 The Ear Reverends
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from: Wrong Notes - the music blog of the Ear Reverends (at http://earreverends.com/notes ). Another piece created originally for Wrong Notes.
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Jun 2, 2004 Elmslie, Kenward; Waldman, Anne
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A reading by Kenward Elmslie at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), introduced by Anne Waldman and Justin Veach. Elmslie reads works including: "Easter Poem," "50 I Remembers," a mistranslation of Raymond Rousseau from "The Champ," "Joseph Cornell Box," and the song "Middle of Nowhere." He is accompanied by Steven Taylor. Also included in the reading is "Moments in Time" sung by Kass Morgan on a recording from the musical...
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Second half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi on writing song lyrics inspired by Johnny Hodges. They discuss the work "Dreams" as a function of the unconscious in song writing. The class also includes readings by Anne Waldman. Lacy and Aebi perform "Somebody Special," words by Brion Gysin, and Lacy plays a recording of Gysin performing "Permutations." (Continued from 01p090.) Keywords: Music and literature, jazz, performance in literature
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Jun 8, 2004 Eshleman, Clayton
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A lecture with Clayton Eshleman including readings from Aime Cesaire's Notebook of a Return to the Native Land with topics including Martinique life, thematic narrative, surrealism, translation, neologisms, movements within it. He also reads from Les Armes Miraculeuses and Corp, then discusses how Cesaire's poetry influences his own work.
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Topics: New American Poetry, negritude
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A lecture with Clayton Eshleman including readings from Aime Cesaire's Notebook of a Return to the Native Land with topics including Martinique life, thematic narrative, surrealism, translation, neologisms, movements within it. He also reads from Les Armes Miraculeuses and Corpus Perdu, then discusses how Cesaire's poetry influences his own work. Keywords: New American Poetry, translation, negritude
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Jun 8, 2004 Fraser, Kathleen
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A lecture by Kathleen Fraser entitled "The Secret Life of a Convicted Lyric Poet." Fraser traces her own history and literary development in relation to the lyric. She reads from Elizabeth Willis' "Some Thoughts on the Late Lyric" and an interview with Robert Gluck on the lyric and prosody. The lecture continues with Fraser reading from her own works, including: "Blues for Sylvia," "Gloom's Song" and "They Did Not Make Conversation."
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, lyric poetry
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Jun 8, 2004 Carroll, Jim
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A reading by Jim Carroll, includes musical perfomances with accompaniment by Steven Taylor, of the Fugs, at the Boulder Museum of Contempary Art (BMoCA). The performance includes Carroll's "Facts," "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain," "Train Surfing" and "People Who Died."
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Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
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Jun 8, 2004 Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi on writing song lyrics inspired by Johnny Hodges. They discuss the work "Dreams" as a function of the unconscious in song writing. The class also includes readings by Anne Waldman. Lacy and Aebi perform "Somebody Special", words by Brion Gysin, and Lacy plays a recording of Gysin performing "Permutations." (Continues on 01p091.) Keywords: Music and literature, jazz, performance in literature
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Jun 8, 2004 Whalen, Philip
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First half of class 1 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses the American language as a system distinct from English. He focuses on poems of Wallace Stevens, particularly "The Bed of Old John Zoeller" and also discusses H.L. Mencken, Lew Welch, and his own family history. (Continues on 80p094.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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Jun 8, 2004 Whalen, Philip
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First half of class 1 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses the American language as a system distinct from English. He focuses on poems of Wallace Stevens, particularly "The Bed of Old John Zoeller" and also discusses H.L. Mencken, Lew Welch, and his own family history. (Continues on 80p094.) Keywords: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry,...
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Jun 8, 2004 diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Ginsberg's "Stay Away from the White House," "Waldman's "Empty Speech" and diPrima reading from "Revolutionary Letters." (Continued from 74p008.)
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Jun 8, 2004 Padgett, Ron
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First half of a class by Ron Padgett on writing poetry. He separates poetry into two types, that with a plan and that without. He discusses acrostics (a Victorian parlor game), "I remember," and other writing exercises. (Continues on 75p029). Keywords: New American Poetry, New York School
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Jun 8, 2004 Duncan, Robert
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Second half of a lecture by Robert Duncan, entitled "Warp and woof." Discussion covers truth vs. fabrication, Homer, Ezra Pound, imagism and Plotinus, magic Neo-Platonism, Pound's usury, effects of personal experience on poetry, dictionaries, etymologies, Denise Levertov's fairy tale experience, revisions, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg and aboriginal poets. (Continued from 76p001.) Keywords: New American Poetry, San Francisco Renaissance, Aboriginal poets, magic and...
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Jun 8, 2004 Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An interview with William S. Burroughs for Loka magazine with additional commentary by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The interview covers topics such as government, the New Age movement, identity, biology, cloning, war, escapism, and gurus. Keywords: beat generation, political poetry, activist poetry
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Jun 8, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 76p018.) Keywords: beat movement,...
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Jun 8, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a class with William S. Burroughs, continuing with his exploration of egoless sources for writing, focusing on the nature of egolessness, especially its relation to Buddhist notions of egolessness and nonattachment. Notably, Burroughs maintains that "the goal of enlightenment is not necessarily the goal of the writer." There are some brief digressions on the relation between written, spoken, and nonverbal communication. (Continued from 76p020. Continues on 76p022.)...
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Jun 8, 2004 Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. Here, Rothenberg focuses on intersections between Western poetic works and traditional indigenous poetic works. (Continued from 76p030.) Keywords: New American Poetry, ethnopoetics, oral literature, language and culture
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Jun 8, 2004 Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. Here, Rothenberg focuses on intersections between Western poetic works and traditional indigenous poetic works. (Continued from 76p030.)
Topics: New American Poetry, oral literature, language and culture, ethnopoetics
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Jun 8, 2004 Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg poetry reading. Waldman reads "Fast Speaking Woman" and other poems. Ginsberg reads "Howl" in its entirety, and other poems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, feminist poetry, beat movement, political poetry
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Jun 8, 2004 Whalen, Philip
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A class by Philip Whalen in Allen Ginsberg's "Spontaneous Poetics" series. Whalen discusses Ben Jonson, primitive peoples and poetries, and names. (Continued on 76p062). Keyword: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, preliterate culture, oral literature, Buddhism
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Jun 8, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg reading and discussing the work of Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth, focusing on their later work. Ginsberg reads examples of Whitman's prose and poems, including "Sands at Seventy," Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," and examples of Wordsworth's "bad poetry." Ginsberg also reads and discusses Wordsworth's sonnets in favor of capital punishment, "Sonnets on the Punishment of Death." (Continued from 76p071.)...
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Jun 8, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continues on 76p019.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental...
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Jun 8, 2004 Duncan, Robert
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First half of a lecture by Robert Duncan, entitled "Warp and woof." Discussion covers truth vs. fabrication, Homer, Ezra Pound, imagism and Plotinus, magic Neo-Platonism, Pound's usury, effects of personal experience on poetry, dictionaries, etymologies, Denise Levertov's fairy tale experience, revisions, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg and aboriginal poets. (Continues on 76p002.) Keywords: New American Poetry, San Francisco Renaissance, Aboriginal poets, magic and...
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Jun 9, 2004 Campbell, Duncan; diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Giorno, John; Trungpa Rinpoche, Chogyam; Waldman, Anne
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A lecture and reading with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Diane diPrima and John Giorno. The talks include Trungpa Rinpoche on Tibetan poetry, fundamental craziness, how to be a poet, and an exerpt of a Trungpa Rinpoche question and answer session. The readings include Trungpa Rinpoche's "Cynical Letter," Ginsberg's "Energy Vampire," Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," diPrima's "Ave," and Giorno's "Suicide Sutra." The...
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Jun 9, 2004 Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. (Continued on 76p031.)
Topics: New American Poetry, oral literature, language and culture, ethnopoetics
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams and prosody. Included are discussions on Williams's poems: "Thursday," "To Elsie," "Horned Purple," and "The Term." This class also covers the importance of Williams to Robert Creeley and Williams's translations from Chinese. (Continues on 76p051, currently not available.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, Black Mountain School, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature,...
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses "Aboriginal Poetics": the children's songs, migration songs, and funeral songs of the aboriginal population of Australia. He performs chants with aboriginal songsticks, including one written to protest the Vietnam War. The tape concludes with a reading and discussion of Vachel Lindsay's rhythmic poem "The Congo."
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, incantation, language and culture, preliterate culture, oral...
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg reading and discussing the work of Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth, focusing on their later work. Ginsberg reads examples of Whitman's prose and poems, including "Sands at Seventy," Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," and examples of Wordsworth's "bad poetry." Ginsberg also reads and discusses Wordsworth's sonnets in favor of capital punishment, "Sonnets on the Punishment of Death." (Continues on 76p072.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, political poetry, transcendental poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on "Spontaneous Poetics." Discussion includes meditation and poetry with William Carlos Williams's "Thursday" as an example. Ginsberg discusses Indian poetry, Paris and Henri Micheaux, William Blake's "Tierza," Gertrude Stein, and political disillusionment. (Continues on 76p076.) Keyword: New American Poetry, beat movement, New York School, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, spiritualism and literature, political poetry, protest...
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on "Spontaneous Poetics." Discussion includes meditation and poetry with William Carlos Williams's "Thursday" as an example. Ginsberg discusses Indian poetry, Paris and Henri Micheaux, William Blake's "Tierza," Gertrude Stein, and political disillusionment. (Continues on 76p076.)
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses politics, attitude, anxiety, aggression, and nonviolent action. Ginsberg discusses Rainer Maria Rilke with Philip Whalen, reads an improvised poem, asks a student to do the same, then discusses the process. The tape ends with some talk about Naropa's money problems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, West Coast poetry, spiritualism and literature, beat...
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Jun 9, 2004 Waldman, Anne
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A class with Anne Waldman reading and discussing Frank O'Hara's poems, including: "Steps," "Ave Maria," and "In Memory of My Feelings."
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School
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Jun 9, 2004 Duncan, Robert
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Second half of a reading with Helen Adam and Robert Duncan, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Most of the readings are by Robert Duncan, of his own work. (Continued from A013A).
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature, performance poetry,...
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael
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First part of a reading by Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure. Anne Waldman introduces the reading that includes Ginsberg performing "Howl," "A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley," and "Supermarket in California." McClure reads "For the Death of 100 Whales," "Jaguar Skies," and "Dark Brown." (Continued on 76p108.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael
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Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure, featuring Ginsberg songs "Guru Blues," and "Gospel Noble Truths," a few Ginsberg poems, and two poems by McClure. (Continued from 76p107.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael
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Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure, featuring Ginsberg songs "Guru Blues," and "Gospel Noble Truths," a few Ginsberg poems, and two poems by McClure. (Continued from 76p107.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, West Coast poetry, music and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Brownstein, Michael
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First half of the first meeting of a class on "Investigative poetics," including discussions on William Blake, Fascism, autocrats, and current politics. (Continued on 77p036.)
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Jun 9, 2004 Brownstein, Michael
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Second half of the first meeting of a class on "Investigative poetics," including discussions on Gregory Corso, Ed Sanders, cut-ups, underground science,Timothy Leary, General Electric light bulbs, IBM, and imagery. (Continued from 77p035.)
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Jun 9, 2004 Brownstein, Michael
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Second half of the first meeting of a class on "Investigative poetics," including discussions on Gregory Corso, Ed Sanders, cut-ups, underground science,Timothy Leary, General Electric light bulbs, IBM, and imagery. (Continued from 77p035.)
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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A class in Ed Sanders's "Investigative Poetics" series, led by Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg discusses the contemporary political situation and the way in which political situations do and have interacted with poetry, with specific reference to the FBI, CIA, and Secret Service.
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Topic: political poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class is a brief history of female writers in Greece with a focus on Sappho. Sappho's poems are read in Greek as well as in translation. Sappho's life and work are discussed. (Continued from 77p66.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This includes a discussion and brief history of Jane Austen, including biographical and other critical information that is referenced in other tapes. (Continued from 77p070.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The entire class is Anne reading selections from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. (Continued from 77p073.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Waldman, Anne
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A class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The class is introduced to the life and work of Monique Wittig. She also finishes notes on Jane Austen. Toward the end of the lecture, Anne Waldman introduces the class to the life and work of Viginia Woolf, and there is a little more about HD (Hilda Doolittle).
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Mayer, Bernadette
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A Bernadette Mayer class with readings from the works of Michael McClure, Michael Brownstein, and Jack Collom, discussions on Ted Berrigan, Shakespeare, Dante, Gregory Corso, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Albert Einstein, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, John Milton, Anne Waldman, and Frank O'Hara. Mayer also covers some of her own work in this class.
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School
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Jun 9, 2004 Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class finishes the discussion of Sappho from her previous class (77P067-068), and then moves into the writer HD. The bulk of the class is about the history and writing of HD. Toward the end the class is introduced to Robert Graves's "The White Goddess" and to Gertrude Stein. (Continued on 77p069.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class is about Emily Dickinson. Her life and work are discusssed in great detail. Anne reads Dickinson's work and offers information on Dickinson's biography, poetry, and letters. (Continued from 77p068.) Keyword: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class is about Emily Dickinson. Her life and work are discusssed in great detail. Anne reads Dickinson's work and offers information on Dickinson's biography, poetry, and letters. (Continued from 77p068.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Creeley, Robert
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A class by Robert Creeley on topics including Louis Zukofsky, Charles Bernstein, Mac Low, and Ovid's constant and variant notion of public.
Topics: New American Poetry, Black Mountain School, 20th century poetry, beat movement, objectivist
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Jun 9, 2004 Adam, Helen
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First half of a lecture by Helen Adam on topics including repetition, Percy Shelley, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, poets as music makers, and ballads. Readings include "The Looking Glass" and "A Smuggler's Song." A question and answer period follows the lecture. (Continues on 79p026.)
Topics: New American Poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Adam, Helen
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Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.)
Topics: New American Poetry, performance poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Adam, Helen
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Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.) Keywords: New American Poetry, performance poetry, music in literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burrough lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continued from 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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William S. Burroughs lectures on creative reading, including a discussion about various authors including Joseph Conrad, Denton Welch, Jane Bowles, Brion Gysin, and Julian Jaynes. Burroughs also addresses subjects such as art heroes, hemispheres of the brain, and the training of assasins. Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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Jun 9, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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Jun 9, 2004 Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, visionary poetry, performance poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
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Jun 9, 2004 Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 1 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen continues his exploration of Wallace Stevens' life and work, focusing on Stevens' interaction with nature, and the unique qualities of nature. (Continued from 80p094.) Class 2 begins. (see 80p095.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 2 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens' short poems and the merits and shortcomings of literary biographies, focusing on Hart Crane, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Emily Dickinson, and Jack Kerouac. (Continued from 80p094.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 3 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen first discusses a poem by Lew Welch, his methods, and the intricacies of lichen. Much of the remaining portion of the lecture is devoted to Hart Crane's "A Pastoral." Whalen also touches on the work of Alan Watts, T. S. Eliot, William Blake, Robert Graves, and Virginia Woolf. (Continued from 80p096.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Whalen, Philip
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First half of Class 3 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen first discusses a poem by Lew Welch, his methods, and the intricacies of lichen. Much of the remaining portion of the lecture is devoted to Hart Crane's "A Pastoral." Whalen also touches on the work of Alan Watts, T. S. Eliot, William Blake, Robert Graves, and Virginia Woolf. (Continues on 80p097.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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Jun 9, 2004 Whalen, Philip
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Class 4 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens' poem "Sunday Morning," other Stevens poems, and the work of other authors including Dante Gabriel Rosetti, John Milton, Shakespeare, and Hart Crane.
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry