Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Derek Walcott reading his poems Recorded Nov. 24, 1986, in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Walcott, Derek - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1986
  • Audio Recording
    Stephen Spender reading his poems with comment Presents Mr. Spender reading eleven of his poems.
    • Contributor: Spender, Stephen - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    James Alan McPherson and Tim O'Brien reading from their fiction Mr. McPherson reads a story from his collection Elbow room, titled, The story of a dead man. Mr. O'Brien reads his The nuclear age, unpublished at the time of the reading.
    • Contributor: McPherson, James Alan - Meredith, William - O'brien, Tim - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 17, 1979 Mr. Merwin comments on poetry, language, and his own work and then reads twenty-nine of his poems.
    • Contributor: Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley) - Meredith, William - Rector, Liam - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Folger Shakespeare Library - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1979
  • Audio Recording
    Stanley Kunitz reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Mar. 21, 1960 Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 135. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Kunitz, Stanley - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording
    Muna Lee de Muñoz Marín reading her poems in the Recording Laboratory, April 25, 1960 Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl. ed., p. 141-142. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Lee, Muna - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording
    James Dickey reading his poems in the Recording Laboratory, April 22, 1960 Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 57. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Dickey, James - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording
    Salvatore Quasimodo reading his poems in Italian in the Recording Laboratory, Apr. 22, 1960 Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 194-195. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Quasimodo, Salvatore - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording
    Robert Bly reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, May 2, 1960 Mr. Bly reads twenty poems from his collection, Solitudes in the snow fields, and twenty-two poems from his collection, Poems for the ascension of J.P. Morgan (provisional title).
    • Contributor: Bly, Robert - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording
    Barbara Guest reading her poems in the Recording Laboratory, June 6, 1960 Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 94. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Guest, Barbara - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording
    Cid Corman reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Oct. 14, 1960 Mr. Corman reads thirty-five selections from his collected volume, Sun rock man, which was unpublished at the time of reading. Mr. Corman prefaces his reading with a selection from a series of "statements" by Louis Zukofsky--from "A-1 to 12."
    • Contributor: Corman, Cid - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording
    Allen Curnow reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, June 2, 1961 Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 50. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Curnow, Allen - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1961
  • Audio Recording
    Conrad Aiken reading selections from his autobiography entitled Ushant, an essay, in the Recording Laboratory, Feb. 7, 1962 Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 4. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Aiken, Conrad - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1962
  • Audio Recording
    Anne Ridler reading her poems with comment at Isis Recording Studios, Oxford, England, Mar. 1962 Ms. Ridler reads twenty-two poems from her collection, Selected poems.
    • Contributor: Ridler, Anne - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1962
  • Audio Recording
    William Meredith reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Oct. 25, 1962 Introduced by Louis Untermeyer. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 157. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Meredith, William - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1962
  • Audio Recording
    Archibald MacLeish reading his poems with comment backstage in the Coolidge Auditorium, May 13, 1963 Introduced by Louis Untermeyer. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 151. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Macleish, Archibald - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1963
  • Audio Recording
    Arna Wendell Bontemps reading his poems with comment at radio station WPLN, Nashville Public Library, May 22, 1963 Mr. Bontemps reads poems previously published in various anthologies: Caroling dusk, The book of American Negro poetry, The poetry of the Negro 1746-1949, and Golden slippers. In addition, he reads two uncollected poems.
    • Contributor: Bontemps, Arna - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1963
  • Audio Recording
    A.R. Ammons reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Oct. 22, 1963 Mr. Ammons reads poems from his collection, Ommateum, and from an unpublished manuscript.
    • Contributor: Ammons, A. R. - Nemerov, Howard - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1963
  • Audio Recording
    Jack Gilbert reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Nov. 7, 1963 Mr. Gilbert reads from his collected volume of poems, Views of jeopardy, and the uncollected poems, Sailing in my mountains, What is there to say?, The plundering of Circe, Island in figs, Beauty, and Bartleby at the wall.
    • Contributor: Gilbert, Jack - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1963
  • Audio Recording
    Daisy Aldan reading her poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Apr. 27, 1964 Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 4. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Aldan, Daisy - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1964
  • Audio Recording
    Ben Belitt reading his poems in the Recording Laboratory, Oct. 24, 1967 Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 16. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Belitt, Ben - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1967
  • Audio Recording
    Josephine Miles reading her poems in the Recording Laboratory, Mar. 27, 1968 Ms. Miles reads thirty-one selections from her collected work, Kinds of affection; six from her Poems, 1930-1960, and two from her Civil poems.
    • Contributor: Miles, Josephine - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1968
  • Audio Recording
    John Cheever and Reynolds Price reading and discussing their fiction in the Coolidge Auditorium, March 4, 1968 In the course of the program, Mr. Cheever reads The death of Justina and Characteristics from Some people, places, and things that will not appear in my next novel. Mr. Reynolds reads The happiness of others and Life for life.
    • Contributor: Cheever, John - Price, Reynolds - Dickey, James - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1968
  • Audio Recording
    Louise Bogan and J.V. Cunningham reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 18, 1968 William Jay Smith introduces the poets and moderates the discussion. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl. ed., p. 24-25. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Bogan, Louise - Cunningham, J. V. (James Vincent) - Smith, William Jay - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1968
  • Audio Recording
    Malcolm Cowley and Theodore Russell Weiss reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, April 7, 1969 William Jay Smith introduces the poets and moderates the discussion. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl. ed., p. 47-48. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Cowley, Malcolm - Weiss, Theodore Russell - Smith, William Jay - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1969