Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    How it strikes a contemporary reflections on poetry and the role of the poet Presents a lecture delivered by Robert Hayden. Following the lecture, Mr. Hayden reads the poem, A letter from Phillis Wheatley and section V of the poem, Elegies for Paradise Valley from his collection, American Journal.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Robert - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1978
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    Robert Edward Duncan and Jerome Rothenberg reading their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Apr. 26, 1976 Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. John C. Broderick introduces the program; the poets introduce each other. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Duncan, Robert Edward - Broderick, John C. - Rothenberg, Jerome - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1976
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    Reasons for poetry some roles contemporary poets see themselves fulfilling Presents a lecture in which Mr. Meredith attempts to bring together good poets and a reading public with divergent individual poetic tastes. He suggests that a poem should be approached most often with the attitude: I can see this is a good poem and I hope that with some effort I will grow to like it.
    • Contributor: Meredith, William - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1979
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    Gwendolyn Brooks reading from her poetry The twenty-ninth person appointed Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gwendolyn Brooks, reads a selections from her poetry. Dr. John Broderick introduces the poet.
    • Contributor: Brooks, Gwendolyn - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
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    Rita Dove and Edward Hirsch reading their poems Ohio-born author Rita Dove reads from her poetry, including the poem 1963 and selections from her collection entitled Thomas and Beulah. Chicago-born Edward Hirsch comments on why he is reading at the Library of Congress and then reads his poems Proustian and My grandfather's poems. John Broderick introduces both poets.
    • Contributor: Dove, Rita - Broderick, John C. - Hirsch, Edward - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1986
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    William Meredith, Consultant in Poetry, reading his poems and those of other consultants in poetry in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct., 6, 1980 Introduced by John C. Broderick. 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: Meredith, William - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1980
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    Maxine Kumin reading from her work Ms. Kumin reads Another form of marriage and West from her short story collection entitled Why can't we live together like civilized human beings?; and one of her poems. John C. Broderick introduces Ms. Kumin.
    • Contributor: Kumin, Maxine - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1981
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    The poet and the mule Maxine Kumin delivering a lecture. Poet Maxine Kumin speaks on the similarities between a poet and a mule. She explains how both are thinkers, specialists, and hybrids who endure much. Following her lecture, Ms. Kumin reads nine of her poems.
    • Contributor: Kumin, Maxine - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1982
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    Maxine Kumin, Consultant in Poetry, reading her poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Jan. 26, 1981 Associate Librarian of Congress John C. Broderick introduces Ms. Kumin. 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: Kumin, Maxine - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1981
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    Anthony Hecht reading his poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 4, 1982 Associate Librarian of Congress John C. Broderick introduces Mr. Hecht. 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: Hecht, Anthony - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1982
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    Not knowing Mr. Barthelme delivers a lecture in which he presents "not knowing" as a mental stance crucial to the creation of art and literature because it allows the mind to move in unanticipated directions without which there would be no invention. The writer, he says, is a man who, embarking on a task, does not know what to do.
    • Contributor: Barthelme, Donald - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1983
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    Robert Lowell Presents Mr. Hecht delivering a lecture about poet Robert Lowell. During the course of the lecture Mr. Hecht reads excerpts from nine poems by Mr. Lowell.
    • Contributor: Hecht, Anthony - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1983
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    The pathetic fallacy Anthony Hecht delivering a lecture. Introduced by John Broderick. Recorded May 7, 1984, 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: Hecht, Anthony - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1984
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    William Styron reading from his work Author William Styron reads his short story entitled Shadrach which was published in Esquire magazine in 1979. He also comments on the background and reasons for writing this work. John Broderick introduces the author.
    • Contributor: Styron, William - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1986
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    From the life, some remembrances a chapter from an autobiography in progress Presents Mr. Hayden reading a chapter from his unfinished autobiography. During the presentation, Mr. Hayden reads the following poems from his collection, Angle of ascent: Summertime and the living--, Mourning poem for the queen of Sunday, and a section of the poem, Elegies for Paradise Valley.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Robert - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1977