Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Readings in Afro-American poetry Gwendolyn Brooks, Michael S. Harper, and Robert Hayden reading their own poems and those of other Afro-American poets. Ms. Brooks, Mr. Harper, and Mr. Hayden read their own poetry and poems by eleven Afro-American poets including Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, and Sterling Brown. Presented in two sessions: part one: The heritage (first reel); part two: The contemporary achievement (second reel). Stanley Kunitz introduces both sessions.
    • Contributor: Brooks, Gwendolyn - Harper, Michael S. - Hayden, Robert - Kunitz, Stanley - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1976
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    William Golding reading from his work After an introduction by Library of Congress Poetry Consultant Gwendolyn Brooks, British author William Golding presents comments and background information on his life and works. He then reads from his works Billy the kid and The ladder and the tree and concludes with a question-and-answer session.
    • Contributor: Golding, William - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
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    Kofi Awoonor reading from his poems After an introduction by Library of Congress Poetry Consultant Gwendolyn Brooks, ambassador and Ghana-born author Kofi Awoonor reads from his poetry and comments on the reasons why he writes, stressing his sense of oneness theme. Concludes with a question-and-answer session.
    • Contributor: Awoonor, Kofi - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1986
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    Keri Hulme and Les A. Murray reading from their work New Zealand-born writer Keri Hulme reads two selections from her novel The bone people and gives background information on this work. Australia-born poet Les A. Murray reads selections from his most recent poetry including the poems Louvers and The dream of wearing shorts forever. Consultant in Poetry Gwendolyn Brooks introduces both authors.
    • Contributor: Hulme, Keri - Murray, Les A. - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
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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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    James Baldwin reading from his works After an introduction to his life and work by Library of Congress Poetry Consultant Gwendolyn Brooks, author James Baldwin reads selections from two essays published in the 1950s and several passages from his fictional works.
    • Contributor: Baldwin, James - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1986
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    The craft of my fiction After an introduction by Library of Congress Poetry Consultant Gwendolyn Brooks, Doris Grumbach presents a talk on the uses she makes of facts in her fiction and provides illustrative readings from her published novels and a work in progress.
    • Contributor: Grumbach, Doris - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
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    Garrison Keillor reading from his work After an introduction by Library of Congress Poetry Consultant Gwendolyn Brooks, radio personality and author Garrison Keillor entertains the audience by reciting poems, singing songs, telling anecdotes, commenting on his life, and reading selections from his book entitled Lake Wobegon days.
    • Contributor: Keillor, Garrison - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
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    Angela Jackson and Mark Perlberg reading their poems Poet and playwright Angela Jackson reads selections from her poetry, including her poems Dr. Watts, What I said as a child, and The man with the white liver. New Jersey-born poet Mark Perlberg reads the poems From another country, How my great Uncle Lewis died laughing, and selections from his collections The feel of the sun and Sunflower splendor. Library of Congress Poetry Consultant...
    • Contributor: Jackson, Angela - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Perlberg, Mark - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
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    Donald Hall and Etheridge Knight reading their poems Author Donald Hall reads from his poetry, including the poems Christmas Eve in Whitneyville, The great day, and The cup. Mississippi-born and onetime prisoner Etheridge Knight reads from his poems revealing his unique talents for internal rhyme. Library of Congress Poetry Consultant Gwendolyn Brooks introduces both poets.
    • Contributor: Hall, Donald - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Knight, Etheridge - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1986
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    Patricia McConnel, Joyce Carol Oates, and W.D. Wetherell, authors of three of the 'ten best' short stories in the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, read their stories Patricia McConnel reads her short story Aviarian; Joyce Carol Oates reads her short story Shelter; and W.D. Wetherell reads his short story North of peace. Consultant in Poetry Gwendolyn Brooks introduces each author.
    • Contributor: McConnel, Patricia - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Oates, Joyce Carol - Wetherell, W. D. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
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    Michael Anania and Mari Evans reading their poems Following an introduction by Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress Gwendolyn Brooks, Michael Anania reads selections of his poetry, much of which relates to his native Nebraska. He also provides background information about his poetry. Then Mari Evans reads selections of her poetry which express the essence of the Black experience.
    • Contributor: Anania, Michael - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Evans, Mari - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
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    The day of the Gwendolyn a lecture Recorded May 5, 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: Brooks, Gwendolyn - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1986
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    Howard Nemerov memorial reading Storm windows ; At the airport ; Consent ; Answering back ; To the Congress of the United States upon enering its third century ; By Al Lebowitz's pool, pt. 5 (read by Maxine Kumin) -- The map-maker on his art ; Writing ; The remorse for time ; Ozymandias ; Ozymandias II ; He grew up being curious (read by Gwendolyn Brooks) --...
    • Contributor: Nemerov, Howard - Brooks, Gwendolyn - Kumin, Maxine - Nemerov, Alexander - Whittemore, Reed - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1991