Collection Items

  • 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
    Léon Damas reading his poems in French and Sterling Brown reading the English translations, in the Recording Laboratory, June 7, 1973 Mr. Damas reads each of his poems in French first and Mr. Brown follows with an English translation.
    • Contributor: Damas, Léon-Gontran - Brown, Sterling Allen - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1973
  • Audio Recording
    A poet's America Mr. Kunitz discusses his writing. During his talk, the poet answers questions from the audience and reads passages by Walt Whitman, excerpts from his mother's memoir, a memoir of his childhood, and two poems from his collection, The testing-tree.
    • Contributor: Kunitz, Stanley - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1976
  • Audio Recording
    An Afternoon of Danish poetry in English translation Features Torben Brostrøm, a noted Danish literature scholar, discussing Danish poetry and literature. His comments are interspersed with readings by poet Klaus Rifbjerg, who reads his poems, as well as those of other modern Danish poets. Concludes with a question-and-answer session.
    • Contributor: Brostrøm, Torben - Rifbjerg, Klaus - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1977
  • Audio Recording
    Poetry from the United Kingdom Michael Hofmann, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine, and Carol Rumens reading their poems. Recorded Feb. 23, 1988, 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: Hofmann, Michael - Muldoon, Paul - Raine, Craig - Rumens, Carol - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1988
  • Audio Recording
    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
  • Audio Recording
    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
  • Audio Recording
    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
  • Audio Recording
    Tess Gallagher and Michael Ryan reading their poems Following an introduction by Reed Whittemore, poet Tess Gallagher reads selections of her poetry, such as No sugar and Each bird walking. Michael Ryan reads Through a crack, My dream by Henry James, and other selections of his poems.
    • Contributor: Gallagher, Tess - Whittemore, Reed - Ryan, Michael - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
  • Audio Recording
    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
  • Audio Recording
    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
  • Audio Recording
    Robert Frost interview with Randall Jarrell In the course of the interview, Mr. Frost reads the following poems: An empty threat, Beech, Sycamore, In a disused graveyard, In Hardwood graves, My butterfly (stanza 2 only), Away!, The ingenuities of debt, Lucretius versus the lake poets, Atmosphere, and Fireflies in the garden.
    • Contributor: Frost, Robert - Jarrell, Randall - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1959
  • Audio Recording
    A Korean-American poetry evening Yearn Hong Choi, Chungmi Kim, and Moon Hee Kim reading their poems in the original Korean, in the original English, and in English translation. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Introduced by Rita Dove. Recorded Apr. 28, 1994, in the Mumford Room 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: Chʻoe, Yŏn-Hong - Kim, Chungmi - Kim, Mun-Hŭi - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1994
  • Audio Recording
    Berlin poets readings by Heinz Czechowski, Lioba Happel, and Richard Wagner. Read in the original German with English translation. Introduced by Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Rita Dove; English translations read by Henry Taylor, Roland Flint, and Grace Cavalieri. Recorded Apr. 3, 1995, in the Montpelier Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, and the German...
    • Contributor: Czechowski, Heinz - Happel, Lioba - Wagner, Richard - Taylor, Henry - Flint, Roland - Cavalieri, Grace - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1995