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Audio Recording Michael Harper reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Mar. 30, 1971

Michael Harper reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Mar. 30, 1971

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Title

  • Michael Harper reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Mar. 30, 1971

Summary

  • Mr. Harper reads twenty poems from his collection entitled Dear John, dear Coltrane and thirteen from his collection, History is your own heartbeat.

Names

  • Harper, Michael S., 1938-2016
  • Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1971.

Contents

  • Brother John -- Alone -- Elvin's blues -- For Bud -- Welcome -- Clark's way west -- Malcolm's blues -- Effendi -- Blues Alabama -- American history -- We assume: on the death of our son, Reuben Masasi Harper -- Reuben, Reuben -- Deathwatch -- New season -- Proposition 15 -- Molasses and the three witches -- Dear John, Dear Coltrane -- A mother speaks: the Algiers Motel incident, Detroit -- Dead day: Malcolm, February 21 -- Biafra blues -- Love medley: Patrice Cuchulain -- Lovely daughter: visitors -- This is my son's song: Ungie, hi Ungie -- History as bandages: polka dots, and moonbeams -- Here where Coltrane is -- Madimba: Gwendolyn Brooks -- The Morse recount: history as bridge, a convention -- The faculty club: Portland, Oregon -- Time for Tyner: folksong -- The dance of the elephants -- Mission: 1 January 70 -- Bird lives: Charles Parker in St. Louis -- Vision as ritual: confirmation.

Notes

  • -  Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 1 sound tape reel (1 hr.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono. ; 10 in. + program information ([4] p.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LWO 6437

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 91740823

Online Format

  • audio

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Rights & Access

“Streaming Audio Use Restrictions: The recordings on this page are provided for reference, research, and educational purposes only. No portion of any recording may be reproduced, redistributed, or otherwise made available by any third-party, for any purpose, without prior written authorization from the rights holder.”

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Chicago citation style:

Harper, Michael S, and Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. Michael Harper reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory. 1971. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/91740823/.

APA citation style:

Harper, M. S. & Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. (1971) Michael Harper reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/91740823/.

MLA citation style:

Harper, Michael S, and Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. Michael Harper reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory. 1971. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/91740823/>.