Audio Recording W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 17, 1979

W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 17, 1979

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Title

  • W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 17, 1979

Summary

  • Mr. Merwin comments on poetry, language, and his own work and then reads twenty-nine of his poems.

Names

  • Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-2019.
  • Meredith, William, 1919-2007.
  • Rector, Liam, 1949-2007.
  • Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library.
  • Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1979.

Contents

  • From The first four book of poems: Dictum: for a masque of deluge ; The wilderness ; White goat, white ram ; After the flood -- From The moving target: The present ; Air ; Daybreak -- From The lice: The child ; The dragonfly -- From The carrier of ladders: The piper ; Envoy from d'Aubigné ; The gardens of Zuñi ; Huckleberry woman ; Psalm: Our fathers -- From Writings to an unfinished accompaniment: The unwritten ; Ash ; Division ; Travelling ; A prayer of the eyes ; Gift -- From Compass flower: Love for October -- Strawberries -- Predecessors in the city -- Pause by the water -- Tidal lagoon -- Shaving without a mirror -- To Dana for her birthday -- Sheridan -- Apparitions.

Notes

  • -  Introduced by William Meredith and Liam Rector.
  • -  Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., as part of its symposium, After the Flood.
  • -  Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 2 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono. ; 10 in. + program information ([5] p.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LWO 15649 R1--LWO 15649 R2

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 91740983

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Merwin, W. S, William Meredith, Liam Rector, Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry And Literature Fund, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium. 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/91740983/.

APA citation style:

Merwin, W. S., Meredith, W., Rector, L., Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry And Literature Fund, Folger Shakespeare Library & Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. (1979) W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/91740983/.

MLA citation style:

Merwin, W. S, et al. W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium. 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/91740983/>.