Audio Recording Alan Dugan and Maxine Kumin reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 21, 1974

Alan Dugan and Maxine Kumin reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 21, 1974

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Title

  • Alan Dugan and Maxine Kumin reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 21, 1974

Summary

  • In the course of the program, Ms. Kumin reads six poems from Up country; five poems from House, bridge, fountain, gate; and the poem Life's work. Mr. Dugan reads a short poem and a long poem "on riding the Long Island Railroad as a kid" and thirteen poems from Poem 4.

Names

  • Dugan, Alan.
  • Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014.
  • Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006.
  • Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund.
  • Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1974.

Contents

  • Ms. Kumin reads: Watering through -- The hermit wakes to bird sounds -- The hermit meets the skunk -- Woodchucks -- January 25th -- Morning swim -- Life's work -- The Thirties revisted -- Amanda dreams she has died and gone to Elysian Fields -- Amanda is shod -- The summer of the Watergate hearings -- Thinking of death and dogfood --
  • Mr. Dugan reads: A short poem and a long poem "on riding the Long Island Railroad as a kid" -- Space is not merely a background for events, but possesses an autonomous structure -- On being easy in the ritual of separation -- Untitled poem (I never saw any point) -- On voyage -- Prayer -- Untitled poem in two parts (I. When I woke up with my head in the fireplace ; II. There are effects) -- Untitled poem (Two shots down and I'm exalted) -- Family statements -- Untitled poem (I've promised that I will not care about things -- Untitled poem (Once on the beach at night I heard the waves) -- Untitled poem (Who can abide whom or what?) -- Untitled poem (I used to enjoy the night-time) -- Death's chicken, named Amelia -- Two comments on Death's chicken, named Amelia.

Notes

  • -  Stanley Kunitz introduces the poets and moderates the discussion.
  • -  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.
  • -  Literary recording, rev., enl. ed., p. 61-62.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 1 sound tape reel (94 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 10 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LWO 8165

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 94838835

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Dugan, Alan, Maxine Kumin, Stanley Kunitz, Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry And Literature Fund, and Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. Alan Dugan and Maxine Kumin reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium. 1974. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/94838835/.

APA citation style:

Dugan, A., Kumin, M., Kunitz, S., Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry And Literature Fund & Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. (1974) Alan Dugan and Maxine Kumin reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/94838835/.

MLA citation style:

Dugan, Alan, et al. Alan Dugan and Maxine Kumin reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium. 1974. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/94838835/>.