About Poetry Center Digital Archive.
Poetry Center Digital Archive makes available significant portions of early audio recordings from the Poetry Center's American Poetry Archives collection, supplemented by select archival texts and images. New files will be added incrementally as recordings are prepared and as we proceed through the collection from the 1950s onward. (more)
Most Popular Items.
Most listened to:
Allen Ginsberg: April 27, 1959
Lawrence Ferlinghetti: December 12, 1956
Number of items in DIVA: 200.
The Poetry Center's 1960s collection represents the transition with the new decade from the era of founding director Ruth Witt-Diamant, with poet Robert Duncan working as her assistant, to the emergence of many younger poets destined to become prominent, with striking highlight events throughout the decade. Of special note are several symposia...
The Poetry Center's unparalleled 1950s collection documents at close hand the world-renowned "San Francisco Renaissance" movement, centered on new poetry. This collection features many of the earliest recordings of the voices and works of outstanding poets engaged in the San Francisco scene, along with other poets from across the USA, and...