Robert Creeley: May 20, 1956

The Poetry Center presents Robert Creeley reading from his early books of poetry.

Originally Recorded By
The Poetry Center
Location
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association, San Francisco
Date
05/20/1956
Total Run Time
00:54:29
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  • Creeley remarks on his first book "Le Fou," published by Richard Wirtz Emerson at Golden Goose Press (1952) (0:00)
  • "Hart Crane" (0:37)
  • Remarks on the poem "Le Fou" (2:10)
  • "Le Fou" (2:47)
  • "A Song" (3:27)
  • "The Crisis" (4:24)
  • Remarks on "For Rainer Gerhardt" (4:57)
  • "For Rainer Gerhardt" (5:47)
  • "The Rights" (7:14)
  • Remarks on "The Ballgame" (8:12)
  • "The Ballgame" (8:32)
  • "The Innocence" (9:17)
  • "Something for Easter" (10:01)
  • "The Grace" (10:49)
  • Remarks on The Divers Press (20:47)
  • "The Carnival" (21:00)
  • "The Charm" (22:19)
  • "The Pedigree" (22:51)
  • Remarks on "After Lorca" (23:07)
  • "After Lorca" (24:40)
  • "For an Anniversary" (25:17)
  • Remarks on "The Kind of Act Of" (25:47)
  • "The Kind of Act Of" (26:25)
  • Remarks on "The Dishonest Mailman" (26:49)
  • "The Dishonest Mailman" (27:05)
  • Remarks on "The Crow" (27:27)
  • "The Crow" (27:54)
  • "For Martin" (28:15)
  • Remarks on his book "The Immoral Proposition", published by Jonathan Williams (Jargon Society, 1953) (28:52)
  • "The Immoral Proposition" (29:47)
  • "The Changes" (30:30)
  • Remarks on "For Irving" (31:01)
  • "For Irving" (31:16)
  • "I Know a Man" (31:38)
  • "The End" (32:05)
  • "The Death of Venus" (32:28)
  • "The Lover" (33:07)
  • "Wait for Me" (33:34)
  • "For Somebody's Marriage" (34:13)
  • "The Business" (34:38)
  • "The Disappointment" (35:02)
  • "The Warning" (35:26)
  • "A Form of Adaptation" (35:42)
  • "Song" (36:23)
  • Remarks on "Stomping with Catullus" (37:01)
  • "Stomping with Catullus" (37:32)
  • "The Apology" (38:21)
  • "Like They Say" (38:35)
  • "The Whip" (38:52)
  • "All That Is Lovely in Men" (39:32)
  • Remarks on an unpublished manuscript and the poem "A Dedication" (40:18)
  • "A Dedication" (40:44)
  • Remarks on "A Day at the Beach" (41:14)
  • "A Day at the Beach" (41:27)
  • "The Prejudice" (41:50)
  • "Naughty Boy" (42:13)
  • Remarks on "'To Work Is to Contradict Contradictions, to Give Violence to Natural Violence'" (42:48)
  • "'To Work Is to Contradict Contradictions, to Do Violence to Natural Violence'" (43:15)
  • The Commentary (43:46)
  • "Old Song" (44:22)
  • "A Wicker Basket" (44:46)
  • "To David on His Birthday" (46:00)
  • "Lover's Leap" (46:26)
  • "Hold It" (46:53)
  • "Goodbye" (47:27)
  • Remarks on his manuscript titled "If You" (47:56)
  • "Ballad of the Despairing Husband" (48:03)
  • "Air: 'Cat Bird Singing'" (50:23)
  • "If You" (51:04)
  • "The Letter" (51:50)
  • "A Marriage" (52:14)
  • "Song" (52:36)
  • "For the New Year" (52:52)
  • "And" (53:30)

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