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  • Remarks on an unpublished manuscript and the poem "A Dedication" (40:18)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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