Kenneth Rexroth: July 13, 1955

The Poetry Center presents Kenneth Rexroth reading from his poetry and translations.

Originally Recorded By:
The Poetry Center
Location:
Little Theatre, San Francisco State College
Date:
07/13/1955
Total Run Time:
00:48:53
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  • Opening remarks (00:02)
  • Remarks on poets William Carlos Williams, Lawrence Hart, and Jeanne McGahey, on cartoon drawings by Williams, on Louise Bogan, on teaching poetry and translating poems (00:46)
  • "At Gold Hill Monastery" {Su Tung P’o} (10:34)
  • "A Friend Advises Me to Stop Drinking" {Mei Yao Ch’en} (13:09)
  • "A Friend Advises Me to Stop Drinking" {Mei Yao Ch’en} (14:10)
  • "I Walk Out into the Country at Night" {Lu Yu} (15:35)
  • "A Shadow" {Francis Carco} (17:58)
  • "'The Lights in the Sky Are Stars,' I: Halley's Comet" (24:27)
  • "'The Lights in the Sky Are Stars,' II: The Great Nebula of Andromeda" (25:10)
  • Remarks on "'The Lights in the Sky Are Stars,' III: The Heart of Herakles" (26:20)
  • "'The Lights in the Sky Are Stars,' III: The Heart of Herakles" (27:37)
  • "'The Lights in the Sky Are Stars,' IV: A Maze of Sparks of Gold" (28:16)
  • "'The Lights in the Sky Are Stars,' V: A Sword in a Cloud of Light" (29:02)
  • "'The Lights in the Sky Are Stars,' VII: Blood on a Dead World" (32:14)
  • sound interrupted (32:51)
  • "For Martha" (33:20)
  • "A Bestiary, for my daughters, Mary and Katherine: Aardvark" (34:31)
  • "Bear" (35:08)
  • "Cat" (35:37)
  • "Cony" (35:53)
  • "Cow" (36:02)
  • "Deer" (36:09)
  • "Eagle" (36:22)
  • "Fox" (36:44)
  • "Goat" (37:09)
  • "Herring" (37:23)
  • "Horse" (37:40)
  • "I" (37:57)
  • "Jackal" (38:03)
  • "Kangaroo" (38:18)
  • "Lion" (38:35)
  • "Monkey" (38:45)
  • "Man" (38:56)
  • "Mantis" (39:11)
  • "N" (39:20)
  • "Possum" (39:26)
  • "Okapi" (39:40)
  • "Quagga" (39:45)
  • "Raccoon" (39:53)
  • "Seal" (40:12)
  • "Trout" (40:34)
  • "Unicorn" (40:44)
  • "Uncle Sam" (41:08)
  • "Wolf" (41:34)
  • "You" (41:51)
  • "Zebra" {conclusion of "A Bestiary"} (42:31)
  • "The Mirror in the Woods" (43:01)
  • "Hysteria" {Chu Shu Chen} (44:25)
  • "Spring" {Chu Shu Chen} (45:48)
  • "Mist" {Li Ch’ing Chao} (46:51)
  • "The Day of Cold Food" {Li Ch’ing Chao} (47:53)

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