Robert Creeley: July 16, 1959

The Poetry Center presents Robert Creeley reading from his poetry.

Originally Recorded By:
The Poetry Center
Location:
San Francisco
Date:
07/16/1959
Total Run Time:
00:51:49
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  • Remarks introducing "Hart Crane" (00:09)
  • "Hart Crane" (00:26)
  • "A Song" (02:00)
  • Remarks on the influence of Charles Olson in helping to understand measure and line (02:40)
  • "Le Fou" (03:40)
  • Introduces "The Crisis" as a poem of domestic content (04:13)
  • "The Crisis" (04:29)
  • Comments on pregnancy (05:15)
  • "The Riddle" (05:30)
  • "The Innocence" (06:02)
  • "The Immoral Proposition" (06:37)
  • "The Operation" (07:08)
  • "I Know a Man" (07:40)
  • Remarks on juxtaposition, couplets (08:08)
  • "The Lover" (08:56)
  • "A Counterpoint" (09:23)
  • "The Warning" (09:43)
  • "A Form of Adaptation" (10:04)
  • "Song" (10:50)
  • "The Whip" (11:29)
  • "All That Is Lovely in Men" (12:10)
  • Remarks on poems from 1956-7 through 1958-9 (12:59)
  • Remarks on San Francisco, Ginsberg, Kerouac and Whalen influences (13:31)
  • "Please" (13:42)
  • "If You" (14:34)
  • Remarks on this period as a time when he was interested in writing in ballad form (15:29)
  • "Ballad of the Despairing Husband" (15:50)
  • "The Tunnel" (18:07)
  • "Just Friends" (18:35)
  • "The Friend" (19:13)
  • "The Invoice" (19:51)
  • "They Say" (20:21)
  • "Juggler's Thought" (20:58)
  • "The Wind" (21:28)
  • "Saturday Afternoon" (22:42)
  • "The Interview" (23:11)
  • "When you said accidental..." (23:46)
  • "Entre Nous" (24:13)
  • "The Three Ladies" (24:36)
  • "New Year's 1958" (25:47)
  • Remarks on how the following poems date from summer and christmas 1958, and are in quatrain form (26:58)
  • "The Hill" (28:00)
  • "A Gift of Great Value" (28:43)
  • "My Love" (29:22)
  • "The Names" (29:52)
  • "Going to Bed" (30:28)
  • "The Door" for Robert Duncan (31:25)
  • Interruption of audio (32:21)
  • "The Door" continued (32:34)
  • "The Snow" (35:29)
  • "The Awakening" for Charles Olson (36:21)
  • "The End" (38:16)
  • "For Irving" (38:45)
  • "For a Friend" (39:14)
  • "Like They Say" (39:44)
  • "La Noche" (41:12)
  • "The Death of Venus" (41:57)
  • "The Ball Game" (42:39)
  • "The Carnival" (43:25)
  • "The Rights" (43:56)
  • "The Rhyme" (45:10)
  • "The Charm" (45:39)
  • Remarks on Spanish to French to English translation of Lorca poem (46:50)
  • "After Lorca" (47:33)
  • "The Kind of Act Of" (48:07)
  • "The Dishonest Mailman" (48:32)
  • "Chanson" (48:59)
  • "For W. C. W." (51:09)

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