Kenneth Rexroth: October 5, 1959

The Poetry Center presents Kenneth Rexroth, reading from his poetry and playing recordings of French songs.

Originally Recorded By:
The Poetry Center
Location:
San Francisco State College
Date:
10/05/1959
Total Run Time:
00:47:41
Contributor:
Lionel Hampton, Germaine Montero, Jacques Douai
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  • Speaks about literary developments within France (00:01)
  • French song "Rodeuse de Berges" by Germaine Montero, written by poet Aristide Bruant, played to audience (04:20)
  • Rexroth introduces and plays to the audience the Pierre Segher song, "The Lovers (Les Amoureux)," sung by Jacques Douai (07:43)
  • Remarks on the previous two songs (09:27)
  • "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" (recorded "last night" with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton) (12:58)
  • Remarks on "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" (17:57)
  • "Written in Venice" (18:40)
  • Remarks on "Provence" (19:39)
  • "Provence" (20:30)
  • Remarks on "Rogation Days" (22:59)
  • "Rogation Days" (from "Vicenza") (23:40)
  • Further remarks on "Rogation Days" (24:56)
  • "State and 32nd, Cold Morning Blues" (25:20)
  • "The Sea will be Deep" (26:19)
  • "Grey is the Arctic, Grey is the Sea" (27:10)
  • "Married Man Blues" (28:00)
  • Interruption of audio (28:39)
  • "Proust's Madeleine" (29:55)
  • "Homer in Basic" (32:09)
  • "The Homestead Called Damascus" (37:20)

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