Diane di Prima: April 24, 1968

The Poetry Center presents Diane di Prima, accompanied by musician John Braden, reading from plays and poems.

Originally Recorded By:
The Poetry Center
Location:
Gallery Lounge, SFSC
Date:
04/24/1968
Total Run Time:
[0:50:00]
Contributor:
Mark Linenthal, John Braden
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  • Introductory remarks on the achievements, publications and work of Diane di Prima by Mark Linenthal (0:06)
  • di Prima introduces the collaborative format for the reading and performance (02:43)
  • "Rant from a Cool Place" (03:49)
  • "New Mexico Poem" (07:10)
  • Remarks on "Poet's Vaudeville" , the songs of John Braden, and "Whale Honey" (12:17)
  • "Poet's Vaudeville" , a libretto performed with John Braden (13:19)
  • "song unknown" performed by John Braden (18:19)
  • "Sing me the Saddest Song" performed by John Braden (21:23)
  • "I Remember the Shape Of" performed by John Braden (24:13)
  • Loud static interference (27:17)
  • "Alba, for a Dark Year" (27:29)
  • "Poem in Praise of my Husband" (28:37)
  • introduces "Buddhist New Year Song" with explication of the deities Mahakala and Kali (30:29)
  • "Buddhist New Year Song" (30:50)
  • "Rondeau for the Yule" (32:47)
  • "In Memory of our First Chapatis" (34:50)
  • "Ode to Elegance" (36:19)
  • "Zero" (39:17)
  • "Hymn" (41:10)
  • Scene from "Whale Honey" performed with John Braden (43:25)

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