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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