Kay Boyle: April 1, 1964

The Poetry Center presents Kay Boyle, at the time on the San Francisco State University faculty in English, reading from her 1962 Collected Poems (Knopf).

Originally Recorded By:
APA
Location:
SFSU, San Francisco
Date:
04/01/1964
Total Run Time:
00:43:39
Contributor:
James Schevill
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  • James Schevill introduces Kay Boyle, reading a passage from Richard Eberhart (00:03)
  • Remarks on her reasons for writing poetry (02:26)
  • "Dreams Dreamed" (03:22)
  • Remarks on recurrent themes across time and remarks on "The New Emigration" (04:22)
  • "The New Emigration" (05:26)
  • Remarks on "The Only Bird That Sang" (07:52)
  • "The Only Bird That Sang" (08:23)
  • Remarks on self-pity (11:53)
  • "October, 1954" (12:13)
  • "The Print from a Lucite Block" (13:10)
  • "Seascape for an Engraver" (14:05)
  • Remarks on the 1931 trial of the Scottsboro Boys (14:57)
  • "A Communication to Nancy Cunard" (15:44)
  • Remarks on William Carlos Williams (23:40)
  • "Two Twilights for William Carlos Williams" (25:08)
  • Remarks on Howard Nemerov and the history of Germany (25:53)
  • "A Dialogue of Birds for Howard Nemerov" (26:32)
  • Remarks on 'bums' in the restrooms of Grand Central Station and introduces the poem "A Winter Fable" (mis-starts and restarts (27:53)
  • "A Winter Fable" (28:49)
  • Remarks on addition to "A Winter Fable" (37:10)
  • Reads addition to "A Winter Fable" (37:32)
  • Remarks to audience, applause, introduces final poem (38:11)
  • "A Square Dance for a Square" (39:07)

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