Philip Whalen: March 11, 1968

The Poetry Center presents Philip Whalen reading from selected works.

Originally Recorded By:
APA
Location:
San Francisco
Date:
03/11/1968
Total Run Time:
00:51:16
Contributor:
Mark Linenthal
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  • Mark Linenthal introduces Philip Whalen and reads from a statement of poetics by Whalen and an essay on the Beats by Tom Parkinson. (00:00)
  • Whalen makes opening remarks and acknowledges Ruth Witt Diamant (04:22)
  • Remarks on poem "Newport North-Window View" for painter Bruce McGaw (06:07)
  • "Newport North-Window View" (07:06)
  • "Further Notice" (08:50)
  • Remarks on picking out what to read (09:27)
  • "I Return to San Francisco" (09:56)
  • "Something Nice About Myself" (16:48)
  • Introduces "DYING AGAIN Destruction, Death, Depression, Dismal and Up Again, With Any Luck at All: Funerals, a set of 12" (17:11)
  • "1. Ever since you shot me down a year ago" (17:23)
  • "2. Testing Reality" (17:45)
  • "3. I went to your house after you were dead." (18:07)
  • "4. What do I care my old leaves crack" (18:18)
  • "5. During the day I'm all right, I understand" (18:43)
  • "6. Dying I see my soul depart" (19:15)
  • "7. Orders of the Day" (19:29)
  • "8. Labor Day fog is brilliant Rosh Hashanah" (19:50)
  • "9. The Renaissance" (20:30)
  • "10. When I forget you" (21:04)
  • "11. Brightly under the apple tree" (21:34)
  • "12. Two Is a Pair" (21:55)
  • "California is Odious but Indispensable" from an unpublished book called Vanilla (22:34)
  • "A Satire" (24:00)
  • "America" (24:23)
  • "Giant Sequioas" (24:55)
  • "Higher Criticism" (25:39)
  • "Palimpsest" (26:08)
  • "Sad Song" (27:43)
  • Introduces collection of poems from Kyoto called The Winter (31:18)
  • "Poem Like a Bird Falls from Indifferent Air" (31:33)
  • "Sanjusangendo" (31:50)
  • "To Henrik Ibsen" (32:15)
  • "A Romantic and Beautiful Poem" (33:00)
  • "The Winter" (33:36)
  • "Same Places" (34:02)
  • "Ushi Matsuri" (37:00)
  • "Love, Love, Love Again" (37:53)
  • "Table of Organization" (38:47)
  • "Priapic Hymn" (40:18)
  • Remarks on Ken as the hero of his novel You Didn't Even Try (41:06)
  • Reads passage from "You Didn't Even Try" (41:48)
  • Remarks on passage above (47:25)
  • Remarks on final poem (47:39)
  • "White River Ode" (47:48)

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