George Oppen: February 21, 1968

The Poetry Center presents George Oppen reading two major sequences from his 1968 book Of Being Numerous, for which he would receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1969. The recording has no introduction. It picks up with Oppen reading from the middle of the poem "Route." Note: Occasionally throughout the recording, the audio becomes inaudible for a word or two, but most words can be heard through close listening and adjusting the volume.

Originally Recorded By:
APA
Location:
San Francisco
Date:
02/21/1968
Total Run Time:
00:30:47
Contributor:
Mark Linenthal
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2043
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319
  • Oppen remarks on starting back one section (00:02)
  • "Route, 8" (00:10)
  • "Route, 9" (00:30)
  • "Route, 10" (01:17)
  • "Route, 11" (01:46)
  • "Route, 12" (02:25)
  • "Route, 13" (03:08)
  • "Route, 14" (03:57)
  • Remarks on problems with the sound (05:17)
  • Remarks before reading "Of Being Numerous" (06:03)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 1" (06:38)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 2" (07:16)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 3" (07:43)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 4" (08:06)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 5" (08:28)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 6" (08:51)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 7" (09:14)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 8" (09:26)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 9" (09:58)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 10" (10:37)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 11" (11:17)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 12" (12:30)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 13" (13:19)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 14" (14:09)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 15" (14:53)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 16" (15:14)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 17" (15:39)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 18" (16:07)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 19" (16:22)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 20" (16:45)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 21" (17:39)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 22" (17:53)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 23" (18:05)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 24" (18:42)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 25" (18:55)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 26" (19:27)
  • Pauses to let students go to class (21:45)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 27" (22:07)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 28" (23:22)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 29" (23:36)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 30" (24:38)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 31" (24:58)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 32" (25:12)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 33" (25:44)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 34" (25:56)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 35" (26:52)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 36" (27:07)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 37" (27:46)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 38" (28:26)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 39" (28:44)
  • "Of Being Numerous, 40" (28:59)
  • Oppen remarks, "Do you wish to converse?" (29:52)
  • Off-mic remark from Mark Linenthal (30:13)

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