James Wright: April 26, 1965

The Poetry Center presents James Wright sharing his favorite poetry and reading from The Branch Will Not Break.

Originally Recorded By:
The Poetry Center
Location:
Gallery Lounge, SFSC
Date:
04/26/1965
Total Run Time:
1:02:25
Contributor:
James Schevill
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  • Thanks audience for welcoming him (2:10)
  • Reads "The Yellow Bittern" by Thomas MacDonagh (2:59)
  • Remarks on "The Yellow Bittern" (5:08)
  • Remarks on children's literary tradition (5:18)
  • Reads from Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (5:53)
  • Remarks on Theodore Roethke and Stanley Kunitz (6:20)
  • Reads old Nursery rhyme "There Was a Lady Loved a Swine" (6:49)
  • Remarks on Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and his "Epitaph for Thomas Clere" (7:40)
  • Reads "Epitaph for Thomas Clere" by Henry Howard (9:30)
  • Remarks on "Reconciliation" by Walt Whitman (10:59)
  • "Reconciliation" by Walt Whitman (11:14)
  • Remarks on Edwin Arlington Robinson's "To Walt Whitman" (12:20)
  • Reads "Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd" by Walt Whitman (13:00)
  • Remarks on "Captain Craig" (14:20)
  • "Captain Craig" by E. A. Robinson (15:22)
  • Further remarks on "Captain Craig" (18:20)
  • Remarks on John Crowe Ransom (18:40)
  • "Winter Remembered" by John Crowe Ransom (18:55)
  • Remarks on H. R. Hays's translations of Neruda (20:32)
  • "Walking Around" by Pablo Neruda (21:30)
  • Remarks on "My Grandmother's Ghost" and his grandmother (25:15)
  • Reads "My Grandmother's Ghost" (29:02)
  • Remarks on his book Saint Judas and "An Offering for Mr. Bluehart" (30:20)
  • Reads "An Offering for Mr. Bluehart" (31:40)
  • Remarks on "A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's Shack" (33:03)
  • Reads "A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's Shack" (38:36)
  • Remarks on Ring Lardner (40:28)
  • Remarks on "Saint Judas" (41:30)
  • Reads "Saint Judas" (42:27)
  • Remarks on "As I Step Over a Puddle at the End of Winter, I Think of an Ancient Chinese Governor" (44:05)
  • Reads a poem by Po Chu-i (49:30)
  • Further remarks on the poem (50:30)
  • Continues reading "As I Step Over a Puddle at the End of Winter, I Think of an Ancient Chinese Governor" (50:48)
  • Remarks on telling secrets (52:47)
  • Reads from Johannes Brahm's "Alto Rhapsody" (53:08)
  • Reads "Three Stanzas for Goethe" (53:38)
  • Remarks on his book The Branch Will Not Break (55:50)
  • Reads "Snowstorm in the Midwest" (56:47)
  • Reads "Spring Images" (58:12)
  • Remarks on "Milkweed" (58:44)
  • Reads "Milkweed" (58:56)
  • Remarks on "The Blessing" (59:55)
  • Reads "The Blessing" (1:00:27)

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