Poetry Readings Discography | U - Z

Discographies

DISCOGRAPHY of POETRY:

Poets Reading Their Works:
Recordings Held by The University of Oregon Knight Library's Douglass Listening Room

This list of recordings is a collection only available for listening in the Douglass Listening Room to the University public with a picture ID card. UO Faculty and GTF's may take these out for a week; all others must use these in the Library.

Note: Because of copyright considerations, we do not honor requests for copies of these materials.

The call numbers designate the type of recorded material represented. Those call numbers preceded by the designation PHONODISC are LP's; those with COMPACT DISC are CD's; and those with CASSETTE are cassettes or cassette kits.

The collection is located in the Douglass Listening Room, which is located on the third floor of the Knight Library.


Index for this discography:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Collections

U

 

John Updike, 1932-

 

John Updike reads John Updike
CMS Records CMS 523, [1967]
CONTENTS: The centaur (excerpt) -- Poems: Earthworm; Telephone poles; Maples in a spruce forest; Flirt; Mobile of birds -- Lifeguard (complete short story)
NOTES: Descriptive notes on container.
[DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 396]

    V

     

    Mark Van Doren, 1894-1972

     

    Mark Van Doren reads from his collected and new poems.
    Folkways Records FL 9782 , 1967.
    CONTENTS: O world; Morning worship; Prophet; Undersong -- The God of Galaxies; He loves me; The bird desire; Sonnet XXVIII; Soft, soft, soft; My poor love -- The sign in the sky; Unresponsive; Woman of few words -- The deepest dream; Born brothers; Dialogue in December -- Civil war; This amber sunstream -- The child at winter sunset; After dry weather; To a child with eyes; Goodnignt -- The plague; Family prime; Homer, Sidney, Philo; He's coming -- The first snow of the year; Sleep, Grandmother -- Dunce songs -- When the world ends; Epitaph; Farewell and thanksgiving.
    NOTES: Biographical notes and texts of the poems (7 p.) inserted.
    [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 318]

      Mona Van Duyn, 1921-2004

       

      Mona Van Duyn
      New Letters, 1984.
      CONTENTS: (None listed.)
      SUMMARY: Mona Van Duyn is interviewed and reads from her poems. Originally broadcast on the radio program New letters on the air.
      [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 2020M]

      Mona Van Duyn II
      University of Missouri, [199-?]
      CONTENTS: (None listed.)
      SUMMARY: Mona Van Duyn is interviewed and reads from her poems. Originally broadcast on the radio program New letters on the air.
      NOTES: Host: Rebekah Presson.
      [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 2021M]

        Andrei Voznesensky, 1933-

         

        The Voices of Yevgeni Yevtushenko & Andrei Voznesensky.
        Monitor MR113, [1964]
        CONTENTS: (Side Two) Parabolic ballad; Siberian bathhouses; You sit; Autumn in Sigulda; Goya; From the poem "The Triangular Pear": a. Night airport in New York; b. Negroes sing; c. The Anti-worlds.
        SUMMARY: Poems, read in Russian by the authors. Recorded in Paris by Le chant du monde.
        NOTES: Biographical notes by Bernard L. Koten on slipcase; texts of the poems with English translations by Bernard L. Koten (14 p.) inserted in slipcase.
        [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 654]

          W

           

          Diane Wakoski, 1937-

           

          Diane Wakoski.
          Everett/Edwards 153, c1976.
          CONTENTS: (None listed)
          SERIES: Contemporary American poets read their works.
          [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 664M]

          Diane Wakoski
          University of Missouri, [1977-1984]
          CONTENTS: (None listed)
          SUMMARY: Diane Wakoski reads a number of her poems from her books entitled Virtuoso literature for two and four hands, The motorcycle betrayal poems, The magician's feastletters, The collected greed, and The Magellanic clouds. She provides brief explanatory introductions to some poems.
          NOTES: Broadcast Nov. 26, 1977 and Feb 10, 1984.
          [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 2025M tape 1 + tape 2]

            Robert Penn Warren, 1905-1989

             

            Robert Penn Warren reads from his own works
            Decca DL 9148, [1965]
            CONTENTS: Mortmain: After night flight; A dead language; Fox-fire; In the turpitude of time; A vision -- Clearly about you -- The letter about money... -- Arrogant law -- Tiberius on Capri -- The garden -- Founding fathers... -- Country burying -- Debate: question, quarry, dream -- Original sin -- Dragon country -- Two studies in Idealism...:Bear track plantation... Harvard '61: Battle fatigue.
            NOTES: Critical notes on container.
            SERIES: Yale series of recorded poets.
            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 470]

              Vernon Phillips Watkins, 1906-1967

              Vernon Watkins reads from his own works
              Decca DL 9142, [1965]
              CONTENTS: Ballad of the rough sea -- Swedenborg's skull -- Taliesin and the spring of vision -- The spring -- Peace in the Welsh Hills -- The tributary seasons -- Music of colours, white blossom -- Elegy on the heroine of childhood -- Excerpt from The broken sea -- Ode to Swansea -- Semele -- Ballad of Culver's Hole.
              SERIES: Yale series of recorded poets.
              NOTES: Program notes by Lee Anderson on container.
              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 471]

                Theodore Russell Weiss, 1916-2003

                Theodore Weiss reads from his own works
                Decca DL 9144, [1961?]
                CONTENTS: Panoramic Sue -- To Penny when she comes of reading age -- A sum of destructions -- A commonplace -- The dance called David -- The hook -- A gothic tale -- An Egyptian passage -- A canticle -- The change -- Homecoming -- The fire at Alexandria -- A lesser prophet -- A trip through Yucatan -- House of fire.
                SERIES: Yale series of recorded poets.
                NOTES: Program notes by Louis L. Martz on container.
                [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 466]

                  John Hall Wheelock, 1886-1978

                  Robert Hillyer and John Hall Wheelock reading their own poems
                  Library of Congress, Division of Music, Recording Laboratory, PL 25 [1961]
                  CONTENTS: The ruined castle of Manorbier -- In the tidal marshes -- Familiar faces, long departed -- The cardinal flower -- Barcarolle -- The relic -- Overture -- Home port -- Folk song /Robert Hillyer -- The fish-hawk -- Dialectics of flight -- Bonac -- Meditation -- The gardener -- Wood-thrush -- It is finished -- The herring-gull -- Afternoon: Amagansett Beach / John Hall Wheelock.
                  NOTES: Recorded in 1941 & 1955.
                  NOTES: Texts (10 p.) inserted; notes on container.
                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 104]

                    Richard Wilbur, 1921-

                    The poems of Richard Wilbur
                    Spoken Arts 747, [1959]
                    CONTENTS: Altitudes -- Love calls us to the things of this world --Sonnet - John Chrysostom -- A black November turkey -- Mind -- Merlin enthralled -- A voice from under the table -- Digging for China -- Francis Jammes: A prayer to go to Paradise with the donkeys -- A baroque wall-fountain in the Villa Sciarra -- The mill -- For the new railway station in Rome -- Loves of the puppets -- Two voices in a meadow. A milkweed ; A stone speaks -- The pardon -- Museum piece -- Year's end -- Still, Citizen Sparrow -- After the last bulletins -- The beacon -- Looking into history.
                    NOTES: Critical notes by Arthur Luce Klein on container.
                    [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 323]

                    Richard Wilbur
                    University of Missouri, [199-?]
                    CONTENTS:
                    SUMMARY: Interview and poetry reading by poet laureate Richard Wilbur.
                    NOTES: Host, Rebekah Presson; Interviewer, Robert Stewart.
                    NOTES: Originally broadcast on the radio program New letters on the air.
                    [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 2026M]

                    Richard Wilbur reading his poetry
                    Caedmon TC1248, [1968]
                    NOTES: Notes by William Meredith on container.
                    CONTENTS: Walking to sleep -- Running -- A wood -- Under Cygnus -- Seed leaves -- Complaint -- The lilacs -- The proof -- On the marginal way --Villon: ballade of the ladies of time past -- Two voices in a meadow -- Advice to a prophet -- She -- The undead -- A grasshopper -- Shame -- The aspen and the stream --Someone talking to himself -- Ballade for the Duke of Orleans -- Pangloss's song: A comic-opera lyric -- Two quatrains for first frost -- Altitudes -- Love calls us to the things of this world -- Sonnet -- A baroque wall-fountain in the Villa Sciarra -- Merlin enthralled -- After the last bulletins -- Mind -- Apology -- All these birds.
                    [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLds 43]

                      Oscar Williams, 1900-1964

                      Recordings of poets reading their own poems/ I.A. Richards [and] Oscar Williams.
                      Library of Congress, Recording Laboratory, PL 26 [1961]
                      CONTENTS: The man coming toward you; Tent; Leg in the subway; The man in that airplane; Shopping for meat in winter; By fiat of adoration; The mirage; Judas; The last supper; The borrower of salt
                      NOTES: Recorded in 1956 & 1960.
                      NOTES: Texts (12 p.) inserted; notes on container.
                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 105]

                        Tennessee Williams, 1911-1983

                        Tennessee Williams reading from his works. [2d printing]
                        Caedmon TC 1005. [1955]
                        CONTENTS: Some poems meant for music ("unpublished and now available for the first time")--Cried the fox, The eyes and The summer Belvedere, from Five young American poets (New York, New Directions, 1944)
                        NOTES: Recorded June 6, 1952 in New York.
                        NOTES: Autobiographical notes on slipcase.
                        [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 464]

                          William Carlos Williams, 1883-1963

                          The people and the stones: selected poems.
                          Watershed Intermedia, 1991.
                          CONTENTS: (Side One) First poem; Love song (I lie here thinking of you...); Tract; Danse Russe; The Bull; The Farmer; Eyeglasses; Shot It! Jimmy; The Red wheelbarrow; Rigamarole; -commentary-; The Semblables; Seafarer; A Unison; -commentary-; Choral: The Pink Church; May 1st Tomorrow; Asphodel, that greeny flower; Coda (excerpt).
                          (Side Two): (excerpt from) Paterson, Book One, Section I; (excerpt from) Paterson, Book One, Section II; (excerpt from) Paterson, Book One, Section III; (excerpt from) Paterson, Book Two, Section III; Paterson, Episode 17 (later incorporated into Paterson, Book III.)
                          [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1452M]

                            Yvor Winters, 1900-1968

                            Yvor Winters reads from his own works.
                            Decca DL 9136[1955?]
                            CONTENTS: (Side One) The cold; Quod tegit omnia; The fall of leaves; Inscription for a graveyard; The slow pacific swell; On a view of Pasadena from the hills; A vision; On teaching the young; The old age of Theseus.
                            (Side Two) Lee Anderson and Yvor Winters; The California oaks; The Manzanita; Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight; A Spring serpent; Much in Little; A Prayer for my son; On the portrait of a scholar of the Italian Renaissance; Summer Noon: 1941; To a military rifle, 1942; To the Holy Spirit; At the San Francisco Airport.
                            NOTES: Program notes on slipcase by Alvin B. Kernan.
                            SERIES: Yale Series of Recorded Poets.
                            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 467]

                            Yvor Winters reads his works.
                            Carillon Records YP 309, [1961]
                            CONTENTS: (Side One) The cold; Quod tegit omnia; The fall of leaves; Inscription for a graveyard; The slow pacific swell; On a view of Pasadena from the hills; A vision; On teaching the young; The old age of Theseus.
                            (Side Two) Lee Anderson and Yvor Winters; The California oaks; The Manzanita; Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight; A Spring serpent; Much in Little; A Prayer for my son; On the portrait of a scholar of the Italian Renaissance; Summer Noon: 1941; To a military rifle, 1942; To the Holy Spirit; At the San Francisco Airport. NOTES: Critical notes by Alvin B. Kernan on container.
                            SERIES: Yale series of recorded poets.
                            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 649]


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                              W. B. (William Butler) Yeats, 1865-1939

                              The poems of William Butler Yeats
                              Spoken Arts 753, [1959]
                              CONTENTS: (Side One) Extract from Talk on Rhythm and his Poetry, with readings from The Lake Isle of Innisfree and The Fiddler of Dooney- October 4, 1932; The Song of the Old Mother- March 17, 1934; The Lake Isle of Innisfree from Coole Park and Ballylee- October 28, 1937; Modern poetry- October 11, 1935.
                              NOTES: Read by the author. Other poems on the recording read by Siobhan McKenna, and Michael MacLiammoir (contents not included.)
                              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 398]

                                Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko, 1933-

                                Stikhi i pesni Evgeniia Evtushenko= Poems and songs by Evgeniy Yevtushenko.
                                Melodiia, [197-?]
                                CONTENTS: Liudei Neinteresnykh v Mire Net(No People Are...); Ty Ukhodish', Kak Poezd (You Depart Like a Train); Babushki (Grandmothers); V Nashem Gorode Dozhd' (In Our Town Rain); Kradenye IaBloki (Stolen Apples); Liubimaia, Spi (Sleep My Beloved); A Sneg Povalitsia (The Snow Will Begin Again); Zaklinanie (Incantation); Idut Belye Snegi (White Snow is Falling).
                                NOTES: Poems read by the author in Russian; songs with his lyrics performed by various vocalists with orchestra; sung in Russian.
                                [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMcl 149]

                                The Voices of Yevgeni Yevtushenko & Andrei Voznesensky.
                                Monitor MR113, [1964]
                                CONTENTS: (Side One) Babi Yar; Hail-Storm in Kharkov; The Woman and the Sea; Moscow Freight-yard; And Afterwards; The Delicate tinkle of icicles; Incantation.
                                (Side Two): Stalin's heirs; The Window looks out on white trees. SUMMARY: Poems, read in Russian by the authors.
                                NOTES: Recorded in Paris by Le chant du monde.
                                NOTES: Biographical notes by Bernard L. Koten on slipcase; texts of the poems with English translations by Bernard L. Koten (14 p.) inserted in slipcase.
                                [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 654]

                                Yevtushenko in readings from his New York and San Francisco poetry concerts
                                Columbia S 31344, p1972.
                                CONTENTS: Introduction -- Bombs for balalaikas -- Monologue of a Broadway actress -- Procession with the Madonna -- Freedom to kill -- The City of Yes and the City of No -- Question of freedom -- Babi Yar -- In a steelworker's home.
                                NOTES: Read in English by Barry Boys, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Viveca Lindfors and Richard Wilbur; all except the2d, 3d and 6th poems also read in Russian by the author.
                                NOTES: Recorded live at the Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden Center, New York, and Project Artaud, San Francisco.
                                NOTES: Notes by Eugene Paul on container.
                                [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLds 68]


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