Discographies

DISCOGRAPHY of POETRY:


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

 

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

A

 

Dannie Abse, 1923 - 

 

See: Poetry and jazz

    Leonie Adams, 1899-1988

     

    See: Poets reading their own poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

      Conrad Aiken, 1889-1973

       

      Conrad Aiken reading
      Caedmon TC-1039, [1956?]
      NOTES: Recorded in New York on June 23, 1955.
      NOTES: Notes on container; cover art by Edward Burra.
      CONTENTS: The blues of Ruby Matrix -- Two poems from Time in the rock -- A letter from Li Po.
      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 27]

      Conrad Aiken reads from his own works
      Decca DL 9128, [1965]
      NOTES: Critical notes by Thomas Greene on container.
      CONTENTS: The things -- The poet in Granada -- The fluteplayers -- The cicada -- Landscape west of Eden parts 1,11,19 -- Proem to the kid -- Mayflower -- The orchard.
      SERIES: Yale series of recorded poets.
      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 152]

      See also: Caedmon treasury of modern poets; Poets reading their own poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

        Anna Andreevna Akhmatova, 1889-1966

         

        Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966): poetry.
        Melodiia, p1987.
        CONTENTS: From the cycle "Secrets of the trade" -- From the cycle "Odd number" -- From the cycle "Midnight poems" -- From the cycle "Wind of war" -- From the cycle "Cinque" -- A poem without a hero (fragments)
        [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLcl 57]

        Anna Akhmatova.
        Melodiia 0008519-0008520. [196-?]
        CONTENTS: Selections from Tainy remesla, read by the author. Titles include: The Muse, To Muse, Poet, Creative Art, I do not need odes, The Reader, The Last Poem, North Elegy, 1913, The Summer Garden, A Summer Sonnet.
        [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLbl 24]

          A. R. Ammons, 1926-2001

           

          A.R. Ammons
          New Letters, 1984.
          NOTES: Broadcast Feb. 1984 on the radio program New letters on the air.
          CONTENTS: American romantic poet A.R. Ammons reads eight poems from his collection entitled Lake effect country and thirteen poems from his collection entitled A coast of trees. Host Judy Ray also reads four of the author's poems which were published in New letters magazine.
          CONTENTS: (Not listed.)
          [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1979M]

            Lee Anderson, 1896-1972

             

            Lee Anderson reads Nags Head
            Decca DL 9133, [1965]
            NOTES: Critical notes by Louis L. Martz and author's own outline of the poem on container.
            CONTENTS: The painted desert -- New Year's Eve -- Potosi --Susquehanna.
            SERIES: Yale series of recorded poets.
            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 216]

              Maya Angelou, 1928-

               

              And still I rise.
              Jeffrey Norton Pub., Inc., 1978.
              CONTENTS: Haywood Hale Brune interviews Maya Angelou. They speak about her life and her poetry.
              [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1373M]

              Phenomenal woman.
              Random House Audiobooks RH/387, p1995.
              CONTENTS: Seven women's blessed assurance -- Phenomenal woman -- Still I rise -- Weekend glory -- Our grandmothers.
              SUMMARY: A selection of poems from: Phenomenal woman; And still I rise; Shaker, why don't you sing?; I shall not be moved.
              [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1826M]

                David Antin, 1932-

                 

                See: Poems for peace

                  Hans Arp, 1886-1966

                   

                  See: Lyrik der Zeit

                    John Ashbery,1927-

                     

                    The songs we know best.
                    Watershed Tapes, 1989.
                    CONTENTS: Two Scenes--The Instruction Manual--And You Know--Thoughts of a Young Girl--It was Raining in the Capital--Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape--And ut Pictura Poesis is her Name--Landscape (After Baudelaire)--The Songs We Know Best--Sonnet ("Each servant stamps the reader...")--"How Much Longer Will I Be Able to Inhabit the Divine Sepulcher..."--Rivers and Mountains--The Task--Song--The New Spirit (excerpts )
                    NOTES: Selections and recording history inserted in case.
                    [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1316M]

                    See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                      W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden, 1907-1973

                       

                      An encounter with W. H. Auden: a distinguished poet discusses four decades of writing poetry.
                      Motivational Programming Corp. 020 12197, [1969]
                      CONTENTS: The British poet speaks of the aims of poetry, his life, and the way he works.
                      SERIES: 20th century English poets.
                      [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 188M]

                      Selected poems.
                      Spoken Arts SA 999, [1968]
                      CONTENTS: The wanderer; Legend; Alonso to Ferdinand; The shield of Achilles; A walk after dark; Song 1:"O where are you going?" said reader to rider; Song 2: Now the leaves are falling fast; Song 3: "Jumbled in one common box"; Song 4: If I could tell you; Song 5: When rites and melodies being; River Profile; Vespers (from Canonical Hours); Cattivo Tempo; Fleet visit; On the circuit; After reading a child's guide to modern physics; The Cave of making.
                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 134]

                      W.H. Auden.
                      Academy of American Poets, 1964.
                      NOTES: Recorded March 12, 1964, at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
                      CONTENTS: Prologue: the birth of architecture -- Thanksgiving for a habitat-- On installing an American kitchen in lower Austria -- Down there -- Up there -- The cave of nakedness -- The common life -- On reading a child's guide to modern physics -- On the circuit -- Whitsunday in Kichstetten -- The sabbath -- First things first -- Friday's child -- Metalogue to the magic flute -- Elegy for J.F.K.
                      [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1628M]

                      W. H. Auden reading from his works.
                      Caedmon TC-1019. [1954]
                      NOTES: Recorded in New York on Dec. 12, 1953.
                      NOTES: Notes by the author on slipcase.
                      CONTENTS: In memory of W.B. Yeats.--In praise of limestone.--The capital.--School-children.--As he is.--Five lyrics.--Precious five.--Bucolics.
                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 506]

                      W. H. Auden reads a selection of his poems.
                      Argo RG 184[1965]
                      NOTES: "A profile of W. H. Auden," reprinted from The Observer, on slipcase.
                      CONTENTS: Hommage to Clio sext; Nones; Vespers; Comline from The Shield of Achilles; Metalogue to the Magic Flute; The Hard question; Song, The more loving one; A walk after dark; A Chours; First things first; Alonzo to Ferdinand.
                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 244]

                      See also: Katherine Garrison Chapin, etc. reading their own poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                        Margaret Avison, 1918-

                         

                        See: Six Toronto Poets

                          B

                           

                          Ingeborg Bachmann, 1926-1973

                           

                          Lyrik der Zeit

                            Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1934-

                             


                            University of Missouri, [1988]
                            NOTES: Broadcast February 1988 on the radio program New letters on the air.
                            CONTENTS: Baraka talks about the revolutionary spirit that infuses all of his work and reads poems from The music: reflections on jazz and blues.
                            [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 2035M]

                              Howard Baker, 1905-1990

                               

                              See: Poets reading their own poems

                                John Beecher, 1904-1980

                                 

                                To live and die in Dixie.
                                Broadside BR 470, [1969]
                                NOTES: Biographical notes and text inserted in container.
                                CONTENTS: In Egypt land -- To live & die in Dixie -- Chainy -- The convict mines -- Free world notes -- Bestride the narrow world -- Wisdom of the Abbot Macarius -- A veterans day of recollection -- Undersirable -- Silent in Darlen -- The search for truth -- If I forget thee O'Birmingham -- A humble petition to the president of Harvard.
                                [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 536]

                                  Michael Benedikt, 1935-

                                   

                                  See: Today's poets

                                    Stephen Vincent Benet, 1898-1943

                                     

                                    Recordings of poets reading their own works / Stephen Vincent Benet [and] Edwin Muir.
                                    Library of Congress, Recording Laboratory, PL 23 [1961]
                                    NOTES: Recorded in 1941 & 1955. Texts (11 p.) inserted; notes on container.
                                    CONTENTS: The ballad of William Sycamore; The death of Stonewall Jackson; The opening of the Battle of Gettysburg; Litany for dictatorships.
                                    [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 102]

                                    See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                                      William Rose Benet, 1886-1950

                                       

                                      See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                                        Art Berger

                                         

                                        See: New jazz poets and Poets for Peace

                                          Sir Francis Bernand

                                           

                                          See: The Barrow Poets...

                                            John Berryman, 1914-1972

                                             

                                            See: Poets reading their own poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading theirpoems

                                              Sir John Betjeman, 1906-1984

                                               

                                              The golden treasury of John Betjeman.
                                              Spoken Arts 710 [1956]
                                              CONTENTS: False security; Hunter trials; Seaside golf; North Coast recollections; Norfolk; Sunday in Ireland; Remorse, youth and age on Beaulieu River; A subaltern's love song; Reproof deserved, or After the lecture; Beside the Seaside; Business women; House of rest [Sun and fun, Song of a Nightclub Proprietess], The Licorice fields of Pontefract.
                                              NOTES: Biographical note by Arthur Luce Klein on container.
                                              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 246]

                                              John Betjeman reads selected poems. Volume 2.
                                              Argo RG 225, c1961.
                                              CONTENTS: Middlesex; Harrow-on-the Hill; Upper Lambourne; Wantage bells; Trebetherick; The heart of Thomas Hardy; The Arrest of Oscar Wilde; I.M. Walter Ramsden; Devonshire Street; W.I. in a Bath teashop; The Attempt; The Irish Unionist's farewell; A Lincolnshire church; Pot pourri from a Surrey garden; Henley-on-Thames; Diary of a church mouse; In the public gardens; Eunice the Last of her Order; Matlock Bath.
                                              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl A133]

                                                Elizabeth Bishop, 1911-1979

                                                 

                                                See: The Caedmon treasury of modern poets and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                                                  John Peale Bishop, 1892-1944

                                                   

                                                  Recordings of poets reading their own poems/ John Peale Bishop [and] Maxwell Bodenheim.
                                                  Library of Congress, Division of Music, Recording Laboratory, PL 24[1961]
                                                  NOTES: The Bishop poems recorded at City College of New York, Mar. 28, 1941. Texts of the poems (9 p.) inserted in container.
                                                  CONTENTS: Return to Connecticut -- Moving landscape with falling rain -- Winter print -- Beyond Connecticut, beyond the sea -- That summer's end -- Encounter -- The return -- Perspectives are precipices -- Poem to a rose -- Insanity -- Finalities (part VI) -- Small town -- Soldier's stand -- Fantasy -- Poem to negroes and whites -- Dead lad -- Sonnet -- A sister writes -- Chinese gifts.
                                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 103]

                                                    Paul Blackburn, 1926-1971

                                                     

                                                    See: New Jazz Poets and Poems for Peace

                                                      R. P. (Richard P.) Blackmur, 1904-1965

                                                       

                                                      R. P. Blackmur reads from his own works
                                                      Decca DL 9134, [1961?]
                                                      SERIES: Yale series of recorded poets.
                                                      NOTES: Critical notes by Harry Berger, Jr., on container.
                                                      CONTENTS: The second world -- Ithyphallics -- Una vita nuova --October frost -- Petit manan point -- From Jordan's delight -- Missa vocis -- Elegy for five -- Three poems from a text -- Miching mallecho -- Sunt lacrimae rerum -- Judas priest -- All's the foul fiend's -- Mr. virtue and the three bears -- Threnos.
                                                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 437]

                                                      See also: Poets reading their own poems

                                                        Robert Bly, 1926 -

                                                         

                                                        Robert Bly. 2
                                                        University of Missouri, [199-]
                                                        NOTES: Host, Rebekah Presson. Originally broadcast on the radio program New Letters on the air.
                                                        CONTENTS: Robert Bly is interviewed and reads some of his poems. (None listed)
                                                        [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1986M]

                                                        Robert Bly. l
                                                        University of Missouri, [199-]
                                                        NOTES: Host, Bob Stewart. Originally broadcast on the radio program, New letters on the air.
                                                        CONTENTS: Robert Bly plays the dulcimer and reads translations of foreign poets and selections from his own poetry and is interviewed between readings. (None listed)
                                                        [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1981M]

                                                        See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems and Today's poets

                                                          Maxwell Bodenheim, 1893?-1954

                                                           

                                                          Recordings of poets reading their own poems.
                                                          Library of Congress, Division of Music, Recording Laboratory, PL 24[1961]
                                                          NOTES: Poems recorded in the studio of the Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, June 1, 1945. Texts of the poems (9 p.) inserted in container.
                                                          CONTENTS: Return to Connecticut -- Moving landscape with falling rain -- Winter print -- Beyond Connecticut, beyond the sea -- That summer's end -- Encounter -- The return -- Perspectives are precipices -- Poem to a rose -- Insanity -- Finalities (part VI) -- Small town -- Soldier's stand -- Fantasy -- Poem to negroes and whites -- Dead lad -- Sonnet -- A sister writes -- Chinese gifts.
                                                          [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 103]

                                                            Louise Bogan, 1897-1970

                                                             

                                                            Louise Bogan reads from her own works.
                                                            Decca DL9132. 1954.
                                                            SERIES: Yale Series of Recorded Poets.
                                                            NOTES: Program notes on slipcase by Harold Bloom.
                                                            CONTENTS: Medusa--The romantic--Statue and birds--The alchemist--Men loved wholly beyond wisdom. Women--Division.--The crossed apple--Fiend's weather--Old countryside--Summer wish.--Henceforth from the mind--Man alone--The sleeping fury--M., singing--Putting to sea--Spirit's song--Kept--Variation on a sentence--The dream--"Come sleep..."--March twilight--July dawn--The meeting.--The young mage--Song for the last act.
                                                            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 438]

                                                              See also: Louise Bogan, etc. reading their own poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                                                                Philip Booth, 1923-

                                                                 

                                                                See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems and Today's poets

                                                                  Kamau Brathwaite, 1930-

                                                                   

                                                                  Rights of passage.
                                                                  Argo PLP 1110-1111 [1969]
                                                                  CONTENTS: Part I: Work Song and Blues: I. Prelude; II. New world a-comin; III. Tom; IV. All God's chillun; V. Didn't he ramble; Part II: The Spades: I. Prelude; II. Folkways; III. The Journeys; IV. The Twist; V. Wings of a Dove.
                                                                  NOTES: "Issued in association with the British Council and the Poetry Room in the Lamont Library of Harvard University." Notes by the author on slipcases.
                                                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl A166 v.1+ v.2]

                                                                  Masks.
                                                                  Argo PLP 1183. [1972]
                                                                  CONTENTS: Libation; Path-finders; Limits; The Return; Crossing the River; Arrival.
                                                                  NOTES: "Issued in association with the British Council and the Poetry Room in the Lamont Library of Harvard University." Notes by the author on container.
                                                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 548]

                                                                    John Malcolm Brinnin, 1916-1998

                                                                     

                                                                    See: John Gould Fletcher, etc. reading their own poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                                                                      Joseph Brodsky, 1940-1996

                                                                       

                                                                      Winter.
                                                                      Jeffrey Norton, [199-?]
                                                                      NOTES: In English and Russian.
                                                                      CONTENTS: The author reads a selection of his poems. (None listed)
                                                                      [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1596M]

                                                                        Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917-2000

                                                                         

                                                                        Gwendolyn Brooks I
                                                                        University of Missouri, [1988]
                                                                        NOTES: Broadcast Nov. 1988 on the radio program New letters on the air.
                                                                        CONTENTS: Gwendolyn Brooks reads several of her poems. (Not specified.)
                                                                        [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1987M]

                                                                        Gwendolyn Brooks II
                                                                        New Letters, 1989]
                                                                        NOTES: Broadcast February 1989 on the radio program New letters on the air, production of New letters magazine, University of Missouri, Kansas City. Host, Rebekah Presson.
                                                                        CONTENTS: Contains the second part of an interview given by Gwendolyn Brooks in 1988 and the author's reading of several poems. (Not specified)
                                                                        [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1988M]

                                                                        Gwendolyn Brooks reading her poetry, [with an introductory poem by Don L. Lee].
                                                                        Caedmon CDL 51244. p1973.
                                                                        CONTENTS: Introductory poem: Gwendolyn Brooks, by Don L. Lee, from A Street in Bronzeville; Kitchenette building; Obituary for a living lady; Sadie and Maud; Matthew Cole; The Vacant lot; The Queen of the blues; The Mother; The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith from Annie Allen; The Parents: People like our marriage Maxie and Andrew; Do not be afraid of No; "Pygmies are pygmies still, though percht[sic] on Alps; The Rites for Cousin Vit; Leaves from a loose-leaf war diary. From Annie Allen: The Children of the poor; from The Bean Eaters: My little 'bout town gal, The Bean Eaters, Old Mary, The lovers of the poor, A man of the middle class, Kid Bruin, The Ghost at the Quincy Club. From Selected Poems: Garbageman: the Man with the orderly mind; Weaponed Woman from Black Expression, Vol. I, No.1; Riot, from In the Mecca; Gang girls; The Wall; The Sermon on the Warpland.
                                                                        [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1174M]

                                                                        See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                                                                          Brother Antoninus (William Everson), 1912-1994

                                                                           

                                                                          See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems

                                                                            Sterling Allen Brown, 1901-1989

                                                                             

                                                                            Poems by Sterling Brown.
                                                                            Folkways Records 90, c1952.
                                                                            CONTENTS: Break of day -- Sharecropper -- Slim in hell -- Old Lem -- Old King Cotton -- Putting on the dog.
                                                                            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 248]

                                                                              T. E. Brown, 1830-1897

                                                                               

                                                                              See: The Barrow Poets...

                                                                                Lenny Bruce, 1924-1966

                                                                                 

                                                                                See: Howls, raps & roars

                                                                                  Joseph Bruchac, 1942-

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Joseph Bruchac I.
                                                                                  University of Missouri, [199-?]
                                                                                  NOTES: Taped at a public reading given at St. Lawrence University, Caton NY. Originally broadcast as an episode of the radio program New letters on the air. Host, Paula Gramlich.
                                                                                  CONTENTS: Joseph Bruchac reads a number of poems from his book Translator's son and a section from his novel Dreams of Jesse Brown.
                                                                                  [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1978M]

                                                                                  Joseph Bruchac II
                                                                                  Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri, [199-?]
                                                                                  NOTES: Originally broadcast as an episode of the radio program New letters on the air. Host, Rebekah Presson.
                                                                                  CONTENTS: Joseph Bruchac talks about what it means to be part American Indian and proceeds to read a number of poems from his book Translator's son.
                                                                                  [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1977M]

                                                                                    See also: Native American poetry

                                                                                      Basil Bunting, 1900-1985

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Basil Bunting: the sound of poetry.
                                                                                      National Public Radio, Education Services SP-800204.01/01-C , 1981, c1980.
                                                                                      CONTENTS: Basil Bunting reads from his poems and discusses how the rhythm which is inborn in man gives birth to poetry.
                                                                                      [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1109M]

                                                                                        Alan Burke, 1922-1992

                                                                                         

                                                                                        My naked soul.
                                                                                        Audio Fidelity AFSD 1705, [c1967]
                                                                                        NOTES: Poems with incidental music. Program notes on container.
                                                                                        CONTENTS: The unveiling -- Tempos -- Spectrum -- Sermon -- Requiem -- The now -- Tides -- Cauldron -- Waiting -- Woman -- Legacy -- Confessional -- Testament -- Sonic -- Science checkmate -- The winner.
                                                                                        [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLds 19]

                                                                                          Witter Bynner, 1881-1968

                                                                                           

                                                                                          See: Poets reading their own poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American poets reading their poems


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