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




David Thompson Watson McCord, 1897-1997


The pickety fence & other poems.
Pathways of Sound POS 1042 [196-?]
NOTES: Notes by the author on slipcase.

    Archibald MacLeish, 1892-1982


    Archibald MacLeish reading from his works
    Caedmon TC-1009, [1953]
    CONTENTS: The old man to the lizard -- They come no more, those words, those finches -- What any lover learns -- Bernal Diaz, preface to his book: The 6th Book of Conquistador, pt. 1 -- The renovated temple -- Calypso's island -- Not marble nor the gilded monuments -- The cat in the wood -- Winter is another country -- A man's work -- Years of the dog -- Ezry -- The learned men -- The silent slain -- L'an trentiesme de mon eage -- Immortal helix -- Epistle to be left in the earth -- Actfive (complete): The stage all blood... ; The masque of mummers ; The shape of flesh and bone.
    NOTES: Recorded at Uphill Farm, Mass., on Sept. 26, 1952. Critical notes on container.

    See also: Nine Pulitzer Prize Poets Reading Their Own Poems; Poets reading their own Poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

      Jackson MacLow

      See: Poems for Peace

        Louis MacNeice, 1907-1963


        Louis MacNeice reads from his own works
        Decca DL 9141, [1965]
        CONTENTS: The muse -- Conversation -- Dublin -- From a hand of snaps -- The sunlight on the garden -- Les Sylphides -- Christina -- Bagpipe music -- From Autumn journal -- The British Museum reading room-- Meeting point -- Prognosis -- The brandy glass -- Apple blossom -- Evening in Connecticut -- Nuts in May -- Brother fire -- The death of a cat.
        NOTES: Critical notes by Frank J. Warnke on container.

        Louis MacNeice reads selected poems.
        Argo RG 196[1961]
        CONTENTS: Side 1:Conversation; Invocation-Carrickfergus; Dublin--The Left Behind; The Back Again--The Gone To-morrow--Apple Blossom; The Cyclist--The Nurse; Truisms; Sunlight in the Garden--The British Museum Reading Room; Bagpipe Music.
        Side 2: Extract from Autumn Sequal--Pronosis; Nuts in May; Brother Fire; Rites of War--Death of an Old Lady; Christina--Meeting Point; A Toast; The Merna, Selva Oscura--Prayer before birth.
        NOTES: Critical notes by Louis MacNeice on slipcase.

        See also: Caedmon Treasury of Modern Poets

          Jay Mac Pherson


          See: Six Toronto Poets

            Lenore Marshall, 1897-1971


            The poems of Lenore G. Marshall.
            Spoken Arts 746[1959]
            CONTENTS: Side 1: Invented a Person; Two Poems in One; Cricket Song; As Though from Love; Interloper; No Boundary; While Reading History; Rumor; Respite; Though I am False; Other Knowledge; Love Poem.
            Side 2: Shadow Play; This Twentieth-Century Mind; Relativity; How will you show it; The Return; Argument on Immortality; To a House Being Built; Shell Song; Autumn Hilltop; A Mother thinks fo Her Child; Still life; Gogglehead; Mexican Night.
            NOTES: Critical notes by Stanley Kunitz and John Hall Wheelock on container.
            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 283]

            See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

              John Masefield, 1878-1967


              John Masefield reading his poetry.
              Caedmon TC 1147. [1962]
              CONTENTS: Side 1The West Wind; Sea Fever; Cargoes; Captain Stratton's Fancy; Spanish Waters; A Creed;The Wild Ducks; Good Friday, excerpt; C. L.M.; The Widow in the Bye Street, excerpt; The Passing Strange.
              Side 2: The Everlasting Mercy: Saul Kane's Outburst; Lollingdon Downs: II. O wretched man, that for a little mile-V. I could not sleep for thiking of the sky-VI. How did the nothing come, how did these fires-VII. It may be so; but let the unknown be; The Downland; The Rider at the Gate; The Everlasting Mercy: Conclusion.
              NOTES: Program notes on container.
              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 188]

              The story of Ossian.
              Spoken Arts 755. [1960]
              CONTENTS: Unpublished narrative poem, read by the author.
              NOTES: First recording, made in the study of the author's home at Abingdon, Berks. Note about the recording by Harley J. Usill and synopsis by the author on slipcase.
              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 49]

                Edgar Lee Masters, 1868-1950


                See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                  Phyllis McGinley, 1905-1978


                  See: Nine Pulitzer Prize Poets Reading Their Own Poems

                    William Meredith, 1919-


                    See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                      James Ingram Merrill, 1926-1995


                      James Merrill.
                      Academy of American Poets, 1992.
                      CONTENTS: Mirror -- The smile -- Annie Hill's grave -- To a butterfly -- The book of Ephram. From D ; M ; R -- On the block. Lamp, terra-cotta base, U.S., c.1925 ; Mantle clock, imitation sieve -- Alessio and the zinneas -- More or less -- Volcanic holiday -- Jade/strangers to fire -- Snow jobs -- A downward look -- Japanese poems. Imagining it ; Arrival in Tokyo ; Strategies ; Kyoto ; Temple pond -- Another cemetery -- In the shop -- Dying.
                      NOTES: Introduced by Stephen Yenser. Recorded Sept. 30, 1992, at New York University.
                      [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1626M]

                      See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                        Eve Merriam, 1916-1992


                        Catch a little rhyme: poems for activity time.
                        Caedmon CDL 51339, 1970.
                        CONTENTS: Side 1:Introduction; Catch a Little Rhyme; What in the World- a series of Riddles; Ollie's Polly; Satellite, Satellite; A Matter of Taste; Kittens; Alligator on the Escalator; Bam. Bam. Bam.
                        Side 2: Inside the Zoo; Toaster Time; The Motor-Boat Song; Manners; On Our Way; Mean Song; Backwards; Spaghetti: A Round; A Rhyme is a Jump Rope; A Yell for Yellow; Mr. Tall and Mr. Small; Ni.
                        NOTES: Read by the author, with responses from a group of children. Liner notes by Louis Untermyer.
                        [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 771M]

                          W. S. (William Stanley) Merwin, 1927-


                          W.S. Merwin I
                          University of Missouri, 1979.
                          SUMMARY: The author reads selections from his poetry, and is interviewed by Albert Bellg.
                          NOTES: Originally broadcast on the radio program New letters on the air.
                          [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 2007M]

                          W.S. Merwin II
                          University of Missouri, [19--]
                          SUMMARY: W. S. Merwin is interviewed and reads some of his poems.
                          NOTES: Host, Jim McKinley. Originally broadcast on the radio program New letters on the air.
                          [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 2008M]

                          W.S. Merwin reading his poetry
                          Caedmon TC 1295, [1970]
                          CONTENTS: Green with beasts: The mountain; The station; Low fields and light -- The drunk in the furnace: Odysseus; The drunk in the furnace -- The moving target: Noah's raven; Lemuel's blessing; The saint of the uplands; The nails; Bread and butter ; My friends -- The lice: The last one; The river of bees; The cold before the moonrise; The room; Dusk in winter; How we are spared; Provision; For the anniversary of my death; When you go away; Fly -- Teachers -- The different stars -- The bridges -- The piper -- The birds on the morning of going -- The gardens of Zuni -- The port --Banishment in winter -- Second psalm: The signals -- Beginning.
                          SUMMARY: Contains selections from Green with beasts, The drunk in the furnace, The moving target, The lice, and recent works.
                          NOTES: Durations and notes by Richard Howard on container.
                          [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 526]

                            Josephine Miles, 1911-1985


                            See: Today's Poets

                              Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892-1950


                              Edna St. Vincent Millay reading from her poetry.
                              Caedmon TC 1123. [1966]
                              CONTENTS: Side A: A Renascence; Recuerdo; I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear; The Spring and the Fall; Exiled; God's World; This Beast that Rends me: Not in a Silver Casket; Love Is Not All; Sorrowful Dreams Remembered; O Sleep Forever in the Latmain Cave.
                              Side B: The Ballad of the Harp Weaver; The Return from Town; Portrait by a Neighbor; Travel; For Pao-Chin, A Boatman on the Yellow Sea; The Anguish; I Must Not Die of Pity; To the Maid of Orleans; Where Can the Heart be Hidden in the Ground; Childhood is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies; Elegy.
                              NOTES: Recorded in New York, 1941. Program notes by M. K. R. on slipcase.
                              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 189]

                                Adrian Mitchell, 1932-


                                See: Poetry and Jazz

                                  Marianne Moore, 1887-1972


                                  Marianne Moore reading from her poetry. Marianne Moore reading her translations of The fables of La Fontaine .
                                  Caedmon TC 1025 , [1954?]
                                  CONTENTS:Side I The Fish; The Steam Roller; Spenser's Ireland; Nevertheless; The Wood Weasel; A Carriage from Sweden; The Mind is an Enchanting Thing; Nine Nectarines; Armour's Undermining Modesty; Rigorists; A Face; A Propriety; What Are Years.
                                  Side II: Translations from the Fables of La Fontaine; The Fox and the Crow; The Dog Who Dropped Substance for Shallow; The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs; The Farmer and the Adder; The Fox and the Goat; The Scythian Philosopher; Phoebus and Boreas.
                                  NOTES: Recorded in New York City, June 25, 1954.
                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 286]

                                  Marianne Moore reads from her own works.
                                  Decca DL 9135, 1965.
                                  CONTENTS: The plumed basilisk -- O to be a dragon -- The arctic ox or goat --The frigate pelican -- Melchior Vulpius -- To a chameleon -- Leonardo da Vinci's -- Saint Nicholas -- A jelly fish -- O to be a withered daffodil -- Bird-witted -- His shield -- In this age of hard trying -- Efforts of affection --The pangolin --Voracities and verities.
                                  NOTES: Critical notes by Geoffrey Hartman on container.
                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 192]

                                  See also: Caedmon Treasury of Modern Poets; Louise Bogan, et al., Reading their own Poems and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                    Merrill Moore, 1903-1957


                                    See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                      John Morgan, 1943-


                                      See: New Jazz Poets

                                        Howard Moss, 1922-1987


                                        See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                          Edwin Muir, 1887-1959


                                          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 animals ; Horses; Toy horse Adam's dream; One foot in Eden; In love for lon; Telemachos remembers; To Ann Scott-Moncrieff ; The late wasp; The confirmation.
                                          [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 102]



                                            Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, 1899-1977


                                            Lolita; Poems
                                            Spoken Arts SA 902, [1964?]
                                            CONTENTS: Lolita, part two, chapter 35 -- The ballad of Longwood Glen -- Rain -- Lines written in Oregon -- On translating "Eugene Onegin" -- An evening of Russian poetry -- The swift -- The discovery.
                                            NOTES: Program notes on container.
                                            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 357]

                                              Ogden Nash, 1902-1971


                                              Everybody knows the trouble I've seen.
                                              RCA Victor VDM 114, [1967]
                                              CONTENTS: A word to husbands -- The hunter -- Unfortunately it's the only game in town -- A limerick: Ft. Worth -- The strange case of the entomologist's heart -- Another limerick: Rodent -- The stilly night -- The perfect husband -- Anybody for money -- Tune for an ill-tempered clavichord -- How to be married without a spouse -- Another limerick: Soprano -- Crossing the border -- A man can complain can't he? -- Another limerick: Umpire -- John Peel - shake hands with 37 mamas -- Exit, pursued by a bear -- Everybody tells me everything -- All's brillig in Tin Pan Alley -- A caution to everybody --Brief lives are not so brief - part I -- Brief lives are not so brief- part II -- What, no sheep? -- Samson Agonistes -- The purist -- The terrible people -- I never even suggested it -- The axolotl -- Don't look now, but there's something behind the curtain -- Another limerick: A princess -- You'll drink your orange juice and like it -- Another limerick: Lady of Natchez -- The buses headed for Scranton -- Come, come Kerovac,my generation is better than yours -- Tweedle dee and Tweedledoom -- I know exactly who dropped the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder -- How can echo answer what echo cannot hear? -- As I was saying to St. Paul just the other day -- Medusa and the Mot Juste -- The carcajou and the kircajou -- O tempora, o, oh -- The nymph and the shepherd, or she went that-a-way -- Another limerick: Svant guard -- So penseroso -- Try it Sundays and holidays - it's closed then -- Ill met by flourescence -- I will arise and go now -- For a good dog -- So I resigned from the Chuchin chowder and marching club -- Thoughts thought while waiting for a pronouncement from a doctor, an editor, a big executive, the department of internal revenue, or any other momentous pronouncer...
                                              NOTES: Titles of contents and autographical notes by the author on container.
                                              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 393]

                                              Ogden Nash reading from his works.
                                              Caedmon TC-1015[1953?]
                                              CONTENTS: Side I: Kind of an Ode to Duty; Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man; Good-bye, Old Year, You Oaf, or Why Don't They Pay the Bonus?; Geddondillo; Watchman, What of the First First Lady?; Song for a Temperature of a Hundred and One; Medusa and the Mot Juste; A Beginner's Guide to the Ocean; The Terrible People; I Don't Mean Us, Except Occasionally; That Reminds Me; The Evening Out; Don't Grin, Or You'll Have to Bear It; I Remember Yule.
                                              Side II: Spring Song; Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer; I Do, I Will, I Have; How Do You Say "Ha-Ha" in French?; What to Do Until the Doctor Goes, or It's Tomorrow Than You Think; The Polterguest, My Polterguest; Piano Tuner, Untune Me that Tune; Thoughts Thought After a Bridge Party; Mr. Bett's Mind a Kingdom Is; Allow Me, Madam, but It Won't Help; You and Me and P.B.Shelley; The Strange Case of Mr. Ormantude's Bride; How to be Married Without a Spouse, or Mr. Kingling, What Have you Done with Mrs. Hauksbee?; Spring Comes to Murray Hill.
                                              NOTES: Recorded Feb. 25, 1953 in New York. Analytical notes on slipcase.
                                              [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 287]

                                              See also: The Barrow Poets; A Little Treasury of 20th century American Poetry and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                                Howard Nemerov, 1920-1991


                                                Howard Nemerov
                                                New Letters, 1983
                                                SUMMARY: Howard Nemerov reads thirteen of his poems and briefly talks about the origins of language.
                                                NOTES: Recorded at the Associated Writing Programs conference in St. Louis, Mo., in Apr. 1983. Broadcast June 1983 on the radio program New letters on the air.
                                                [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 2010M]

                                                See also: A Lttle Treasury of 20th century American Poetry and Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                                  Pablo Neruda, 1904-1973


                                                  Pablo Neruda reading his poetry
                                                  Caedmon TC-1215, [1967]
                                                  CONTENTS: Las alturas de Macchu Picchu -- Arte poetica -- Solo la muerte --Oda a los alcetines -- Fabula de la sirena y los borrachos -- Testamento de Otono.
                                                  NOTES: In Spanish. Critical notes by Dudley Fitts on container.
                                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 288]

                                                  Pablo Neruda reads his poems in Spanish
                                                  Spoken Arts SAC 1114, 1972.
                                                  CONTENTS: Side One: Madrigal escrito en invierno; Tango del viudo; Un dia sobresale; Solo la muerte; Barcarola; El sur del oceano.
                                                  Side Two: Entrade en la madera; No hay olvido (Sonata); IV: La poderosa muerte me invito muchas veces; VI: Entonces en la escala de la tierra he subido; VIII: Sube conmigo, amor americano; IX: Aguil sideral, vina de bruma; X: Piedra en la piedra, el hombre, donde estuvo?; XI: A traves del confuso esplendor; XII: Sube a nacer conmigo, hermano.
                                                  NOTES: Accompanied by booklet with text of poems (8 p.) Biographical notes in English and Spanish on container.
                                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 540]

                                                    John Frederick Nims, 1913-1919


                                                    See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                                      Salvador Novo, 1904-1974


                                                      Salvador Novo: antologia poetica: voz del autor.
                                                      Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico VV-8 , c1960.
                                                      CONTENTS: Veinte poemas: Viaje; El mar ; Diluvio -- De Espejo: El amigo ido La poesia; Amor; Florido laude -- [De Nuevo amor]: Nuevo amor; Glosa incompleta en tres tiempos sobre un tema de amor; Breve romance de ausencia; Elegia; Dos sonetos.
                                                      SUMMARY: Presents Salvador Novo reading selections from three of his books of poetry.
                                                      NOTES: Booklet in container includes a preface by Jose Emilio Pacheco and the text of the recording.
                                                      SERIES: Voz viva de Mexico; VV-8.
                                                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 51]



                                                        Ned O'Gorman, 1929-


                                                        Recordings of poets reading their own poems/ Daniel G. Hoffman [and] Ned O'Gorman.
                                                        Library of Congress, Division of Music, Recording Laboratory, PL 28, [1962]
                                                        CONTENTS: On Saint Theresa's difficulty in keeping her feet on the ground -- I am a falcon, hooded... -- The Virgin's house -- Webbed, yellow-billed and aquamarine -- Epithalamion -- Two poems on the creation of a statue of a Maenad -- A rectification of the lyric -- The rose and the body of the rose-- Toward a language of the ineffable -- On silence -- The tent, the song, the sign, the element -- The burning bush -- The tree house.
                                                        NOTES: Recorded in the studio of the Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, on Nov. 7, 1961. Texts of the poems (14 p.) inserted and notes on container.
                                                        [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 108]

                                                          Michael Ondaatje, 1943-


                                                          Previous canoes.
                                                          Coach House/Music Gallery, c1989.
                                                          CONTENTS: Side one (A): Light; Dates; Early Morning, Kingston to Gananoque; Letters and Other Worlds; King Kong Meets Wallace Stevens; "The Gate in his Head"; Burning Hills; White Dwarfs; Farre Off; Wsalking to Bellrock; Pig Glass; Late Movies with Skyler; Bearhug; Tin Roof.
                                                          Side Two (B): Elimination Dance; The Hour of Cowdust; Sweet Like a Crow;The Cinnamon Peeler; From Rock Bottom; All Along the Mazinaw; To a Sad Daughter; Translations of My Postcards; A Dog in San Francisco; Bessie Smith at Roy Thomson Hall; Red Accordion- An Immigrant Song; Birch Bark.
                                                          SERIES: Coach House/Music Gallery talking books; 5.
                                                          [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1597M]

                                                            Peter Orlovsky, 1933-


                                                            See: Howls, raps & roars and Poems for Peace

                                                              Joel Oppenheimer, 1930-1988


                                                              See: New Jazz Poets

                                                                Guy Owen, 1925-1981


                                                                Guy Owen.
                                                                Everett/Edwards 152, c1971.
                                                                CONTENTS: (No Listings)
                                                                SERIES: Contemporary American poets read their works.
                                                                [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 637M]



                                                                  Robert Pack, 1929-


                                                                  See: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                                                    Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967


                                                                    An informal hour with Dorothy Parker.
                                                                    Spoken Arts 726 [1956]
                                                                    CONTENTS: Side One-Poems The Lady's Reward; Plea; The Red Dress; The Little Old Lady; One Perfect Rose; The Veteran; Parable for a Certain Virgin; Tombstones; The Evening Primrose; Afternoon; The Burned Child; The False Friends; The Satin Dress; Recurrence; Inscription for the Ceiling of a Bedroom; To Newcastle; Men; Resume; For an Unknown Lady; Story; Dilemma; A Fairly Sad Tale; They Part; War Song.
                                                                    Side Two: "Horsie"- a Story.
                                                                    NOTES: Critical notes by W. Somerset Maugham on slipcase.
                                                                    [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 359]

                                                                    See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                                                      Kenneth Patchen, 1911-1972


                                                                      Kenneth Patchen reads his love poems
                                                                      Folkways Records FL 9719 , 1961.
                                                                      CONTENTS: She is the prettiest of creatures -- Fall of the evening star -- She had concealed him -- O my love the pretty towns -- Creation-- The character of love seen as a search -- Religion is that I love you -- 23rd street runs into heaven -- Beautiful you are -- Give you a lantern -- Little birds sit on your shoulders-- As beautiful as the hands of a winter tree -- While the sun still spends his fabulous money -- The sea is awash with roses -- As frothing wounds of roses -- For losing her love -- The snow is deer on the ground -- The great birds -- O she is as lovely-often-? -- As we are so wonderfully done with each other -- O now the drenched land wakes -- O my darling troubles heaven -- Do I not deal with angels -- We go out together -- From my high love -- A lament for the unlasting joys -- As she was thus alone -- Be music tonight.
                                                                      NOTES: Recorded Sept. 1960 at the poet's home. Holograph reproduction of 5 poems ([10] p.) inserted in container.
                                                                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 290]

                                                                      Kenneth Patchen reads with jazz in Canada
                                                                      Folkways Records FL 9718, 1959.
                                                                      CONTENTS: There's a place -- They won't let you in there -- A sigh is little altered -- The lonesome boy blues -- The everlasting contenders -- Do I not deal with angels -- The sea is awash with roses -- Not many kingdoms left -- As I opened the window -- Glory, glory.
                                                                      SUMMARY: Poems with jazz acc.; read by the author, with the Alan Neil Quartet.
                                                                      NOTES: Recorded in Vancouver, February 17, 1959. Program and biographical notes by Alan Neil (5 p.) inserted.
                                                                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 291]

                                                                      Kenneth Patchen with the Chamber Jazz Sextet.
                                                                      Cadence CLP 3004 [n.d.]
                                                                      CONTENTS: Side One: The Murder of Two Men by a young kid wearing lemon colored gloves; State of the Nation; Do the Dead know what Time it is?; And with the Sorrows of This Joyousness; The Lute in the Attic.
                                                                      Side Two: Lonesome Boy Blues; Limericks; I went to the city.
                                                                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 619]

                                                                      Selected poems of Kenneth Patchen
                                                                      Folkways Records FL 9717, c1959.
                                                                      CONTENTS: And what with the blunders -- The origin of baseball -- The wolf of winter -- The fox -- Nice day for a lynching -- 23rd Street runs into heaven -- The lions of fire shall have their hunting -- Red wine and yellow hair -- The orange bears -- So be it -- The everlasting contenders -- In order to -- The man the golden Adam's apple -- The reason for skylarks --Pastoral -- The state of the nation -- Be music, night -- Show time (Soon it will be) -- Where shall we walk.
                                                                      NOTES: Introductory notes, by Alex Comfort, laid in container.
                                                                      [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 292]

                                                                      See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                                                        Brian Patten, 1946-


                                                                        Brian Patten reading his poetry
                                                                        Caedmon TC 1300 , [1969]
                                                                        CONTENTS: A small dragon -- A creature to tell the time by -- A theme for various murders -- Little Johnny's confession -- Little Johnny's final letter -- Schoolboy -- Unisong (played and sung by Graham Layden, read by Brian Patten) -- The projectionist's nightmare -- A talk with a wood -- Making a call -- Maud -- Winter song -- January gladsong -- Travelling between places --The telephonists -- The prophet's good idea -- Rauin -- Into my mirror has walked -- You come to me quiet as rain not yet fallen -- Now we will either sleep, lie still, or dress again -- Note to the hurrying man -- Party notes --Portrait of a young girl raped at a suburban party -- Party piece -- Somewhere between heaven and Woolworth's (played and sung by Graham Layden, read by Brian Patten) -- Park poem -- Through the tall grass in your head -- Doubt shall not make an end of you -- In the dying of anything -- The necessary slaughter -- Spring song -- Old crock.
                                                                        NOTES: Program notes by Edward Lucie-Smith on container.
                                                                        [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLds 45]

                                                                          Marge Piercy, 1936-


                                                                          Marge Piercy reads excerpts from Braided lives and Woman on the edge of time: and four of her poems, including "Crescent moon like a canoe"
                                                                          American Audio Prose Library 6111, 1986.
                                                                          CONTENTS: Crescent moon like a canoe, For the Young who want to, They inhabit me, and Whose creature am I.
                                                                          NOTES: Recorded in April, 1986, in Wellfleet, Mass.
                                                                          [DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1137M]

                                                                            Pedro Pietri, 1944-2004


                                                                            Loose joints.
                                                                            Folkways Records FL 9722. [1979]
                                                                            CONTENTS: Side One:Warning; How Do Your Eggs Want You; To Get Drunk You Have to Drink; Telephone Booth Number 102; Telephone Booth Number 905 1/2; Telephone Booth Number 580; Telephone Booth Number 722; Telephone Booth Number 190; Puerto Rican Obituary.
                                                                            Side Two: Suicide Note from a Cockroach in a Low Income Housing Project; Telephone Booth Number 23; Telephone Booth Number 535; Telephone Booth Number 801; The Last Game of the World Series; 1 a.m. At All Times (for Nancy).
                                                                            NOTES: Script, with biographical notes ([8] p.), inserted in container.
                                                                            [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 589]

                                                                              Jean-Guy Pilon, 1930-


                                                                              See: Voix de 8 Poetes du Canada

                                                                                Allen Plantz


                                                                                See: Poems for Peace

                                                                                  Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963


                                                                                  Plath reads Plath.
                                                                                  Credo 3. p1975.
                                                                                  CONTENTS: The Rabbit catcher.- Ariel.- Poppies in October.- The applicant.-Lady Lazarus.- A secret.- Cut.- Stopped dead.- Nick and the candlestick.- Medusa.- Purdah.- A birthday present.- Amnesiac.-Daddy.- Fever 103.- An interview: Sylvia Plath talks with Peter Orr of the British Council.
                                                                                  NOTES: Recorded on October 30, 1962.
                                                                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLds 145]

                                                                                  Sylvia Plath reading her poetry.
                                                                                  Caedmon TC 1544. 1977.
                                                                                  CONTENTS: The ghost's leavetaking--November graveyard--On the plethora of Dryads--The moon was a fat woman once--Nocturne--Child's park stone--The earthenware head--On the difficulty of conjuring up a Dryad--Green rock-Winthrop Bay--On the decline of oracles--The goring--Ouija--The beggars of Benidorm Market--Sculptor--The disquieting muses--Spinster--Parliament Hill Fields--The stones--Leaving early--Candles--Mushrooms--Berck-Plage--The surgeon at 2 a.m.
                                                                                  NOTES: Recorded at the Poetry Room, Harvard College Library, 1958-1959 [and] BBC Records, 1960-1962.
                                                                                  NOTES: Notes by Stratis Haviaras in container.
                                                                                  [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLds 112]

                                                                                  See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                                                                    Ezra Pound, 1885-1972


                                                                                    Ezra Pound reading.
                                                                                    Caedmon TC 1122, 1155. [1960-1962]
                                                                                    CONTENTS: Vol. I, Side One: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley; Cantico del Sole: Moeurs Contemporaines.
                                                                                    Side Two: Canto I; Canto IV; Canto XXXVI; Canto LXXXIV.
                                                                                    Vol. II, Side One: Canto XLV; Canto LI; Canto LXXVI; The Gypsy; The Exile's Letter.
                                                                                    Side Two: Canto 99.
                                                                                    NOTES: Recorded in Washington, D.C., June 12, 13, 26, 1958.
                                                                                    [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl A44 v.1+ v.2]

                                                                                    See also: Spoken Arts treasury of 100 modern American Poets reading their Poems

                                                                                      Yves Prefontaine, 1937-


                                                                                      See: Voix de 8 Poetes du Canada

                                                                                        Rebekah Presson, 1952-


                                                                                        See: Native American Poetry

                                                                                          George N. Preston


                                                                                          See: New Jazz Poets

                                                                                            Norman Pritchard, 1939-


                                                                                            See: New Jazz Poets

                                                                                              Phelps Putnam, 1894-1948


                                                                                              See: Poets reading their own Poems



                                                                                                Salvatore Quasimodo,1901-1968.


                                                                                                The selected poetry and the Nobel Prize acceptance speech of Salvatore Quasimodo
                                                                                                Spoken Word SW-301 , [196-]
                                                                                                CONTENTS: Il poeta e il politico (delivered December 11, 1959 in Stockholm) -- Vento a Tindari -- Oboe sommerso -- Che vuoi, pastore d'aria? -- Strada di Agrigentum -- Davanti al simulacro d'Ilaria -- Alle fronde dei salici -- Lettera -- Giorno dopo giorno -- Uomo del mio tempo -- Lamento per il sud -- Epitaffio per Bice -- Lettera alle madre -- Thanatos Athanatos -- Dialogo-- Colore de pioggia e di ferro -- La morte chitarre -- Il falso e vero verde.
                                                                                                NOTES: "Read by the author in the original Italian."
                                                                                                [DOUGLASS PHONODISC DLdl 633]

                                                                                                  Other UO Discographies
                                                                                                  Music Services Department Home Site