75 at 75: David Kirby on Allen Ginsberg
Posted on March 6, 2015
I first heard Allen Ginsberg read at Johns Hopkins when I was a...
Allen Ginsberg: “What would you do if you lost it?”
Allen Ginsberg read with his father Louis this night in 1973, but what sets this recording apart is...
Women Writers: Has Anything Changed?
This 1972 panel discussion features Nora Ephron, novelist Elizabeth Janeway and poet Carolyn Kizer, with literary critic Helen...
W. H. Auden: “Metalogue to The Magic Flute”
Auden reads a group of early lyrics and culminates with his recitation of “Metalogue to The Magic Flute,”...
Lyrics & Lyricists: An Evening with Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn was an Academy Award-winning lyricist, songwriter and musician, best known for his romantic lyrics to tin...
Maya Angelou: Mystical, Magical, Musical and Lyrical
“I’m told that poetry is obliged to be mystical, magical, musical and lyrical,” began Ms. Angelou on our...
75 at 75: Maxine Hong Kingston on Grace Paley
Posted on Feb 24, 2015
What a jolt—suddenly to hear Grace’s voice, her cough, her footsteps. She’s alive....
Larry Levis reads “The Poem You Asked For” as a winner of 92Y’s Discovery Contest in 1971
In this excerpt, Larry Levis reads “The Poem You Asked For” as a winner of 92Y’s Discovery Contest...
75 at 75: Pura López-Colomé on Seamus Heaney – 1971
Posted on April 13, 2015
I was fortunate enough to hear Seamus Heaney read his poetry many, many times....
Allen Ginsberg: The Shrouded Stranger
Ginsberg reads early works including “The Shrouded Stranger Of The Night,” “Sweet Levinsky” and “Stanzas: Written at Night...
Kurt Vonnegut: Breakfast of Champions
This is the very first public reading by Kurt Vonnegut of the classic Breakfast of Champions, three years...