Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Derek Walcott reading his poems Recorded Nov. 24, 1986, in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Walcott, Derek - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1986
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    How it strikes a contemporary reflections on poetry and the role of the poet Presents a lecture delivered by Robert Hayden. Following the lecture, Mr. Hayden reads the poem, A letter from Phillis Wheatley and section V of the poem, Elegies for Paradise Valley from his collection, American Journal.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Robert - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1978
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    William Meredith reading his poems Mr. Meredith reads seventeen of his poems, many of these from his previously published collections. In addition, he reads one poem by Robert Hayden and one by George Herbert.
    • Contributor: Meredith, William - Broderick, John C. - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1978
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    James Alan McPherson and Tim O'Brien reading from their fiction Mr. McPherson reads a story from his collection Elbow room, titled, The story of a dead man. Mr. O'Brien reads his The nuclear age, unpublished at the time of the reading.
    • Contributor: McPherson, James Alan - Meredith, William - O'Brien, Tim - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    William Meredith reading his poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 2, 1979 Program introduced by John C. Broderick ; Mr. Meredith introduced by Archibald MacLeish, who reads the poem "Ten-day leave" by Meredith. Recorded Oct. 2, 1979, in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.
    • Contributor: Meredith, William - Broderick, John C. - Macleish, Archibald - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1979
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    W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 17, 1979 Mr. Merwin comments on poetry, language, and his own work and then reads twenty-nine of his poems.
    • Contributor: Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley) - Meredith, William - Rector, Liam - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Folger Shakespeare Library - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1979
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    Stanley Kunitz reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Mar. 21, 1960 Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 135. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Kunitz, Stanley - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1960
  • Audio Recording
    The imagination in the modern world three lectures Recorded Feb. 26, 27, and 28, 1962, in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 236. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Spender, Stephen - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1962
  • Audio Recording
    Archibald MacLeish reading his poems with comment backstage in the Coolidge Auditorium, May 13, 1963 Introduced by Louis Untermeyer. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 151. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Macleish, Archibald - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1963
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    Helga Sandburg reading her poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, May 23, 1963 Introduced by Louis Untermeyer. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl., ed., p. 217. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Sandburg, Helga - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1963
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    Howard Nemerov reading his poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, May 11, 1964 Mr. Nemerov reads from his collected volumes of poetry: The next room of the dream, Mirrors & windows, and New and selected poems, as well as six uncollected poems.
    • Contributor: Nemerov, Howard - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1964
  • Audio Recording
    Melvin Beaunorus Tolson reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 18, 1965 Introduced by L. Quincy Mumford. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 250. Playback copy. Washington, DC. : Library of Congress Magnetic Recording Laboratory, 1999. 1 sound cassette : digital ; 2 1/2 x 3 in. Preservation copy. Washington, DC. :...
    • Contributor: Tolson, Melvin - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1965
  • Audio Recording
    James Dickey reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 8, 1965 Mr. Dickey reads poems from his collected volumes: Helmets, Buckdancer's choice, Into the stone and other poems, and Drowning with others. In addition, he reads three uncollected poems.
    • Contributor: Dickey, James - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1965
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    James Dickey reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 3, 1966 Mr. Dickey reads fourteen poems from his collected volumes: Into the the stone and other poems, Drowning with others, Helmets, Buckdancer's choice, and Poems 1957-1967, which was unpublished at the time of reading. In addition, he reads his uncollected poem, Bums, on waking.
    • Contributor: Dickey, James - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1966
  • Audio Recording
    John Cheever and Reynolds Price reading and discussing their fiction in the Coolidge Auditorium, March 4, 1968 In the course of the program, Mr. Cheever reads The death of Justina and Characteristics from Some people, places, and things that will not appear in my next novel. Mr. Reynolds reads The happiness of others and Life for life.
    • Contributor: Cheever, John - Price, Reynolds - Dickey, James - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1968
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    James Dickey reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, May 6, 1968 Introduced by L. Quincy Mumford. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recordings, rev., enl. ed., p. 59. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloging based on container/printed material/LC paperwork.
    • Contributor: Dickey, James - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1968
  • Audio Recording
    Louise Bogan and J.V. Cunningham reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 18, 1968 William Jay Smith introduces the poets and moderates the discussion. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl. ed., p. 24-25. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Bogan, Louise - Cunningham, J. V. (James Vincent) - Smith, William Jay - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1968
  • Audio Recording
    Malcolm Cowley and Theodore Russell Weiss reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, April 7, 1969 William Jay Smith introduces the poets and moderates the discussion. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl. ed., p. 47-48. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Cowley, Malcolm - Weiss, Theodore Russell - Smith, William Jay - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1969
  • Audio Recording
    Academy of American Poets thirty-fifth anniversary program Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Bogan, Robert Fitzgerald, Robert Lowell, Allen Tate, and John Hall Wheelock, chancellors of the academy, reading their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, ... L. Quincy Mumford introduces Marie Bullock, president of the academy; William Jay Smith introduces the poets. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in association with the Academy of American Poets. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Bishop, Elizabeth - Bogan, Louise - Fitzgerald, Robert - Lowell, Robert - Tate, Allen - Wheelock, John Hall - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Academy of American Poets - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1969
  • Audio Recording
    John Malcolm Brinnin and Daniel Hoffman reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Mar. 2, 1970 William Jay Smith introduces the poets and moderates the discussion. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl. ed., p. 28. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Brinnin, John Malcolm - Hoffman, Daniel - Smith, William Jay - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1970
  • Audio Recording
    Lee Anderson and Josephine Jacobsen reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Apr. 27, 1970 William Jay Smith introduces the poets and moderates the discussion. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl. ed., p. 7-8.
    • Contributor: Anderson, Lee - Jacobsen, Josephine - Smith, William Jay - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1970
  • Audio Recording
    William Stafford reading his poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Oct. 5, 1970 Mr. Stafford reads poems from his various collections: Traveling through the dark, Allegiances, and The rescued year, as well as some uncollected poems.
    • Contributor: Stafford, William - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1970
  • Audio Recording
    Margaret Atwood and Galway Kinnell reading and discussing their poetry in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 2, 1970 William Stafford introduces the program and moderates the discussion ; the poets introduce each other. Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Literary recording, rev., enl., ed., p. 10-11. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Atwood, Margaret - Kinnell, Galway - Stafford, William - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1970
  • Audio Recording
    Kurt Vonnegut lectures in the Coolidge Auditorium, Feb. 1, 1971 In the course of his lecture, Mr. Vonnegut read excerpts from Breakfast of champions, which was unpublished at the time of reading.
    • Contributor: Vonnegut, Kurt - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1971
  • Audio Recording
    Leftovers--a care package lecture In the course of the lecture, Mr. Stafford reads four new poems of his own: Three looks out of a window, Compliments to a visitor, Our story, and Stories to live in the world with. He also reads The party, by Reed Whittemore, and The stranger and Corrigan, by Josephine Jacobsen.
    • Contributor: Stafford, William - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund - Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1971