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PoemTalk Podcast #74, discussing Walt Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" as performed by Basil Bunting, November 5, 2013

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

From the Odes

"Dear Be Still"  (Odes, I:9), London (4:59): MP3
"On the Fly Leaf of Pound's Cantos," (Odes I:37), London,1980 (1:06): MP3
"On the Fly Leaf of Pound's Cantos," (Odes I:37), London, 1982 (2:26): MP3
"At Briggflattts Meeting House," (Odes II:11), 1979 (London)(1:11): MP3; text
"At Briggflatts Meeting House, (Odes II:11), 1982 (London) (1:49): MP3; text
"Now We've No Hope" (Odes II:12), Keats House, London, 1979 (1:36): MP3

The Odes are available in the Complete Poems of Basil Bunting from Bloodaxe and New Directions


From Briggflatts

Part Four, London, 1967 (10:05): MP3
Coda, London, 1967 (1:02): MP3

YouTube:
Video of Briggflats, from part 1, line 118. Briggflatts, including a CD of Bunting reading the entire poem, and a DVD documentary on Bunting is available: Briggflatts, published by Bloodaxe Books


Basil Bunting reading at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1977

Thomas Wyatt

  • They flee from me that sometime did me seek (2:27): MP3
  • The longe love that in my thought doth harbour (1:21): MP3
  • You that in love find luck and abundance (2:29): MP3
  • Help me to seek; Ye old mule (2:07): MP3
  • There was never nothing more me pained (1:54): MP3
  • What death is worse than this (1:04): MP3
  • My lute awake (5:47): MP3
  • What meanth this (2;05): MP3
  • Blame not my lute (2:25): MP3
  • What should I say (0:58): MP3
  • Grudge on who list (2:53): MP3

Ezra Pound

  • Canto I (6:59): MP3
  • Canto II (5:23) incomplete: MP3

Edmund Spenser

Walt Whitman

  • Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking (18:54): MP3

Louis Zukofsky

  • The lines of those we sing (0:35): MP3
  • Gulls over a rotting hull (0:25): MP3
  • The rains, the rains (0:37): MP3
  • Drive, fast kisses (0:16): MP3
  • Strange to reach that age (0:28): MP3
  • You three (5:47): MP3
  • To my wash-stand (2:35): MP3
  • In that this happiness (0:36): MP3
  • Happier, happier now (1:11): MP3
  • Ask of the sun (0:46): MP3
  • Passing tall (0:37): MP3
  • from "Poem beginning 'The'" (3:57): MP3
  • Perchless, birth (0:44): MP3
  • The Guests (1:31): MP3
  • Seventh movement of A (0:24): MP3

Northumberland, 1981, 1982

  1. Opening Statement on Northumbrian art (1:12): MP3
  2. Interview with Tom Pickard, June 17-18, 1981 (13:14): MP3
  3. Interview with Philip Trevelyan, March 10, 1982 (3:33): MP3
Interview with Peter Bell, September 3, 1981 (1:00:12): MP3
  1. Quaker beliefs and Atheism (4:23): MP3
  2. Music and poetry (3:44): MP3
  3. Influence of editing (2:41): MP3
  4. Central themes; animals (2:22): MP3
  5. Wordsworth and the Romantic poets (8:08): MP3
  6. Standard English and dialects (2:25): MP3
  7. Sailing and navigation's relevance to poetry (3:26): MP3
  8. Place and memory (2:23): MP3
  9. Central images; the stone mason (3:01): MP3
  10. 20th century poets (4:20): MP3
  11. On reading well (3:18): MP3
  12. Similarities between Pound, Eliot, and Bunting (6:11): MP3
  13. Arcangelo Corelli's compositions (2:26): MP3
  14. Bloodaxe as King; influence of visual art (5:00): MP3
  15. Cubist influence on design and balance (5:13): MP3

Northumberland, November 10, 1984

  • Interview with Andrew McAllister and Sean Figgis (1:19:54): MP3

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These recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. © Estate of Basil Bunting 2009. Used with permission of Bloodaxe Books, with thanks to Neil Astey. Distributed by PennSound.