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The World Record (volumes 1 & 2, 1981) was produced from the tape archive of live performances of poets and writers at the Poetry Project.

Readings at the St.Mark's Poetry Project, 1969-1980

Charles Reznikoff (recording date uncertain: either November 4, 1970 or December 6, 1972)

  1. from Going To and Fro and Walking Up and Down ("The young fellow walks about...") (0:32): MP3
  2. from By the Well of Living and Seeing ("You must not suppose...") (0:12): MP3
  3. Love Story (3:47): MP3

John Wieners, January 6, 1971

  1. Loss (0:37): MP3
  2. Elizabeth Taylor is My Sister (3:12): MP3

Alice Notley, February 21, 1979

  • A Woman Comes Into the Room (1:06) MP3

Edwin Denby, recorded February 9, 1972

  • Elegy — the Streets (5:36): MP3

Ted Berrigan, recorded March 28, 1973

  1. Things to Do in New York City (0:48): MP3
  2. Landscape with Figures (Southampton) (0:40): MP3
  3. Frank O'Hara (1:17): MP3

Robert Creeley, recorded October 22, 1975

  1. I is the Grandson (1:37): MP3
  2. Anger (4:45): MP3

Anselm Hollo, 1969

  • from The Empress Hotel Poems (1:30): MP3

Joe Brainard, March 31, 1971

  • Van Gogh (1:18): MP3

Carl Rakosi, recorded April 19, 1978

  • A Moment with the Imagination (1:07): MP3

Joanne Kyger, March 22, 1978

  • from Visit to Mayaland ("In the time of the ancients...") (1:50): MP3

Lorenzo Thomas, recorded November 20, 1979

  • Red Cross Stations (1:36): MP3

Clark Coolidge, recorded March 19, 1980

  1. On Induction of the Hand (2:18): MP3
  2. The Hand Further (0:56): MP3

Bernadette Mayer, December 21, 1971

  • from Studying Hunger ("Blondie") (5:29): MP3

Bill Berkson, May 17, 1978

  • Blue is the Hero (1:46): MP3

Lewis Warsh, October 2, 1974

  • My Blue Heaven (1:05): MP3

Michael Palmer, March 3, 1978

  • Dance of the Bees (0:41): MP3

Ron Padgett, January 4, 1973

  • The Music Lesson (7:33): MP3

John Godfrey, February 28, 1979

  • Show Me a Rose (0:49): MP3

Jim Brodey, April 4, 1979

  • Homeward Bound (0:55): MP3

Ted Greenwald, February 29, 1979

  • Whiff (2:14): MP3

Eileen Myles, December 7, 1977

  • Classican Gass (0:46): MP3

  • Record editors: Bill Berkson & Bob Rosenthal.
  • Tape archivists: Harvey Lillywhite & Kate Baum.
  • Administrators: Bob Holman, Gary Lenhart, Bernadette Mayer, Maureen Owen & Ron Padgett.
  • Sound technicians: Kurt Munkacsi & Bob Rosenthal.
  • Production: ERH.

PennSound digital edition made in collaboration with The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street, New York, N.Y. 10003


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