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Gregory Corso

Reading at University of Connecticut, March 28, 1996

Media.SAS server link: MP4

Complete Recording (56:37): MP3

  1. Introduction (0:28): MP3
  2. Corso on reading out loud (1:14): MP3
  3. Corso on Homer (3:11): MP3
  4. "Greenwich Village Suicide" (0:51): MP3
  5. "Italian Extravaganza" (0:27): MP3
  6. "Sea Chanty" (0:27): MP3
  7. "Last Night I Drove a Car" (0:19): MP3
  8. "The Mad Yak" (0:44): MP3
  9. "I Am 25" (0:41): MP3
  10. "The Last Gangster" (0:22): MP3
  11. "Birthplace Revisited" (0:28): MP3
  12. "On The Walls of a Dull Furnished Room" (0:21): MP3
  13. "Notes After Blacking Out" (1:38): MP3
  14. "Poets Hitchhiking on the Highway" (0:51): MP3
  15. "Dream of a Baseball Star" (1:10): MP3
  16. "The Whole Mess...Almost" (1:55): MP3
  17. "People" (1:03): MP3
  18. Corso's thoughts on the 20th Century (2:42): MP3
  19. "When a Boy" (0:08): MP3
  20. "Alchemical Poem" (0:07): MP3
  21. "Proximity" (0:07): MP3
  22. "Many Have Fallen" (0:36): MP3
  23. "Inner/Outer Rhyme" (0:34): MP3
  24. "Youthful Religious Experiences" (2:42): MP3
  25. "Leaky Lifeboat Boys" (1:50): MP3
  26. Corso on knowing yourself (1:59): MP3
  27. Corso on Thomas Chatterton (1:39): MP3
  28. Corso on being a poet (1:15): MP3
  29. Corso on Dido and Aeneas and Percy Shelley (2:44): MP3

Reading at Rutgers, March 24, 1993

  1. Introductory Discussion (3:58): MP3
  2. Friends (1:55): MP3
  3. Sea Journey (0:21): MP3
  4. I Met a Guy Who Died (2:58): MP3
  5. What the Child Sees (0:42): MP3
  6. Earliest Memory (1:14): MP3
  7. Wisdom (1:05): MP3
  8. How Not to Die (1:41): MP3
  9. Inner Outer Rhyme (0:58): MP3
  10. My Youthful Religious Experiences (3:08): MP3
  11. Arts Poetica (2:50): MP3
  12. Q and A Session (7:42): MP3

Complete Reading (28:41): MP3

Herbert Huncke, John Wieners, Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg Reading, New York City, December 6, 1992

Corso Poetry Reading (13:45): MP3

  1. Corso introduces himself (1:35): MP3
  2. "Proximity" (0:19): MP3
  3. "Hi!" (2:08): MP3
  4. "Sea Chanty" (0:28): MP3
  5. "Italian Extravaganza" (0:33): MP3
  6. "Birthplace Revisited" (0:30): MP3
  7. "On the Walls of a Dull Furnished Room" (0:27): MP3
  8. "The Last Gangster" (0:22): MP3
  9. "Hello!" (0:45): MP3
  10. "The Mad Yak" (0:35): MP3
  11. "Last Night I Drove a Car" (0:18): MP3

Complete Reading (1:11:25): MP3

Reading at Brooklyn College, March 4, 1991

  1. Discusson (1:30): MP3
  2. The Whole Mess...Almost (2:13): MP3
  3. Alchemy (0:29): MP3
  4. For Lisa (0:07): MP3
  5. Proximity (0:15): MP3
  6. A Bed's Lament (0:42): MP3
  7. A Chessman's Crime (3:57): MP3
  8. Discussions during the booksigning and car ride back to NYC (26:33): MP3

Complete Reading (35:55): MP3

Reading as part of the "Art of Poetry" series, SF Art Institute, August 13, 1985

Part 1 (34:50): MP3

  1. "Family" (0:54): MP3
  2. Untitled (4:00): MP3
  3. Untitled (3:11): MP3
  4. Untitled (0:54): MP3
  5. Untitled (1:28): MP3
  6. Untitled (2:53): MP3
  7. Untitled (0:48): MP3
  8. Untitled (1:18): MP3
  9. Untitled (0:09): MP3
  10. The previous poem read again (0:10): MP3
  11. "A Spontaneous Requiem for the American Indian" (13:05): MP3

Part 2 (46:03): MP3

  1. Untitled (8:33): MP3
  2. "Eleven Times A Poem" (11:40): MP3
  3. "Last Night I Drove A Car" (0:17): MP3
  4. "Birthplace Revisited" (0:28): MP3
  5. "Italian Extravaganza" (0:21): MP3
  6. "On the Walls of a Well-Furnished Room" (0:19): MP3
  7. "Botticelli's Spring" (0:57): MP3
  8. "Haiku" (0:04): MP3
  9. "The Last Warmth of Arnold" (2:01): MP3
  10. "Two Weird Happenings in Harlem" (0:26): MP3
  11. "Sunrise" (0:58): MP3
  12. "Sunset" (0:26): MP3
  13. "I Met This Guy Who Died" (0:48): MP3
  14. "Wisdom" (0:20): MP3
  15. "Wisdom," read again (0:19): MP3
  16. For his daughter, Miranda (0:05): MP3
  17. "How Not To Die" (0:34): MP3
  18. "Inner/Outer Rhyme" (0:14): MP3
  19. "Youthful Religious Experiences" (2:39): MP3
  20. "Verse" (1:31): MP3
  21. "Proximity" (0:07): MP3
  22. "Many Have Fallen" (0:34): MP3
  23. "I Gave Away" (cut off) (0:38): MP3

Hanuman Presents! reading at the Poetry Project, New York May 18, 1984

Fundraiser Reading at Naropa University, August 16, 1978

Corso Reading (1:48): MP3

Reading a Play at Naropa University, July 20, 1978

Full Recording (23:24): MP3

Marathon Reading at Naropa Univesity, August 16, 1977

Corso Reading (1:26): MP3

Marathon Reading at Naropa University, July 6, 1977

Part 1 (1:58): MP3

  1. "Discipline" (0:55): MP3
  2. "The Whole Mess...Almost" (0:27): MP3

Part 2 (2:09): MP3

  1. "Sea Shanty" (0:10): MP3
  2. "The Whole Mess...Almost" (1:33): MP3

Reading at Naropa University, June 11, 1975

Full Recording (26:07): MP3
  1. "Sea Shanty" (0:20): MP3
  2. "The Last Warmth of Arnold" (interrupted) (0:54): MP3
  3. "Amensia in Memphis" (1:27): MP3
  4. "Puma in Chapultepec Zoo" (0:54): MP3
  5. "On the Walls of a Dull Furnished Room" (0:23): MP3
  6. "Italiano Extravaganza" (0:25): MP3
  7. "Birthplace Revisited" (0:36): MP3
  8. "The Last Gangster" (0:29): MP3
  9. "The Mad Yak" (0:55): MP3
  10. "Friend" (2:15): MP3
  11. "Seed Journey" (0:26): MP3
  12. "A Difference of Zoos" (0:56): MP3
  13. "Man Entering the Sea, Tangier" (1:18): MP3
  14. "Untitled" (1:16): MP3
  15. "Second Night in New York After Three Years" (0:47): MP3
  16. "Daybreak and the Night Goes On" (6:41): MP3

Reading at Duke University, April 14, 1971

Complete Recording (13:44): MP3

  1. Excerpt from "Italiano Extravaganza" (0:19): MP3
  2. "Marriage" (8:02): MP3
  3. "Eleven Times a Poem" (1:02): MP3
  4. Corso explaining his zodiac birth chart (0:56): MP3
  5. Corso on reading out loud (1:18): MP3

Reading at Fantasy Studios, Natoma Street, San Francisco, 1969

Reading at St. Mark's Poetry Project NY

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the the Literary Estate of Gregory Corso, Used with the permission of Sheri Langerman Baird and Raymond Foye. Distributed with permission by PennSound.