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Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell; Galway Kinnell reads Wait

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Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Galway Kinnell, reads "Wait," a poem he wrote for student who was thinking about suicide after a love affair gone wrong. Approximate date: 1988


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Series
Poetry Breaks
Program
Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell
Program Number

336

Title

Galway Kinnell reads Wait

Series Description

2-5 minute filler programs with New England area writers reading their poetry. Poets include Martin Espada, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Galway Kinnell introduces and reads his poems at his farmhouse in Vermont. The following poems were mastered for broadcast and general distribution, and appear on the master tapes with and without Poetry Breaks logo and copyright: “Wait” “TV Commercials” “Daybreak” “Prayer” “How Many Nights” “Saint Francis and the Sow” “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps” “Kissing the Toad”

Multiple takes of those poems appear on the source tapes of original footage. The following poems are also included on the source tapes: excerpts from “Middle of the Way” “Last Songs” “Crying” “Eating Blackberries” “The Grey Heron” “In Fields of Summer”

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Poetry
Kinnell, Galway, 1927-
Poetry reading
Oral interpretation of poetry
Genres
Performance in a Studio
Topics
Literature
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell; Galway Kinnell reads Wait,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DEDE11ACFC04364B9734CAFBE6EA98C.
MLA: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell; Galway Kinnell reads Wait.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DEDE11ACFC04364B9734CAFBE6EA98C>.
APA: Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell; Galway Kinnell reads Wait. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DEDE11ACFC04364B9734CAFBE6EA98C
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