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Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Cyrus Cassells

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Poetry Breaks
Poetry Breaks II, Cyrus Cassells
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

Cyrus Cassells introduces and reads his poems at the Jonathan Corwin House in Salem, Massachusetts (known locally as The Salem Witch House). The following poems were edited for broadcast and distribution, and appear on the master tapes with and without "Poetry Breaks" logo and copyright: “The Women” “The Magic Cat Bone” “The Child You Call Eyor” “Landscape With Traveler” “The Request” “The Dreams” “Fleur”

The source tapes also include: “The Mud Actor”

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Poetry reading
Oral interpretation of poetry
Performance in a Studio
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann (Producer)
Cassells, Cyrus ()
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