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Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks I, Ruth Stone

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Original Footage , reel 4

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Poetry Breaks
Poetry Breaks I, Ruth Stone
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

Ruth Stone introduces and reads her poems at the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The following poems were edited for broadcast and general distribution, and appear on the master tapes with and without the "Poetry Breaks" logo and copyright: “Curtains” “In An Iridescent Time” “Orchard” “Green Apples” “The Season” “The Nose” “Where I Came From” “Second-Hand Coat “ “Codicil” “Turn Your Eyes Away” “Dream of Wild Birds” “Liebeslied”

Multiple takes of these poems and the following appear on the source tapes of original footage: “Women Laughing”

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


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