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Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Stanley Kunitz

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Poetry Breaks
Poetry Breaks II, Stanley Kunitz
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

Stanley Kunitz introduces and reads his poems in various settings at his Cape Cod home. Multiple takes of the following poems appear with and without copyright logo on the master tape: “The Long Boat” “Passing Through” “The Portrait” “My Sisters” “Day of Foreboding” “The Artist” “The Quarrel” excerpts from “Jerusalem” (by William Blake)

These and the following poems appear on the source tapes in various takes: “Snakes of September” “The Knot” “An Old Cracked Tune” “Route Six” “The Round” “The Scene” “The Summing-Up” “King of the River” “The Layers” “The Wellfleet Whale” excerpts from “Plebus” (by Socrates)

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry reading
Performance in a Studio
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann (Producer)
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006 ()
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