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Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell

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Poetry Breaks
Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell
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

Broadcast program

Media Type


Poetry reading
Oral interpretation of poetry
Performance in a Studio
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann (Producer)
Kinnell, Galway, 1927- ()
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