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Poets Talking [subseries]:
Fifteen part series in which major American poets read their works and discuss the process of poetry.
 
Donald Hall, 1975 (851831-I-46-1)
Fifteen part series in which major American poets read their works and discuss the process of poetry. In this program series host Donald Hall talks about poetry as a solitary art, a private art, and a public art. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Bert Hornback, UM-Engl.
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 29:03, Tape #326)
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Galway Kinell, 1975 (851831-I-46-2)
Kinnell recites his poem "The Bear" and discusses the creative process in poetry, how a poet's life-style affects his poetry and how teaching influences his poetry. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Galway Kinnell
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 29:00, Tape #327)
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Gregory Orr, 1975 (851831-I-46-3)
Orr reads from his collection, "Burning the Empty Nest" and discusses how he attempts to capture the images and emotions of his dreams in his surrealistic poetry. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Gregory Orr
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 29:03, Tape #328)
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Carolyn Kizer, 1975 (851831-I-46-4)
Kizer talks about women in poetry and the value of her friendship with other poets. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Carolyn Kizer
 
Original: (2-inch video color, sound, 29:00, Tape #329)
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Robert Bly, 1975 (851831-I-46-5)
Bly discusses the affect of translation on poetry and the importance of "place." Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Robert Bly
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 28:59, Tape #330)
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Louis Simpson, 1975 (851831-I-46-6)
Simpson reads his poems "Middle Aged Man" and "Baruch" and discusses the use of a phrase to characterize people in poetry. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Louis Simpson
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 29:00, Tape #331)
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Marvin Bell, 1975 (851831-I-46-7)
Bell discusses the changes in his work as his poetry move toward more "plainness", away from an earlier belief that complexity was required or poetry was superficial. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Marvin Bell
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 28:56, Tape #332)
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Jerome Rothenberg, 1975 (851831-I-46-8)
Rothenberg, who translates poetry from American Indian and other languages, discusses the role of translation in poetry and his own process in the creation of a poem. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Jerome Rothenberg
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 28:59, Tape #333)
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Wendell Berry, 1975 (851831-I-46-9)
Berry, a university professor and farmer, reads his poems "Below" and "The Purification", the discussion turns to "agriculture and culture" and Berry's attachment to the land. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Wendell Berry
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 29:00, Tape #334)
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Larry Fagin, 1975 (851831-I-46-10)
Fagin, who teaches poetry to children, discusses what collaborative efforts do to poetry, and the teaching of poetry writing to children. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Larry Fagin
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 29:00, Tape #335)
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W.S. Merwin, 1975 (851831-I-46-11)
Merwin discusses the influences of language on poetry. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; W.S. Mewrin
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 29:01, Tape #336)
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Robert Hayden, 1975 (851831-I-46-12)
Robert Hayden
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 28:58, Tape #337)
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Howard Norman, 1975 (851831-I-46-13)
Norman discusses translating the poetry of the Cree Indian and the West Indian Creole dialect. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Howard Norman
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 28:59, Tape #338)
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Lawrence Raab, 1975 (851831-I-46-14)
Raab, who often uses films as a source for his poetry, suggests that a poet shouldn't know at the beginning what a poem is going to be. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Lawrence Raab
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 29:00, Tape #339)
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Joyce Peseroff, 1975 (851831-I-46-15)
Peseroff reads her poem "The Hardness Scale" and discusses how an early pursuit, geology, is reflected in many of her poems. Features: Donald Hall, UM-Engl.; Joyce Peseroff
 
Original: (2-inch video, color, sound, 28:58, Tape #340)
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