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The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



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by Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg presents a class on "Spiritual Poetics." Ginsberg discusses the influence of haiku on the Beats and the relative merits of tape recorders and notebooks for writing poetry. He then reads and comments on selections from the Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. (Continued on 74P003). This is part 1 of 3.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Collom, Jack; Henderson, David; Waldman, Anne; Zamora, Daisy
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Continued from 04P015 this panel of PoEthics, recorded June 7, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, is mostly a question and answer period. Topics covered include, Poets Against the War, poetry in capitolism, the state of American values, and motivation to keep writing. This is part 2 of 2.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen
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The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen
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A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Topics included are nuclear weapons, disarmament, the Equal Rights Amendment, aliens, dreams, function of the artist, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, space travel, television, and economics. Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature
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by Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg poetry reading. Waldman reads "Fast Speaking Woman" and other poems. Ginsberg reads "Howl" in its entirety, and other poems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, feminist poetry, beat movement, political poetry
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by Monk, Meredith
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Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer, performs Our Lady of Late. Monk's vocals are accompanied by wine glass and percussion.
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by Burroughs Jr. , William S.; Burroughs, William S.
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A William S. Burroughs, Sr. and William S. Burroughs, Jr. reading. The reading displays a contrast between William S. Burroughs Jr.'s writings and the writings of his father, William S. Burroughs, Sr. William S. Burroughs Jr. reads a series of short poems and plays the harmonica, followed by William S. Burroughs Sr. reading from his then unpublished work, The Gay Gun. (Continues on 79P104)
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by Blaser, Robin; Creeley, Robert; Ondaatje, Michael
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First half of a panel discussion with Robin Blaser, Robert Creeley and Michael Ondaatje. The panelists discuss their personal histories, followed by comments on community, the 1965 poetry conference, the influences of books, homelessness in language and other topics. (Continues on 99P013)
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by Snyder, Gary
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This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac, discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on where the two met and their relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. This workshop took place...
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An interview with William S. Burroughs for Loka magazine with additional commentary by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The interview covers topics such as government, the New Age movement, identity, biology, cloning, war, escapism, and gurus. Keywords: beat generation, political poetry, activist poetry
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by Burroughs, William S.
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William S. Burroughs reads from "The Place of Dead Roads" and "The Cat Inside." Keywords: beat movement, experimental writing
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. The discussion includes rules for wishing, the dogma of science, L. Ron Hubbard, The Big Lie, and sympathetic magic. The class also includes a question and answer session covering subjects such as memory, Henry Miller, dreams in writing, and defining the soul. (Continues on 86p002.) Keywords: beat movement, magic and poetry, mysticism and literature, science and literature, consciousness and literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses politics, attitude, anxiety, aggression, and nonviolent action. Ginsberg discusses Rainer Maria Rilke with Philip Whalen, reads an improvised poem, asks a student to do the same, then discusses the process. The tape ends with some talk about Naropa's money problems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, West Coast poetry, spiritualism and literature, beat...
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A class by Philip Whalen in Allen Ginsberg's "Spontaneous Poetics" series. Whalen discusses Ben Jonson, primitive peoples and poetries, and names. (Continued on 76p062). Keyword: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, preliterate culture, oral literature, Buddhism
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, visionary poetry, performance poetry
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including the Zodiac cycle of history, poetry of the Aryan Age, Neanderthal magic, Sappho, Hermes, Gilgamesh, whales, fate, and Gnostics. This is class 1 of 8.
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71U031 is part 1 of Gregory Bateson's 1971 lecture on consciousness and psychopathology.
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Allen Ginsberg class on steps of revising autobiographical poems. The class includes readings of Hart Crane and Percy Shelley and discussions about Gregory Corso, Basil Bunting, and Ezra Pound. The class also includes discussions and reviews of student work.
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Topics: New American Poetry, modernist poetry, romantic poetry, autobiography, beat movement, objectivist
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by Fraser, Kathleen
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A lecture by Kathleen Fraser entitled "The Secret Life of a Convicted Lyric Poet." Fraser traces her own history and literary development in relation to the lyric. She reads from Elizabeth Willis' "Some Thoughts on the Late Lyric" and an interview with Robert Gluck on the lyric and prosody. The lecture continues with Fraser reading from her own works, including: "Blues for Sylvia," "Gloom's Song" and "They Did Not Make Conversation."
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, lyric poetry
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Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class on Jack Kerouac and Russian Futurists, discussing Kerouac's method of revision, his five-cent notebooks, his book Old Angel Midnight, methods of composition, his 1956-1959 notebooks, James Joyce's Molly Bloom and Finnegan's Wake, Buddhist Shakespearean plays, Kerouac's On the Road scroll, Visions of Cody and Dharma Bums, and a short discussion of the Russian Futurists.
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by Bernstein, Charles
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A lecture by Charles Bernstein on poetics. Bernstein reads from "Fragments from the 17th Manifesto of Nude Formalism by Hermes Hermeneutic" and "The Second War." Discussion includes the holocaust, Heidegger, racism, radical modernism, the effects of World War II on American culture, and Reznikoff's "Holocaust." The lecture ends with a question and answer session.
Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry, war in literature, antiwar literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne; Whalen, Philip
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Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg read poetry at the Naropa Institute. Whalen reads "The 20th of July 1958," "Denunciation," "Hymnus ad patrum," "Something nice about myself," "Manifesto 1959," "Awake a moment," "Late afternoon," "The great beyond Denver," "Theophany," and others. Ginsberg reads "Cyanide water in Pittsburgh," "Reading the newspapers can drive you mad," "Freedom of...
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by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Ginsberg, Allen; Zamora, Daisy
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Daisy Zamora and Lawrence Ferlinghetti read original poetry, Allen Ginsberg reads poems by Nicanor Parra. Zamora's poems also read in English included, "Death's Makeup," and "What Hands in my Hands."
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A William S. Burroughs reading compiled from a number of works. Burroughs covers topics from miracles and magic to the Titanic, narcotics, the supernatural and hospitals.
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by Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class, in a series of classes by Anne Waldman on "Shamanic Poetries." Waldman discusses the definitions and possibilities of shamanic poetries, the prehistoric roots of shamanism, and how to personalize your cosmos. She also presents ideas from Tibetan rituals and Tibetan folk dramas. (Continues on 86P036)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act III scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores. This is class 3 of 4.
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by Baraka, Amiri
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A lecture by Amiri Baraka on the politics of poetics. The lecture ends with a question and answer period covering topics such as jism and jazz, grants in music, whores, hypocrisy, Bob Dylan, and Noam Chomsky.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, protest poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Coolidge, Clark; Creeley, Robert; Ginsberg, Allen; Lacy, Steve
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Second half of a panel on jazz featuring Clark Coolidge, Steve Lacy, Nathaniel Mackey and Robert Creeley. Coolidge, who worked as a jazz drummer at one time, begins by reading his piece "A note on bop." The panelists move on to a discussion of bop as a language, jazz as sound poetry, rhythm, the relationship of words and dance to music, and their own experiences with jazz. They also touch briefly on the work of Harry Partch. (Continued from 91P067)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The first session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa Institute. This session discusses Shakespeare's poetry and the Lyric and Ballad poets, juxtaposing these with Modernist, Futurist, and contemporary poets such as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Charles Reznikoff, and David Cope, to show the evolution and direction of poetics. Ginsberg ends the session by reading extensively from Cope's selected works. This is class 1 of 33.
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by Smith, Harry
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A compilation of sounds by Harry Smith with chanting, street sounds, singing, poetry, blues, and rock. Includes the Fugs playing, "The Summer of Love," "The Modest Rose," and "Ciao Man." This tape is likely to include sounds made from a microphone hung out of Allen Ginsberg's New York Lower East Side apartment.
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Topics: mysticism, consciousness
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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An Allen Ginsberg workshop featuring student poetry readings. There is also a discussion about style and ordinary mind. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, spirituality and literature
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Literary History of the Beat Generation, Class #13, taught by Allen Ginsberg. Topics covered: Kerouac's sketching in "Book of Dreams" and "Visions of Cody."
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by Creeley, Robert
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A class by Robert Creeley on topics including Louis Zukofsky, Charles Bernstein, Mac Low, and Ovid's constant and variant notion of public.
Topics: New American Poetry, Black Mountain School, 20th century poetry, beat movement, objectivist
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by Berssenbrugge, Mei Mei; Guest, Barbara; Waldman, Anne
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A Barbara Guest Tribute with Barbara Guest and Anne Waldman. The tribute includes Waldman discussing Guest's titles, Guest's biography on HD, and a reading. Guest continues a discussion on what a poem is, followed by a reading and comments on erasure, hauntedness, physicallity, and destructiveness, a discussion on ego, availability of information, and "experimental" being gone from Naropa.
Topics: Mei Mei Berssenbrugge, Barbara Guest, Anne Waldman
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing the convergence of Walt Whitman and William Blake, negative capability, meditation and clear seeing. Click for second half of Ginsberg's class .
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve; Waldman, Anne
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Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy lecture on improvisation and collaboration in jazz. Lacy and Aebi discuss their musical background and the history of putting literature to jazz. The recording includes brief performances and ends with a question and answer session.
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by Whalen, Philip
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First half of Class 7 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Hart Crane's poem "For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen." (Continues on 80p104.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continues on 76p019.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing the convergence of Walt Whitman and William Blake, negative capability, meditation and clear seeing. Click for first half of Ginsberg's class .
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, spirituality and literature
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Second half of an interview and performance by John Cage. Including a performance of "Empty words" with audience participation. (Continued from A002A)
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Second half of a Steven Taylor lecture on the history of music, beginning with music in ancient Egypt, Sumer, and Greece and moving on to the evolution of music in European countries. He discusses the Greek modes and plays examples of music from different periods. The lecture ends with a recording of an Ed Sanders musical setting of a latin phrase. (Continued from 86P052)
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by Adam, Helen
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First half of a lecture by Helen Adam on topics including repetition, Percy Shelley, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, poets as music makers, and ballads. Readings include "The Looking Glass" and "A Smuggler's Song." A question and answer period follows the lecture. (Continues on 79p026.)
Topics: New American Poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
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by Collom, Jack; Creeley, Robert; Rakosi, Carl
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Jack Collom, Robert Creeley, and Carl Rakosi reading. Collom reads "Pawnee Pass," "Wild goose," "Dead birds," "Le specter de la rose," and others. Creeley reads "Flaubert's early prose," "The place," "Arroyo," "If I had my way," and others. Rakosi reads "The weightlifter," "The voice of the people," "The old codger's lament," "Ground breaking," "Ten meditations," and...
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by Bye, Reed; Corso, Gregory; Elmslie, Kenward; Foye, Raymond; Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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[by Ann] End of a colloquium on collaboration which starts on 88P007.
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by Kyger, Joanne
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Joanne Kyger concludes a class by reading Simon Ortiz's "The saga of coyote" and discussing its parallels in Western culture and mythology. This is tape 2 of 2.
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by Cage, John
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A John Cage studio reading of "Mureau", "She's asleep", and "Six melodies for violin and keyboard."
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A continuation of a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, Allen Ginsberg draws parallels between Gregory Corso and Shakespeare, reading verse by both authors. Later Allen goes deeper into the text of Act I of Shakespeare's Tempest. This is class 2 of 4.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act IV scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores and quotes from Elizabethan poets, Calderon's La Vida Es Sueno and Henry King's image of a bubble. This is...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Continuation of a Basic Poetics class by Allen Ginsberg in 1980. In this class he explores the world of 13th-15th C. poetry. "Drop this poetry like acid," says Allen. This is class 2 of 33.
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by Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei; Ducornet, Rikki
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Reading at Naropa University, featuring Rikki Ducornet reading from her novel Gazelle and Mei Mei Berssenbrugge reading from Nest and the long poem "Safety." This is part 2 of 2.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A class about the history of poetry, in a series of classes by Allen Ginsberg in 1975. Ginsberg discusses the work of Ezra Pound, 18th and 19th century poetics, and sound and rhythm in poetry. Ginsberg reads poetry selections, followed by a class discussion. (Continues on 75P008)
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by Rothenberg, Jerome
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Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. (Continued on 76p031.)
Topics: New American Poetry, oral literature, language and culture, ethnopoetics
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by Ping, Wang; Sze, Arthur
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Second half of a reading, with Wang Ping and Arthur Sze. Ping reads "Of flesh and spirit," "Song of calling souls" and "Ultimate passage." Sze reads poems from his book Archipelago, including "Original memory" and "Archipelago." (Continued from 95P027)
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A class in a series by Anne Waldman, "Poet as shaman," part 1. Students read and discuss dreams that they have recorded. Also included are discussions of Navajo songs, snake medicine songs, and an all night chant with mushrooms. (Series continues on 79P031)
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by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Ginsberg, Allen; Rome, David; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg reads "Ayer's rock," "December 1974," "Hospital window," "C'mon Jack," "Don't grow old" and "Father death blues." Waldman reads "Musical garden," "Energy crisis," "Boulder poem" and "Shaman hisses." David Rome reads Trungpa's "Song of the white banner," "Letter to...
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Joan Retallack lecture discussing Gertrude Stein's influence on John Cage. The correlations between Stein and Cage are related to their style of writing and the avante-garde. Retallack discusses the necessity of coincidence, surprise, and crime in the world and in writing, and that real time cannot be mirrored in literature or performance. This form of writing is contrasted with conventional writing styles.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A continuation of a Basic Poetics Class taught by Allen Ginsbergin 1980 at Naropa. In this class Ginsberg covers William Shakespeare's Sonnets. Topics include reading the sonnets as a novel of a love triangle between Shakespear, a young man, and the Dark Lady. Some works discussed and read include Sonnets 20 (the key to the sonnets), 18, 29, 33, 57 (the S and M sonnet), 64, 65, 73, 94, 116, 129, 144, 147, 152, and 153. This is class 16 of 33.
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by Vicuna, Cecilia
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Cecilia Vicuna gives a lecture on Word and Thread. She opens with a chant and then leads into a discussion of language and the various forms in which it manifests. Examples include textile, line and word. She traces the origin of many words including: polvo, order, line and nombre. There are many references to Andian Quechua culture and the quipo. The lecture closes and is followed by many students questions. July 15, 1994.
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by Rakosi, Carl
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Carl Rakosi reads and comments on an interview done with him for Conjunctions magazine, in which he discusses Zukofsky's editorship of Poetry Magazine; "Objectivism" as a term, a group, and a poetics; Rakosi's trouble writing and making a living; and other topics.
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The first two classes in a "History of poetry" series by Allen Ginsberg in the summer of 1975, taught by Gregory Corso while Ginsberg was sick. Corso holds the class in a "Socratic" format, allowing the students to ask him questions about anything they wish. He describes his process of editing and shaping a poem, and also talks about his family and relations with members of the Beat generation.
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso covering various topics including Chaucer, Dante, the Crusades, Charlemagne, the Renaissance, Copernicus, Persia, and student poems. This is class 8 of 8.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael
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Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure, featuring Ginsberg songs "Guru Blues," and "Gospel Noble Truths," a few Ginsberg poems, and two poems by McClure. (Continued from 76p107.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The discussion covers Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amos Moore, John Cage, Robert Duncan, T.S. Eliot, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, Allen Tate, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and German expressionism. (Continues on 85p087.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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A Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture on utopian communities in America, including a 17th century community of mystics founded by Johannes Kelpius and known as The Society of the Woman in the Wilderness. Wilson divides communities into two types: platonic (based on an authoritarian, usually Christian, ideology) and anti-platonic (based on autonomy and equality). He evaluates communities according to how they perceive nature and wilderness, putting his discussion in the context of the differences in...
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 21, 1980. Ginsberg and class begin by discussing the poetry of Hart Crane and John Milton with regards to prosody. Ginsberg spends most of the rest of the class reading from and discussing John Milton's Paradise Lost. This is class 24 of 33.
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by Smith, Harry
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Hary Smith Plays and comments on his film "heaven, earth, magic."
Topics: consciousness and literature, mysticism
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Allen Ginsberg class, 19th century poetry begins with continued discussion of Wordsworth's "Prelude" from class on 81P167. Ginsberg reads from Book 11 Line 106, Book 12 line 208 and Book 14 lines 10-61. There is some discussion of Reznikof and his Five Groups of Verse. Then the class moves on to Coleridge's Kubla Khan, which is read aloud and discussed.
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by Schelling, Andrew
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Wrap up of a class by Andrew Schelling focusing on crisis cults, protest songs as healing songs, songs with meaningless language, an Anne Waldman abortion poem, the poet as witness, Anna Akmanava poems, epic travel poems, activism and letter writing. (Continued from 90p003.)
Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of an Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman reading. Ginsberg reads "Don't grow old," "What's to be done about death," "Monologues," and others. Waldman reads recent letters and journal entries. She also reads the poems "Billy work peyote" and "Plutonium poem," and others. (Continued from 77P093)
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Allen Ginsberg Class on Autobiographical Poetry. He has the students read their respective pieces that relate to autobigraphy and then he reads many sections of Reznikoff's autobiographical poetry. He mentions David Copes "Quiet Lives" and Joe Brainards's poem, "I Remember" as good resources for this style of writing. He also talks about Kerouac's book movie and methods for list making and fact organizing so that poem is a quick flash of images that have structured one's...