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1995. Introduced by Stanley Kunitz.
Hear these two important American poets brought together forty years after they studied under Stanley Kunitz, who introduces this reunion. David Wagoner currently serves as editor of Poetry Northwest, which Kizer founded in 1959.
Kizer reads a number of recent poems, as yet unpublished in a collection, and Wagoner reads new poems as well as selections from throughout his long and distinguished career, including "The Junior High School Band Concert."
Length: 67 min.
1. Introduction by Stanley Kunitz
2. Mr. Kunitz reads "Their Bodies" (Wagoner)
3. The Junior High School Band Concert
4. Looking for Nellie Washington
5. Plainsong for Everyone Who Was Killed Yesterday
6. Introduction to "Walt Whitman Bathing"
7. Walt Whitman Bathing
8. Introduction to "Stump Speech"
9. Stump Speech
11. Introduction to "Lost"
13. Introduction to "Getting Away"
14. Getting Away
15. Introduction to "Song to Accompany the Bearers of Bad News"
16. Song to Accompany the Bearers of Bad News
17. Introduction by Stanley Kunitz
18. Parents' Pantoum
19. An American Beauty
20. Introduction to "Marriage Song (with Commentary)" (Anonymous)
21. Marriage Song (translation by Arthur Waley)
22. Marriage Song (translation by Ezra Pound)
23. Marriage Song (with Commentary)
24. Twelve O'Clock