Poet's Night: Eleven Leading Poets Celebrate Fifty Years of Poetry at Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Poet's Night: Eleven Leading Poets Celebrate Fifty Years of Poetry at Farrar, Straus and Giroux

by Roger W. Straus
     
 

On September 18, 1996, 11 of the world's finest poets gathered in New York City at Town Hall to celebrate the remarkable contribution Farrar, Straus and Giroux has made to the publishing of poetry. This audiobook from the event includes John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, James Fenton, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, C.K. Williams,… See more details below

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On September 18, 1996, 11 of the world's finest poets gathered in New York City at Town Hall to celebrate the remarkable contribution Farrar, Straus and Giroux has made to the publishing of poetry. This audiobook from the event includes John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, James Fenton, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, C.K. Williams, Charles Wright and Adam Zagajewski reading their own works as well as those of other noted poets. April 1998 Publication date. 2 cassettes.

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Library Journal
While most trade presses have published poetry over the years, FSG has kept up the most dignified, prestigious list. This tape, recorded in September 1996, presents 11 poets reading their own poems and the work of one poet dead or unable to attend. It works best when the pairings stem from an intimate connection: John Ashbery does a fine presentation of poems by his friend James Schuyler; Frank Bidart, a former student of Robert Lowell, infuses a poem from "Life Studies" with all the angst of a life he knew well. Not all readers are as impressive: Paul Muldoon gives an emotionless reading of John Berryman; the distinction between poems by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes blurs. A handful of other recognizable names include Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Bishop, Joseph Brodsky, and Randall Jarrell. At a time when publishing conglomerates are shying away from poetry, this tape serves as a reminder that it must be kept alive as an aural form. Recommended.--Rochelle Ratner, formerly with "Soho Weekly News," New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140867398
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.77(d)

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