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POETRY & LITERATURE
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A Short Reading
Albert Alveros RIOS is also featured in the recording.
Adventure of the Spirit
Author Richard Bach describes the relationship between fact and fiction in his imaginative autobiographical books. He describes his own internal process of integrating the memories of his own childhood. Through his work he has come to realize that ultimate reality is far deeper than the physical appearances of the senses, encompassing multiple dimensions of time and space. Richard Bach is the best-selling author of Johnathan Livingston Seagull, One, Illusions, Bridge Across Forever, and Running From Safety. TAP
An Evening With Doris Lessing at Sonoma State University
The sprightly author reads poignant and funny stories before answering audience questions. Enjoy some time with a charming woman, a good reader, intelligent selections, and interesting answers.
Bacon and Shakespeare - What Was Their Connection?
A talk by a vanguard of the movement which suggests that Bacon was the actual author of many Shakespeare plays.
Beauty and the Beast
Enjoy Your Breathing
Benefit for Thich Nhat Hanh, put on by the San Francisco Zen Center in Berkeley. A touching and momentous occasion with readings by three foremost talents in poetry.
Fakes and Originals
The very Italian author of "The Name of the Rose" and "Faucault's Pendulum" discusses a point of law.
Giants and Birds
Live & Lively Accompanied by Don Was
The Spirit is willing, the audience is enthusiastic, and Allen is in top form. Don Was was and is a great straight man and a worthy accompaniment to the great man.
Live at the Kabuki
A historical piece that includes selections from "The Place of Dead Roads." Wry and wild, elegant and eloquent.
Loving a Woman in Two Worlds
"In this session he is at his best -- patient, unpretentious, and even open to suggested revisions." .....^Small Press Review.^
Mama's Coming Home
Non-ordinary Author Reading From His Book, Ordinary Money
He is a funny guy with clever word pictures.
One Handed Basket Weaving
Pieces of a Song
Diane di Prima, revolutionary activist of the 1960s Beat literary renaissance, heroic in life and poetics: a learned humorous bohemian, classically educated, and twentieth-century radical, her writing, informed by Buddhist equanimity, is exemplary in imagist, political and mystical modes. A great woman poet in second half of American century, she broke barriers of race-class identity, delivered a major body of verse brilliant in its particularity. - Allen Ginsberg Selected by the poet herself, this volume gathers together essential writing from her various books as well as many new poems. Pieces of a Song adds up to more than the sum of its parts: it is a total melody of a womans life lived in the articulation of her art.
Poems and Discussion
Reading and Discussion of "The Gods in Every Man" in Mill Valley.
Reading at Cody's
Reading at Cody's in Berkeley
Reading at the Depot
Reading Her Poetry
This Pulitzer Prize winning poet makes us think and laugh- a melodious performance by Al YOUNG too.
Reading His Poetry
Ursula K.LEGUIN appears on this tape. A warm, humorous, poignant tape giving the anima a moment in the limelight.
Reading His Poetry and Prose
Featuring Carolyn KIZER.
Readings From: "We Find Ourselves in Moontown"
Romance of the Sephardic Mystical Tradition
Wonderful story telling by the fire...by a master. Reb Zalman speaks on the sacred poetry and erotic-romantic symbolism found in Sephardic teachings. Rabbi Zalman is a pioneer of the Jewish Renewal Movement.
Selected Poems, Vol. 1 & 2
Bly traces the themes of his life's work by reading and commenting on some of the prose introductions found in the book Selected Poems. A compilation said to create a complete mosaic of his work, with insights and anecdotes woven within.
Skinny Legs and All
GOODMAN is featured on this tape from the ICSS, American Indian tales are told around the fire.
The Bacon/Shakespeare Controversy
The Black Sphinx to the Wise Wound
Faustin interviews, and Redgrove energetically discusses his Jungian, poetic, mythological approach to pragmatic issues and the phenomena of nature. Peter, and his partner and wife Penelope, have researched and defined a field of relating to the menstrual cycle of the female in partnership that should have a significant impact on the psychology of relationships.
The Point of Balance
An evening with one of the modern masters reading his crisp, spiritually aware, mysterious poetry.
The Spiritual Wisdom of HAF�Z : Teachings of the Philosopher of Love
HALEH POURAFZAL & ROGER MONTGOMERY gave a beautiful interview sprinkled with HAF�Z in melodius Persian. So much fun to be with a partnership that not only produces gracefully and harmoniously but also so functionally. 60 minutes. Haf�z fears nothing. He sees too far; he sees throughout; such is the man I wish to see or be. ....Ralph Waldo Emerson
A New York Times Notable Book Wry and trechant..highly entertaining. -- The New York Times Book Review : This is the indispensible Vonnegut. --San Francisco Chronicle At 2:27 P.M. on February 13th of the year 2001, the Universe suffered a crisis in self-confidence. Should it go on expanding indefinitely? What was the point? Out of print.
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