Barry Boys and Yevgeny Yevtushenko read Yevtushenko's poems at Wheeler Auditorium at University of California, Berkeley. The poems are read first in English by Boys, then performed in Russian by Yevtushenko. The English translations are from Geoffrey Dutton's Doubleday Anchor book and from George Reavey's October House publication.
Poems read on Reel A are "People", "Babi Yar", "Sleep, My Beloved," "Picture of Childhood," "Simbirsk Fair." Reel B contains "Impressions of Western Cinema," "Coliseum," "The City of Yes and the City of No." At the end, Yevtushenko gives an animated speech, which is translated. Closing poem is "Hail in Kharkov."
No intro, no outro, not produced. The George Reavey book is "The Poetry of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1953-1965" from October House, 1965. The Geoffrey Dutton book is "Bratsk Station and other new poems" from Doubleday/Anchor, 1967. Box notes says, "The Russian poet on his recent tour of the United States read this program of his work at Wheeler Auditorium on the Berkeley campus of the University of California. The poems are read first in English by Barry Boys, then performed in Russian by Yevtushenko."