Women poets

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AZ0017 Sound poetry of Lily Greenham / with interview by Charles Amirkhanian

Lily Greenham (1924-2001) has made her reputation all over Europe as one of the most effective...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, Oct. 11, 1972
AZ0456 Judy Grahn reads her poetry

Edited tape of a reading by poet Judy Grahn of new work at the San Francisco Women's Building on...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, June 29, 1980
AZ0457 Feminist poetry reading / Grace Paley.

Grace Paley (December 11, 1922 - August 22, 2007), feminist writer, reads poetry at the San...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Poetry KPFA, June 29, 1980.
AZ0512.04 Woman Poet anthology reading / produced by Alan Soldofsky (Part 1 only)

Woman Poet West: the first part of a two-part program featuring excerpts of a reading done in...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, October 17, 1980
AZ0764 Large mind history / Paula Gunn Allen, Judy Grahn, Carol Lee Sanchez ; produced by Ginny Z. Berson and Pam Scola.

Three Bay Area women poets read selections of their own poetry.

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pt.1. Skins and Bones / Paula Gunn Allen -- pt.2. Queen of Wands / Judy Grahn -- pt.3. Last Days...

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pt.1. Skins and Bones / Paula Gunn Allen -- pt.2. Queen of Wands / Judy Grahn -- pt.3. Last Days...

KPFA, 10 June 1984.
AZ0891 Evening reading : the Arab apocalypse / written and read by Etel Adnian ; produced by Nancy Delaney.

Selected readings from the American-Lebanese poet, introduced by publisher Simone Fattal. The...

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AZ1072 Feminist Perspectives on Pornography Conference (1978): Kathleen Barry and Susan Griffin

Lilia Medina opens the first session of the Feminist Perspectives on Pornography Conference,...

American Women -- Violence against women, American Women -- Sex, American Women -- Poetry KPFA, ca. November, 1978?
AZ1095 Marge Piercy: reading and thoughts

Marge Piercy, poet and novelist, reads her poems and talks about poetry. She announces she has...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFA, 1976
AZ1144 Poetry from Violence (Edited) / Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco

Poetry from Violence (edited version), a poetry reading in conjunction with the San Francisco...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Violence against women KPFA, ca. November 19, 1976
AZ1146 Susan Griffin and Nellie Wong at the Feminist Perspectives on Pornography conference

Susan Griffin, poet, playwright and author, and Nellie Wong, poet and activist, read on the...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Poetry KPFA, ca. Nov. 17, 1978.
AZ1421 Marianne Moore reads "Spenser's Ireland"

Poet Marianne Moore reads her poem "Spenser's Ireland."

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, unknown.
AZ1661 Women poets reading at Cody's Bookstore (Part 1 only)

Women's poetry reading sponsored by the Berkeley Poets Commune, at Cody's Bookstore on...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, June 26, 1972
AZ1668 The poetry of Joanna Brouk, Felicia Miller, and Lauren Pillsbury

The poetry of Joanna Brouk, Felicia Miller and Lauren Pillsbury, interspersed with music by...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- New age/Wicca KPFA, December 25, 1972
AZ1672 Poet Rosalie Moore reads her work

Bay Area poet Rosalie Moore (1910-2000) reads from her work and talks about her life. Poems read...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, ca. June 20, 1977.
AZ1695 Judy Grahn: Poetry and interview

Laura Knowles interviews poet, writer and author Judy Grahn (1940 - ). Grahn talks about her...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, May 3, 1980
BB1922 Marianne Moore at Berkeley.

Poet Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972) speaks to and reads her poems to an audience at the University...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, 19 Nov. 1957.
BB2018 Sappho / read by Beryl Grafton

Sappho. The lyrics of the Greek poetess born between 615-612 BC are read by Beryl Grafton,...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, February 27, 1968
BB3344 Poems / written and read by Muriel Rukeyser.

Poet reads selections of her own work. pt.1. Song -- pt.2. Are you born -- pt.3. Haying before...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 19 Oct. 1962.
BB3374 Oh, taste and see / Denise Levertov

OH, TASTE AND SEE / Denise Levertov. - Poet reads selections of her work.- RECORDED: at the...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 2 Mar. 1965.
BB3657 Poet May Swenson reads from her book To Mix With Time

Poet May Swenson (1913-1989) reads selections from her forthcoming book of new and selected...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 7 Sept. 1962.
BB3804.01 Anne Sexton reads at the Poetry Center

Anne Sexton reads some of her work before an audience at the Poetry Center of the 92nd St. YM-...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, May 11, 1965.
BB3804.02 Marianne Moore reads at the Poetry Center

In this program, the well-known American poet, Marianne Moore, reads from her work before an...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, April 8, 1965.
BB3804.09 May Swenson reads at the Poetry Center

This is a recording of May Swenson (1913 - 1989) reading from her own work at the YM-YWHA Poetry...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Lesbians WBAI, August 12, 1966.
BB3804.11 Jean Garrigue reads at the Poetry Center

Poet Jean Garrigue (1912 - 1972), author of five volumes of poetry, including the recently...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, March 28, 1965.
BB3895 Poetry occasional: two lady poets

Poetry reading. Henrietta Weigel and Helene Mullins are two lady poets who share much in common...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, April 18, 1968
BB3974 Poems from uppity women / produced by Karen Lindsey

A reading of poems by feminists Robin Morgan, Jean Tepperman, Lynn Strongin and Martha Shelley....

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, April 25, 1970; October 29, 1970
BB5145 Marianne Moore : reading at the University of Texas.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972) reads her own works at the University...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, 4 Feb. 1971?.
BC0108 Men thought to be the enemy / Alta ; interviewed by Eleanor Sully.

Alta (1942 - ) reads a prose piece accompanied by flutist Curly Hummingbird. Presented by...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, 8 Mar. 1971.
BC0175 Poet Karen Stanley reads her work.

Karen Stanley, 23-year-old Bay Area poet, reads selections of her work. Stanley was born and...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, 31 May 1971.
BC0573 Starting with I, starting with we....

Marge Piercy, Jeriann Gertrude Badanes and Glenda Robinson read their poems.

KPFA, 5 Dec. 1971.
BC0636 The blood jet is poetry : the life and work of Sylvia Plath / Mimi Weisbord Anderson and Nanette Rainone.

Biographical sketch of poet Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Program includes interview footage with...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 15 Feb. 1972.
BC0663 Jeanetta Jones reads her poetry / interviewed by Gerard Van der Leun.

Poet Jeanetta Jones reads selections from her work and discusses her life and work with Gerard...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, 1972.
BC0665 Laying down the tower / Marge Piercy.

Poet, novelist and activist Marge Piercy (1936 - ) reads her eleven-poem sequence Laying Down...

American Women -- Poetry KPFA, 20 Jan. 1972; KPFT, 29 May 1972.
BC0949 Women poets reading; produced by Mimi Anderson

Series record for a series of programs featuring women poets reading selections of their own...

WBAI, Sept. 1972.
BC0949.01 Robin Morgan (Episode 1 of 4)

Poet Robin Morgan (1941 - ) reads selections of her own work. Sensitive language.

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, March 23, 1972
BC0949.02 Adrienne Rich (Episode 2 of 4)

Poet Adrienne Rich (1929 - 2012) reads selections from her own works, "Snapshots of a...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 30 Apr. 1972.
BC0949.03 Verandah Porche (Episode 3 of 4)

Poet Verandah Porche (1945 - ), resident of Total Loss Farm, talks about her life in Vermont and...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, February 14, 1972
BC0950 Daisy Aldan reads her poetry

Poet Daisy Aldan describes her style of poetry and reads selections from her collection "...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, February 2, 1972
BC1145 Women in the arts : in memoriam Marilyn Monroe / Judy Grahn, Anna Hartman, Naomi Lowinsky and Rachel Lowen.

A poetry reading by Judy Grahn (1940 - ), author of "Edward the Dyke," Anna Hartman,...

American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Poetry KPFA, 28 Dec. 1972.
BC1223 Women's poetry evening at WBAI's Studio C

Reading of poetry by and about women, held in WBAI's Studio C--the first live women's...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 7 Oct. 1972.
BC1261 The Will to change / written and read by Adrienne Rich.

Poet Adrienne Rich (1929 - 2012) reads selections of her work. Most of the poems read are from...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Lesbians WBAI, 2 Dec. 1972.
BC2361 Maureen Owen reads her poetry

Poet Maureen Owen (b. 1943) reads selections from her own work. She is the author of two books...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 1975 (day unknown)
BC3000 Judith Emlyn Johnson reads her poetry

Poet Judith Emlyn Johnson (Judith Johnson Sherwin) reads selections from her own work. Johnson...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 30 Mar. 1976.
BZ3942 Black women poets / produced by Mary Lenox.

Series which explores the accomplishments of Black women throughout history. Professor Mary...

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Collection of reads from the poetry of prominent Black women authors. Includes the works of...

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IZ0067 Interview with Helen Adam / by Susan Howe and Charles Ruas.

Scottish poet Helen Adam (1907 - 1993) reads and discusses her ballads and other poetic efforts...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, July 15, 1977.
IZ0087 Ann Lauterbach / produced by Susan Howe.

Poet Ann Lauterbach reads her work. Ann Lauterbach's work has appeared in numerous...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 12 Oct. 1977.
IZ0089 Rebecca Newth and Rachelle Bijou / produced by Susan Howe.

Poets Rebecca Newth and Rachelle Bijou read from their work. Rebecca Newth's poems have...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 16 Sep. 1977.
IZ0180.02 In the Maccabean Tradition: Miss Emma Lazarus

Jewish Currents presents a dramatic presentation of the life of American Sephardic Jewish poet...

American Women -- Theater, American Women -- Women's history WBAI, June 29, 1981
IZ0449.26 Poetry reading to benefit Out & Out Books

Blanche Wiesen Cook hosts a poetry reading that took place May 11th of this year (1978) to...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Lesbians WBAI, October 2, 1978
IZ0670.01 Linda Pastan and Melanie Kaye read their poetry

Two women poets read their poetry. First is Linda Pastan (b. 1932) of Potomac Maryland, author...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, May 15, 1982
IZ0670.02 Women's Poetry Reading to benefit Ikon Magazine

The second half of the excerpted version of the benefit reading held for Ikon Magazine on...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WBAI, December 11, 1982
IZ0670.03 Carolyn Forché reads from A Country Between Us

Caroly Forche (b. 1950), poet and human rights activist, reads from her second book of poetry...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, December 26, 1982
IZ0724 Erica Jong reads her poems / produced by Mimi Anderson

First of a series of readings of women's poetry produced by Mimi Anderson. Erica Jong reads...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, February 4, 1972
IZ0778 Marge Piercy reading her poems

Marge Piercy, poet and novelist, reads her poems at Goddard College, Plainfield, VT and talks...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, October 4, 1977
IZ0788 Adrienne Rich: an interview and reading / interview by Susan Howe (Part 2 only)

Poet Adrienne Rich (1929 - 2012) is interviewed by Susan Howe and reads from her book of poetry...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, January 31, 1979
IZ0809 Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, and Kate Millett

Poetry readings by Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde, recorded at St. Peter's Church in New...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Poetry WBAI, May 14, 1979
IZ0854 Erica Jong reads her poetry

Erica Jong reads her poems. Included are Mother, at 2:47 Paper Cuts, at 5:14 The Evidence, at 10...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 1973?
IZ0885 Adrienne Rich reading her poetry at the Women's Experimental Theater

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) reads her poetry at Women's Experimental Theater in New York City...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 1981
IZ1083 The Velvet Sledgehammer - August 11, 1982: Poetry reading at Plowshares III Coffeehouse

Poetry reading hosted by Nancy DuPlessis, held June 24th, 1982 at the Plowshare III Coffee House...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism WBAI, 11 Aug. 1982
IZ1138A I too have lived in Arcadia: pastoral, in the present times by V. R. Lang (Part 1 of 3)

"I Too Have Lived in Arcadia." is a verse play by V. R. Lang. Performers are Marion...

WBAI, January 1976 and September 17, 1976
IZ1138B I too have lived in Arcadia: pastoral, in the present times by V. R. Lang (Part 2 of 3)

"I Too Have Lived in Arcadia." is a verse play by V. R. Lang. Performers are Marion...

WBAI, January 1976 and September 17, 1976
IZ1145 From the Women's Coffeehouse: A Program of Music & Poetry (Part 1 only)

Recorded live on Saturday night, December 17, 1977, the Women's Coffeehouse put on a...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Poetry WBAI, 18 Dec. 1977.
IZ1231 St. Mark's Poetry Project: 1979 New Year's benefit (Broadcast and production reel)

WBAI's Drama, Literature and Art department presents the St. Mark's Poetry Project's New Year's...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, February 10, 1979
IZ1349.02 Women and the world in the 1980s: January 22, 1982

Blanche Cook interviews writer Adrienne Rich (1929-2012), who reads poems from her newly...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Authors and journalists WBAI, January 22, 1982
IZ1349.14 Women and the world in the 1980s - August 8, 1983: Interview with Kitty Tsui

Blanche Wiesen Cook interviews Chinese-American lesbian poet Kitty Tsui (b. 1952), who was born...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Lesbians WBAI, 8 Aug. 1983.
IZ1355.01 Thor's hammer: March 29, 1980- Marilyn Hacker

Marie Ponsot (1923 - ) interviews Marilyn Hacker (1942 - ), who reads poems from her new book,...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, March 29, 1980
IZ1359 A memorial for Muriel Rukeyser: readings and performances by Chaikin and Peaslee

A memorial program for poet and activist Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980). Joseph Chaikin (1935-2003...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, July 19, 1980
IZ1376 Wild Women: poetry for the Joan Little case

Poetry reading: "Wild Women, Joan Little case". Notes: All women's audience, no...

American Women -- Violence against women, American Women -- Poetry WBAI, ca. 1977
IZ1381 Frieda Aaron reads her poetry

Frieda Aaron, Holocaust survivor, reads some of her poetry and some poetry of her sister,...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, April 14, 1978
IZ1412 Dying to be heard: the work of Ann Sexton

Dying to be heard: the work of Ann Sexton read by Karen Ludwig. Opens with a reading of the New...

American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy, American Women -- Authors and journalists WBAI, August 8, 1979
IZ1422 Frances Jaffer

The San Francisco-based poet Frances Jaffer (1921-1999) reads from her work, talks about her...

American Women -- Poetry WBAI, November 3, 1981
IZ1469 A reading with Marilyn Lowen

A reading by dancer, poet, teacher, and civil rights and women's rights activist Marilyn Norma...

American Women -- Poetry 13 Sep. 1978
IZ1476 The darker face of God

The Darker Face of God features the music of French composer Marie-Juliette Olga "Lili"...

American Women -- Radio, American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Music and musicians WBAI, 5 Feb 1976
IZ1478 Author Fanny Howe reads from her novel Holy Smoke

American poet, novelist and short story writer Fanny Howe (1940 - ) reads from her novel "Holy...

American Women -- Authors and journalists WBAI, 15 Jul 1979
IZ1494 Dee Wells reminisces on her friendship with Bunny Lang

Alberta Constance "Dee" Wells (1925-2003), author and journalist speaks about her friendship...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Theater WBAI, ca. 1975 (date unknown)
KZ0088 Women and poetry / Velene Campbell-Kesler and Erika Horn

In this program, Carlos Hagen presents the visionary and prophetic art of two young women poets...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, 13 Sept. 1975
KZ0156 My Tokyo / Kazuko Shiraishi

Japanese poet Kazuko Shiraishi reads from her work in a bilingual presentation. Widely acclaimed...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, May 26, 1977.
KZ0455 Woman words: poetry by women / hosted by Pat Millar

This is a one-hour program of poetry and prose hosted by Pat Millar. Guests are Helena Maria...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Poetry KPFK, March 8, 1982
KZ0757 Traveling without a camera / Norma Almquist, Barbara Abercrombie, and Jean Nichols interviewed by Claudia Fonda-Bonardi

Claudia Fonda-Bonardi talks to Norma Almquist, Barbara Abercrombie, and Jeanne Nichols about...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, Sept. 26, 1979.
KZ0859 No frown of mine / by Maureen McIlroy ; technical direction by Peter Sutheim.

Dramatized documentary of poet Sylvia Plath's life.

KPFK, Nov. 10, 1976.
KZ0885 Lesbian culture / produced by Helene Rosenbluth

A program on lesbian culture, starting with a radio presentation of "An Oral Herstory of...

American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Poetry KPFK, July 1, 1979.
KZ0977 On a clear day in L.A. / Denise Levertov interviewed by Anita Frankel

Denise Levertov reads her poetry and talks with Anita Frankel about her politics and her life,...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, Nov. 21, 1980.
KZ0993 Pacific Asian women poets / introduced by Joyce Nako

Joyce Nako of Pacific Asian-American Women Writers-West introduces the following writers: Momoko...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KPFK, 1980?; rebroadcast as en episode of Women's Magazine, Nov. 13, 1982.
KZ1137 Pacific Asian women poets / produced by Helene Rosenbluth.

Members of the Pacific Asian American Women Writers West (PAAWW-W/CPOW) read their poetry:...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, Mar. 4, 1981.
KZ1210 Women of color : voices of resistance / produced by Miya Iwataki.

This mixture of music and poetry was produced for International Women's Day, 1982 by the...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Poetry KPFK, Mar. 8, 1982.
KZ1214 Rita Mae Brown at the Women's Building : edited version. KPFK, Aug. 23, 1976.
KZ1281.03 The poet's voice (Episode 3)

This is the third episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes of...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, June 26, 1982
KZ1281.04 The poet's voice (Episode 4)

This is the fourth episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, July 2, 1982
KZ1281.05 The poet's voice (Episode 5)

This is the fifth episode of "The poet's voice," likely KPFK broadcasted tapes of...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, July 9, 1982
KZ1403 With hearts of fire / produced by Helene Rosenbluth.

African and African American women poets discusses and read selections from their works....

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PZ0031 A Packet beating like a heart / by Eloise Klein Healy ; recorded by Catherine Stifter.

Eloise Klein Healy reads from her newly published book of poetry "A Packet Beating Like A...

American Women -- Poetry Pacifica National Programming, ca. December 1980
SZ0685.06 Crossroads / produced by Elizabeth Perez-Luna.

Ongoing weekly radio newsmagazine focusing upon minority issues and broader issues from a...

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Voting trends in minority communities since the Los Angeles riots / Cy Musiker (6:10) -- Looking...

Satellite, 29 May 1992.
TZ0027 Poems from a woman's experience/ written and read by Clara Kern

A woman's voice - Features poetry written and read by producer/poet Clara Kern. Broadcast...

American Women -- Poetry KPFT, July 1982.
TZ0030 Noah's daughter / by Joan McNerney ; produced by Clara Kern.

Dramatic reading of McNerney's epic poem about five modern women as viewed by Noah's...

KPFT, Sept. 1983.
WZ0014 Among all this, you stand like a fine brownstone : Gwendolyn Brooks / produced by Taliba Holliday.

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000), the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Theater WPFW, 1977; 2 Feb. 1978.
WZ0020 Three women poets / Gabrielle Edgcomb, Barbara Lefcowitz, and Lee Howard

This episode of The poet and the poem focuses on three women poets: Gabrielle Edgcomb (1926-1996...

American Women -- Poetry WPFW, Sept. 26, 1976.
WZ0031 Four women poets / Diana Vance, Nefretete, Deirdra Baldwin, and Ann Leffler ; interviewed by Grace Cavalieri

Host Grace Cavalieri interviews four women poets: Diana Vance, Nefretete[sp?], Deirdra Baldwin,...

American Women -- Poetry WPFW, Sept. 17, 1976.
WZ0049 Four local Washington, D.C. poets / interviews by Hazel Robinson

"A poet is -- a diary of the soul." Thus begins one of Hazel Robinson's poems and...

American Women -- Poetry WPFW, Oct. 19, 1976.
WZ0052 Interview with Maureen Owen, publisher of Telephone Books and Telephone magazine; interviewed by Doug Lang.

Modest discussion, low key, of the background and publishing career of Maureen Owen. There is...

American Women -- Poetry WPFW, Jan. 1977.
WZ0124 To create love with dry eyes: an interview with June Jordan by Deborah Morris.

Poet, essayist, and novelist June Jordan is interviewed by author Deborah Morris. The two...

American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WPFW, Aug. 9, 1977.
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