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    • Allen Ginsberg: 10-19-1972 

      Ginsberg, Allen; Heyen, William; DeLoach, Allen (1973-10-19)
      Allen Ginsberg plays the harmonium, discusses rhythm and breath, and sings William Blake's poem "The Lamb."
    • Anne Sexton: 09-10-1973 

      Sexton, Anne; Heyen, William; Poulin, Al (1973-09-10)
      Sexton talks about her designation as a "confessional poet" and the shifts in the themes of her poems through the years. She says that she writes what she wants and has to write, but that she often uses other people's ...
    • Richard Wilbur: 03-13-1969 

      Wilbur, Richard P.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Heyen, William (1969-03-13)
      In an interview recorded March 13, 1969, Richard Wilbur discusses oratorical qualities in American poetry. Wilbur cites Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and three political works of his own to compare, as interviewer Wiliam Heyen ...
    • Seamus Heaney: 01-26-1984 

      Heaney, Seamus; Heyen, William; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Ingersoll, Earl G. (1984-01-26)
      Seamus Heaney opens this interview, recorded on January 26, 1984, with a reading of his poem "Digging." He discusses growing up in Ulster, Northern Ireland as a Catholic in a hostile political and cultural climate. Heaney ...
    • W. S. Merwin: 02-29-1968 

      Merwin, W. S.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Heyen, William (1968-02-29)
      Merwin discusses his changing poetic style, saying that he never stays excited about any style for very long, and that he now wants to write about direct experiences. He talks about the gradual abandonment of punctuation ...
    • William Heyen: 01-09-1968 

      Heyen, William (1968-02-09)
      Recorded on February 2, 1968 at Potsdam University, William Heyen talks about his inspirations as a poet and writing as a form of perception. He reads the poems “The Fourth Day” and “Depth of Field.”
    • William Heyen: 10-11-2017 

      Heyen, William (2017-10-11)
      In an interview conducted on October 11, 2017, poet William Heyen reads from his collection The Candle: Poems of Our Twentieth Century Holocausts. Topics discussed include the problem of writing about the unspeakable.