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    • 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.”
    • 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 ...
    • George P. Elliott 

      Unknown author (1968-11-01)
      George P. Elliott visited The College at Brockport in November 1968. He was a critically-acclaimed novelist and editor.
    • Benjamin DeMott 

      Unknown author (1968-12-01)
      Benjamin DeMott visited The College at Brockport in December 1968. He was a writer, scholar, and cultural critic.
    • John Hollander: 02-13-1969 

      Hollander, John (1969-02-13)
      The poet John Hollander discusses his work in an interview recorded February 13, 1969.
    • Ernest Gaines: 02-27-1969 

      Gaines, Ernest; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Marchant, Peter (1969-02-27)
      In an interview recorded on February 27, 1969, Ernest Gaines discusses Tolstoy, Chekhov, Turgenev, Faulkner, and Joyce; his childhood in Louisiana, and how the state has changed and not changed; jazz; H. Rap Brown; and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Robert Bly 

      Unknown author (1970-03-01)
      Robert Bly visited The College at Brockport in March 1970, December 1971, and April 1974. He is a poet, author, and activist known for Iron John: A Book About Men (1990).
    • Robert Bly: 3/11/1970 

      Bly, Robert (1970-03-11)
    • John Berryman: From the Archives 

      Berryman, John (1970-10-07)
      This is an edited 15-minute version of an interview given by the poet John Berryman at The College at Brockport, in 1970. It is suitable for classroom use.
    • William Demby: 10-07-1971 

      Demby, William; Marchant, Peter; Ryan, Pat M. (1971-10-06)
      In an interview recorded on October 17, 1971, William Demby discusses his novels Beetlecreek and The Catacombs; Rome in the 1960s; the problem of defining what a Black writer is; and traveling between Italy and the United States.
    • Robert Bly: 12/1/1971 

      Bly, Robert (1971-12-01)
      Poet Robert Bly reads from a selection of his poems against the Vietnam War, including “Counting Small Bodies”, followed by an interview and discussion about his poetry and his feelings about the war. There are also some ...
    • Nadine Gordimer: 02-22-1972 

      Gordimer, Nadine (1972-02-22)
      Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for literature, discusses her work in an interview recorded February 22, 1972.
    • Isaac Bashevis Singer: 10-12-1972 

      Singer, Isaac Bashevis; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Marchant, Peter (1972-10-12)
      In an interview recorded on October 12, 1972, Isaac Bashevis Singer discusses talent, passion, and creativity. He refers to his lecture “Old Truths and New Clichés" and discusses art as a means for people to escape their ...
    • Gary Snyder: From the Archives 

      Snyder, Gary (1972-11-08)
      This is an edited 15-minute version of an interview given by Gary Snyder at The College at Brockport, in 1972. It is suitable for classroom use.
    • John Ashbery: 11-27-1972 

      Ashbery, John; Poulin, Alfred A. (1972-11-27)
      The poet, editor and art critic John Ashbery begins the interview by reading his poem “Leaving the Atocha Station.” He briefly discusses this poem, and then talks about when he first began writing poetry and influences on ...
    • John Ashbery : 11-27-1972 

      Ashbery, John; Poulin, Alfred A. (1972-11-27)
      Alfred A. Poulin Jr. interviews the poet John Ashbery during the 5th season of the Brockport Writers Forum, on November 27, 1972. Ashbery reads from his works and discusses writers and other influences.
    • 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 ...
    • 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."
    • Adrienne Rich: 11-13-1973 

      Rich, Adrienne (1973-11-13)
      The poet Adrienne Rich discusses her work in an interview conducted November 13, 1973 on the Brockport campus.