AUDIO / George Stanley reads a prose statement about poetry

Recorded at the San Francisco / Vancouver Poetry Conference at UBC in March 1970. 12 mins (first 30 secs muffled)

Warren Tallman invited George Stanley, Joanne Kyger, and Ebbe Borregaard to a Poetry Conference at UBC in March 1970. This 12 minute recording features George’s reading of a “prose statement on poetry in 1970.” The statement is a series of letters written to Clayton Eshleman on the subject of  “power, money, and poetry.”

Thanks to the Contemporary Literature Collection, Simon Fraser University for permission to use the recording.


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