KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Ode To Gravity: Kenward Elmslie

Analog Audio


Event Type
Interviews
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
OTG.1975.05.14
Program Series
Ode To Gravity
Program Length
64 min
Dates
1975-05-14 | broadcast
| 1975-03-05 | created
Description
Charles Amirkhanian talks with New York poet Kenward Elmslie, author of numerous books including “Circus Nerves”, “Motor Disturbances”, “The Orchid”, and “Album”. Elmslie has also written librettos for several operas: “Miss Julie” by Ned Rorem and “The Sweet Bye and Bye” and “Lizzie Borden” by Jack Beeson. On this program Elmslie reads some beautifully wacky verse from his recent books including some he has composed tunes for, and introduces two songs from the musical comedy “The Grass Harp” (music by Claibe Richardson) based on a novel by Truman Capote and with a libretto adapted by Elmslie. This interview was recorded at KPFA on March 5, 1975. (from KPFA Folio)

Note: Includes obscenities
Genres
Poetry
Musical Selections
Girl Machine [poem] -- Easter for Ann [poem] -- At the Controls [poem] -- Winterlife [poem] -- Floozies [from the musical “The Grass Harp”] -- Chain of Love [from the musical “The Grass Harp”] -- Vaudeville, for Jean Harlow [poem] -- Nov. 25 [poem] -- [untitled song]
Performers
Lee Crabtree, piano (untitled song)
Kenward Elmslie, vocals (untitled song)
Subjects
Poetry
Poets
Librettists
Musicals
Related places
Berkeley (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Elmslie, Kenward
Amirkhanian, Charles
Richardson, Claibe
Crabtree, Lee