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A marathon reading of 19th-Century American poetry held at the 92nd Street Y on October 21, 1993 in celebration of the publication of:
American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century
Edited by John Hollander
Segment One (57:32)
Readers for this event: Harold Bloom, Rachel Hadas, John Hollander, Thylias Moss, Robert Pinsky, Roberta Hill Whiteman
Segment Two (1:37:35)
Readers for this event: Anthony Hecht, Daniel Hoffman, Maureen Howard, X. J. Kennedy, James Merrill, Cynthia Ozick
Segment Three (1:04:20)
Readers for this event: Allan Gurganus, Michael Harper, Susan Howe, J. D. McClatchy, James Merrill, Marilyn Waniek
Segment Four (1:03:30)
Readers for this event: Roy Blount, Allan Gurganus, John Hollander, N. Scott Momaday, Thylias Moss, Calvin Trillin
Segment Five (1:13:29)
Readers for this event: Stanley Crouch, John Hollander, Ann Lauterbach, N. Scott Momaday, Ed Sanders, Karl Kirchwey
The music in the podcast of "The Republic of Verse" is an excerpt from "Shuffling Song," arranged by William Coulter and Barry Phillips, and licensed from Gourd Music © Gourd Music 1996 www.gourd.com.