Recommendations from our Audio Video Library
Simon Ortiz, February 26, 1975.
This generous performance includes nearly 50 poems and prose excerpts, many enriched by names, words, and phrases in the Acoma language. “My Father’s Song” is a wonderfully tender tribute to Ortiz’s father, while “Forming Child” and “Four Poems for a Child Son” celebrate his children. Fittingly, the reading ends with a poem titled “It Doesn’t End, Of Course.”
::Listen to the reading::.http://avl.arizona.edu/index.php?reading_id=107
We also recommend: Leslie Marmon Silko
November 19, 1974
In describing this reading, Silko says, “I’m just doing my favorite things”—that is, telling stories in the Laguna tradition. Both Silko and Ortiz’s readings feature Coyote; Silko dedicates Track Three, “A Laguna Coyote Story,” to Ortiz.
::Listen to the reading::http://avl.arizona.edu/index.php?reading_id=39
The Poetry Center’s Audio Video Library features recordings from the Center’s long-running Reading Series and other readings presented under the auspices of the Center. The AVL includes multiple recordings of poets who have read for the Poetry Center numerous times over the years. Many of these recordings are accompanied by photographs from our archive. As we continue to digitize our recordings, these materials as well as new readings will be added to the AVL, so make sure you continue to visit us at http://avl.arizona.edu.