John Ciardi: The Lives of X (Reel 1 / Side 1 and 2)
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This reel contains John Ciardi speaking at the University of Denver on May 27 1971 as part of the English Department Lecture Series. The title of his lecture is "The Lives of X" which is also the title of one of his books of poetry. Ciardi tells personal experiences that influenced his poetry and reads several poems. Poems read include: The Graph On the Orthodoxy and Creed of my Power Mower Encounter An Emeritus Addresses the School and several of Ciardi's children's poems.There is a possible unrecorded section at 1:07:54 as the reel was switched to the second side for recording.Total run time: 1:08:45