Event Title

Reading: Richard Wilbur

Presenter Information

Richard Wilbur

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

19-3-1981 8:00 PM

End Date

19-3-1981 9:00 PM

Description

In this audiovisual recording from March 19, 1981 as part of the 12th annual UND Writers Conference: “Voices,” Richard Wilbur reads a selection of his translations and poetry. Wilbur reads his translation of “On the Subject of Spring,” by Charles D'Orléans and “Ballade of the Ladies of Time Past” by Francois Villon, a section of Beowulf, “Song” by Vinícius De Moraes, and a scene from Moliere's The Learned Ladies. He also reads “Seed Leaves: Homage to R.F.,” “On Having Misidentified a Wildflower,” “Transit,” “For W.H. Auden,” “Gnomons,” “The Writer,” “The Eye,” “Piccola Commedia,” “Cottage Street, 1953,” “Love Calls Us to the Things of this World,” “A Grasshopper,” “Junk,” “Two Voices in a Meadow,” “Flippancies,” “The Prisoner of Zenda,” “Opposites,” and part of a lyrical adaptation of Voltaire's Candide into a musical.

Introduced by Bernard O'Kelly.

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Mar 19th, 8:00 PM Mar 19th, 9:00 PM

Reading: Richard Wilbur

UND Memorial Ballroom

In this audiovisual recording from March 19, 1981 as part of the 12th annual UND Writers Conference: “Voices,” Richard Wilbur reads a selection of his translations and poetry. Wilbur reads his translation of “On the Subject of Spring,” by Charles D'Orléans and “Ballade of the Ladies of Time Past” by Francois Villon, a section of Beowulf, “Song” by Vinícius De Moraes, and a scene from Moliere's The Learned Ladies. He also reads “Seed Leaves: Homage to R.F.,” “On Having Misidentified a Wildflower,” “Transit,” “For W.H. Auden,” “Gnomons,” “The Writer,” “The Eye,” “Piccola Commedia,” “Cottage Street, 1953,” “Love Calls Us to the Things of this World,” “A Grasshopper,” “Junk,” “Two Voices in a Meadow,” “Flippancies,” “The Prisoner of Zenda,” “Opposites,” and part of a lyrical adaptation of Voltaire's Candide into a musical.

Introduced by Bernard O'Kelly.