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National Poetry Month
1999 Reading Series

Borders Books | Posman Books | Credits

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The following readings were taped as part of The Cortland Review's National Poetry Month Reading Series in 1999.

Borders Bookstore, Virginia: April 24, 1999

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Henry Taylor and R.T. Smith

J.M. Spalding, Henry Taylor, R.T. SmithApril 24th was a night of Clerihews, hayforks, comets, onions, and Southern grace at Borders Bookstore in Arlington, Virginia, with poets Henry Taylor and R.T. Smith.  Henry Taylor did the Charleston (right), Rod Smith held up a can of Spam, and Guy Shahar read a Clerihew to Henry Taylor invoking his name.


The reading lasted one hour and was taped live.  It is available for online viewing in Real Video at 56k.  You will need RealPlayer G2, which you may download free.  You may also skip parts of the reading by clicking below:

J.M. Spalding Part 1: Credits and Introduction
Sam Gillette introduces Editor-In-Chief J.M. Spalding, who proceeds to introduce the evening's readers.
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R.T. Smith Part 2: R.T. Smith
R.T. Smith shows off his can of Spam and reads a selection of poetry.
56k

Part 3: R.T. Smith
(continued)
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Henry Taylor Part 4: Henry Taylor
Henry Taylor reads some of his poetry.
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Part 5: Henry Taylor - Clerihews

Henry reads a few hilarious Clerihews.
56k

 

Posman Books, New York: April 28, 1999

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Credits

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These live-tapings would not have been possible without:

Guy Shahar Executive Producer
Jonathan Smith Director
Eric Werner Associate Producer
Daniel Zawistowski Technical Director
Monique Calello Production Designer
Robert Pokonski Camera Operator
Gabriel Sanders Camera Operator
Shari Deutsch Sound Mixer
James Feldman Production Assistant

Special thanks to:

Henry Taylor, Rod Smith, Cousin Sara, Mark Bibbins, Kevin Pilkington, Gregory Djanikian, Spiro Carras, Mom Zawistowski, the two Mugatos, the two Gilas, Playback Systems, Technisphere, Vic Losick, Inc., and of course to:

Sam Gillette and the staff at Borders Bookstore in Arlington, V.A.

Tom Padilla and the staff at Posman Books in New York City, N.Y.

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