Okay, I've heard the whole thing and it's good. It's not great, but it's good. I was excited early on, because the first poem he reads is not collected in a Black Sparrow or Ecco release, but from then on out, it's all stuff that was published and read all over the place. I was really hoping for a lot of obscure stuff, seeing that the reading is so early, but no such luck.
On the plus side, he really performs some of these. In "The Day I Kicked A Bankroll Out The Window" he sounds as angry as if the split with Barbara Frye had just happened, though by 1962 their divorce was 4 or 5 years in the past.
It's pretty straight forward. He only makes a couple of comments between poems. I won't ruin then for those of you who are going to buy this.
The CD lists 13 "poems" but those are the tracks. Track 1 and 2 both contain three poems each. Track 13 is a Pacifica radio tag. So 12 tracks, 16 poems. It is a CDR.
Prayer For Broken-Handed Lovers
The Best Way To Get Famous Is To Run Away
Conversation In A Cheap Room
To The Whore Who Took My Poems
The Day I Kicked A Bankroll Out The Window
What A Man I Was
The Tragedy Of The Leaves
Bring Down The Beams
Hooray Say The Roses
Old Man Dead In A Room
Conversation On A Telephone
The Sunday Artist