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Sound poetry of Lily Greenham

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Lily Greenham (1924-2001) has made her reputation all over Europe as one of the most effective performers of sound poetry in live performance (as opposed to tape-recorded) situation. With a solid background in music (the Vienna Academy), a knowledge of eight languages, and a hard-headed women's rights lifestyle, she is a frequent attraction at international exhibitions. Tonight you'll hear her discuss her career with Carol and Charles Amirkhanian and deliver a number of her works as well as writings by other poets. On the first half of this program, Greenham will be performing short works by other poets, including Neil Mills, Alain Arias-Misson, Bob Cobbing, Peter Greenham, Gerhard Rühm, Helmut Heissenbüttel, and Ernst Jandl. Selections from her own work will be in the latter half of the program, beginning with her most celebrated piece, Do You Wonder About This Society? Interview recorded in Paris, June 12, 1972. This is Greenham's first American radio broadcast.



Sound poetry of Lily Greenham


Amirkhanian, Carol. interviewer.

Amirkhanian, Charles. host.


Pacifica Radio Archive.

KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.).


Los Angeles :, Pacifica Radio Archives,, 1972.


1 online resource.


Pacifica Radio Archives.

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Sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project.

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