James Laughlin (1914 - 1997)

James Laughlin (1914 – 1997)

Welcome to PoetryPoetry’s interview (and reading) with the late, great poet, James Laughlin. Better known as the publisher of New Direction Books, James Laughlin has been responsible for making some of the great literature of the world available in English translations. He is also known to many as a correspondent, publisher and friend of many literary giants such as Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings, and William Carlos Williams. However, James Laughlin is also a wonderful poet in his own right as you can hear in the selections he reads as part of this very special reading/interview. This program was recorded at Mr. Laughlin’s country home with support from the New York State Council on the Arts not long before Mr. Laughlin’s death in 1997 at the age of 83.

Titles by James Laughlin:

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The Collected Poems of James Laughlin

The Love Poems of James Laughlin

James Laughlin: Poems New and Selected

The Bird of Endless Time: Poems

Random Stories

The Secret Room (Hardcover)    The Secret Room (Softcover)

A Commonplace Book of Pentastichs

The Lost Fragments

The Man in the Wall (Hardcover)    The Man in the Wall (Softcover)

Master of Those Who Know: Pound the Teacher

The Owl of Minerva (Hardcover)     The Own of Minerva (Softcover)


 Poetry Motel Theme
 Introducing James Laughlin (Stream)
 Laughlin on Poetry and Pound (Stream)
 The Person (Stream)
 Easter in Pittsburgh (Stream)
 Step on His Head (Stream)
 Junk Mail (Stream)
 In Another Country (Stream)
 The Shameful Profession (Stream)
 laughlin on e.e.cummings (Stream)
 Adaptations of Greek Epigrams (Stream)
 The Desert in Bloom (Stream)
 The House Of Light (Stream)
 Those to Come (Stream)
 The Country Road (Stream)
 Experience of Blood (Stream)
 The Consolations (Stream)