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A Reading of Primitive and Archaic Poetry: Arranged by Jerome Rothenberg

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A Reading of Primitive and Archaic Poetry: Arranged by Jerome Rothenberg

Poets Jerome Rothenberg, David Antin, Jackson MacLow, and Rochelle Owens come together to recite translations of “primitive” and archaic stories of creation, nature, death, and mourning. Sources of the poems include indigenous groups such as the Gabon Pygmies, the Maori, a number of Native American peoples, classical Indian texts, and various Australian and African peoples. This collection of poems was performed at the Hardware Poets Playhouse and the Metro Coffeehouse in New York City in 1964. Liner notes contain the poem texts and biographical information about the poets.

Track Listing

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Origins and Meanings: Creation Accounts - Uitoto Indian Myth / Origins and Meanings: Creation Accounts - From the Book of Enoch / Origins and Meanings: Creation Accounts - A Maori Poem on the Creation of Light / Origins and Meanings: Creation Accounts - From the Chhandoga Upanishad n/a 5:25
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Origins and Meanings: Definitions - Poem for the Sun, Eskimo / Origins and Meanings: Definitions - Series of Aztec Definitions n/a 6:05
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Origins and Meanings: Descriptions - Eskimo / Origins and Meanings: Descriptions - Australian / Origins and Meanings: Descriptions - Gabon Pygmy n/a 2:08
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Origins and Meanings: Elephant Hunter Take Your Bow n/a 1:53
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Origins and Meanings: The War God's Horse Song n/a 1:12
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Origins and Meanings: He Is Firm and Strong n/a 0:33
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Origins and Meanings: To the God of Fire As a Horse (Rigveda) n/a 0:57
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Origins and Meanings: The Stars n/a 0:41
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Death and Defeat: The Flight of the Quetzalcoatl n/a 6:11
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Death and Defeat: When Hare Heard of Death n/a 1:01
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Death and Defeat: Poem from the Middle Kingdom n/a 1:49
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Death and Defeat: Ayacucho Dance Song n/a 0:27
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Death and Defeat: She Has Gone from Us / Death and Defeat: The Blowfly n/a 2:06
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Death and Defeat: Lamentation n/a 0:32
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Death and Defeat: Death Song n/a 0:15
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Death and Defeat: Three Songs n/a 0:26
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Death and Defeat: For Tlacahuepan n/a 0:34
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Death and Defeat: Song of the Butterfly n/a 0:12
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Death and Defeat: Some Attributes of the Book of Changes n/a 3:35
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Death and Defeat: Lament n/a 0:51
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