Most widely held works by Dan Griggs
Seamus Heaney ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
"Seamus Heaney from County Derry, bears witness to Ireland's complex, violent past and present. One of the finest living poets, he reads from Selected Poems 1966-1987 and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on Oct. 15, 1991, in Los Angeles"--Container.
Adrienne Rich ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
"During her 40-year career, Adrienne Rich has been a poet of great moral presence and enduring creative power, a poet whose aesthetic is linked with her political sensibilities. Ms. Rich reads from An Atlas of the Difficult World, Diving into the Wreck and The Fact of a Doorframe and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on May 14, 1992, in Los Angeles"--Container.
Denise Levertov ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
"Denise Levertov, born in England in 1923, has long been an important American poet, essayist, editor, and teacher. Her poetry is musical, meditative, and transcendent, addressing the nature of faith, the imperiled beauty of the natural world, love, and politics. Ms. Levertov, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, read from Evening train and unpublished work on December 7, 1993, in Los Angeles"--Container. Followed by an interview.
Barry Lopez ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
"In his books Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men and Crossing Open Ground, Barry Lopez eloquently explores man's sense of his place in the natural world, the intrinsic power of the landscape and human involvement with wild animals. In a reading that took place on Oct. 5, 1992, in Los Angeles, Barry Lopez reads his essay Rediscovery of North America and talks with Michael Silverblatt"--Container.
Paule Marshall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"Paule Marshall, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has said that the source of her art is the expressive talk she heard as a girl among the West Indian women in her mother's kitchen. Ms. Marshall, who has received a MacArthur Fellowship, has written four novels and two collections of stories. On April 12, 1994, she read from Daughters and talked with Michael Silverblatt in Los Angeles"--Container.
Luis J. Rodriguez ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, journalist and publisher who grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. His writings give voice and dignity to those whose lives are scarred by violence, racism and poverty. He reads from his books of poetry, The Concrete River and Poems Across the Pavement, and from his memoirs, Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. He read on Dec. 8, 1992, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt.
Eavan Boland ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
"Eavan Boland is a major Irish poet, and in her nine books of poetry she explores the relationship between gender, art, and national identity--'the meeting place between womanhood and history.' Eavan Boland read from In a time of violence and Outside history on November 16, 1994, in Los Angeles. She discussed her work with Los Angeles poet Eloise Klein Healy whose books include Artemis in Echo Park and Ordinary wisdom"--Container.
John Edgar Wideman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
"John Edgar Wideman is one of America's premier fiction writers. With language full of sinew and music, he writes about the evolving role of the black man in today's society, chronicling the often brutal and enraging experiences of African Americans who are struggling to survive. He read from The Stories of John Edgar Wideman and work in progress in Los Angeles on April 6, 1993, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container.
Gary Soto ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Mr. Soto read from his New and Selected Poems.
Derek Mahon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
"Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today. Mr. Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse. He has published more than 12 books of poetry, as well as several verse translations. Derek Mahon, who received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container.
Thom Gunn ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
"Thom Gunn's austere poems of love and death have distinguished him as a contemporary master. Born in England in 1929, Thom Gunn has lived in northern California since 1954. Thom Gunn read from his Collected poems, which gathers 40 years of poetry, and new work on October 18, 1994, in Los Angeles. He talked with Wendy Lesser, the founding editor of The threepenny review"--Container.
Hayden Carruth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Hayden Carruth is a distinguished poet, essayist, and editor. He is 'a people's poet, readily understood, a tribune of our common humanity, welfare and plight. Carruth is also a poet's poet, a virtuoso of form from the sonnet to free verse, from medieval metrics to jazz ones'--The Nation. Mr Carruth read from his Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991, which received a National Book Critics Circle Award, on November 9, 1993, in Los Angeles. He talked about his poetry with Michael Silverblatt.
Kazuo Ishiguro ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
"Mr. Ishiguro read from his fourth novel, T̀he unconsoled' on October 19, 1995"--Container.
Pattiann Rogers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
"Pattiann Rogers' poetry is widely noted for its astonishing, sensual, and accurate detailing of the biological, botanical, and zoological worlds. [She] ... read from Geocentric, The tattooed lady in the garden, Splitting and binding, and unpublished work ... on May 4, 1993, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container.
Grace Paley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
A feminist and an anti-war activist, Grace Paley read three stories, Friends, Love, and Mother. She was interviewed by Carol Muske.
Carolyn Forché ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
"Carolyn Forché, in her lyrical and deeply resonant poetry, meditates on the brutalities and injustices of the 20th century. Ms. Forché, who receied a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read the entire text of The angel of history and talked with Michael Silverblatt on May 24, 1994, in Los Angeles"--Container.
Peter Reading ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Peter Reading is one of the most inventive and challenging poets in England. This program documents his first reading in the United States. He reads from Evagatory and Diplopic and talks with Christopher Hitchens and Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place in Los Angeles on April 21, 1992.
Gilbert Sorrentino ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
"Gilbert Sorrentino is an innovative and darkly humorous stylistic virtuoso who has written more than 20 books of fiction, poetry and criticism. He reads from Under the Shadow, a work composed of 59 independent, surreal tales which display his imaginative brilliance and satiric power. The reading took place on March 2, 1993, in Los Angeles, and Gibert Sorrentino talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container.
Paul West ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
"Paul West's fertile imagination demonstrates the limitless possibilities of language and fiction in his 15 novels. Mr. West, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, reads from his books Tenement of clay, Out of my depths, Rat man of Paris, The women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper, and Love's mansion. Mr. West's reading and talk with Michael Silverblatt took place on September 21, 1993, in Los Angeles"--Container.
Peter Matthiessen in conversation with Howard Norman ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Peter Matthiessen reads from his novels Killing Mr. Watson and Lost man's river and is interviewed by Howard Norman on Nov. 21, 1996 in Los Angeles.
African American authors African American women authors American poetry--Indian authors Authors Authors, American Authors, English Authors, Irish Authors, Japanese Biographical films Boland, Eavan Carruth, Hayden,--1921-2008 Cisneros, Sandra Documentary films Feature films Fiction Filmed interviews Filmed literary readings Forché, Carolyn Gunn, Thom Harjo, Joy Heaney, Seamus,--1939- Indians of North America Interviews Ishiguro, Kazuo,--1954- Komunyakaa, Yusef Levertov, Denise,--1923-1997 Lopez, Barry Holstun,--1945- Mahon, Derek,--1941- Marshall, Paule,--1929- Matthiessen, Peter Ní Chuilleanáin, Eiléan,--1942- Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala,--1952- Nonfiction films Novelists, American O'Brien, Edna Paley, Grace Phillips, Caryl Poetry Poetry, Modern Poets, American Reading, Peter,--1946- Rodriguez, Luis J.,--1954- Rogers, Pattiann,--1940- Sorrentino, Gilbert Soto, Gary Watson, Edgar J.,--1855-1910 West, Paul,--1930- Wideman, John Edgar Women authors, American Women poets, American