Poetry Served Him Well, and He Poetry Well

Robert Kelly - Remembering Paul Blackburn and his reel-to-reel player (5'30"). During his snow-extended visit to Maine last week, the poet Robert Kelly had occasion to recall his friend Paul Blackburn's legendary commitment to capturing the sounds of poetry—his own, that of others—on the reel-to-reel tape recording technology available in the 1950s and '60s. • Reports of Kelly's 4 April 2007 reading at the UMaine can be read here (with pictures) and here (with full set-listing).

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Monday -- 09 April 2007 -- permalink

The Lipstick of Noise is a product of the Third Factory • Inspired by the music blogs • And by Paul Blackburn's reel-to-reel deck. Intending to make good use of PENNSound and other sources of digital audio files of poetry • Comments welcomeXML.