Poetry reading by Anne Halley


Anne Halley was for twenty-five years Poetry Editor of MR, had a long association with the English Department, and was author of three distinctive volumes of verse and many prize-winning stories, while enjoying a long career as a beloved teacher in the U.S. and abroad.

Salt and Bitter and Good

September 16, 1975

Cora Kaplan is visiting professor in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, and emerita professor of English at the University of Southampton. A feminist cultural critic with a focus on class and gender from the 19th century…

Poetry reading by W.H. Auden

March 1969

Wystan Hugh Auden, who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, and is regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

Interview with Adrienne Rich


Adrienne Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century”, and was credited with bringing “the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.”

Music of Agricultural Workers

July 22, 1970

Audio taken from July 22, 1970 of a locally produced Spanish-language community show that captured live music of agricultural workers in and around Amherst, MA.

The Student Revolution – Harold Taylor

May 14, 1969

Lecture on student movement in Europe and United States and relation to universities, American society, and older regimes unresponsive to realities of younger American lives. Keynote address at spring meeting of American Association of University Professors held at UMass Amherst; introduction by Mankin.

Poetry reading by Howard Nemerov

March 3, 1964

Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920 – July 5, 1991) was an American poet. He was twice Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1988 to 1990. For The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov (1977), he won the National Book Award for Poetry…

Eckankar interviews

August 5, 1974

Eckankar was organized as a religious movement by Paul Twitchell in 1965. The personal experience of the “Light and Sound of God” is one of the aims of the many spiritual exercises that are delineated in the numerous books available to the general public as well as in the discourses accessible to members only.