92Y Podcast: From the Poetry Center Archive: Leonard Cohen In 1966
As noted Friday, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month by sharing audio or video from the 92Y archive, each Monday of the month. The video podcast above features Leonard Cohen reading here on February 14, 1966. He read several poems and performed one song that would become an all-time classic. In the excerpt above, Cohen reads two poems—“For E.J.P” and “You Have the Lovers”—and performs “The Stranger Song,” which became popular in 1967 with the release of Cohen’s debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen
Stay tuned for more recordings featuring Adrienne Rich, James Earl Jones and Lucille Clifton, one each Monday this month.
In an ongoing effort to share with our readers some of the great literary moments which the Poetry Center has presented across the decades, this blog has begun to feature regular postings of archival recordings. For access to these recordings, please click here. To look at the rest of the season’s live readings, please click here.
Unterberg Poetry Center webcasts and access to our archive are made possible in part by the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.