This is a recording of May Swenson (1913 - 1989) reading from her own work at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center in New York City. On Part 1, Swenson reads Living Tenderly, The Surface, Fountain Piece, The Exchange, The Engagement, Death, Great Smoothener, At First, At Last (introduced as A Diagram of Life), The Lightning, Working on Wall Street, Snow in New York, A Bird's Life, The Watch, A Fixture, To Make a Play, and Italian Sampler. On Part 2, Swenson reads The Centaur, Flying Home from Utah, and While Seated in a Plane. The reading took place on December 16, 1965.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.