Award Ceremony for the Lamont Award

Award Ceremony for The Lamont Award:
Guggenheim Museum in New York City, NY May 16, 1989

Track 1:
Introduction to Chancellor, John Hollander.
Track 2:
Chancellor John Hollander presents the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of $1,000 for Verse Translation to Martin Greenberg for his German to English translation of Five Plays by Heinrich von Kleist.
Track 3:
Martin Greenberg along with his wife, the novelist Paula Fox, read from Kleist’s play, Amphitryon, Act II, Scene II.
Track 4:
Chancellor, John Hollander presents the Lamont Poetry Award to Minnie Bruce Pratt for her book, Crime Against Nature 1989.
Track 5:
Minnie Bruce Pratt gives her acceptance speech for the Lamont Poetry Award Crime Against Nature.
Track 6:
Minnie Bruce Pratt reads the first poem, “Poem for My Sons,” from her book, Crime Against Nature.
Track 7:
Minnie Bruce Pratt reads the last poem, “Crime Against Nature,” from her book, Crime Against Nature.
Track 8:
Minnie Bruce Pratt continues to read the last poem, “Crime Against Nature,” from her book, Crime Against Nature.
Track 9:
Chancellor, John Hollander introduces James Merrill who will present the Walt Whitman Award
Track 10:
James Merrill fills in for W.S. Merwin and presents the Walt Whitman award to Martha Hollander for her poetry book, Game of Statues.
Track 11:
Martha Hollander reads her poem called, “Sunburn.”
Track 12:
Martha Hollander reads her poem called, “The Mourner.”
Track 13:
Martha Hollander reads her poem called, “Agalma.”
Track 14:
Martha Hollander reads her poem called, “You, Me, and the Thing.”
Track 15:
Martha Hollander reads her poem called, “Incognito.”
Track 16:
Martha Hollander reads her poem called, “Via Faenza.”

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