A collection of recordings of New York poets from the late 1960s done by producer, writer, and music critic, Michael Silverton.
The recordings were made for the New York Poets series, on Pacifica's WBAI station.
Mike Silverton has been a radio producer, columnist, writer, and music reviewer. He worked for the publication Fanfare for more than a decade as well as The Absolute Sound before becoming editor and chief music reviewer for an online review site called La Folia, which grew out of the sponsorship of Madrigal Audio Labs. Silverton publishes comments on Clement Perry's
and the Random Noise columns, both of which run in the La Folia site. In the late 1960s, Silverton worked as a liberal radio
broadcast producer. It was during this time when he produced several poetry readings for the New School for Social Research
and the New York City municipal radio station, WNYC, as well as the Pacifica Foundation's WBAI, KPFA, and KPFK. Additionally,
Michael Silverton has written poetry which has appeared in Harper's, The Nation, Chelsea, and other periodicals. His writing has also been included in the anthologies of the late William Cole. Readings of Silverton's
works are featured in a two-disk set titled Analogue Smoque, where his non-transactional prose is accompanied by the electronic sounds of Tom Hamilton and Al Margolis.
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