Fred's Archive

Joan Bakewell explores the unique archive of Fred Hunter.

Back in the 1960s, Fred borrowed a tape recorder and began to record some of the great poets of his time.

With collaborators John and Helen Cassidy, he issued seven LPs of poets reading their own work in front rooms all over London.

Featured authors include Tom Raworth, Lee Harwood, Robert Duncan, Edward Dorn, Anselm Hollo, Stuart Montgomery and Basil Bunting.

Charles Olson's poem I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You is taken from the critical edition The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson, Jargon/Corinth Books: New York, 1960.

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Joan Bakewell explores the unique archive of Fred Hunter.

Back in the 1960s, Fred borrowed a tape recorder and began to record some of the great poets of his time.

With collaborators John and Helen Cassidy, he issued seven LPs of poets reading their own work in front rooms all over London.

Featured authors include Tom Raworth, Lee Harwood, Robert Duncan, Edward Dorn, Anselm Hollo, Stuart Montgomery and Basil Bunting.

Charles Olson's poem I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You is taken from the critical edition The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson, Jargon/Corinth Books: New York, 1960.