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On The Air
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19901019
Bakken is primarily known as a performance poet and a tireless organizer of poetry festivals. In the 1960s Bakken gave up a tenured job as an English professor and began touring the country chanting and reciting his work. Here he reads from his poems.
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