Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ferrini, Vincent

Title:
  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ferrini, Vincent
Creator:
  • Ferrini, Vincent 1913-, Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • Gibson, Gregory, Interviewer
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
Description:
  • 4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Raiano, Italy, Know Fish, Journey to Raiano, Opal Town, Prole, Ten Pound Island, W.B. Yeats, A Coat, Charles Olson, Helen Stein,George (Butterick), In the Arriving, Cid, Corman, Jonathan Williams, Four Winds, Linda Parker Swigart (Lynn), Truman Nelson, Boer (Charles) Tofty (Craig).
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewers: Linda Brayton,David Masters and Gregory Gibson (2/22/1978).
  • CD 5 TRACKS: 1. Place and date of birth, early years -- 2. Raiano, Italy, Voyage to Raiano-- 3. Lynn years, father was shoemaker, poverty, theory on fishermen -- 4. His life's primary functions -- 5. prole poet, W.P.A. - similarities to CETA, Poet in Residence, Salem -- 6. Work with prisoners, CETA - best thing -- 7. Study of societies, Social and personal poet, Know Fish -- 8. Lynn and Gloucester, drawn to water -- 9. Ten Pound Island, Gloucester Harbor, Opal Town, divide and conquer -- 10. Global perspective -- 11. Gloucester, poor city -- 12. Political and spiritual reawakening -- 13. Women and power -- 14. Artists and government jobs -- 15. Company Town (Gorton's, etc.) -- 16. Friendship with Olson -- 17. Unschooled poetry, gift between art and work -- 18. A Coat, W.B. Yeats, Gloucester character -- 19. Interrelationship between people and character of the town, and vice versa -- 20. Family -- 21. How to change Gloucester, some interesting thoughts.;CD 6 TRACKS: 1. Writing of meeting Olson -- 2. Shaun MacNiff -- 3. Ferrini's reaction to Maximus letter, Helen Stein -- 4. Four Winds -- 5. Olson and Ferrini after letter 5 --6. It didn't affect our friendship -- 7. This Olson industry is not concerned with my work -- 8. Olson was a first class psychic pig -- 9. Olson and future, Ferrini's concerns -- 10. Quality of Ferrini's relation with Olson -- 11. Olson and city council, Olson and Gloucester -- 12. Olson's relationship with Ferrini,lacks -- 13. What Gloucester really is -- 14. Olson's spirit -- 15. He's done the work of pinpointing this city as the center of an idea -- 16. Olson -- 17. Olson's visit during the blizzard -- 18. Olson's attack of Ferrini, Olson's changing opinion -- 19. Olson's politics, power -- 20. Olson's influence.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
Date:
  • 1978
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Publisher:
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library

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Ferrini, Vincent 1913-, Interviewee et al., “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ferrini, Vincent,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed November 18, 2019, https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/noble/items/show/853.

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