Poetry Out Loud series reissued by De Stijl

De Stijl records are digitally reissuing Poetry Out Loud, a series of ten LPs released by two couples between 1969 and 1977. Peter Harleman, Patricia Bebe McGarry, and Klyd and Linda Watkins released the records in editions of 1000 (bar the first which was printed in a run of 500), which were picked up again in recent years largely due to the interest of Christina Carter who reportedly found a copy of Number Four in 2000. Heather Leigh then invited Klyd Watkins to work with Charalambides.

The records were intended as magazines, in an attempt at what was described as "restoring the vitality of the human voice to contemporary poetry".

De Stijl state they have been working on the reissue for around a decade. The full set will be released as a ten volume digital download, and the label also has a small number of sealed original LPs available to buy. More info here, and here.

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