Recorded Audio

  1. Layton, Irving. A Wild Peculiar Joy [sound recording]. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1990. (see Works)
  2. There are four National Film Board of Canada videos under the titles Irving Layton: An Introduction (1986, 27 min), Poet: Irving Layton Observed (1986, 52 min), A Tall Man Executes a Jig by Irving Layton (1986, 26 min) and Poets: A Sestet. Toronto: The National Film Board. Director: Donald Winkler. [All titles available in French] These films are often broadcast on Book TV and Bravo can be viewed at your local library and at the CineRobotheque in Montreal. The NFB website is http://www.nfb.ca/e/.
  3. Birney, Earle and Irving Layton. Earle Toppings Ed. [sound recording]. Scarborough, Ont.: Van Nostrand Reinhold [for] The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 1971.
  4. Canadian Poets on Tape [sound recording]. Toronto: OISE Press, 1970-1986 [The Canadian Poetry Association sells CDs of these recordings. The website is http://www3.sympatico.ca/cpa/cd1.html.
  5. To A Very Old Woman [video recording]. Calgary: ACCESS Alberta, 1974.
  6. Layton Reads Layton: The poetry of Irving Layton as read by the poet himself. Recorded live @ the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Public Library. November 10, 1981. Recorded by Satalite Sound, 28 1/2 North Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 1M7. Manufactured by Astro Custom Records, 510 Coronation Drive, Unit 21, West Hill, Ontario, M1E 4X6. Producer: Karley Productions. Photo: Grey Goddard, Photographed at the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Public Library.
  7. Also see the UofT site - www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/layton/ for more recordings.