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
  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
  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 - for more recordings.