Yiddish dada sound poem

“Coney Island” is one of a series of ritmish retsitatsye (rhythmic recitation) poems written by Victor Packer and performed by him live on New York radio station WLTH in the late 1930s. Never before published, the poem was transcribed from surviving broadcast disks housed at the Henry Sapoznik Yiddish Radio Archives at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. Additional transcription by Michael Yashinsky.

Click here for the sound poem

Click here for the text

[From the Yiddish Book Center]

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Filed under Yiddish materials 2: language and grammar, Yiddish materials 4: primary sources

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