Featured resources

  1. Charles Bernstein -
    St. McC. MP3
  2. Amiri Baraka -
    Against Bourgeois Art MP3
  3. Michael Palmer -
    Lies of the Poem MP3
  4. Henry Hills -
    Money MOV
  5. Barrett Watten -
    "I dreamed of a group of sociable foxes in the basement" MP3
  6. Steve McCaffery -
    The Baker Transformation MP3
  7. Bruce Andrews -
    Feature MP3
  8. Jackson Mac Low -
    Feeling Down Clementi Felt Imposed Upon From Every Direction (HSCH 10) MP3
  9. Ron Silliman -
    Quindecagon MP3
  10. Rod Smith -
    This is Such Total Bullshit MP3
  11. Rachel Blau Duplessis -
    Draft 72: Nanifesto MP3
  12. K. Silem Mohammad -
    Sonnet 154: The little love god lying once asleep MP3

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Margaret Christakos at KWH this Tuesday

Posted 2/8/2016

Tuesday night at 6:00 PM our own Kelly Writers House will host a reading by Canadian author Margaret Christakos.

Christakos has published nine collections of poetry, including Multitudes (Coach House, 2013), Welling (Scrivener, 2010, a Globe 100 book), Sooner (Coach House, 2005, a Lowther nominee) and Excessive Love Prostheses (Coach House, 2002, ReLit winner), as well as a novel, Charisma (Pedlar, 2000, a Trillium nominee). This May will see the release of her latest collection, Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Blood/Sex/Loss & Selfies from BookThug.

In anticipation of her visit, we've put together a new PennSound author page for her, where you'll eventually be able to listen to her reading from this week. For the time being, you can find two brief sets of Christakos focusing on the work of others — a 2015 polyvocal performance of Rachel Zolf's Janey's Arcadia (alongside Zolf and Liz Howard), and her brief contribution to 2014's "A Tribute to Paul Dutton" — along with a half-hour reading of her own work from the Belladonna* reading series.


Simone White: New Author Page

Posted 2/5/2016

Our latest author page, gathering recordings spanning seven years, is for poet Simone White.

The earliest of these are a pair of 2008 events — the first recorded March 11th as part of the Belladonna* reading series, the second a Segue Series reading at the Bowery Poetry Club on May 31st — offer listeners the opportunity to compare and contrast two sets with a considerable amount of overlap. Jumping forward to 2014, we have another Segue set, this one from the series current home, the Zinc Bar. All three of these readings are fully segmented with individual MP3 files for each title.

Thanks to Cloud House Poetry Archives we also have video footage of White delivering one of the 2014 Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lectures in Innovative Poetics at Small Press Traffic (alongside Divya Victor), as well as a link to the complete text of her talk via X Poetics. Finally, we have White's brief introduction to the launch reading for Poems for the Millenium, Vol. V: Barbaric Vast & Wild at the Poetry Project this past October 14th.

To start exploring the aforementioned recordings, click the title above.


New Dia Videos from Ashbery, Bernstein, Javier, Peterson

Posted 2/3/2016

We've recently added new audio and video from a pair of events in the Dia Art Foundation's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.

The earlier of these events, recorded on December 16, 2010 features sets from Trace Peterson and Charles Bernstein. The latter, dating from March 10, 2011 showcases the work of Paolo Javier and John Ashbery. Both feature introductions by Vincent Katz and are presented as streaming video of the entire event as well as individual MP3s for each poet.

You'll find both of these readings here or by clicking the dates above, and don't miss out on some of the other readings you'll find on our Dia Art Foundation series page, including James Schuyler's first public reading in 1988 to more recent sets from John Yau, Jerome Rothenberg, Susan Howe, Anne Waldman, Ann Lauterbach, and Stacy Szymaszek.


PennSound Daily is written by Michael S. Hennessey.

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