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Peter Gizzi

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  • Reading and Conversation at Art Radio WPS1 with Charles Bernstein, March 17, 2008
  • Conversation (23:23): MP3
  • Reading (26:30): MP3
  • from Periplum and other poems (1987-1992)
  • Thirty Sentencesfor No One (3:05): MP3
  • Periplum (0:35) MP3
  • from Artificial Heart (1998)
  • Another day on the Pilgrimage (5:22) MP3
  • Tous les Matins du Monde (1:09) MP3
  • from Some Values of Landscape and Weather (2003)
  • Plain Song (2:14) MP3
  • Beginning With a Phrase from Simone Weil (2:15) MP3
  • from The Outernationale (2007)
  • The Quest (0:32) MP3
  • The Outernationale (2:18) MP3
  • Untitled Amherst Specter (0:38) MP3
  • Protest Song (0:38) MP3
  • A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me (7:43) MP3
  • Close Listening Engineer: Jeannie Hooper.
  • Additional technical support: Michael Hennessey

    • Reading for Double Change, Paris, April 7, 2009

      From Wave Books' PoetryPolitic Blog, 2008

      • reading "Leviathan" from Materials MP3

      The Shape of Disclosure: George Oppen Centennial Symposium at Poets House, New York, April 8, 2008

      • Gizzi reads Oppen's "Leviathan" (1:10): MP3
      • Gizzi reads Oppen's "World, World" (1:10): MP3
      • Gizzi reads Oppen's "Power, Enchanted World" (2:15): MP3

      Cross-Cultural Poetics, October 14, 2007

      • Gizzi reads from and discusses The Outernationale.
        (29:55): MP3 (27MB)

      Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 14, 2004

      1. Introduction (1:43)
      2. A History of the Lyric (5:34)
      3. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
        The ethics of dust
        In the garden
        To his wife far off in a time of war
        A history of the lyric
        Coda

      4. A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me (1 & 3) (3:44)
      5. Add This to the House (0:46)
      6. Chateau If (1:17)
      7. In Defense of Nothing (0:34)
      8. Overtakelessness (0:55)
      9. Revival (6:13)

      Reading with Elizabeth Willis, University of Buffalo, April 9, 2003

      • complete reading (27:43): MP3

      Reading for the Burning Deck 40th Anniversary Celebration, Providence, May 2001

      1. introduction (0:45): MP3
      2. Song Out of Mind, For, After, and By, Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop (3:08): MP3
      3. Tous Les Matins Du Monde (1:19): MP3
      4. Lonely Tylenol (1:06): MP3
      5. Ding Repair (5:07): MP3
      6. Stars of Track and Field (1:32): MP3
      7. Masters of Conte Jondo (1:23): MP3
      8. Fin Amor (2:17): MP3
      9. Beginning With a Phrase from Simone Weil (2:44): MP3

      Reading at the University of Buffalo, February 12, 1992

      • complete reading (4:57): MP3

      MLA Offsite Series Reading at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington D.C., December 27, 1996

      • Pierced (7:24): MP3

      Reading at the New Coast Festival, Buffalo, April 2, 1993

      1. The Locket (1:13): MP3
      2. A Speaking Part (2:20): MP3
      3. Utopia Parkway (1:59): MP3
      4. Hard As Ash (11:16): MP3

      complete reading (16:35): MP3

      Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, March 13, 1993

      1. introduction (1:35): MP3
      2. The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens (1:30): MP3
      3. Sum Body (4:51): MP3
      4. Still Life with Automobile (0:39): MP3
      5. Lonely Tylenol (1:21): MP3
      6. Periplum (1:37): MP3
      7. The Locket (After the holiday the phone was silent) (1:46): MP3
      8. The Locket (Here is the ashtray) (0:44): MP3
      9. Periplum II (0:29): MP3
      10. The Locket (Dear E. Who was that thin figure inhabiting a bedroom?) (0:44): MP3
      11. Periplum III (0:25): MP3
      12. The Locket (All the mirrors in the world) (0:46): MP3
      13. Periplum IV (0:24): MP3
      14. Song of the Liver (0:45): MP3
      15. The Locket (Stay there O and forgive the usages known as speech) (0:41): MP3
      16. Periplum V (0:24): MP3
      17. The Locket (Next the composition insists on playing the game for keeps) (0:48): MP3
      18. Periplum VI (0:37): MP3
      19. Song of the Den (0:56): MP3
      20. The Locket (This day black knee socks on a grey field) (0:47): MP3
      21. Periplum VII (a valentine) (0:40): MP3
      22. Dear Jack (2:08): MP3
      23. Postcard (0:31): MP3
      • complete recording (26:29): MP3

      Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, June 6, 1992

      1. introduction (1:23): MP3
      2. Asserted Abundance (2:18): MP3
      3. Song of the Interior Begin (2:07): MP3
      4. Mahler's 2nd (0:59): MP3
      5. Mise en Scene (1:21): MP3
      6. Periplum (0:33): MP3
      7. Song of the Comparative Night (0:47): MP3
      8. The Locket (Dear E. Who was that thin figure inhabiting a bedroom?) (0:41): MP3
      9. Song of a Lexicon (0:28): MP3
      10. Periplum IV (0:21): MP3
      11. Blue Peter (3:27): MP3
      12. Song of the Liver (0:44): MP3
      13. The Locket (Stay there O and forgive the usages known as speech) (0:42): MP3
      14. Capital (0:44): MP3
      15. The Locket (This day black knee socks on a grey field) (1:23): MP3
      16. Deux ex Machina (3:42): MP3
      17. Song of an Acute Angle (0:31): MP3
      18. Hard as Ash (9:21): MP3

      complete reading (32:59): MP3

      Also on Pennsound

      • PhillyTalks, Episode #10 with Steven Farmer - March 1, 1999
      • Peter Gizzi reads at the launch of Charles Bernstein's All the Whiskey in Heaven, March 28, 2010

      Peter Gizzi on PennSound Daily

      These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial
      and educational use only.Close Listening ©2008 by Charles Bernstein & Peter Gizzi. All rights to all the other recorded material belong to the author. © 2004-2008 Peter Gizzi.

      Used with permission of Peter Gizzi. Distributed by PennSound.