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Rae Armantrout

Will Alexander
Photo credit: Charles Bernstein/PennSound ©2007

Close Listening — readings and conversations at WPS1.org

Clocktower Studio, New York, May 10, 2006

Armantrout in conversation with Charles Bernstein

  • Complete conversation (28:18): MP3
  • Armantrout discusses the poem "The Way" (4:10) MP3
  • text-audio alignment of "The Way": link

WPS1 reading

Full program (27:08): MP3

Individual poems:

  1. from True (Atelos Press) (6:05): MP3
  2. From Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 2001)

  3. Generation & View (0:36): MP3
  4. Xenophobia (1:49): MP3
  5. Double (0:25): MP3
  6. The Creation (0:31): MP3
  7. The Way (0:27): MP3 [ discussion of this poem from interview ] [text-audio alignment]
  8. Piecemeal (0:30): MP3
  9. Manufacturing (0:50): MP3
  10. From Up to Speed (Wesleyan, 2003)

  11. Form (0:59): MP3
  12. Once (0:47): MP3
  13. Another Sense (0:38): MP3
  14. From Next Life (forthcoming in Jan. 2007 from Wesleyan)

  15. Tease (0:47): MP3
  16. Two, Three (0:44): MP3
  17. The Subject (0:34): MP3
  18. The Ether (0:28): MP3
  19. Yonder (0:28): MP3
  20. Parse (0:31): MP3
  21. Make It New (0:43): MP3
  22. Shine On (0:35): MP3
  23. Again (0:56): MP3
  24. Twizzle (0:41): MP3
  25. Next Life (0:39): MP3
  26. From Versed (ms. in progress)

  27. Results (0:45): MP3
  28. Fetch (0:35): MP3
  29. Outer (0:58): MP3
  30. Name Calling (0:25): MP3
  31. Locality (0:40): MP3
  32. Amplification (0:39): MP3
  33. Scumble (0:29): MP3
  34. Translation (0:25): MP3

  • Close Listening produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1
  • ©2006 Rae Armantrout and Charles Bernstein
  • Studio Engineer: Darrell McNeill

Conversation at Kelly Writers House, Fellows Program, April 29, 2014

  1. on the sources of Armantrout's interest in disjunction, juxtaposition, and semi-non-narrativity (4:55): MP3
  2. reading Generation (0:10): MP3
  3. discussing Generation and the stories of her childhood (5:55): MP3
  4. reading Remaining (1:07): MP3
  5. discussing Remaining (5:17): MP3
  6. reading Missing Persons (0:30): MP3
  7. discussing Missing Persons (2:54): MP3
  8. comparing Traveling Through the Dark (Stafford) with Traveling Through the Yard (Armantrout) (8:57): MP3
  9. on the sentimentality and overwriting of the Stafford poem (3:25): MP3
  10. on her use of quotation marks (5:15): MP3
  11. feminism in relation to her poetry and uncertainty as sexy (3:05): MP3
  12. reading Scumble (0:33): MP3
  13. on indirection, desire, and an erotics of language (3:31): MP3
  14. on the ephemeral in Armantrout's poetry (1:39): MP3
  15. on her aphorisms (4:17): MP3
  16. on disjunction and the relationship of San Diego to Tijuana (2:36): MP3
  17. reading Overhearing (0:45): MP3
  18. discussing Overhearing (5:41): MP3
  19. reading Mother's Day (0:35): MP3
  20. discussing Mother's Day (8:24): MP3

complete recording (1:06:30): MP3

Reading at Kelly Writers House, Fellows Program, April 28, 2014

  1. opening remarks by Al Filreis (3:26): MP3
  2. introduction (6:01): MP3
  3. presentation of broadside (1:30): MP3
  4. Dusk (1:41): MP3
  5. Necromance (1:25): MP3
  6. Context (0:43): MP3
  7. The Creation (0:44): MP3
  8. A Pulse (0:57): MP3
  9. Confidential (1:06): MP3
  10. Greeting (0:39): MP3
  11. Manufacturing (1:05): MP3
  12. Result (0:57): MP3
  13. Versed (0:35): MP3
  14. A Resemblance (0:40): MP3
  15. Scumble (0:42): MP3
  16. Around (0:56): MP3
  17. Unbidden (0:36): MP3
  18. Integer (0:49): MP3
  19. Spin (1:48): MP3
  20. Answer (1:19): MP3
  21. Autobiography: Urn Burial (1:25): MP3
  22. Soft Money (0:46): MP3
  23. Exact (0:45): MP3
  24. Scripture (1:25): MP3
  25. Instead (0:37): MP3
  26. Dress Up (1:23): MP3
  27. Accounts (1:31): MP3
  28. Arrivals (1:03): MP3
  29. Transactions (0:51): MP3
  30. Scale (1:07): MP3
  31. Meant (0:37): MP3
  32. Chirality (1:23): MP3
  33. A Conceit (0:38): MP3
  34. Itself (0:33): MP3
  35. Flow (1:09): MP3
  36. Sponsor (0:32): MP3
  37. Believing (0:42): MP3
  38. Control (0:57): MP3
  39. Rituals (0:40): MP3
  40. Expression (0:40): MP3
  41. Legacy (1:29): MP3
  42. Exchange (1:16): MP3
  43. The Difficulty (0:32): MP3
  44. The Ether (0:43): MP3
  45. Word Problems (0:34): MP3
  46. Particular (0:42): MP3
  47. Lie (0:50): MP3
  48. Making (0:45): MP3
  49. Torn (0:40): MP3
  50. Transport (0:40): MP3
  51. Before (0:54): MP3
  52. Followers (0:37): MP3
complete reading (1:00:17): MP3

Appearing on Bookworm with host Michael Silverblatt, KCRW, May 30, 2013

complete recording (28:33): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #67, discussing Catherine Wagner's "This Is A Fucking Poem," May 20, 2013

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

Reading in the California Writers Series at Walter Stiern Library, CSU Bakersfield, April 11, 2013

  1. Introduction by Marit MacArthur (1:56): MP3
  2. Scripture (2:29): MP3
  3. Dress Up (1:16): MP3
  4. Account, for Brian Keating (1:33): MP3
  5. Haunts (0:54): MP3
  6. The Look (0:39): MP3
  7. My Apocolypse (0:58): MP3
  8. Arrivals (0:52): MP3
  9. The Thinning (0:48): MP3
  10. Scale (1:06): MP3
  11. Treatment (0:42): MP3
  12. Experts (0:55): MP3
  13. Progress (0:50): MP3
  14. New Intelligence (0:51): MP3
  15. Sonnet 3 [from The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare] (2:18): MP3
  16. Itself (0:35): MP3
  17. Chirality (0:57): MP3
  18. Flow (1:01): MP3
  19. Occurrence (0:52): MP3
  20. Believing (0:42): MP3
  21. Will (0:56): MP3
  22. Difficulty (0:41): MP3
  23. Self (0:56): MP3
  24. Our World (1:01): MP3
  25. The New Zombie (0:54): MP3
  26. Home (0:52): MP3
  27. Q&A Discussion (14:05): MP3
  • Complete Reading (43:39): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, March 22, 2013

  1. Sonnet 3 (1:23): MP3
  2. Itself (0:37): MP3
  3. Chirality (0:32): MP3
  4. Expression (0:35): MP3
  • Complete Reading (3:08): MP3

Reading at the Bama Theater, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, September 20, 2012

  1. Scumble (1:16): MP3
  2. Prayers (1:18): MP3
  3. Working Models (0:57): MP3
  4. Fuel (0:42): MP3
  5. The Gift (0:42): MP3
  6. Enter (0:57): MP3
  7. Autobiography: Urn Burial (2:03): MP3
  8. Soft Money (0:55): MP3
  9. Advent (0:31): MP3
  10. This Is (0:48): MP3
  11. Money Talks (0:27): MP3
  12. Bubble Wrap (1:43): MP3
  13. Win (0:31): MP3
  14. Scripture (1:29): MP3
  15. Dress Up (0:59): MP3
  16. Account (1:21): MP3
  17. The Look (0:49): MP3
  18. Arrival (0:17): MP3
  19. Action Poem (0:49): MP3
  20. Scale (1:05): MP3
  21. And (0:55): MP3
  22. Treatment (0:47): MP3
  23. Bargos (0:57): MP3
  24. Sonnet 3 (2:00): MP3
  25. Conclusion (1:18): MP3
  26. Itself (0:32): MP3
  27. Chirality (0:49): MP3
  28. Material (0:45): MP3
  29. Flo (1:10): MP3
  30. Sponsor (0:40): MP3
  31. Occurrent (1:00): MP3
  32. End User (0:46): MP3
  33. Believing (0:40): MP3
  34. Head (0:30): MP3
  35. Will (0:42): MP3
  36. The Future (0:28): MP3
  • complete reading (35:51): MP3

  • (recording courtesy of Aaron Beasley)

Reading at Foster Auditorium, Penn State University, September 11, 2012

  1. Introduction by A.L. Nielsen (4:29): MP3
  2. From Money Shot (Wesleyan, 2011)

  3. Prayers (2:15): MP3
  4. Working Models (0:51): MP3
  5. Fuel (0:46): MP3
  6. The Gift (0:42): MP3
  7. Bubble Wrap (1:41): MP3
  8. Answer (0:40): MP3
  9. Autobiography: Urn Burial (2:05): MP3
  10. Soft Money (1:00): MP3
  11. Advent (0:43): MP3
  12. With (0:42): MP3
  13. Exact (0:46): MP3
  14. Money Talks (0:42): MP3
  15. Long Green (0:49): MP3
  16. From Just Saying (Wesleyan, 2013)

  17. Scripture (1:35): MP3
  18. Dress Up (0:52): MP3
  19. Account, for Brian Keating (1:36): MP3
  20. The Look (0:51): MP3
  21. My Apocalypse (1:07): MP3
  22. Arrivals (0:58): MP3
  23. Action Poem (0:57): MP3
  24. Scale (1:12): MP3
  25. And (1:03): MP3
  26. Treatment (0:46): MP3
  27. Experts (0:59): MP3
  28. Bargos (1:00): MP3
  29. From The Matter (in progress)

  30. Sonnet 3 (2:46): MP3
  31. Conclusion (1:24): MP3
  32. Itself (0:38): MP3
  33. Chirality (1:18): MP3
  34. Material (0:49): MP3
  35. Flo (1:08): MP3
  36. Sponsor (0:50): MP3
  37. Personhood (0:45): MP3
  38. End User (1:00): MP3
  39. Believing (0:47): MP3
  40. Head (0:34): MP3
  41. Well (0:44): MP3
  42. Control (0:54): MP3
  43. The Future (0:45): MP3
  44. The New Zombie (2:04): MP3
  • Complete Reading (48:49): MP3

Reading for the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, October 27, 2011

with Lisa Jarnot

  1. Staging (0:59): MP3
  2. Colony (0:52): MP3
  3. Fuel (0:53): MP3
  4. The Gift (0:44): MP3
  5. Bubble Wrap (1:18): MP3
  6. Answer (0:44): MP3
  7. Ground (0:46): MP3
  8. Soft Money (1:01): MP3
  9. Outage (0:45): MP3
  10. Money Talks (0:34): MP3
  11. Long Green (0:46): MP3
  12. Win (0:27): MP3
  13. Dress-Up (1:24): MP3
  14. Accounts (1:39): MP3
  15. At Least (0:59): MP3
  16. My Apocalypse (0:48): MP3
  17. Arrivals (0:55): MP3
  18. The Thinning (1:04): Mp3
  19. Scale (1:13): MP3
  20. And (1:05): MP3
  21. Treatment (0:47): MP3
  22. Experts (1:01): Pp3
  23. Progress (0:56): MP3
  24. Bardos (1:05): MP3
  25. Still and All (0:48): MP3
  26. Stop and Go (0:24): MP3
  27. Eden (1:39): MP3
  28. A Conceit (0:46): MP3
  29. Sonnet 3 (2:15): MP3
  • complete reading (28:55): MP3

MLA Offsite Reading at ArtShare, LA, January 8, 2011

complete reading (2:45): MP3

AWP Offsite Reading, sponsored by Bridge Street Books, Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC, February 3, 2011

  1. Colony (1:03): MP3
  2. The Agent (0:35): MP3
  3. Working Models (0:45): MP3
  4. The Gift (0:34): MP3
  5. Bubble Wrap (0:55): MP3
  6. Ground (0:44): MP3
  7. Soft Money (0:49): MP3
  8. Outage (0:37): MP3
  9. Exact (0:40): MP3
  10. Money Talks (0:30): MP3
  11. Win (0:22): MP3
  12. Scripture (1:04): MP3
  13. Accounts (1:09): MP3
  14. Spent (0:40): MP3
  15. At (0:35): MP3
  16. Bardos (1:01): MP3
  17. Mother's Day (0:37): MP3
Complete Reading (13:40): MP3

On A Voice Box, Studio One, May 7, 2010

  1. A Resemblance (1:19): MP3
  2. Outer (1:23): MP3
  3. Name Calling (0:50): MP3
  4. Scumble (0:44): MP3
  5. Worth While (0:56): MP3
  6. On Your Way (1:15): MP3
  7. Around (0:56): MP3
  8. Dark Matter (0:32): MP3
  9. Simple (1:03): MP3
  10. Missing Persons (0:33): MP3
  11. Integer (0:42): MP3
  12. Remaining (0:58): MP3
  13. Anchor (0:32): MP3
  14. Colony (0:55): MP3
  15. Money Shot (0:37): MP3
  16. Across (0:33): MP3
  17. Working Models (0:54): MP3
  18. Fuel (0:36): MP3
  19. The Gift (0:46): MP3
  20. Bubble Wrap (0:48): MP3
  21. Answer (0:40): MP3
  22. Ground (0:40): MP3
  23. Warble (0:38): MP3
  24. Soft Money (0:53): MP3
  25. Outage (0:35): MP3
  26. Errands (0:32): MP3
  27. Paragraph (0:36): MP3
  28. Sway (0:24): MP3
  29. This Is (0:37): MP3
  30. Money Talks (0:43): MP3
  31. Scripture (1:14): MP3
  32. Old School (0:42): MP3
  33. Inflection (0:45): MP3
  34. Scale (1:10): MP3
  35. Entry (0:45): MP3
  36. Stop and Go (0:22): MP3
Complete Reading (29:52): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #29, discussing Kit Robinson's "Return on Word," March 3, 2010

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 22, 2009

  1. introduction (5:28): MP3
  2. A Resemblance (1:55): MP3
  3. Outer (1:28): MP3
  4. Operations (0:33): MP3
  5. Pleasure (0:50): MP3
  6. Worth While (0:59): MP3
  7. Inscription (1:26): MP3
  8. Together (0:58): MP3
  9. Dark Matter (0:42): MP3
  10. Solution (0:42): MP3
  11. Like (0:43): MP3
  12. Previews: America (0:32): MP3
  13. Previews: Happening (0:27): MP3
  14. Integer (0:47): MP3
  15. Report (1:02): MP3
  16. Fade (0:37): MP3
  17. Apartment (0:43): MP3
  18. Hoop (0:49): MP3
  19. Fact (0:30): MP3
  20. Staging (0:51): MP3
  21. Colony (0:44): MP3
  22. Money Shot (0:37): MP3
  23. Across (0:35): MP3
  24. Sustained (0:37): MP3
  25. Working Models (0:44): MP3
  26. Deviled (0:38): MP3
  27. Fuel (0:37): MP3
  28. The Gift (0:38): MP3
  29. Spin (0:34): MP3
  30. Bubble Wrap (0:49): MP3
  31. Answer (0:39): MP3
  32. Eyes, After John Milton (0:43): MP3
  33. Ground (0:38): MP3
  34. Autobiography: Urn Burial (1:42): MP3
  35. Second Person (0:33): MP3
  36. Spooks (0:33): MP3
  37. With (0:34): MP3
  38. The Vessicle (0:48): MP3
  39. Exact (0:40): MP3
  40. Sway (0:24): MP3
  41. This Is (0:40): MP3
  42. Money Talks (0:30): MP3
  43. Long Green (0:47): MP3
  44. Win (0:29): MP3
  • complete reading (39:09): MP3

On A Voice Box, Artifact, July 26, 2008

  • Complete Reading (27:37): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #8, discussing Armantrout's "The Way," July 7, 2008

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2. See this text-audio alignment.

Reading & Discussion, Kelly Writers House - September 20, 2007

View the Kelly Writers House calendar entry here.

Complete reading (56:17): MP3

  1. opening comments by Jessica Lowenthal (1:44): MP3
  2. introduction by Bob Perelman (6:47): MP3
  3. From Next Life (2007)

  4. Tease (1:20): MP3
  5. Reserved (0:54): MP3
  6. Two, Three (1:01): MP3
  7. Thing (0:58): MP3
  8. Empty (0:49): MP3
  9. The Subject (0:45): MP3
  10. Yonder (0:46): MP3
  11. Framing (for Robert Creeley) (0:42): MP3
  12. Make it New (0:57): MP3
  13. Yoohoo (0:48): MP3
  14. Next Life (0:53): MP3
  15. from Versed (forthcoming, 2009)

  16. Versed (0:52): MP3
  17. Address (0:39): MP3
  18. Name Calling (0:38): MP3
  19. Bonding (0:53): MP3
  20. Scumble (0:47): MP3
  21. Worth While (0:59): MP3
  22. Presto (0:41): MP3
  23. New (0:41): MP3
  24. Links (0:50): MP3
  25. Own (1:53): MP3
  26. Later (1:03): MP3
  27. Birth Order (0:47): MP3
  28. Translation (0:44): MP3
  29. from Dark Matter (unpublished)

  30. Around (0:58): MP3
  31. Dark Matter (0:32): MP3
  32. Unbidden (0:36): MP3
  33. Had (0:43): MP3
  34. Simple (0:47): MP3
  35. In Place (0:38): MP3
  36. Whatever (0:50): MP3
  37. Resounding (0:37): MP3
  38. The Racket (0:38): MP3
  39. Provenance (0:34): MP3
  40. Hey (0:20): MP3
  41. Concentrate (0:35): MP3
  42. Anchor (0:28): MP3
  43. Pass (0:55): MP3
  44. Passage (0:49): MP3
  45. Fact (0:34): MP3
  46. Q&A session (11:52): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, May 26, 2007

  1. Introduction (2:16): MP3
  2. Two Three (0:57): MP3
  3. Empty (0:49): MP3
  4. The Subject (0:45): MP3
  5. A Distance (0:53): MP3
  6. Reversible (0:47): MP3
  7. Headline Song (0:16): MP3
  8. Remote (0:33): MP3
  9. Make it New (0:53): MP3
  10. Shine On (0:46): MP3
  11. Ins and Outs (0:34): MP3
  12. Yoohoo (0:42): MP3
  13. Next Life (0:47): MP3
  14. Versed (0:34): MP3
  15. Fetch (0:40): MP3
  16. Operations (0:30): MP3
  17. Name Calling (0:30): MP3
  18. Locality (0:48): MP3
  19. Bonding (0:47): MP3
  20. Scumble (0:38): MP3
  21. Worthwhile (0:55): MP3
  22. Equals (0:18): MP3
  23. New Genres (0:43): MP3
  24. New (0:39): MP3
  25. What We Mean (0:51): MP3
  26. Own (1:50): MP3
  27. Birth Order (0:46): MP3
  28. On Your Way (0:42): MP3
  29. Dark Matter (0:33): MP3
  30. Perfect (0:32): MP3
  31. Whatever (0:43): MP3
  32. Resounding (0:36): MP3
  33. The Racket (0:41): MP3
  34. Fact (0:48): MP3

Complete reading (29:54): MP3

Reading for the Belladonna Series, NYC, May 9, 2006

  • Introduction (2:40): MP3
  • Complete Reading (29:07): MP3

Reading at Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, November 18, 2004

  1. Introduction (0:54): MP3
  2. The Creation (0:36): MP3
  3. Writing (0:59): MP3
  4. Sets (0:52): MP3
  5. The Way (0:38): MP3 [discussion of this poem recorded in 2006]
  6. Manufacturing (1:03): MP3
  7. Up to Speed (1:06): MP3
  8. Form (1:01): MP3
  9. Middlemen (0:37): MP3
  10. Solid (0:59): MP3
  11. Seconds (0:43): MP3
  12. Next Generations (0:57): MP3
  13. Upper World (1:03): MP3
  14. Once (0:53): MP3
  15. Back (0:40): MP3
  16. Tease (0:46): MP3
  17. Two Three (0:50): MP3
  18. Close (0:38): MP3
  19. Thing (0:23): MP3
  20. Empty (0:44): MP3
  21. The Subject (0:40): MP3
  22. A Distance (0:46): MP3
  23. Away (0:41): MP3
  24. Headline Song (0:27): MP3
  25. Clear (0:34): MP3
  26. Yonder (0:38): MP3
  27. Visits (0:42): MP3
  28. Short Story (0:37): MP3
  29. Promise (0:43): MP3
  30. In Part (0:45): MP3
  31. Pronouncements (0:42): MP3
  32. As One (1:20): MP3
  33. Ins and Outs (0:30): MP3
  34. Propensity (0:39): MP3
  35. Twizzle (0:49): MP3

Reading at SUNY-Buffalo, September 25, 2002

  1. Introduction (5:31): MP3
  2. From Veil: New and Selected Poems:

  3. Birthmark, the Pretext (3:06): MP3
  4. Writing (0:54): MP3
  5. Stream Of (0:45): MP3
  6. Performers (0:43): MP3
  7. Sets (0:51): MP3
  8. Greeting (0:25): MP3
  9. The Plot (1:15): MP3
  10. Size (0:26): MP3

    From The Pretext

  11. Manufacturing (0:49): MP3
  12. The Plan (0:37): MP3
  13. Inside Out (0:45): MP3
  14. From Up to Speed (Wesleyan, 2004)

  15. Up to Speed (1:25): MP3
  16. Form (0:55): MP3
  17. Currency (0:34): MP3
  18. Sake (0:33): MP3
  19. The Fit (0:26): MP3
  20. Middlemen (0:33): MP3
  21. Solid (0:49): MP3
  22. End Times (1:02): MP3
  23. The Cell Phone at Your Ear May Not Exist (1:23): MP3
  24. Next Generations (0:56): MP3
  25. Upper World (0:51): MP3
  26. Once (0:46): MP3
  27. Another Sense (0:35): MP3
  28. Transaction (0:57): MP3
  29. As One (1:01): MP3
  30. In Route (0:35): MP3
  31. Imaginary Places (0:43): MP3
  32. Speaking (0:45): MP3
  33. Gorgons (0:30): MP3
  34. Back (0:36): MP3
  35. Phrasing (1:06): MP3
  36. Now This (0:28): MP3
  37. The Creation (0:42): MP3 (from Veil)

Reading at the University of Pennsylvania, October 14, 2000

Rae Armantrout on Emily Dickinson/ "Reading through Modernism" (Kelly Writers House)

Reading in San Diego, 1998

Reading (22:16): RealAudio

Segue Series Reading at Double Happiness, November 14, 1998

  1. introduction (2:21): MP3
  2. Birthmark: The Pretext (3:06): MP3
  3. Writing (1:00): MP3
  4. Police Business (0:59): MP3
  5. Stream Of (0:54): MP3
  6. Performance (0:47): MP3
  7. Her References (1:16): MP3
  8. The Past (0:41): MP3
  9. Articulation (0:56): MP3
  10. Carriage (0:44): MP3
  11. Our Question (0:44): MP3
  12. Collapse (1:07): MP3
  13. Thinking (0:47): MP3
  14. My Associates (0:41): MP3
  15. About (0:43): MP3
  16. Heart Of It (0:59): MP3
  17. Set (1:03): MP3
  18. Greeting (0:34): MP3
  19. The Plot (1:37): MP3
  20. Here (0:58): MP3
  21. Over (0:15): MP3
  22. Size (0:30): MP3
  23. Light (0:46): MP3
  24. Statement (0:31): MP3
  25. Now (0:43): MP3
  26. True (4:06): MP3
  27. Falling, One (0:34): MP3
  28. Falling, Two (0:47): MP3
  29. Theories (0:45): MP3
  30. As We're Told (0:37): MP3
  31. Systemic (0:45): MP3
  32. Overhearing (0:49): MP3
  33. Ongoing (0:48): MP3
  34. Rehearsal (0:32): MP3
  35. Manufacturing, One (0:30): MP3
  36. Manufacturing, Two (0:29): MP3
  37. Inside-Out (0:55): MP3
  38. Purpose (0:31): MP3
  • complete reading (36:58): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, November 12, 1998

    Poems from Pretext (Green Integer, 2001)

  1. Birthmark: The Pretext (2:25): MP3
  2. Writing (0:57): MP3
  3. Police Business (1:10): MP3
  4. Stream Of (0:50): MP3
  5. Performers (0:45): MP3
  6. Her References (1:06): MP3
  7. The Past (0:40): MP3
  8. Articulation (0:53): MP3
  9. Near Rhyme (0:48): MP3
  10. Collapse (1:03): MP3
  11. Qualia (0:36): MP3
  12. Thinking (0:41): MP3
  13. My Associates (0:38): MP3
  14. About (0:39): MP3
  15. Part of It (0:53): MP3
  16. Sets (0:57): MP3
  17. Greeting (0:29): MP3
  18. The Plot (1:25): MP3
  19. Here (0:52): MP3
  20. Over (0:10): MP3
  21. Size (0:28): MP3
  22. Light (0:45): MP3
  23. Statement (0:29): MP3
  24. Now (0:43): MP3
  25. Poems from the new section of Veil: New and Selected Poems(Wesleyan, 2001)

  26. Falling (1:35): MP3
  27. Theories (0:42): MP3
  28. As We're Told (0:34): MP3
  29. Systemic (0:42): MP3
  30. Overhearing (0:39): MP3
  31. Ongoing (0:44): MP3
  32. Rehearsal (0:34): MP3
  33. Manufacturing (1:02): MP3
  34. Inside Out (0:48): MP3
  35. Purpose (0:28): MP3

Wednesdays at 4Plus, University at Buffalo, February 15, 1995

  • introduction (2:05): MP3
  • Complete Reading (31:03): MP3

Segue Series Reading at The Ear Inn, New York October 24, 1992

  1. Introduction (0:29): MP3
  2. Made to Seem (0:47): MP3
  3. Retraction (0:46): MP3
  4. One Remove (0:23): MP3
  5. Covers (1:25): MP3
  6. The Creation (0:41): MP3
  7. Building (0:35): MP3
  8. The Signs (0:35): MP3
  9. Incident (0:44): MP3
  10. A Pulse (0:55): MP3
  11. Relations (0:48): MP3
  12. Set (0:57): MP3
  13. Spans (0:35): MP3
  14. Native (0:50): MP3
  15. Making it Up (0:59): MP3
  16. Crossing (2:05): MP3
  17. The Known (0:56): MP3
  18. Taking Steps (0:34): MP3
  19. A Story (0:57): MP3
  20. The Daffodills (0:50): MP3
  21. Visibility (1:01): MP3
  22. States (0:54): MP3
  23. Turn of Events (1:28): MP3
  24. The Work (0:57): MP3
  25. Normal Heights (1:23): MP3
  26. Confidential (1:05): MP3
  27. Mapping (0:58): MP3
  28. Leaving (1:22): MP3

Complete Reading (27:27): MP3

Presenting with A.L. Nielsen and Charles Altieri at the American Literature Association, San Diego, May 1992

  1. Rae Armantrout (23:06): MP3
  2. A.L. Nielsen (22:45): MP3
  3. Charles Altieri (28:13): MP3
  4. Q&A (16:57): MP3

Complete reading (1:32:13): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, October 22, 1988

Poems from Necromance (Sun & Moon, 1991)

  1. Necromance (take one) (2:12): MP3
  2. Necromance (take two) (1:35): MP3
  3. Range (0:43): MP3
  4. Context (0:30): MP3
  5. The Garden (0:24): MP3 [TEXT]
  6. The Panoply of (0:38): MP3
  7. The Picture (0:48): MP3
  8. Family Resemblances (0:22): MP3
  9. Location (0:40): MP3
  10. Mechanism (0:43): MP3
  11. The Mix-up (1:07): MP3
  12. First Person (0:51): MP3
  13. Character Development (1:25): MP3
  14. Basis (2:21): MP3
  15. Labors (1:23): MP3
  16. Sense (0:55): MP3
  17. October (0:51): MP3
  18. Locks (0:40): MP3
  19. Late Returns (Three Parts) (1:14): MP3
  20. Begin (0:46): MP3
  21. Privilege (0:44): MP3
  22. The Unit (0:31): MP3
  23. Wake Up (0:54): MP3
  24. Attention (0:41): MP3
  25. Language of Love (1:28): MP3
  26. Getting Warm (0:44): MP3
  27. Pairs (0:24): MP3
  28. Realism (1:19): MP3
  29. Disown (1:35): MP3

Complete reading (28:25): MP3

Segue Series Reading at The Ear Inn, New York, April 7, 1984

  1. Double (1:19): MP3
  2. Postcards (0:23): MP3
  3. Single Most (1:20): MP3
  4. Shut (2:34): MP3
  5. Traveling Through the Yard (0:51): MP3
  6. Admission (0:39): MP3
  7. Vice (2:02): MP3
  8. Dusk (0:18): MP3
  9. Compound I (0:24): MP3
  10. Compound II (0:18): MP3
  11. Through Walls (1:41): MP3
  12. Fiction (1:39): MP3
  13. Untitled (fiction piece) (1:06): MP3
  14. Entries Look (1:54): MP3
  15. Precedence (0:26): MP3
  16. Quotation (0:26): MP3
  17. Another Tongue (1:57) MP3
  18. Sigh (0:23): MP3
  19. Blocks (0:22): MP3
  20. Secretly (1:27): MP3
  21. Round (0:18): MP3
  22. Home Federal (0:24): MP3
  23. Atmospheric (0:33): MP3
  24. The Music (0:50): MP3

Complete Reading (25:01): MP3

Reading on January 16, 1983

Complete Reading (31:42): MP3

Talk on Silence, January 16, 1983