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Thom Donovan


Cy Press Reading Series, Thundersky, Cincinnati, OH, November 21, 2011

  • complete reading (23:41): MP3

Reading with Joseph Bradshaw and Dana Ward, Crescent Reading Series, Philadelphia, July 9, 2011

  1. Joseph Bradshaw (33:36): MP3
  2. Thom Donovan (20:55): MP3
  3. Dana Ward (25:13): MP3
  • complete reading (1:19:44): MP3

Reading at Zebulon Cafe, featuring CA Conrad, Brooklyn, February 8, 2011

  1. Thom Donovan (30:27): MP3
  2. CA Conrad (6:41): MP3
  • complete reading (37:08): MP3

Reading at the Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, September 2010

Reading at 21 Grand, Oakland, July 18, 2010

Reading with Steven Farmer at the Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles, July 2010

  1. Thom Donovan (26:36): MP3
  2. Steven Farmer (47:43): MP3
  • complete reading (1:14:19): MP3

On A Voice Box, The (New) Reading Series, July 18, 2010

Complete Reading (23:28): MP3

Reading for the Emergency Reading Series, Kelly Writers House, November 24, 2009

  • Thom Donovan's reading (18:14): MP3
  • complete reading (1:00:05): MP3

Video excerpt: Thom Donovan reads "Paul Thek, Our Contemporary" and "Walking Through Walls"

Reading with Tyrone Williams at Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, January 24, 2009

Complete Reading, with introduction by Brenda Iijima (33:36): MP3

  1. Introduction by Brenda Iijima (1:53): MP3
  2. On Tyrone Williams (8:07): MP3
  3. "We gave our limbs..." (1:32): MP3
  4. "No one was the wiser..." (0:45): MP3
  5. "If that fire would burn..." (0:29): MP3
  6. Fuck Death, For CA Conrad (1:32): MP3
  7. "I read a white site..." (0:20): MP3
  8. Turning the inside in..." (1:22): MP3
  9. Blood Noise (0:59): MP3
  10. A Formal Feeling (0:34): MP3
  11. Sunless (0:17): MP3
  12. Nail House (0:32): MP3
  13. Loss is the Use (0:27): MP3
  14. "Enclosures surety..." (0:26): MP3
  15. "We are these mirrors..." (1:00): MP3
  16. "Nothing towers here..." (0:46): MP3
  17. After Oriental Space (0:55): MP3
  18. "On the road for you..." (0:31): MP3
  19. "Hold barely this green..." (1:21): MP3
  20. "This vol-ume turns up..." (1:33): MP3
  21. In Memoriam (1:33): MP3
  22. Last Man (0:52): MP3
  23. Come Out, Again (1:10): MP3
  24. Hole Theory (2:21): MP3

Thom Donovan and Nonsite Collective: "Allegories of Disablement," Treat Street, San Francisco, July 2008

Complete Discussion (1:34:28): MP3

From The Shape of Disclosure: George Oppen Centennial Symposium, Poets House, April 8, 2008

Donovan reads poems by George Oppen

"Route," Section 9 (1:01): MP3
"Route," Section 10 (0:26): MP3
"Route," Section 11 (0:44): MP3
"Route," Section 12 (0:50): MP3
"Route," Section 13 (1:03): MP3
Semite (1:54) MP3

Reading at the O Books War & Peace Vol. 3 Launch, NYC, November 27, 2007

Complete reading (8:25): MP3

Reading at St. Mark's Poetry Project, NYC, March 2007

Complete Reading (35:05):
MP3
  1. Introduction by Stacy Szymaszek (2:12): MP3
  2. Opening Remarks (1:04): MP3
  3. True Name -- for Jalal Toufic (0:24): MP3
  4. for kari edwards (0:33): MP3
  5. for Stacy Szymaszek (0:47): MP3
  6. Black Garden Wall III (2:41): MP3
  7. Our Number of Wolves -- for Sheila Donovan and Aaron Moore (2:30): MP3
  8. A Nonsite -- for Andrew Levy (2:26): MP3
  9. Perfumed Nightmare -- for Paolo Javier (2:24): MP3
  10. The Spirit of the Beehive, or The Re-fabling of the Bees (2:43): MP3
  11. What Beauty -- for Michael Cross (7:11): MP3
  12. Devotion V: Karbala on Their Lips (1:55): MP3
  13. Meatyard, My Neighbor (7:55): MP3

Reading from Flim Forum's "Oh One Arrow" Anthology, Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, February 2007

Complete Reading (7:03):
MP3
  1. Opening Remarks (0:49): MP3
  2. Devotion V: Karbala on Their Lips (1:32): MP3
  3. Devotion III: Ghost Riding (2:40): MP3
  4. Devotion VII: Blood That Stays Bloody (1:59): MP3

Recordings from July 2006

  1. Black Garden Wall III (2:55): MP3
  2. Fictions of Surveillance (3:31): MP3
  3. For Ozu (3:20): MP3
  4. from "Devotions" (12:10): MP3
  5. Tears Are These Veils (5:50): MP3
  6. A Total Sense of Sense (11:58): MP3
  7. Towards Exteriors (3:38): MP3
  8. Tranquil Interiors (3:39): MP3
Recorded by David Nolan.

Also of Interest:

  • Thom Donovan reads at the launch of Charles Bernstein's All the Whiskey in Heaven, March 28, 2010

Thom Donovan on PennSound Daily


© 2009 by Thom Donovan. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. Used with permission of the authors. Distributed by PennSound.