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PoemTalk Episode #100, Discussing Significant PoemTalk Episodes

Full Episode (1:30:18): PoemTalk 100: Celebration and Retrospective

Featuring Maria Damon, William J. Harris, Erica Kaufman, Tracie Morris, Steve McLaughlin, Charles Bernstein.

PoemTalk Podcast #89, discussing Nathaniel Mackey's "Day after Day of the Dead," June 10, 2015

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

PoemTalk Podcast #49, Interview, May 27, 2015

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


75th birthday celebration, Brooklyn, NY, March 11, 2017

Complete Recording (1:15:12): MP3

Introduced by Rufus Hallmark
Reading by Harris, Cornelius Eady, Tracie Morris
Tributes by Ken McClane, Howard Rambsy and Kenton Rambsy (only in full audio recording)

Reading in the Wexler Studio at Kelly Writers House, November 5, 2015

  1. Introduction (4:40): MP3
  2. Introduction to Practical Concerns (0:39): MP3
  3. Practical Concerns (0:34): MP3
  4. Introduction to Nature is Nature (1:48): MP3
  5. Nature is Nature (0:24): MP3
  6. Speed Demon (0:45): MP3
  7. Introduction to Mother to Son (1:48): MP3
  8. Mother to Son (0:19): MP3
  9. Introduction to A Guy in a Black SUV (1:06): MP3
  10. A Guy in a Black SUV (1:03): MP3
  11. Haiku (1:53): MP3
  12. Introduction to Alzheimers (1:37): MP3
  13. Alzheimers (0:44): MP3
  14. Introduction to Nobody Wants to Write an Elegy (1:27): MP3
  15. Nobody Wants to Write an Elegy (1:10): MP3
  16. Green World (2:27): MP3
  17. Green (0:39): MP3
  18. Introduction to My Girl Wants to Leave Ohio (1:15): MP3
  19. My Girl Wants to Leave Ohio (0:33): MP3
  20. In South Africa (0:47): MP3
  21. Commentary on In South Africa (1:38): MP3
  22. Alice Brown (1:53): MP3
  23. Introduction to I Am Every Man (1:27): MP3
  24. I Am Every Man (1:29): MP3
  25. Introduction to My Cat Doesn't Like Free Jazz (1:45): MP3
  26. My Cat Doesn't Like Free Jazz (0:33): MP3
  27. Ornette Coleman Notes (1:36): MP3
  28. Solitude (0:31): MP3
  29. Scarlatt's Keyboard Sonatas (1:20): MP3
  30. The Soldiers of Joy (0:51): MP3
  31. Violet (1:10): MP3
  32. Introduction to The Beauty of Barrenness (1:29): MP3
  33. The Beauty of Barrenness (0:34): MP3
  34. Introduction to The Black Card Players (0:48): MP3
  35. The Black Card Players (1:17): MP3
  36. Philosophy (0:36): MP3
  37. The Western Philosopher (0:36): MP3
  38. We Western People (1:10): MP3
  39. Introduction to Ken Irby at the End (1:59): MP3
  40. Ken Irby at the End (3:10): MP3
  41. Introduction to A Walk in Brooklyn (0:47): MP3
  42. A Walk in Brooklyn (3:28): MP3
  43. Introduction to Modern Romance (1:46): MP3
  44. Modern Romance (2:13): MP3

Complete Recording (1:01:10): MP3

MLA Offsite Readings, January 7, 2012

At Town Hall Downstairs, Seattle, Recording courtesy of A.L. Nielsen and the Heatstrings Blog

  • complete reading (3:09): MP3

Kenneth Irby At Oread Books in Lawrence, Kansas, February 4, 2010

Reading from his new collection, The Intent On: Collected Poems, 1962 - 2006
  • Introduction by William J. Harris (5:09): MP3

  • Complete Recording (59:09): MP3

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