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Michael O'Brien

At Virginia Wesleyan College, November 16, 2009

Full Recording (1:13:55):MP3

  1. Introduction by Josh Weinstein (3:23): MP3
  2. Certain Evenings (1:16): MP3
  3. Three California Poems (2:20): MP3
  4. Sundown (4:32): MP3
  5. The Days (6:46): MP3
  6. Earring (0:28): MP3
  7. "Monk had his Baroness..." (0:44): MP3
  8. Formals and Bridals (6:13): MP3
  9. 14 songs (3:36): MP3
  10. "Horses standing in rain" (0:41): MP3
  11. Upstate (1:31): MP3
  12. After Lu Yu (0:44): MP3
  13. Under Slievemore (3:34): MP3
  14. The Mark (0:49): MP3
  15. Another Autumn (3:36): MP3
  16. What She Does (0:44): MP3
  17. The Sleeper (0:42): MP3
  18. Briefings (1:20): MP3
  19. Going to Sleep (0:54): MP3
  20. Some of the Names (0:54): MP3
  21. As It Happens (1:51): MP3
  22. After Hippocrates (1:42): MP3
  23. Avenue (11:29): MP3
  24. O'Brien on writing "Fourteen songs" (1:25): MP3
  25. O'Brien on writing about sleeping (3:30): MP3
  26. O'Brien on politicizing his poetry (3:30): MP3
  27. O'Brien on the insipiration for a poem (1:07): MP3
  28. "The song..." (1:38): MP3

Reading from "Sleeping and Waking," CUE Art Foundation, April 13, 2007

Part 1 (18:04):

Part 2 (18:08):

Part 3 (4:00):

Reading with David Rattray at Bridge Bookshop, December 10, 1987

Michael O'Brien's segment (33:48): MP3

  1. "between babytalk..." (2:12): MP3
  2. "A dream of reason..." (0:32): MP3
  3. "Ophelia's ghost..." (0:50): MP3
  4. After a Cadence of Hart Crane (0:56): MP3
  5. In Fever (0:40): MP3
  6. Jackstraws (0:39): MP3
  7. Perceptual Difficulties (4:37): MP3
  8. The Days (5:41): MP3
  9. "The song..." (0:29): MP3
  10. Earth Angel (0:56): MP3
  11. "The world and its likeness (0:40): MP3
  12. "The split seed-pods..." (0:45): MP3
  13. Earring (0:23): MP3
  14. "My heart is as heavy..." (0:20): MP3
  15. "Everything exists to end in a book" (0:13): MP3
  16. "The woman kneels..." (0:15): MP3
  17. Angels (0:19): MP3
  18. Dying Planet Sends Message to Earth (1:36): MP3
  19. Blue Video (0:39): MP3
  20. "Monk had his Baroness..." (0:38): MP3
  21. For Sally Gross (0:35): MP3
  22. Sundown (4:57): MP3
  23. Seacoast (3:55): MP3

DIVA Reading Series, January 30, 1983

Full Recording (39:00): MP3

  1. Introduction (2:20): MP3
  2. The Changes (0:58): MP3
  3. "Eurydice, forget me not" (0:47): MP3
  4. "mythology is psychology..." (0:31): MP3
  5. "the crazy sun" (1:12): MP3
  6. "between babytalk..." (2:12): MP3
  7. After Chang Kuo Fan & André Gide (1:04): MP3
  8. After a Cadence of Hart Crane (1:02): MP3
  9. After a Drawing by Jim Rosen (1:14): MP3
  10. Marcel Duchamp (1:17): MP3
  11. Paranoia Rex (2:00): MP3
  12. Works and Days (2:06): MP3
  13. "Dada was not the mirage palace" (0:16): MP3
  14. "ruepricks..." (0:52): MP3
  15. Montauk (0:19): MP3
  16. Postcards from Nambe (2:41): MP3
  17. The Days (6:48): MP3
  18. Four Choruses in memory of Douglas Wagner (6:40: MP3
  19. East Branch (1:00): MP3
  20. California 1 (1:23): MP3
  21. Finistère (1:26): MP3

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