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Rodrigo Toscano

Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, December 1, 2012

complete reading (34:37) MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #252: "Autoimmunity," 2012

Toscano reads from and discusses his new book, Deck of Deeds (Counterpath Press) (32:19): MP3

Recording of "May Be!" [for Hot Metal Bridge] [text] (3:09): MP3

Coming in from the Cold: Celebrating Twenty Years of the MLA Off-Site Poetry Reading at the Philadelphia Mariott, December 29, 2009

complete reading (6:52): MP3

from textsound Issue #8, February 2010

  • Rodrigro Toscano all-vocal technofunk Part 1 (4:02): MP3
  • Rodrigro Toscano all-vocal technofunk Part 2 (1:21): MP3

MLA Off-Site Reading at the Rotunda, Philadelphia, December 29, 2009

Complete Reading (4:14): MP3

from textsound Issue #6, December 2009

  • 12 Riddles Of Spirit, Crook in Hand (6:08): MP3
  • subject line subscribe (society) (4:37): MP3
  • In Formational Forum Rousers (3:47): MP3

Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 25, 2009

Complete recording with Julie Patton and Carla Harryman (21:27): MP3

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PoemTalk Podcast #19, discussing Bob Perelman's "The Unruly Child," July 6, 2009

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

PoemTalk Podcast #17, discussing Toscano's "Poetics," May 12, 2009

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

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, March 29, 2008

Introduction (6:25): MP3
Complete performance [from Collapsible Poetics Theater] (35:24): MP3

From POG-Sound: Reading at The Drawing Studio, Tuscon, AZ, February 16, 2008

Complete reading (33:38): MP3

Reading and Interview on Ceptuetics Radio, December 12, 2007

Hosted by Kareem Estefan.

Complete recording (4:23): MP3

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

Complete reading (8:23): MP3

Benefit Reading for Will Alexander at the Bowery Poetry Club, November 1, 2007

Complete reading (6:24): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, March 25, 2006

  1. Introduction (by Charles Borkhuis) (2:34): MP3
  2. Parts 1-3 of Truax Inimical (a transmodern masque of four voices). Readers: Aaron Kiely (prologue), Tim Peterson, Laura Elrick, Rodrigo Toscano, Anna Moschovakis. (22:34): MP3
  3. Eco-Strato-Static (a radio play in one act). Readers: Aaron Kiely (prologue), Brenden Lorber, Rodrigo Toscano, Aaron Kiely. (12:05): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #68: North American Transit, 2005

Complete recording (29:09): MP3

Reading at St. Mark's Poetry Project, New York City, December 8, 2004

  1. Introduction by Anselm Berrigan (1:33): MP3
  2. Vibes (first published in Boog City) (2:45): MP3
  3. True Identity (1:25): MP3
  4. New Origins (1:07): MP3
  5. Variety (2:15): MP3
  6. Practical Men & Women of Ages Past (1:10): MP3
  7. Il Penseroso (for Rod Smith) (0:47): MP3 (first published in Bombay Gin)
  8. Four Reflections on Content & Form (3:20): MP3 (first published in What If?, also appeared in Bombay Gin)
  9. Exaltado (original Spanish version) (1:42): MP3 (first published by Nerter 2, Spain)
  10. Jumpy (English translation of Exaltado) (1:16): MP3
  11. Balm to Bilk (7:50): MP3 A radio dialogue on poetics, with Laura Elrick
    (published first as a pamphlet by WinteRed Press, also appeared in Plantarchy, and 88 A Journal of Contemporary Poetry)
  12. State & Sensibility (3:36): MP3 (first published by The Poker, also appeared in Not Enough Night)
  13. Twelve Riddles of Spirit, Crook in Hand (5:13): MP3 (first published by Nth Position, also appeared in Boundary)
  14. Memories of Somewhere, to Somewhere Else (8:15): MP3 A radio dialogue on poetics, with Urayoan Noel & Laura Elrick (first published by Filling Station, Canada, also appears in Mark(s))

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #60: Doing Things With Words, Doing Words With Things, 2004

  1. Introduction (1:00): MP3
  2. "Twelve Riddles in Spirit, Crook in Hand" (6:44): MP3
  3. Types of vocabulary in "Twelve Riddles" (2:58): MP3
  4. "Memories of Somewhere to Somewhere Else" (8:56): MP3
  5. Relationship between Spanish and English in Toscano's work (4:01): MP3
  6. Poetry as liberation from control (0:57): MP3
  7. "Subject Line, Subscribe, Society," from To Leveling Swerve (5:07): MP3
Complete recording (29:43): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #38: Permutations, 2004

Complete recording (1:00:06): MP3

Reading as part of The Line Reading Series, November 25, 2003

Complete reading (35:07): MP3

Poetry and Empire: Post-Invasion Poetics, presented at the ICA, University of Pennsylvania, October 17-18, 2003

Writing (6:12): MP3
October 18 reading (6:15): MP3

Reading at St. Mark's Poetry Project, New York City, April 15th, 2002

Introduction by Joanna Fuhrman

In-Formational Forum Rousers—Arcing (Satire No. 4)” (from Platform, Atelos Press, 2003: sections from the poem first published in Cross Cultural Poetics, The Literary Review (“Global Issue”), Aufgabe, Conundrum)

Complete reading (37:25): MP3, RealAudio

Reading at SUNY-Buffalo, November 14, 2001

  1. Introduction by Charles Bernstein (3:05): MP3
  2. Premise #2 (4:52): MP3 (from The Disparities, Green Integer, 2000; first published in Object / Torque)
  3. Sections from Partisans (10:11): MP3 (from Partisans, O Books, 1999; poems first published in West Coast Line, Tripwire, Zyzzyva, New American Writing, Re*Map)
  4. Prologue to a City Poem (3:36): MP3 (from The Disparities; first published in Chain #2, The East Village (Web), Exploded Views, Audio CD (Incommunicado))
  5. Jesse Ventura on Mexico Trade Trip (0:59): MP3 (uncollected; published in Vert (Web))
  6. Blue-Green Superfund Roundelay (1:45): MP3 (from Platform, Atelos Press, 2003); first published in DC Poetry Anthology (Web))
  7. Jukebox Selection, a Brick and Mortar Remembrance (2:04): MP3 (from Platform; first published in Cross Cultural Poetics)
  8. An abridgement of a poem titled "Premise #1" (1:10): MP3 (uncollected; published in Bird Dog)
  9. An abridgement of an abridgement of a poem titled "Premise #1" (0:37): MP3 (uncollected; published in Bird Dog)
  10. A third abridgement (0:20): MP3 (uncollected; published in Bird Dog)
  11. 14 Superimposed Pockets of Formerly Unified Subjectivity as Mass Aggregate Social Subject Or, Politesse Politique Or, Monologue of the Free Radical (2:13): MP3 (from Platform; first published in Kenning)
  12. Pre-Capitalist Duende Outbounds Archie-Dependant Kontent? (1:48): MP3 (from Platform; first published in Kenning Audio Editions (Audio CD))
  13. Poetics (1:34): MP3 (from Platform; first published in 580 Split)
  14. Ideo-Degradable Verses from Immokolee (3:29): MP3 (from Platform; first published in Cross Cultural Poetics)
  15. Hidden Harvest (3:23): MP3 (from Platform; first published in Cello Entry)
  16. Early Morning Prompts for Evening Takes Or, Roll 'em! (3:42) (from Platform; first published in Poetics Journal)
  17. Portrait Seven (2:38): MP3 (from The Disparities; first published in Exhaust)
  18. The Codes of US Trade Reps (As a Worm Weaves Silk) (4:55): MP3 (from Platform; first published in Bombay Gin)

Philly Talks, Episode #6, September 17, 1998

Early Morning Prompts for Evening Takes or Roll 'Em (3:17): MP3

LIVE at the Writers House, Episode 10, September 14, 1998

Premise Number One (2:59): MP3

Reading for the Segue Series at the Ear Inn, New York, March 29, 1997

  • complete recording (26:07): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, March 30, 1990

  • complete recording (12:24): MP3

Reading for the Segue Series at Double Happiness, Date Unknown

  • complete recording (39:36): MP3

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