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Close Listening, Readings and Conversations at WPS1.Org

  • New York, April 3, 2008

Reading from Urban Myths: 210 Poems: New and Selected

  • Complete Reading (24:32): MP3
  1. Introduction (2:02): MP3
  2. After Hölderlin (1:28) MP3
  3. Brussels (2:08) MP3
  4. Festival (1:56) MP3
  5. Where The Boys Are (1:49) MP3
  6. Tranter On Radium (1:44) MP3
  7. Radium (2:42) MP3
  8. Five Modern Myths (2:14) MP3
  9. Like Advertising (1:53) MP3
  10. Black Leather (3:15) MP3
  11. Snap (3:05) MP3

In Conversation with Charles Bernstein

  • Complete Conversation (29:15): MP3

Close Listening produced and recorded by Charles Bernstein ©2008 John Tranter and Charles Bernstein


PoemTalk Podcast #68, discussing Ray DiPalma's "It makes of nonsense," June 19, 2013

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

Interviewed by Al Filreis at the Kelly Writers House, April 2, 2013

  1. After Holderlin (2:22): MP3
  2. At the Tomb of Napoleon (2:23): MP3
  3. Goats and Monkeys (1:02): MP3
Complete Interview with Al Filreis (48:32): MP3

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

complete reading (3:10): MP3

Home & Away Reading at UTS, Sydney, September 2, 2010

Tranter reading "Grade," "Silk," and "Goats and Monkeys"
Complete reading (3:57):
MP3, Video

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, March 30, 2005

  1. "I Know a Man," by Robert Creeley (0:24):MP3
  2. Invitation to America (1:57): MP3
  3. Miss Proust (2:47): MP3
  4. After Laforge (1:46): MP3
  5. Where the Boys Are (0:52): MP3
  6. Benzedrine (1:45): MP3
  7. Transatlantic (2:13): MP3
  8. The Waiting Room (1:40): MP3
  9. Poolside (1:09): MP3
  10. God on a Bicycle (1:02): MP3
  11. Aurora (1:49): MP3
  12. Moonshine Sonata (1:04): MP3
  13. Voodoo (2:00): MP3

Complete Reading (53:38): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, #30 "Sydney/New York", 2004

  • Complete Recording (29:20): MP3
  1. Introduction (1:58): MP3
  2. Reading Five Modern Myths (1:32): MP3
  3. Comments on Five Modern Myths (2:05): MP3
  4. Tranter Discusses Australian Poetry (5:06): MP3
  5. Tranter Discusses Influence and Process (2:40): MP3
  6. Reading Radium (2:43): MP3
  7. Comments on Radium (1:07): MP3
  8. Tranter Discusses Australian Poetry Distinctions (4:42): MP3
  9. Tranter Discusses Jacket Magazine (2:06): MP3
  10. Comments on Three Poems About Kenneth Koch (1:09): MP3
  11. Reading Three Poems About Kenneth Koch (4:09): MP3

Reading "Willow Talk," Computer Version, Volume 6 and Letter Exchange, unknown date

complete recording (13:44): MP3

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