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Photo credit: Lawrence Schwartzwald © 2014

Segue Series Reading at Zinc Bar, NYC, February 1, 2014

Poem "riffing" on 1988 performance of Bernadette Mayer (6:03): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #67, discussing Catherine Wagner's "This Is A Fucking Poem," May 20, 2013

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

Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #270, Reading from and discusses her new book of poetry Nervous Device (City Lights Books), 2013

  • complete program (29:11): MP3

from textsound Issue #17, Fence Books Mixtape, 2013

  • Fowls in the Frith (1:06): MP3
  • Now Goth Sun Under Wode (0:38): MP3
  • The Stern of Heaven (0:33): MP3
  • Western Wind (0:45): MP3

Poetry in Performance: National Poetry Foundation Conference on the 1980's

Recorded June 29, 2012; Featuring A.L. Nielsen, Catherine Wagner, Laura Hinton, Evie Shockley and Linda Russo.

  • Catherine Wagner-A Well Is A Mine (partial) (03:07): MP3
  • Catherine Wagner-Capitulation to the Total Poem (01:09): MP3

Cy Press Reading Series, Cincinnati, OH, May 17, 2012

  1. Unclang (2:39): MP3
  2. If (0:47): MP3
  3. Rain Cog, "Think about cold genial" (0:42): MP3
  4. Innocent Money (0:57): MP3
  5. A Pattern (0:35): MP3
  6. Recent Male Intervention (0:57): MP3
  7. Capitulation to the Total Poem (1:09): MP3
  8. Never Mind (0:52): MP3
  9. Rain Cog, "One who could not smell came up to the other’s apartment" (0:38): MP3
  10. Rain Cog, "Then when I found in my starbuckle a new ire" (0:35): MP3
  11. Blink Whole Head in Identificatory Trance (2:36): MP3
  12. The Autonomy of Art Has Its Origins in the Concealment of Labor (0:26): MP3
  13. Make a Machine for Mastering Self (1:13): MP3
  14. Spell (1:22): MP3
  15. Another Human Made Me Come (1:34): MP3
  16. Regarding the Use-Value and Exchange Value of Orgasms, with a List of Orgasm Analogues (2:30): MP3
  17. Do Fairly Pleasant Thing (1:11): MP3
  18. Resume Consciousness Every Day Feelin' Danke (0:53): MP3
  19. The Ugly Neck, or Making Bank (0:49): MP3
  20. Infrares (2:52): MP3
complete reading (25:50): MP3

Reading at Alan Golding's House, University of Louisville Conference, February 26, 2011

  • complete reading (6:11): MP3

reading at Xavier University, Cincinnati, April 15, 2010

  1. introduction (3:26): MP3
  2. Exercise 6 (1:08): MP3
  3. Exercise 28 (0:13): MP3
  4. Exercise 31 (0:50): MP3
  5. Exercise 25 (0:24): MP3
  6. Exercise 41 (0:34): MP3
  7. Exercise 3 (0:46): MP3
  8. Birth of Wieners (0:31): MP3
  9. On the Half Shell in the Brain (0:19): MP3
  10. Benefits of Metaphor (1:06): MP3
  11. A word expresses intention accident (0:55): MP3
  12. The Argument (1:23): MP3
  13. Well in the Chasm of Your Faith Opportunity Why Don't You Crampon Up (0:40): MP3
  14. Oh (2:04): MP3
  15. De profundis clamavi, or Did I seek (1:45): MP3
  16. Articulate How (1:11): MP3
  17. This is a Fucking Poem (0:54): MP3 [text]
  18. Coming and I Did Not Run Away (0:39): MP3
  19. Among the Orders (1:29): MP3
  20. Bridge or Tunnel (1:42): MP3
complete reading (23:41): MP3

reading in London, May 27, 2009 (video courtesy of Openned)

"On Writing with Catherine Wagner," Podcast Interview with Tom Orange, Vanderbilt University, February 18, 2008

  • complete program (1:15:05): MP3

from textsound Issue #1, Winter 2008

  • Coming and I (0:43): MP3
  • Well and you (0:46): MP3

from POG Sound: Reading at the Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, October 14, 2006

  • complete reading (12:08): MP3
    • Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #102, "These Archipelagos," February 26, 2006

      1. introduction (0:23): MP3
      2. about the title and procedures behind "Everyone in the Room is a Representative of the World at Large" (2:33): MP3
      3. reading "Everyone in the Room is a Representative of the World at Large: The Siamese Sextuplets" (1:06): MP3
      4. the figure of the Siamese sextuplet and having a child (2:51): MP3
      5. reading "Everyone in the Room is a Representative of the World at Large: I was flying a mountain into a sunny path" (0:51): MP3
      6. the many-worded title as a prompt (0:51): MP3
      7. the way in which language moves in these poems and the interaction between outside and inside (1:51): MP3
      8. reading "Everyone in the Room is a Representative of the World at Large: There is a formula for success and interaction" (2:48): MP3
      9. what happens when you write in a crowd and how people interact (2:13): MP3
      10. reading "Everyone in the Room is a Representative of the World at large: Your servant and oppressor, son" (1:46): MP3
      11. playing with the readers' expectations and reconfirming analogies that cut against the grain (3:48): MP3
      12. reading "Everyone in the Room is a Representative of the World at Large: Will you trust me with the child" (1:04): MP3
      13. the anger becoming a mother invokes in one's own body (1:58): MP3

      complete program (24:17): MP3

      Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #98, "Macular Hole and Other Oralities," January 22, 2006

      • complete program (29:13): MP3

      reading at the SoundEye Festival, Cork, Ireland, July 6, 2005

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