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Reading at Oh! Sandy: A Remembrance, Industry City, Brooklyn, New York, November 10, 2013, hosted by Phong Bui

  • complete reading (14:39): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #58, discussing Bernadette Mayer's "The Tragic Condition of the Statue of Liberty," October 26, 2012

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

Lecture on Poetic Symbiosis, Kelly Writers House, February 29, 2012

  • complete lecture (55:57): MP3

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Reading for the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, February 26, 2012

with Lee Ann Brown

  1. Two Hearts (1:16): MP3
  2. Mourning Song for Akilah Oliver (4:26): MP3
  3. from Manatee/Humanity (13:25): MP3
  4. from Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (18:38): MP3
  5. from Prisons of Egypt (3:20): MP3
  • Musical accompaniment on cello: Ha-Yang Kim
  • complete reading (42:45): MP3

from textsound Issue #12, February 2012, with Ambrose Bye

  • Remember Qana (5:34): MP3
  • Radial Symmetry of the Younger Sister (3:00): MP3

Reading with Ambrose Bye, Belladonna* Annual Benefit, Hi! Art Gallery, New York, December 13, 2011

  1. introduction (1:23): MP3
  2. Sky-Goer, from Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (3:30): MP3
  3. Bardo Corridor (3:51): MP3
  4. Over the Hiding of Shape of a Bed a Tilling of Fields (4:32): MP3
  5. from Manatee/Humanity (3:18): MP3
  6. Negative Capability Blues (4:00): MP3
  7. from The Iovis Trilogy (2:05): MP3
  8. Moloch's motor got stuck (7:21): MP3
  9. Verses for Amazing Grace (3:51): MP3
  • complete reading (34:15): MP3

Reading at Jerome Rothenberg's 80th Birthday Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011

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Anne Waldman reading (7:07): MP3

The Value of Small Skeletons, 2011

A hybrid dramatic narrative, with script and texts by Anne Waldman and Ed Bowes, starring: Tara Rynders, HR Hegnauer, Alaina Ferris, Oona Fraser

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Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, December 11, 2010

  1. introduction (2:49): MP3
  2. from Matriot Acts (48:01): MP3
  • complete recording (51:07): MP3

With Ambrose Bye at Sue Scott Gallery, New York, December 9, 2010

  • Soul Train, Welcome to the Anthropocene (51:19): MP3

from MP3
  • Flame (5:09): MP3
  • Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 24, 2009

    complete recording (1:06:55): MP3

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    Reading from Poems for the Millenium III, Bowery Poetry Club, NY, March 29, 2009

    • Complete Reading (16:25): MP3

    Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, hosted by Leonard Schwartz

    • January 26, 2004 (32:04): MP3

      1. Introduction (1:02): MP3
      2. Discussing In the Room of Never Grieve: New and Selected Poems (2:37): MP3
      3. Global Positioning (3:30): MP3
      4. Government, politics, and language (3:31): MP3
      5. In Memory of His Muse, dedicated to Matthew Shepard (3:45): MP3
      6. Buddhist influence of Waldman's writing (4:56): MP3
      7. I Remember Being Arrested (4:22): MP3
      8. Discussing Allen Ginsberg (2:17): MP3
      9. "In the Room of Never Grieve" (2:12): MP3
      10. Discussing "In the Room of Never "Grieve" (3:50): MP3

    • March 4, 2010 (28:34): MP3

    Against the Slope of Social Speech, Starring Eleni Sikelianos, Directed by Ed Bowes, 2007

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    The Eye of the Falcon - New & Selected with Ambrose Bye 2006

    1. Without Stitching Closed the Eye of the Falcon (3:29) MP3
    2. Better for Us All- music with Lenny Lesser (4:14) MP3
    3. The Marriage of William Blake (2:03) MP3
    4. Dallas (5:45) MP3
    5. Tanks Under Trees (6:55) MP3
    6. The Posture of Her Arms & Hands (3:07) MP3
    7. Devil's Working Overtime - guitar with Jason Wahlberg (3:19) MP3
    8. In Bed with the Patterns On - text and voice with Lenny Lesser (4:22) MP3
    9. Invitation to a Picture Hanging (2:08) MP3
    10. Singapore (3:13) MP3
    11. Thy of No Dire Greenhouse Effect - voice with Eleni & Eva Sikelianos (3:28) MP3
    12. What the Policeman Told Me (3:00) MP3
    13. Curse - music with Malcolm Marshall (3:17) MP3
    14. Did Die - voice with Eleni Sikelianos (2:59) MP3

    All text written and performed by Anne Waldman. All music written, performed and produced by Ambrose Bye
    Mastered by Dave Drago (www.davedrago.com). Production by Ambrose Bye (hambrose13@hotmail.com)
    (Recording courtesy of Farfalla Press and Gary Parrish)

    Alchemical Elegy - Selected Songs and Writings, 2001

    1. Duality (4:45): MP3
    2. Paean: May I Speak Thus? (AIDS Litany) (4:56): MP3
    3. Crack in the World (4:08): MP3
    4. Jack Kerouac Dream (2:31): MP3
    5. Book of Events (5:00)
      MP3
    6. Excerpt from Pieces of an Hour (Dear John Cage...) (5:45): MP3
    7. Kalyanamitra (The Spiritual Friend) (2:54): MP3
    8. Notes on Sitting Beside a Noble Corpse (3:16): MP3
    9. Excerpt from Devil's Working Overtime (2:08): MP3
    10. Citipatti Blues (5:00): MP3
    11. Pratitya-Samutpada (1:46): MP3
    12. Stereo (4:08): MP3
    13. Kali Yuga Blues (3:20): MP3
    14. from lovis II (2:50): MP3
    15. Verses for the New Amazing Grace (2:44): MP3
    16. First Thought (for Rudy Burckhardt) (3:27): MP3
    17. excerpt from Memorial Day (with Ted Berrigan) (5:00): MP3

    Produced by Anne Waldman & Steven Taylor. Engineered by Tyler Burba & Steven Taylor
    With the exceptions of tracks 1, 13, & 17, all pieces were engineered at the William Burroughs Word Virus Lab, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado

    Battery - Live at Naropa 1974 - 2002

    1. Fast Speaking Woman (5:43): MP3
    2. Skin Meat Bones (3:24): MP3
    3. Anarchy (2:02): MP3
    4. Two Hearts (0:47): MP3
    5. Number Song (0:32): MP3
    6. Phone Call From Frank O'Hara (2:51): MP3
    7. Kill or Cure (5:36): MP3
    8. Corridoror (2:30): MP3
    9. You're Like Ice (1:51): MP3
    10. HD: Split from Hesperus (0:20): MP3
    11. Battery (3:20): MP3
    12. Abortion (1:52): MP3
    13. Open Address to Senator Jesse Helms (1:44): MP3
    14. Paean: May I Speak Thus (4:15): MP3
    15. Cut Up: Long, It Took Long (4:30): MP3
    16. Al Seuno (5:00): MP3
    17. Writing (1:33): MP3
    18. Born Again Blues (4:12): MP3
    19. Furor Bellicus (3:53): MP3
    20. Tibetan Love Song (0:57): MP3
    21. By Candle's Light, A Bedouin (2:10): MP3
    22. Pieces of an Hour (4:31): MP3
    23. Field of Mars (6:59): MP3

    All selections were recorded live at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and have been preserved within the Naropa Audio Archive. E-mail archive@naropa.edu for more information.
    Battery © 2003 Fast Speaking Music.

    Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, April 15, 2003

    1. Garden of Love (1:11): MP3
    2. And Is It (2:13): MP3
    3. What Nascent Irony (2:43): MP3
    4. Global Positioning (3:08): MP3
    5. Contra Niki(2:38): MP3
    6. Rogue State (2:28): MP3
    7. Cleanthe Giotto (2:31): MP3
    8. What the Policeman Told Me (3:10): MP3
    9. Dark Arcana: Afterimage or Glow, from Iovis 3 (20:13): MP3

    Recording Engineer: Seth Laracy

    Reading for the Belladonna Series, NYC, April 26, 2002

    complete reading (25:35): MP3

    1. Kontraniki (3:50): MP3
    2. Global Positioning (3:35): MP3
    3. Rogue State (2:25): MP3
    4. Things Seen Unseen (11:20): MP3
    5. The Garden of Love (4:40): MP3

    By the Side of the Road

    Anne Waldman (texts & voice) and Ishtar Kramer (harmonium & voice)

    Anne Waldman

    1. What Nascent Irony? (5:01): MP3
    2. Garden of Love (1:19) MP3
      poem by William Blake;
      tune by Allen Ginsberg
    3. Members of All My Tribe (3:50): MP3
    4. Rogue State (2:23): MP3
    5. Heaven Was Pitiless (3:10): MP3
      text: old Chinese/Tartar song;
      musical accompaniment: 'Nilleshna' theme by Lisa Gerard

    Ishtar Kramer

    1. Kalino Kalinche (2:52): MP3
      traditional Macedonian song, as taught by Mary Sherhart
    2. Tamo Ledolu (3:53): MP3
      traditional Macedonian song

    Recorded at The Naropa Studio, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302
    All Anne Waldman songs/poems © 2002 by Fast Speaking Music.
    Recording and mixing by Tyler Burba.
    Producer: Janus Issacantos-Maciuk & Fast Speaking Music

    Wednesdays at 4Plus, University at Buffalo, March 13, 1996

    Complete Reading (25:41): MP3

    Rattle Up A Deer, Live at Penny Lane 1989

    Anne Waldman & Bernadette Mayer

    1. Introduction by Tom Peters (1:49): MP3
    2. Rattle Up A Deer (with Bernadette Mayer) (9:56): MP3
    3. Iovis, Part VI (15:20): MP3
    4. Ampabali's Song (Song of a Buddhist Nun) (3:15): MP3
    5. from Not A Male Pseudonym (4:27): MP3
    6. End Announcements (2:23): MP3

    Sound engineers: Michael Zangari & Tom Peters
    Recorded on portable 4 track directly through non-amplified music. Original master tapes property of "So. You're a Poet," Archives/Tom Peters, all rights reserved. © 2004.
    (Recording courtesy of Farfalla Press and Gary Parrish)

    St. Mark's Talks, May 2, 1985

    • "What Takes?" (54:52): MP3
    • discussion (38:35): MP3

    Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman, "Memorial Day," the St. Mark's Poetry Project, May 5, 1971


    Also of interest:

    Waldman reads her poetry, including "Fast Speaking Woman." S Press, 1974. (29:04): MP3 , RealAudio
    Segue at the Ear Inn, October 27, 1984 (41:00): MP3
    Waldman at the Benefit Reading for Will Alexander, November 1, 2007 (12:15): mp3

     

    These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2004-5 Anne Waldman. Used with permission of Anne Waldman. Distributed by PennSound.