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Convergence on Poetics, University of Washington Bothell, North Creek Events Center, September 27-30, 2012

  • Barrett Watten (11:36): MP3
  • complete recording (1:55:03): MP3

  • listen to the entire event here

Group Reading at Modernist Studies Association, Hallwall's Contemporary Art Center, Heatstrings, Buffalo, October 7, 2011

  • Barrett Watten (4:58): MP3

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

  • complete reading (8:44): MP3

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

complete reading (5:29): MP3

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

Complete Reading (7:08): MP3

Reading for Double Change, Paris, May 29, 2009

On A Voice Box, The New Reading Series, Oakland, March 6, 2009

  1. Blood (1:08): MP3
  2. Incoming (0:22): MP3
  3. End of History (0:24): MP3
  4. from the beginning of Grand Piano: Part 8 (5:04): MP3
  5. Correlation of Paterson, Book 1 (26:24): MP3
  6. from the end of Grand Piano: Part 8 (6:49): MP3

Complete Reading (40:15): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, October 13, 2007

  1. Introduction (4:16): MP3
  2. Complete Reading (43:11): MP3
    (note: reading fades out prematurely at the end)

from the MLA Off-Site Readings

  1. 2004 Reading (part two)
  2. Complete Recording (1:04:42): MP3
    (note: reading cuts off prematurely at the end)

  3. 2006 Reading (part three)
  4. Dream (1:53): MP3

    Dream of a Post-Soviet MLA (2:40): MP3

    Complete Recording (40:05): MP3

  5. 2007 Reading
  6. "Correlation of 'Paterson,' Book 1" (4:19): MP3

    Complete Recording (2:07:08): MP3

Reading as part of The Line Reading Series, October 3, 2000

  1. Introduction (1:46): MP3
  2. Opening Comments (5:28): MP3
  3. from The Grand Piano, 1 May 1975 (3:43): MP3
  4. from The Grand Piano, Section I (18:04): MP3

Complete Reading (29:02): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, November 15, 1999

  1. Introduction by Carine Daly (3:10): MP3
  2. Complete Reading (53:34): MP3

From Philly Talks Episode 13, November 15, 1999

  1. Tibet (1:20): MP3
  2. From The Grand Piano (6:26): MP3
  3. With Wittgenstein (1:17): MP3
  4. Watten to DuPlessis, 3 November (16:36): MP3

Complete Recording (featuring Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Louis Cabri) (1:24:06): MP3

MLA Offsite Series Reading at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington D.C., December 27, 1996

  • Bad History 9 (3:18): MP3

Wednesdays at 4Plus, SUNY Buffalo, November 6, 1996

  1. from Leningrad: American Writers in the Soviet Union (6:12): MP3
  2. Under Erassure (7:44): MP3
  3. from 1-10 (4:09): MP3
  4. Bad History 10 (7:59): MP3
  5. Bad History 15 (5:10): MP3
  6. The Word (1:19): MP3
  7. Bad History 24 (1:58): MP3
Complete Reading (39:04): MP3 (note: recording cuts off prematurely at the end)

From the Live at the Ear CD, 1994

From Under Erasure, recorded January 2, 1993 (5:45): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, January 2, 1993

  1. from Under Erasure (6:15): MP3

  2. from Bad History:
  3. Epigraph (0:53): MP3
  4. Prologue: The 1980s (3:01): MP3
  5. Number One (6:09): MP3
  6. Number Two (4:05): MP3
  7. Number Three (1:12): MP3
  8. Number Ten (6:38): MP3

  9. "I dreamed of a group of sociable foxes in the basement" (9:10): MP3

Complete Reading (38:41): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, November 12, 1983

Progress (48:50): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, October 8, 1988

  1. Social Space and Direct Address (27:57): MP3
  2. The Question (4:06): MP3
  3. Frame (12:47): MP3
Complete reading (44:55): MP3

Reading in Berkeley, CA, January 30, 1981

  1. Relays (8:04): MP3
  2. Non-Events (15:50): MP3
  3. Complete Thought (7:00): MP3
  4. Marsden Hartley (9:37): MP3

    (note: recording cuts off abruptly)

Lecture: "The Politics of Style," February 9, 1981

Complete Lecture (cuts off at end) (45:29) MP3

Lecture: "Speech vs Writing," February 23, 1981

  1. part one (47:09): MP3
  2. part two (48:23): MP3
  3. part three (36:46): MP3

Segue Series Reading at The Ear Inn, New York, November 7, 1981

  1. Complete Thought (8:24): MP3
  2. Marsden Hartley (14:48): MP3
  3. Artifacts (18:53): MP3
  4. Relays (5:41): MP3

Complete Reading (47:49): MP3

Reading at the Grand Piano, San Francisco, February 20, 1979

  1. Radio [excerpt] (0:27): MP3
  2. Non-Events [excerpt] (1:57): MP3
  3. Protection [I] (1:53): MP3
  4. Plasma (8:19): MP3
  5. Silence [excerpt] (0:24): MP3
  6. Non-Events [excerpt] (1:57): MP3
  7. Protection [II] (2:27): MP3
  8. Paralleles (7:29): MP3
  9. I resent passing through these well lit sentences (0:26): MP3
  10. Non-Events [excerpt] (1:55): MP3
  11. Radio [excerpt] (1:01): MP3
  12. Protection [III] (1:43): MP3
  13. X (3:33): MP3
  14. Mode Z (0:41): MP3
  15. Protection [IV] (1:33): MP3
  16. Non-Events [excerpt] (1:54): MP3
  17. Odd (0:29): MP3
  18. Silence [excerpt] (0:44): MP3
  19. Non-Events [excerpt] (2:01): MP3
  20. Protection [V] (1:27): MP3
  21. Radio [excerpt] (0:27): MP3

Complete Reading (43:31): MP3


(the four recordings above courtesy of Ron Silliman)

Talk on The Russian Formalists, Given at 578 Folsom, March 18, 1979

  1. First Part (48:12): MP3
  2. Second Part (48:09): MP3
  3. Third Part (48:25): MP3
  4. Fourth Part (37:49): MP3

(Recording Courtesy of Bob Perelman)

Reading for the Droll/Kolbert Gallery Series, October 26, 1978

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