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Jonathan Williams


Appearing on Cross-Cultural Poetics, hosted by Leonard Schwartz, February 25, 2007

complete program (53:21): MP3

Reading at City Lights Books, Sylva, North Carolina, May 27, 2005

complete recording (1:00:06): MP3

recording courtesy of Jeff Davis / Wordplay — for more information, including production notes, visit Davis' blog

Get Hot or Get Out, originally released by Watershed Tapes in 1984

  1. intro (0:52): MP3
  2. A New Nunc Dimittis (TSM 1917-1982) (0:17): MP3
  3. Gaius Valerius Catullus (0:11): MP3
  4. Jack Spicer (0:17): MP3
  5. Sir Edward Elgar (0:11): MP3
  6. Leos Janacek (0:08): MP3
  7. Bunk Johnson (0:10): MP3
  8. Carl Nielsen (0:06): MP3
  9. Charlie Parker (0:06): MP3
  10. Francis Poulenc (0:09): MP3
  11. Erik Satie (0:05): MP3
  12. Jean Sibelius (0:15): MP3
  13. A Valediction for My Father (0:13): MP3
  14. Imitation Cockney Homage to Flaubert (0:13): MP3
  15. Philip Hope-Wallace (0:30): MP3
  16. Still Water for Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) (0:32): MP3
  17. An Omen for Stevie Smith (0:54): MP3
  18. Farmer Beresford on Nobility (0:41): MP3
  19. Shepherd (0:12): MP3
  20. A.L.B (1917-1978) (0:43): MP3
  21. Bea Hensley Hammers an Iron Chinquapin Leaf (0:50): MP3
  22. Lee Ogle Ties a Broom (0:46): MP3
  23. Daddy Bostain (0:29): MP3
  24. A Ride in a Blue Chevy (1:25): MP3
  25. The Ancient of Days (1:01): MP3
  26. Uncle Iv Surveys His Domain (0:22): MP3
  27. Three Sayings from Highlands North Carolina (0:40): MP3
  28. Dear Reverend Carl C. McIntire (0:40): MP3
  29. Who Is Little Enis? (2:18): MP3
  30. Dealer's Choice and the Dealer Shuffles (1:23): MP3
  31. The Deracination (1:06): MP3
  32. A Blue-Ridge Weather Prophet (2:37): MP3
  33. My Quaker-Atheist Friend (1:24): MP3<
  34. Hawthorne, from A Celestial Centennial Reverie for Charles Edward Ives (1:13): MP3
  35. Thoreau, from A Celestial Centennial Reverie for Charles Edward Ives (2:26): MP3
  36. The Wreck on the A-222 in the Ravensbourne Valley (1:23): MP3
  37. The Triumph of Craft (0:33): MP3
  38. "and he hath sown..." (0:18): MP3
  39. A Limerick for the Three Peaks (0:20): MP3
  40. Blue Ball Blues (0:50): MP3
  41. Two Pastorals for Samuel Palmer (1:07): MP3
  42. The Fourteen Year Old Samuel Palmer's Watercolour Notations (0:35): MP3
  43. Six Misercords (0:53): MP3
  44. A Dalesman Considers (0:33): MP3
  45. George Fox (0:17): MP3
  46. A Glimpse of the Secret Path (0:16): MP3
  47. Full-Frontal Card of Mr. E. M. Forster (0:23): MP3
  48. Browsing Through Playboy Magazine's Advice Column (0:36): MP3
  49. Richard Brathwaite (0:14): MP3
  50. Notice in an Irish Garden (0:13): MP3
  51. "Four-Way Gay" (0:34): MP3
  52. Victoria Wood, in "Talent" (0:08): MP3
  53. Les Champs Elysees de la Grande Cuisine (0:10): MP3
  54. Rob (0:06): MP3
  55. Headmaster (0:15): MP3
  56. Kevin (0:05): MP3
  57. On the Fuel Tank (0:11): MP3
  58. A T-Shirt for the Shock Troops of General Wilde (0:17): MP3
  59. Painting the Daisies with Larry (0:12): MP3
  60. Ovid, Meet a Metamorphodite (0:51): MP3
  61. Benedictine (0:31): MP3
  62. O For a Muse of Fire! (1:55): MP3
  63. Shotgun Shuba (0:21): MP3
  64. The Adhesive Autopsy of Walt Whitman (0:47): MP3
  65. A Vulnerary (0:48): MP3
  66. Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor (2:44): MP3
  67. Intro to Clerihews (1:23): MP3
  68. from The 52 Clerihews of Clara Hughes (3:38): MP3

complete reading (49:22): MP3

(recording courtesy of Tom Orange)

Unknown Reading on October 18, 1995

  • complete reading (52:30): MP3

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