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C.D. Wright

PoemTalk #105, Discussing Michael Magee's "Morning Constitutional," feat. Kristen Gallagher, Kerry Sherin Wright, and Joshua Schuster on October 14, 2016

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appearing on The Poetry Programme, RTE 1 Radio, Ireland, July 28, 2007

  1. Introduction (1:21): MP3
  2. On oddness (2:23): MP3
  3. On Arkansas and poetry (4:00): MP3
  4. Personals (2:11): MP3
  5. On influences (2:13): MP3
  6. On Frank Stanford (2:48): MP3
  7. On "Deepstep Come Shining" (2:14): MP3
  8. From "Deepstep Come Shining (1:06): MP3
  9. On closure (2:17): MP3
  10. On "One Big Self (3:11): MP3
  11. Dear Prisoner (1:19): MP3
  12. Like Something Flying Backwards (2:30): MP3
  • Complete Program (27:34): MP3

reading excerpts from One Big Self: An Investigation, date and location unknown

  • part one (5:48): MP3
  • part two (5:10): MP3
  • part three (5:37): MP3
  • part four (3:48): MP3
  • part five (incomplete) (8:01): MP3
  • part six (12:00): MP3

appearing at the University of Chicago, March 3-4, 2005

  • Reading excerpts from "One Big Self"
  1. Count Your Fingers (2:01): MP3
  2. Count Heads (1:19): MP3
  3. I Want To Go Home (2:34): MP3
  4. If I Were You (1:07): MP3
  5. Beinvenu en Louisiane (3:37): MP3
  6. My Dear Conflicted Reader (6:03): MP3
  7. My Dear Affluent Reader (0:56): MP3
  8. Prepare to Exit the Forest (1:16): MP3
  9. Dear Dying Town (2:16): MP3
  10. Dear Unbidden, Unbred (1:58): MP3
  11. Mack Trapped a Spider (2:14): MP3
  12. Dear Child of God (0:57): MP3
  13. Lines of Defense Including (1:18): MP3
  14. Count Her Bruises and Contusions (1:47): MP3
  • March 3rd Reading (31:13): MP3
  • March 4th Lecture (49:03): MP3
    reading excerpts from "One Big Self" from the Key West Literary Seminar, 2003, (more information at Littoral)
    1. Count Your Fingers (0:34): MP3
    2. Count Heads (1:17): MP3
    3. I Want To Go Home (1:20): MP3
    4. Beinvenu en Louisiane (12:44): MP3
    • complete reading (from One Big Self) (15:54): MP3

    reading with Forrest Gander at the Beinecke Rare Book Room and Manuscript Library, Yale University, February 3, 2004

    1. introduction by Nancy Kuhl (2:35): MP3
    2. From "One Big Self" (5:16): MP3
    3. Beinvenu en Louisiane (5:28): MP3
    4. My Dear Affluent Reader (2:04): MP3
    5. Dear Unbidden (2:16): MP3
    • complete reading (15:36): MP3

    reading at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, September 13, 2000

    • introduction by Jim Paul (2:01): MP3
    • from Deepstep Come Shining (26:32): MP3

    Copper Canyon Press Studio Recording Session, Port Townsend, WA, July 16, 1999

    Deepstep Come Shining recorded in its entirety

    complete poem (1:02:57): MP3

    from String Light

    • 1. Why Ralph Refuses to Dance (1:40): MP3
    • 2. Self-Portrait on a Rocky Mount (1:21): MP3

    from Just Whistle: a Valentine

    3. Book Titled The Ballad of Sexual Dependency Found in the Hydrangia in Front of Zorabedian's Stone (0:50): MP3

    from Tremble

    • 4. Floating Trees (2:20): MP3
    • 5. And it Came to Pass (0:54): MP3
    • 6. Sonic Relations (1:22): MP3
    • 7. Oneness (1:11): MP3
    • 8. Song of the Gourd (2:15): MP3
    • 9. Girlfriend Poem #5 (0:36): MP3
    • 10. Privacy (0:36): MP3
    • 11. Flame (0:39): MP3

    from Steal Away

    • 12. This Couple (1:34): MP3
    • 13. Petition for Replenishment (0:54): MP3
    • 14. Lake Return (0:24): MP3
    • 15. More Blues and the Abstract Truth (1:42): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, March 18, 1995

    1. Introduction (0:41): MP3
    2. Hunting the Old Iron (3:02): MP3
    3. From "Tremble" (2:36): MP3
    4. Approximately Forever (0:39): MP3
    5. Like Peaches (1:24): MP3
    6. With Grass As Their Witness (1:04): MP3
    7. Autographs (3:02): MP3
    8. Girlfriend (1:16): MP3
    9. Various Positions (1:10): MP3
    10. One-ness (2:13): MP3
    11. On the Beach (1:17): MP3
    12. Girlfriend Poem #3 (2:09): MP3
    13. Girlfriend Poem #4 (1:10): MP3
    14. Like Rocks (1:35): MP3
    15. Girlfriend Poem #5 (1:32): MP3
    16. Girlfriend Poem #6 (0:42): MP3
    • complete recording (27:10): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, November 1992

    1. Introduction (1:12): MP3
    2. Just Whistle: A Valentine (29:45): MP3
    • complete recording (31:38): MP3

    C.D. Wright on PennSound Daily


    appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics hosted by Leonard Schwartz

    Episode #41: How We Move (58:50): MP3

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