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Mónica de la Torre

Photo credit: Charles Bernstein/PennSound © 2009

Close Listening — Readings and Conversations at ArtOnAir

Clocktower Studio, New York, August 4, 2009

Program #1: Mónica de la Torre reads "The Crush," from Public Domain (Roof Books, 2008)

  • Complete program (27:49): MP3

    Program #2: Mónica de la Torre in conversation with Charles Bernstein

  • Complete program (28:45): MP3


Reading, November 2018

$6.82 (04:55): MP3

Reading for the Visiting Poet-Scholar Series at the Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, PA, January 16, 2018

Complete Reading (58:03): MP3

  1. Introduction by Al Filreis (1:53): MP3
  2. Introduction by Davy Knittle (3:41): MP3
  3. Introduction to serial poems (1:39): MP3
  4. Photos While U Wait (2:24): MP3
  5. On Neuroticism and Cutting Fabric (1:30): MP3
  6. Songs that Changed Your Life (1:31): MP3
  7. Happy New Years (1:57): MP3
  8. Positions Available from The Happy End/All Welcome (2:10): MP3
  9. Table #20 from The Happy End/All Welcome (1:15): MP3
  10. View From an Aeron Chair from The Happy End/All Welcome (1:30): MP3
  11. Table #17 from The Happy End/All Welcome (1:05): MP3
  12. View From a Dodo Chair from The Happy End/All Welcome (1:23): MP3
  13. Questionnaire from The Happy End/All Welcome (2:43): MP3
  14. Human Intelligence Tasks from The Happy End/All Welcome (1:41): MP3
  15. Furniture Tester from The Happy End/All Welcome (1:19): MP3
  16. Cease to Stutter Sing-Song (1:40): MP3
  17. Introduction to Discontinued Repetition (0:59): MP3
  18. Equivalencias/Equivalences from Discontinued Repetition (1:04): MP3
  19. The Poem Is Titled Equivalencies from Discontinued Repetition (1:01): MP3
  20. Equivalences from Discontinued Repetition (0:41): MP3
  21. Self-Mastery from Discontinued Repetition (1:02): MP3
  22. Same as it Ever Was from Discontinued Repetition (0:47): MP3
  23. Hola Mi Amor from Discontinued Repetition (1:32): MP3
  24. Latin Lover from Discontinued Repetition (1:05): MP3
  25. The Most Mimetic of All from Discontinued Repetition (4:37): MP3
  26. Mother to Daughter from Discontinued Repetition (1:56): MP3
  27. on writing in two languages (1:55): MP3
  28. on poetry produced by algorithms (2:00): MP3
  29. on Penn and its sense of community (1:15): MP3
  30. on philosophies of translation (2:54): MP3
  31. on relation between objects in the poems, on the voice which comes with poetry of each language (5:54): MP3

Reading of Flow Chart, John Ashbery 90th Celebration, 2017

Complete Reading (18:37): MP3

Reading at the Lévy Gorvy Gallery, New York, March 21, 2017

Complete Reading (32:00): MP3

  1. Introduction (6:29): MP3
  2. View From an Aeron Chair (1:29): MP3
  3. Table #45 (5:13): MP3
  4. View From a Utrecht Chair (1:39): MP3
  5. View From a Management Chair (1:12): MP3
  6. Questionnaire (2:34): MP3
  7. View From a Folding Chair (2:03): MP3
  8. View From a Dodo Chair (1:27): MP3
  9. Table #22 (3:51): MP3
  10. Furniture Tester (5:52): MP3

Reading at Pioneer Works, Red Hook, Brooklyn, December 8, 2015

John Ashbery celebration featuring readings by Geoffery G. O’Brien, Mónica de la Torre, and John Yau, with opening remarks for John Ashbery by Ben Lerner. Further information on this event can be found at the Pioneer Works programs archive, here.

Complete recording (1:17:07): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, New York City, December 20, 2014

  1. Introduction (4:34): MP3
  2. A Theory of Reception (1:42): MP3
  3. Enter Not Enter (1:06): MP3
  4. Job Search (3:22): MP3
  5. View From a Womb Chair (4:53): MP3
  6. View From an Aeron Chair (1:16): MP3
  7. View From a Dodo Chair (3:18): MP3
  8. View From a Folding Chair (1:42): MP3
  9. Hotel (7:43): MP3
  10. A Drama in 43 Episodes (4:56): MP3

    Complete recording (35:05): MP3

Recording for Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry, October 14, 2014

Full recording available here.

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, May 19, 2012

  1. Introduction (3:18): MP3
  2. Photos While U Wait (3:46): MP3
  3. Happy New Years (1:48): MP3
  4. on unreliable and incongruous self-translations (9:45): MP3
  5. notes on the translation (11:59): MP3
  • Complete reading (30:52): MP3

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

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Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, January 16, 2010

  • Complete reading (28:37): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, February 24, 2007

  • Complete reading (38:06): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 8, 2006

  • introduction (2:45): MP3
  • complete reading (9:55): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #74 "Face to Face," 2005

  • Complete program (29:54): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, December 13, 2003

  • Complete reading (24:52): MP3

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