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PhillyTalks 19 - October 17, 2001


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Introduction (6:19)
Complete Discussion (51:11)
Complete Recording

Karen MacCormack
Untitled (0:21)
At Issue Nine Diminish (2:22)
At Issue Eleven Received Pronunciation(1:00)
At Issue Twelve Glamazon (1:43)
Untitled (1:03)
Inflectures One (3:22)
Inflectures Two (1:23)
Inflectures Three (2:26)
Inflectures Eight (3:06)

Allen Fisher
Excerpts from Watusi (9:47)
Wattle (4:54)

Karen Mac Cormack, born in Zambia, is the author of eight collections of poetry including Straw Cupid, Quill Driver, Quirks and Quillets, Marine Snow and The Tongue Moves Talk. Mac Cormack's work has been anthologized in such collections as Into the Nightlife and The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative North American Poetry, as well as the important Out of Everywhere: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America and the UK and Moving Borders. Mac Cormack continues to live, write, and edit in Toronto.

Allen Fisher, born in 1944, has been writing poetry since 1962. A painter, printer, publisher and editor he has produced 114 chapbooks and books of poetry, graphics, art documentation and essays. He is currently the editor of Spanner and he lives in Hereford, England.

Matt Hart, from Penn's English Department, was the host of this event.

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. (C) 2001 Karen MacCormack and Allen Fisher. Distributed by PennSound.


Recording Engineer & Producer: Aaron Levy
Curator: Louis Cabri