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Samuel R. Delany

photo © 2014 Charles Bernstein/PennSound

Appearing on Close Listening with Charles Bernstein, April 11, 2014

Conversation (38:01): MP3

Trancript of conversation at Jacket2.

Book Launch for Delany’s The Atheist in the Attic and Lonely Christopher's THERE, at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, hosted by Gregory Laynor, March 3, 2018

Readings and Q&A (1:16:11): MP3

Kelly Writers House Fellows Program, February 15-16, 2016

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Complete recording (53:15): MP3

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Complete recording (67:11): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, January 10, 2015

  1. Introduction (2:53): MP3
  2. Introduction to "Eclipse" (2:37): MP3
  3. From "Eclipse" (20:50): MP3
  • Complete reading (31:00): MP3

The Motion of Light: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany's Performative Poetics,
Honoring his contribution to Temple-Penn Poetics April 11, 2014

Organized by Tracie Morris & Charles Bernstein

Full video of events can be viewed in three segments:

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Part 1 (1:17:38): MP3
Intro, Fred Barney Taylor (before/after showing of his film The Polymath), talks by
Kenneth James, Terry Rowden, & Ira Livingston

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Part 2 (1:43:22): MP3
Tracie Morris, keynote by Fred Moten, toasts: Philadelphia Poet Laureate Frank
Sherlock, Jena Osman, Sarah Micklem; and John Keene & Anne Waldman via Morris

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Part 3 (1:12:15): MP3
Close Listening conversation with Bernstein, Delany reading

The Queer Gaze, Bureau of General Services, Queer Division, Manhattan, NY, April 1, 2014

  • Panel with Samuel R. Delany, Ana Bozicevic, Saeed Jones, and Trace Peterson; moderated by Lonely Christopher; presented by Kristiana
  • Complete recording (1:13:15): MP3

Bowery Poetry Club, New York, Segue Reading Series, May 17, 2008

Complete Delany reading (36:29): MP3

A Celebration of Hart Crane, Kelly Writers House, January 24, 2007

Talk by Samuel R. Delany (41:19): MP3

Reading at SUNY Buffalo, October 11, 2000

  • note: reading incomplete

  • Reading (18:21): MP3
  • Reading for Wednesdays @ 4Plus, SUNY Buffalo, April 1, 1998

    Complete reading (36:28): MP3

    Chip Delany reading and Ted Berrigan reading at West End Bar, 1980

    • Side A (31:30): MP3
    • Includes Ted Berrigan introduction and Chip Delany reading, 1980

    • Side B (31:34): MP3
    • Includes Ted Berrigan at West End Bar, introduced by Anne Waldman, c. 1980

    Courtesy of Simon Pettet

    THE STAR-PIT, 1967

    The 1967 radio production in four MP3 files:

    WARNING: The source tape (and this digitization) suffers from variable levels and occasional noise and clipping.

    Read: Notes on The Star-Pit by Samuel R. Delany

    More about The Star-Pit and this recording here.

    Also of Interest:

    Samuel R. Delany's 1977 review of Star Wars: A New Hope: link

    Samuel R. Delany's 2015 review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens: link

    These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 1967 and 2018 Samuel R. Delany. Used with permission of Samuel R. Delany. Distributed by PennSound. Files courtesy Pseudopodium, with thanks to Ray Davis.