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Daphne Marlatt

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PoemTalk #163, Discussing Daphne Marlatt's "Steveston, B.C.", feat. Davy Knittle, Jane Robbins Mize, and Karis Shearer

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PoemTalk #153, Discussing Daphne Marlatt's "Arriving," feat. Meredith Quartermain and Fred Wah

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Close Listening Reading and Conversation with Charles Bernstein, March 8, 2017

Complete recording (29:42): MP3

PoemTalk #117, Discussing Larissa Lai's "Nascent Fashion", feat. Fred Wah, Daphne Marlatt, and Colin Browne

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Reading of "Steveston, BC," May 27, 2021

Complete recording (5:09): MP3

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Reading from Vancouver Poems with Colin Browne and Fred Wah at the Penn Book Center, March 15, 2017

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Complete Recording (54:47): MP3

  • Introduction (2:06): MP3
  • Colin Browne Introduction and Reading (17:27): MP3
  • Fred Wah Introduction and Reading (14:06): MP3
  • Daphne Marlatt Introduction and Reading (21:08): MP3

Reading at the Wexler Studio, Kelly Writers House, March 15, 2017

Complete Reading (10:11): MP3

  1. A Mesh of Force (3:52): MP3
  2. You With the Knobby Knees (1:11): MP3
  3. Afternoons (1:57): MP3
  4. This City Shrouded (1:51): MP3
  5. Notes about Poems (1:16): MP3

Like Light off Water: Passages from Steveston; music composed and performed by Robert Minden and Carla Hallett, 2008

  1. Imagine: a Town (3:14): MP3
  2. Ghost (5:30): MP3
  3. Response (9:38): MP3
  4. Like Light Off Water (2:47): MP3
  5. Moon (12:37): MP3
  6. Intelligence (As If By Radio? (9:38): MP3
  7. Where River Runs (2:47): MP3
  8. How It Pours (From "Steveston, BC") (12:37): MP3

Reading at the Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, March 17, 2007

Complete recording (33:46): MP3

  1. Introduction (3:14): MP3
  2. Self-interview notes (5:30): MP3
  3. Uptake (9:38): MP3
  4. Talking about "Close Up" (2:47): MP3
  5. Excerpt from "Close Up" (12:37): MP3

Reading at the New Poetics Colloquium, Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, August 22, 1985

part 1 (44:45): MP3

  1. Excerpt from Ana Historic (4:43): MP3
  2. Marlatt talking about Ana Historic (1:37): MP3
  3. The telling voice and the author feminine (5:49): MP3
  4. Marlatt talking about the telling voice and the author feminine (0:38): MP3
  5. Marlatt talking about pronouns and her audience (7:00): MP3
  6. Discussion on language, domination, and history (7:10): MP3
  7. Discussion on ideology and individualism (4:29): MP3
  8. Discussion on the relationship between fiction and history (7:43): MP3
  9. Discussion on the identity of the female speaking subject (5:34): MP3
  10. Discussion on methods of viewing history (5:32): MP3
  11. Discussion on the oral tradition of history (5:14): MP3
  12. Discussion on innate language (2:35): MP3
  13. Discussion on subjective history (5:56): MP3
  14. Marlatt on her shifting audience (2:34): MP3

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to Daphne Marlatt. Used with the permission of Daphne Marlatt. © 2017 Daphne Marlatt. Distributed by PennSound.