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PoemTalk #106, Discussing C. D. Wright's "One Big Self," feat. Mark McMorris, Mel Nichols, and Rob Casper on November 7, 2016

For complete recording and program notes go to Jacket2

Appearing on The Poet and the Poem, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2016

Complete recording (28:13): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode 217: "Epitaph", April 18, 2010

  1. Introduction (0:36): MP3
  2. A way of thinking about language suggested by the epigraph at the beginning of Entrepôt (2:10): MP3
  3. Reading "Letters for K and Poems for Someone Else" (1:58): MP3
  4. The form of the letter that runs through Entrepôt (1:31): MP3
  5. Reading "Letters to Michael: Dear Michael (2)" (2:32): MP3
  6. The political dimension of the writing and the idea of entrepot as a point of transition (3:42): MP3
  7. Reading "Three Aspects of the Name" (5:24): MP3
  8. "The voice of tradition" in the context of "Three Aspects of the Name" (4:55): MP3
  9. Reading "Epitaphs" (4:38): MP3
  10. Upcoming projects and closing comments (1:16): MP3
Complete reading (32:48): MP3

Reading for the Burning Deck 40th Anniversary Celebration, Providence, May 2001

  1. Light on the Lawn, A Story About Everything (3:36): MP3
  2. Panel 5, A Bird's Portion (3:34): MP3
  3. The Alphabet of Wounds (15:43): MP3

English Department Reading Series, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2001

  1. Introduction (2:51): MP3
  2. Being at Loose Ends (2:50): MP3
  3. Fold Harmonics (1:35): MP3
  4. A Poem For the Love of Women (7:31): MP3
  5. Reef Shadow of Green (17:01): MP3

  6. Complete Reading (40:23): MP3

Expanding the Repertoire: Continuity and Change in African-American Writing, Participating in Panel Discussions at Small Press Traffic, April 2000

  • Panel 1 (2:14:40): MP3
  • Panel 2 (1:36:39): MP3
  • Panel 3 (1:54:33): MP3
Recordings courtesy of David Buuck, who has dedicated an issue of his journal Tripwire to the conference.

Wednesday Night Reading Series: A. E. Friedman, intro. Jennifer Moxley. B. J. Wasserman intro. Mark McMorris, St. Mark’s Church, NY, May 14, 1997

Recorded on audiocassette. Recording hosted by the Library of Congress.

  1. Side A (53:58): link
  2. Side B (55:08): link

Reading at the New Coast Festival, Buffalo, NY, April 2, 1993

Reading from "Antoine Basil Carol: Illusions"

Complete Reading (22:53): MP3

Reading at the University of Hawaii-Manoa

  1. Being at Loose Ends (2:12): MP3
  2. Faux Harmonics (1:18): MP3
  3. Introduction to Reef-Shadow of Green (3:20): MP3
  4. Reef-Shadow of Green (11:56): MP3
  5. A Poem for the Love of Women (5:58): MP3

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