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Murat Nemet-Nejat

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #257: "The Page," 2012

Nemet-Nejat reads from his new book of poetry The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman House) (19:22): MP3


Reading at Wexler Studio, September 26, 2023

from Io's Song (A Biographical Essay)

  • Introductory Remarks (0:25): MP3
  • Io's Song: Quotations and Dedication (0:54): MP3
    • Part I (3:16): MP3
    1. "The secrets of a language're hidden..." (1:12): MP3
    2. An/kara: My Kind Hearted Step Mother (1:58): MP3
    • Part II (11:56): MP3
    1. Cyclops (0:13): MP3
    2. Prophecy & Space (0:57): MP3
    3. Gossip's Notations (1:54): MP3
    4. Sex Toy (0:18): MP3
    5. theatre (0:55): MP3
    6. Dashes (0:21): MP3
    7. Io's Lament (0:48): MP3
    8. the gray dawn (0:23): MP3
    9. "love, of..." (0:35): MP3
    10. amor doloroso (0:28): MP3
    11. no one home (1:56): MP3
    12. "immense pool o..." (1:20): MP3
    13. "everything begins with the uttered sound sprung..." (0:14): MP3
    14. disappearance (0:14): MP3
    15. The Mirror (0:30): MP3
    16. lie d (0:31): MP3
    • Part III (4:46): MP3
    1. at silences's threshold. (0:51): MP3
    2. I hear (0:35): MP3
    3. To B. Hollander: an Elegy in the Shape Of an E-mail (0:27): MP3
    4. Nymphs (0:41): MP3
    5. Bee Sting (1:00): MP3
    6. "In this new place..." (0:10): MP3
    7. "can see now that the ornate gate..." (0:22): MP3
    8. "there are four spots of pure white..." (0:25): MP3
    • Part IV (4:44): MP3
    1. A Needle Is Dropped On the Water (0:11): MP3
    2. Raptors E-rupting (0:57): MP3
    3. "Colors colors of death are everything..." (0:56): MP3
    4. Venezuela - The Descent of Zeus (1:32): MP3
    5. Annunciation (0:35): MP3
    6. "s p i n i t u a l w o r d s ..." (0:26): MP3
    • Part V (15:25): MP3
    1. > kin < kind (0:05): MP3
    2. Dick- / in- / son (0:08): MP3
    3. Dying In A Turkish Bath (0:52): MP3
    4. Pornography (0:39): MP3
    5. Rainbow (0:44): MP3
    6. Hermes in Action, as an Agent for Zeus, Rescuing Io: the Play Within the Play (1:47): MP3
    7. Joy (0:47): MP3
    8. pour / n unicorn (0:11): MP3
    9. A cross. (0:24): MP3
    10. Virginal (0:48): MP3
    11. Hermes Bored Argus With a Story and Argus of the Hundred Eyes Listened (2:18): MP3
    12. "Shearing the cloud..." (1:11): MP3
    13. "The sea visible, moon..." (0:43): MP3
    14. Swans (4:22): MP3
    • Part VI (9:02): MP3
    1. "Juno gave the heifer (Io) to Argus (100 eyes) to guard..." (0:41): MP3
    2. TimeSpace Collapse (0:17): MP3
    3. See d (0:56): MP3
    4. Cupid (0:19): MP3
    5. railings of Notre Dame de Sion (0:48): MP3
    6. Door (1:28): MP3
    7. Moon Has Three Colors (0:46): MP3
    8. Another Biographical Sketch, Boyhood Dreams (3:34): MP3
    • Part VII (3:32): MP3
    1. "Afraid of Jove..." (0:33): MP3
    2. Rainbow (0:20): MP3
    3. The Nile (1:33): MP3
    4. Visual Effects (0:59): MP3
      Complete Reading from Io's Song (54:22): MP3

    Reading at Wexler Studio, September 26, 2023

    from Turkish Voices

    1. Introductory notes to Turkish Voices (0:32): MP3
    2. Paradise (2:09): MP3
    3. Muezzin (1:13): MP3
    4. The Bee (0:43): MP3
    5. "Whereas a glass of water..." (0:35): MP3
    6. The Wall (0:39): MP3
    7. "Seeing birds passing over you..." (0:14): MP3
    8. "Cutting a slice of watermelon..." (0:13): MP3
    9. Pharaoh (0:14): MP3
    10. What happened to the baby inside the sarcophagus (0:16): MP3
    11. Dying in a Turkish Bath (0:57): MP3
    12. "The most beautiful woman, she was..." (1:15): MP3
    13. "The clock chimed: hmmm..." (0:45): MP3
    14. "Strike a match..." (0:58): MP3
    15. "Istanbul was half under the boat" (0:35): MP3
    16. "Through the transparent gown..." (0:38): MP3
    17. "To be the husband..." (0:13): MP3
    18. Dilni┼čin (1:20): MP3
    19. "Loving was such a panacea..." (0:16): MP3
    20. "Toes..." (0:14): MP3
    21. "Sitting on the Face..." (0:16): MP3
    22. Objects (0:26): MP3
    23. "Left foot..." (0:34): MP3
    24. "The blue spots inside my thighs..." (0:24): MP3
    25. "Allah be praised..." (0:09): MP3
    26. "A hermaphrodite..." (0:15): MP3
    27. "A stalk outbursts in a miniature city..." (1:03): MP3
    28. Epigram (0:30): MP3
    29. Anatolian Exile's Song (1:30): MP3
    30. "A street walker is giving him a broken tipped sword..." (0:57): MP3
    31. "He is combing his hair..." (0:35): MP3
    32. "He is an inveterate..." (0:33): MP3
    33. "How did it get stuck to him..." (0:14): MP3
    34. "A few colors explain everything..." (0:22): MP3
    35. "To find Turkey is easy..." (0:17): MP3
    36. "At the courtyard of the Blue Mosque" (1:24): MP3
    37. "Let this be the n--" (0:14): MP3
    38. "He got in backdoors..." (1:08): MP3
    39. "Oh, play on..." (0:08): MP3
    40. "They sheared the cloud..." (1:02): MP3
    41. "Easy..." (0:19): MP3
    42. "No no no..." (0:35): MP3
    43. "I can not come down..." (0:21): MP3
    44. "In your secret, most private parts traps are set..." (0:25): MP3
    45. "My black mulberry..." (1:25): MP3
    46. The Apple (2:12): MP3
    47. "I can't protect the sadness of my labia..." (1:27): MP3
    48. "Bury my wounded song..." (1:15): MP3
    49. "A watermelon broke..." (0:30): MP3
    50. Punishment Fit the Crime (0:44): MP3
    51. Multiplication of Passion in a Cursed Triangle (0:24): MP3
    52. Peeping Tom (0:18): MP3
    53. "What likes ice cream..." (0:11): MP3
      Complete Reading from Turkish Voices (37:40): MP3

    Xit The Bear: Readings in The Press Room with Peter Valente, Somerville MA, November 12, 2017

    Introductions by Michael Franco

    Watch on Media.sas

    Reading at the Kelly Writers House, January 31, 2012

    1. introduction by Bob Perelman (6:00): MP3
    2. To Seyhan Erozcelik, after his friend Haydar Ergulen's Zarf (1:53): MP3
    3. Coffee Grinds 9 [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (3:26): MP3
    4. Birdrose [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (0:19): MP3
    5. Moody Love [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (0:12): MP3
    6. Beerose [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (0:13): MP3
    7. "The bush is growing" [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (0:27): MP3
    8. Rosemountain [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (0:13): MP3
    9. Dreamrose [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (0:40): MP3
    10. Spin-o-sa [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (0:29): MP3
    11. "s-pun raccoon worshipping the rose" [from Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Seyhan Erozcelik)] (0:37): MP3
    12. from "A Few Thoughts on Fragments" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (3:29): MP3
    13. epigraphs from The Spiritual Life of Replicants (0:48): MP3
    14. "Imagining death is before all image(-ining) the eye's absence" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (1:28): MP3
    15. Burial of What Isseen [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:08): MP3
    16. "Ray-ograph, a motion of light without the camera obscura" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:41): MP3
    17. Steam [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:36): MP3
    18. "A bird flies a straight wide path" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:13): MP3
    19. The Theft [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:57): MP3
    20. "What's for the eye must not duplicate what is for the ear" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:23): MP3
    21. "A triangle entered the room" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:34): MP3
    22. The Triangle in the River [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (2:17): MP3
    23. "I and Godard have a crush on Karina" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:28): MP3
    24. "A motion of light without the camera obscura" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:29): MP3
    25. The Mortal Proof [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (1:31): MP3
    26. "If the future exists" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:38): MP3
    27. "Dying can be seen" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:31): MP3
    28. "no(t)w" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:13): MP3
    29. "We need to confront vague ideas with clear images" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:23): MP3
    30. "eye do not exIsst" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:12): MP3
    31. "The camera steals our eyes to tell its own dreams" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:39): MP3
    32. "If the groom escapes out of the window the day of his wedding, he'll never come back." Gogol, The Wedding [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:09): MP3
    33. Replicants [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:42): MP3
    34. "The thoughts of disappearance is" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:19): MP3
    35. "How beautiful the color of tea" (Orhan Veli) [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:18): MP3
    36. "I hear wings in the foliage" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:09): MP3
    37. "the eye sees the contradictions in words" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:09): MP3
    38. The Wold Shadow [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (1:49): MP3
    39. "When One has given up One's Life" (Emily Dickinson) [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:27): MP3
    40. "Windows, windows are better" (Orhan Veli) [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:13): MP3
    41. The Eyes Absence [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (1:00): MP3
    42. "oooscape" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:04): MP3
    43. "Cezanne painting with the same eye" (R. Bresson) [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:14): MP3
    44. The Still Life [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:22): MP3
    45. Nature [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:09): MP3
    46. "A mass of coffee grind's flying to the sky" (Seyhan Erozcelik) [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:40): MP3
    47. "the yellow of the carpet" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:10): MP3
    48. "A dart's [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:05): MP3
    49. Photons Escaped [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:38): MP3
    50. "Death is the ultimate moss" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:07): MP3
    51. "I see, I see, said the blind man" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:12): MP3
    52. Flight Path of O's [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:20): MP3
    53. Luna [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:13): MP3
    54. Tic [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:12): MP3
    55. "The floating vision of the god of water" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:10): MP3
    56. "Through a wordless hole darkly" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:13): MP3
    57. Eda [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (1:23): MP3
    58. "errgod" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:09): MP3
    59. "water mill why are you moaning" (Yunus Emre) [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (1:46): MP3
    60. "immense pool" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:36): MP3
    61. "ro! because soundnest" [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (0:11): MP3
    62. Cast of Nexus-6 Characters in Blade Runner [from The Spiritual Life of Replicants] (1:31): MP3
    63. Q&A Discussion (15:05): MP3
    • Complete reading (1:03:40): MP3

    Writers Without Borders presents New European Poets, Kelly Writers House, September 23, 2008

    • Complete reading (6:17): MP3

    Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #138, April 22, 2007

    • complete recording (31:39): MP3

    Recorded by Chris Funkhouser, Staten Island, New York, June 22, 2001

    • "a hippo's anus..." (0:20): MP3

    Un-American Poetry: Conversation with Murat Nemet-Nejat, Ben Hollander, and Ammiel Alcalay, Kelly Writers House, March 22, 2001

    Murat Nemet-Nejat (18:38): MP3

    Complete recording (33:00): MP3

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