Featured resources

  1. Charles Bernstein -
    St. McC. MP3
  2. Amiri Baraka -
    Against Bourgeois Art MP3
  3. Michael Palmer -
    Lies of the Poem MP3
  4. Henry Hills -
    Money MOV
  5. Barrett Watten -
    "I dreamed of a group of sociable foxes in the basement" MP3
  6. Steve McCaffery -
    The Baker Transformation MP3
  7. Bruce Andrews -
    Feature MP3
  8. Jackson Mac Low -
    Feeling Down Clementi Felt Imposed Upon From Every Direction (HSCH 10) MP3
  9. Ron Silliman -
    Quindecagon MP3
  10. Rod Smith -
    This is Such Total Bullshit MP3
  11. Rachel Blau Duplessis -
    Draft 72: Nanifesto MP3
  12. K. Silem Mohammad -
    Sonnet 154: The little love god lying once asleep MP3

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Ted Greenwald: Three New Readings, 1979-1983

Posted 8/20/2014

Last month we unearthed historic recordings from the Ted Greenwald-curated reading series at New York's Droll/Kolbert Gallery from 1978–1980. Today, we'd like to highlight a trio of recordings of Greenwald from roughly the same time period, which also come to us from his personal archives.

First, from January 14, 1979, we have a forty-seven minute set from the Franklin Furnace. That's followed by a forty-four minute reading from Use No Hooks, recorded at San Francisco's Tassajara on March 24, 1980. Finally, from January 13, 1983, we have a forty-five minute recording from Detroit's Line Series. Altogether, that's more than two hours of new performances added to Greenwald's already-extensive PennSound author page. To start listening, follow the links above.

Simone White and Divya Victor: Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lectures in Innovative Poetics

Posted 8/18/2014

Here's another wonderful addition to the site from Kush and his Cloud House Poetry Archives: this year's Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lectures in Innovative Poetics by Simone White and Divya Victor. Presented by Small Press Traffic in San Francisco, these talks were given on June 1, 2014. Thanks to X Poetics, we're able to provide the full text of each lecture.

On our Cloud House Poetry Archives series page, you'll also find video footage of last year's Scalapino Memorial Lecture, given by Joan Retallack, among many other historic Bay Area recordings from 1990 to the present.

Fielding Dawson: New Author Page

Posted 8/15/2014

As we continue to make our way through the remaining tapes in Robert Creeley's tape archives some interesting surprises have turned up. The latest of these forms the basis of a new author page for Fielding Dawson — "Fee" to his friends — the Black Mountain and Beat-affiliated author and painter shown in-between Mark Hedden and Charles Olson in the photo at left.

Creeley's tapes have provided a pair of lengthy recordings from the Allentown Community Center in Buffalo, the first recorded on December 12, 1974, the second on October 9, 1975. We've also added a October 13, 1964 recording from SUNY-Buffalo to round out the set, yielding a total of nearly four hours of Dawson readings. Whether you're an old fan of his books — largely published by Black Sparrow during his lifetime — or newly-acquainted with his work, here's an excellent opportunity to connect through several stellar recordings.

PennSound Daily is written by Michael S. Hennessey.

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