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

Selected by Brian Ang (read more about his choices here)

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Vintage Segue Series Readings Recently Added

Posted 8/29/2014

We're closing out the week with a trio of recently-added Segue recordings from a period of transition around the turn of this century.

First, there's a February 7, 1998 reading recorded at HERE — an alternate venue during the series' tenure at its original home, the Ear Inn — featuring sets by Jen Hofer and Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Next, a February 10, 2001 event at Double Happiness showcasing the work of Lisa Lubasch, Rebecca Wolff, and Devin Johnson. And finally, also from Double Happiness, a March 17, 2001 reading by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Laura Moriarty.

You can browse for these recordings and many more from Segue's nearly forty years of existence at our pages for its iterations at the Ear Inn, Double Happiness, the Bowery Poetry Club, and the Zinc Bar.

Fifty Years of Buffalo Poetics Readings on PennSound

Posted 8/27/2014

Today on Jacket2, Charles Bernstein has a new commentary post celebrating PennSound's archive of Buffalo recordings:

"We've been working on this page for a decade, but now near complete — 150 readings and events at Buffalo, from 1963 to 2003.

Most of the readings here are connected to two series: 'Walking the Dog' programs coordinated and recorded by Robert Creeley until 1990; 'Wednesdays@4 Plus' programs (1990-2003) coordinated and recorded by Charles Bernstein (working with Susan Howe, Raymond Federman, Dennis Tedlock, and Creeley). While the Poetics Program as such didn't begin until Fall 1991, we include on this page 50 years of readings in Buffalo, associated with the State University of New York's English Department."

On our Buffalo series page, you'll not only find an astounding archive of recordings, but also links to segmented versions of complete sets when they exist on PennSound author pages, along with links to a calendar of events from 1994-2005 (hosted at the Electronic Poetry Center) and a PDF of posters from the Wednesdays@4 Plus series from 1990-2003.

A Celebration of Emily Dickinson's Birthday at the Poetry Project, 1979

Posted 8/25/2014

We've recently begun digitizing some very exciting recordings from the Maureen Owen Collection of Greenwich Village Poetry, which comes to us via the Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Here's a particularly interesting recording to introduce the collection: a December 1979 celebration of Emily Dickinson's birthday at the St. Mark's Poetry Project. Filling a ninety-minute tape, the complete event is broken down into two parts (one for each side) as well as individual sets for each of the participants — Jan Heller Levi, Charles Bernstein, Susan Leites, Charles Doria, Virginia Terrace, Barbara Guest, Madeleine Keller and Vicki Hudspith, Armand Schwerner, Karen Edwards, Jackson Mac Low, Maureen Owen, and Susan Howe, followed by Jay Leyda and a Q&A session. There are also twenty-five segmented tracks for selected poems from the reading: Bernstein reading "To fill a Gap," Schwerner reading "They say that 'Time assuages,'" Howe reading "Because I could not stop for Death," and so forth.

PennSound Daily is written by Michael S. Hennessey.

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