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About PennSound


Al Filreis and Charles Bernstein
Al Filreis and Charles Bernstein at PennSound (photo by Mark Stehle)

PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. For an overview of PennSound — including a discussion of the project's pedagogical implications — we invite you to listen to PennSound podcast #6.

We intend to provide as much documentation about individual recordings as possible; new bibliographic information will be added over time. Please contact us if you can supplement the information already provided.

View the press release from PennSound's launch.

PennSound is a project of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing.

Contact us:


  • Charles Bernstein and Al Filreis, Directors
  • Chris Mustazza, Associate Director
  • Michael S. Hennessey, Editor
  • Christopher J. Martin, Technical Director
  • Zach Carduner, Managing Editor
  • Steve McLaughlin, Podcast Director and Senior Editor
  • Danny Snelson and Kenneth Goldsmith, Senior Editors
  • Chris Funkhouser and A.L. Nielsen, Contributing Editors
  • John MacDermott, Technical Advisor
  • Tyler Burke, Ari Lewis, Kaitlin Moore, Nick Seymour, Adelaide Powell, Annie Fang, and Andie Davidson, Student Technical Support Staff

Special thanks to our former editors, interns, and student support staff: Kun Jia, Eric Baus, Jamie Png, Mollie Braverman, Joel Kuszai, Mike Van Helder, Chris Yeager, Jonathan Gorman, Jenny Lesser, Rebekah Larsen, Katie Siegel, Megan Lewis, Anna Strong, Mary Weston, Jeffrey Boruszak, Rebekah Caton, Anna Zalokostas, Rafael Dimaano, Zach Walters, Ivana Kohut, Alina Chin, Henry Steinberg, Jonathan Wilt, Sharon Margolis, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, and Connie Yu.


We express our thanks to Penn's English Department, the wonderful staffs of the Kelly Writers House, the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, and School of Arts & Sciences Computing; to UbuWeb and the Electronic Poetry Center. We are grateful to Tom and Lindy Gallagher, Paul Williams, David Roberts and an anonymous donor for their generous support of PennSound.