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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Charles Bernstein: 'Pitch of Poetry' Launch at KWH, 2016

Posted 5/27/2016

To wrap up this week we're highlighting the recent launch event for Charles Bernstein's latest book, Pitch of Poetry (University of Chicago, 2016) at our own Kelly Writers House.

Recorded on April 12th of this year, this celebration begins with a lavish introduction by Bernstein's PennSound co-director, Al Filreis. Next Bernstein takes the podium, beginning with the book's preface, followed by "Leslie Scalapino's Rhythmic Intensities," his tribute to the late poet, first presented at a St. Mark's Poetry Project memorial event in June 2010. Next, he reads a 2013 interview with Stephen Ross from Wolf, with Ariel Resnikoff serving as interlocutor. Finally, he closes the reading with a few selections from "The Pataquerical Imagination: Midrashic Antinomianism and the Promise of Bent Studies," from the book's final section.

You can experience this wonderful event via either streaming video or downloadable MP3 audio by clicking the title above.

Richetti Reads Roethke

Posted 5/25/2016

Today would have been the one hundred and eighth birthday of poet Theodore Roethke, a Pulitzer Prize and two-time National Book Award-winning poet, who died at the age of fifty-five in 1963.

In honor of the occasion, we're highlighting three Roethke poems read by UPenn professor emeritus as part of his audio anthology, "106 Favorite Poems, Good for Memorizing," which he recorded for us in 2014. In his rich and resonant fashion, Richetti offers up his renditions of "Dolor," "I Knew a Woman," and what's perhaps his best-known poem, "The Waking." Those interested in reading along can find copies of the poems on the Poetry Foundation website.

The School of Life Reading Series, Melbourne

Posted 5/23/2016

Here's an exciting new addition to our roster of reading series: the Poets in the Cafe reading series from the School of Life in Melbourne, Australia. The readings are curated and hosted by Robert Wood, who's produced several fantastic articles for Jacket2 on Australian Aboriginal poetry and poetics over the years and will be publishing a new piece with us in the near future.

Altogether we're presenting seven readings — by Bonny Cassidy, Luke Beesley, Jess Wilkinson, Matt Hall, Kent MacCarter, Melinda Bufton, and Autumn Royal — that took place over the last twelve months and we look forward to hosting more recordings as time passes. Those eager for more Australian poetry should check out our massive Anthology of Australian Poets, curated by Pam Brown as a complement to her equally-ambitious Jacket2 feature, "Fifty-One Contemporary Poets from Australia."

PennSound Daily is written by Michael S. Hennessey.

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