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  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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Robert Creeley Interviews Kathy Acker, 1979

Posted 3/6/2015

On December 12 and 13, 1979, Robert Creeley hosted Kathy Acker at SUNY-Buffalo. He introduced her and in two sessions she read from her work and engaged with Creeley on conversation. PennSound now offers, in addition to the whole recording, segments by topic and work. Topics discussed include French novelists, translations, self-expression, self-reflection, subjectivity and perception, the writer's perspective, and the divided self.

You can listen to this newly-segmented recording, along with a number of full-length album releases, readings, and interviews recorded between the late 1970s and the mid-90s, on PennSound's Kathy Acker author page.

Naomi Replansky Reading in NYC, 2014

Posted 3/4/2015

In January, we announced the addition of two sets of recordings from Naomi Replansky, dating from 2009 and 2012, which came to us through Richard Swigg. Today, we're happy to unveil a third recording from the poet.

Recorded at the home of Marcia Eckhert and Tom Haller in New York City on November 19, 2014, this nineteen-poem set includes the years of composition for each piece. While there's some overlap with the previous two sets — "Epitaph: 1945," "Complaint of the Ignorant Wizard," "Gray Hairs," "Foreigner," "I Met My Solitude," among others — there are also a number of poems unique to this recording, including "The Balloon," "The Human Intellect Divine," "Memory of a Party," "Factory Poem," and "The Sightseers," spanning her more than eighty years of work.

Cross Cultural Poetics: Two Programs Filmed at KWH, 2013

Posted 3/2/2015

Last month, we posted footage of two Cross Cultural Poetics programs filmed at Evergreen State College in 2009 and 2010. Today, we're back with another pair of videos, this time for programs filmed at our own Kelly Writers House during host Leonard Schwartz's 2013 visit.

The first of these, episode #273, "Canon/Foster," begins with Spanish poet Isabel Cadenas Canon reading from recent collection, To Leave, along with her translations of Raul Zurita into Basque. Then Edward Foster reads from his long poem in process and discusses international poetry in translation. Schwartz and his two guests are shown at left during the recording session.

Next, we have episode #274, "Zemborain/Moschovakis," showcases Argentine poet Lila Zemborain's The Murmur of Borders, with reading from the book in both Spanish and English translation; she then discusses the idea of the "bio-poem." She's followed by Anna Moschovakis, who shares her "Film 2," and muses on the relationship between philosophy and poetry.

Cross Cultural Poetics will be back with more episodes in the near future, but revisiting these two vintage programs, with a new video component, is a wonderful way to bide the time until then.

PennSound Daily is written by Michael S. Hennessey.

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