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PoemTalk Podcast #112, Discussing Patrick Rosal's "Instance of an Island", feat. Ross Gay, Josephine Park, and Herman Beavers

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PoemTalk Podcast #100, Discussing Significant PoemTalk Episodes

Featuring Herman Beavers, Maria Damon, William J. Harris, erica kaufman, Tracie Morris, Steve McLaughlin, and Charles Bernstein

Full episode (1:30:18): PoemTalk 100: Celebration and Retrospective

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PoemTalk Podcast #98, Discussing James Weldon Johnson's poem "O Southland"

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PoemTalk Podcast #89, Discussing Nathaniel Mackey's "Day after Day of the Dead"

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PoemTalk Podcast #86, Discussing Tyrone Williams' "Written By H'Self" and "Cant," feat. Alan Golding, Lily Applebaum, and Herman Beavers

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PoemTalk Podcast #71, Discussing Claude McKay's "If We Must Die"

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PoemTalk Podcast #39, Discussing Etheridge Knight's "The Sun Came" and Gwendolyn Brooks' "Truth"

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PoemTalk Podcast #20, Discussing Amiri Baraka's "Kenyatta Listening to Mozart"

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Reading with William J. Harris at the Kelly Writers House, October 17, 2017

    Part One

    Part Two

Full audio (1:25:20): MP3

  1. Opening Remarks (1:05): MP3
  2. Dangerous (1:17): MP3
  3. Eclipse (2:07): MP3
  4. Taking Up Base (4:09): MP3
  5. Making Fast (2:30): MP3
  6. Anamnesis (2:33): MP3
  7. Gazalle Beugler 1863 (3:13): MP3
  8. Gazalle Howard 1865 (1:30): MP3
  9. Letter to Howard Garner Yellow Bird 22 October, 1873 (2:11): MP3
  10. Letter to Howard 12 February, 1872 (1:21): MP3
  11. 1883 Howard Letter in Red Ink (3:00): MP3
  12. Pittsburg 1957 a Photograph (5:55): MP3
  13. Obsidian Blues Number 28 (3:47): MP3

MLA Offsite Reading, Philadelphia, January 6, 2017

Complete reading (5:29): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 23, 2013

  • Complete reading (1:15:12): MP3

MLA Off-Site Reading at the Rotunda, Philadelphia, December 29, 2009

  • Complete reading (4:05): MP3

Old English Live: Reading of Old English and Old English-inspired poems at the Kelly Writers House, November 4, 2003

With Herman Beavers, Bob Perelman, Kathy Lou Schultz, George Economou, Greg Djanikian, Emily Steiner, and Susan Stewart

Complete recording (1:22:23): MP3

Reading for LIVE at the Writers House, Episode 23, University of Pennsylvania, October 2, 2000

  1. Problems of Translation (0:20): MP3
  2. Secrets (1:22): MP3
  3. The Real Deal (0:08): MP3
  4. Vernall Contemplates the Meaning of Existence (1:44): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, September 14, 2000

  1. An Old Man Remembers the Guitar (4:46): MP3
  2. 1916 (3:14): MP3
  3. The Journeyman (3:15): MP3
  4. Mourning (1:57): MP3
  5. The Witness Stone (2:17): MP3
  6. Eclipse (1:45): MP3
  7. January 1989 (3:31): MP3
  8. Midnight Roll (2:19): MP3
  9. Dance Speak (3:40): MP3
  10. Chord Changes (2:17): MP3
  11. Dream Lubricant (1:29): MP3
  12. Problems of Translation (2:28): MP3
  13. Secrets (1:41): MP3
  14. Til You Come Back (1:54): MP3
  15. A Matter of Life and Debt (1:03): MP3
  16. The Real Deal (0:37): MP3
  17. Vernell Meets the Devil (1:02): MP3
  18. Vernell Contemplates the Meaning of Existence (2:18): MP3
  19. L.L. Benbo on the Matter of Vernell (2:22): MP3
  20. Some Kind of Hard Arithmetic (4:01): MP3
  21. Dignity City (2:53): MP3
  22. We was watching Star Trek (1:14): MP3

Reading for LIVE at the Writers House, Episode 4, University of Pennsylvania, September 13, 1997

  1. Crossings (1:04): MP3
  2. Eclipse (1:23): MP3
  3. Heart Murmur (1:22): MP3
  4. Mourning (1:16): MP3
  5. Spy Glass (1:50): MP3
  6. Still Life Narrative (1:20): MP3
  7. The Journeyman (1:38): MP3
  8. The Witness Stone (1:12): MP3
  9. Untitled (1:04): MP3

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