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PoemTalk Podcast #71, discussing Claude McKay's "If We Must Die," October 7, 2013

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PoemTalk Podcast #20, discussing Amiri Baraka's "Kenyatta Listening to Mozart," July 30, 2009

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PoemTalk Podcast #39, discussing Etheridge Knight's "The Sun Came" and Gwendolyn Brooks' "Truth," December 29, 2010

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PoemTalk Podcast #98, discussing James Weldon Johnson's poem "O Southland", March 9, 2016

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PoemTalk Episode #100, Discussing Significant PoemTalk Episodes

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

Featuring Herman Beavers, Maria Damon, William J. Harris, Erica Kaufman, Tracie Morris, Steve McLaughlin, Charles Bernstein.


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

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. 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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