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Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman, "Memorial Day," the St. Mark's Poetry Project, May 5, 1971

Reading at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, August 1971

  1. Introduction (1:15): MP3
  2. Wishes (2:09): MP3
  3. Ophelia (1:51): MP3
  4. Poem (for Larry Fagin) (0:13): MP3
  5. Things to Do In Bolinas (1:06): MP3
  6. Today in Ann Arbor (3:04): MP3
  7. People Who Died (2:27): MP3
  8. Three Sonnets and a Coda for Tom Clark (4:09): MP3
  9. What I'd Like for Christmas, 1970 (1:15): MP3
  10. Southampton Business (3:44): MP3
  11. Wrong Train (1:45): MP3
  12. Frank O'Hara (1:36): MP3
  13. Crystal (1:32): MP3
  14. Words for Love (3:39): MP3
  15. Things To Do In Providence (7:30): MP3
Complete Recording (37:21): MP3

Appearing on Public Access Poetry with Harris Schiff, August 4, 1977

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From The World Record: Readings at the St. Mark's Poetry Project, 1969-1980

  1. Things to Do in New York City (0:48): MP3
  2. Landscape with Figures (Southampton) (0:40): MP3
  3. Frank O'Hara (1:17): MP3

Interview and Reading on In The American Tree, hosted by Lyn Hejinian & Kit Robinson, KPFA, Berkeley, 1978

  1. Comments (0:28): MP3
  2. Whitman In Black (1:09): MP3
  3. Buddha on the Bounty (1:28): MP3
  4. Here I Live (2:00): MP3
  5. Comments (10:39): MP3
  6. Chicago Morning (1:53): MP3
  7. New Town (1:09): MP3
  8. The End (1:20): MP3
  9. From a List of Delusions of the Insane (What They are Afraid Of) (1:10): MP3
  10. Comments (9:14): MP3
  11. Personal Poem #9 (1:15): MP3
  12. Crystal (1:43): MP3
  13. Comments (1:50): MP3
  14. Three Pages (0:44): MP3
  15. Remembered Poem (0:25): MP3

Full Interview and Reading (36:33): MP3

The Sonnets, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, June 24, 1981

Introduction (9:28): MP3
  1. Sonnet 1 (0:39): MP3
  2. Sonnet 2 (0:43): MP3
  3. Sonnet 3 (0:45): MP3
  4. Sonnet 4 (0:44): MP3
  5. Sonnet 5 (0:45): MP3
  6. Sonnet 6 (2:06): MP3
  7. Poem in the Traditional Manner (1:42): MP3
  8. Poem in the Modern Manner (1:32): MP3
  9. From a Secret Journal (1:15): MP3
  10. Sonnet 10 (1:40): MP3
  11. Sonnet 11 (0:42): MP3
  12. Penn Station (0:56): MP3
  13. Sonnet 13 (0:37): MP3
  14. Sonnet 15 (1:37): MP3
  15. Sonnet 16 (0:47): MP3
  16. Sonnet 17 (0:42): MP3
  17. Sonnet 18 (0:48): MP3
  18. Sonnet 19 (0:53): MP3
  19. Sonnet 21 (0:42): MP3
  20. Sonnet 23 (1:18): MP3
  21. Sonnet 26 (1:51): MP3
  22. Sonnet 27 (0:55): MP3
  23. Sonnet 30 (0:44): MP3
  24. Sonnet 31 (0:44): MP3
  25. Sonnet 32 (0:51): MP3
  26. Sonnet 34 (1:15): MP3
  27. Sonnet 36 (1:34): MP3
  28. Sonnet 37 (0:57): MP3
  29. Sonnet 38 (0:49): MP3
  30. Mess Occupations (1:29): MP3
  31. Sonnet 40 (1:33): MP3
  32. Sonnet 41 (0:41): MP3
  33. Sonnet 42 (0:54): MP3
  34. Sonnet 43 (0:43): MP3
  35. Sonnet 44 (1:01): MP3
  36. Sonnet 45 (0:44): MP3
  37. Sonnet 46 (0:43): MP3
  38. Sonnet 47 (1:16): MP3
  39. Sonnet 48 (0:52): MP3
  40. Sonnet 49 (0:49): MP3
  41. Sonnet 50 (1:24): MP3
  42. Sonnet 51 (0:51): MP3
  43. Sonnet 52 (0:35): MP3
  44. Sonnet 53 (0:53): MP3
  45. Sonnet 54 (0:56): MP3
  46. Sonnet 55 (0:58): MP3
  47. Sonnet 56 (0:45): MP3
  48. Sonnet 57 (0:39): MP3
  49. Sonnet 58 (0:55): MP3
  50. Sonnet 59 (0:41): MP3
  51. Sonnet 60 (0:43): MP3
  52. Sonnet 61 (0:52): MP3
  53. Sonnet 62 (0:44): MP3
  54. Sonnet 70 (1:21): MP3
  55. Sonnet 71 (1:04): MP3
  56. Sonnet 72 (2:00): MP3
  57. Sonnet 73 (1:21): MP3
  58. Sonnet 74 (1:12): MP3
  59. Sonnet 75 (0:49): MP3
  60. Sonnet 76 (1:15): MP3
  61. Sonnet 77 (0:59): MP3
  62. Sonnet 78 (1:24): MP3
  63. Sonnet 81 (0:53): MP3
  64. Sonnet 82 (1:20): MP3
  65. Sonnet 83 (1:59): MP3
  66. Sonnet 84 (1:06): MP3
  67. Sonnet 85 (0:54): MP3
  68. Sonnet 87 (0:55): MP3
  69. Sonnet 88 (0:55): MP3
  • Complete Reading, with Introduction (1:22:42): MP3
  • Complete Reading, without Introduction (1:13:14): MP3

These selections are available in the following publications:

  • The Sonnets. New York: Lorenz and Ellen Gude, 1964.
  • The Sonnets. 2nd Edition: New York: Grove Press, 1966.
  • The Sonnets. 3rd Edition: New York: United Artists, 1982.
  • The Sonnets. Introduction by Alice Notley & Footnotes by Ted Berrigan & Alice Notley, with seven sonnets restored, New York: Penguin Books,2000.
  • From Exact Change Yearbook, no. 1 (ed. Peter Gizzi)

    • Red Shift (3:01): MP3
    • Recorded July 25, 1982, at the Naropa Institute

    Reading at Bard College, December 15, 1982

    From Anne Waldman's 2001 album, Alchemical Elegy - Selected Songs and Writings

    Excerpt of Memorial Day (with Anne Waldman) (5:00): MP3

    PoemTalk Podcast #5, discussing Berrigan's "3 Pages," April 3, 2008

    Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

    Also on PennSound

    Ted Berrigan reading "Whitman in Black" (1:04):
    MP3, YouTube

    Ted Berrigan on PennSound Daily


    These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to Alice Notley for the Estate of Ted Berrigan. © 2004 Alice Notley. Used with permission of Alice Notley. Distributed by PennSound.