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Robin Blaser

Reading in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1965

Complete reading (15:32): MP3

  1. The Moth Poem (13:48): MP3
  2. The Translator: a Tale (1:44): MP3

(recording courtesy of the estate of Robert Creeley)

Reading at the University of British Columbia, 1970

Complete Recording: MP3 (19:40)

  1. Translation (0:33): MP3
  2. Winter Words (0:34):MP3
  3. The Stories (0:43): MP3
  4. In a Dark (0:18): MP3
  5. The Prints (0:27): MP3
  6. Love (0:26): MP3
  7. The Private I (0:54): MP3
  8. Song (0:26): MP3
  9. 1st Tale: Over (0:34): MP3
  10. 2nd Tale: Return (1:26): MP3
  11. At Last (0:41): MP3
  12. Aphrodite of the Leaves (0:26): MP3
  13. The City (0:48): The City
  14. The Translator: A Tale (1:08): MP3
  15. Sophia Nichols (1:58): MP3
  16. A Gift (0:49): MP3
  17. Bottom's Dream (0:47): MP3
  18. The Finder (1:07): MP3
  19. Out of the Window (1:03): MP3
  20. Merlin (0:56): MP3
  21. The Cry of Merlin (2:05): MP3
  22. envoi (0:51): MP3

Reading at the San Francisco Poetry Center, February 11, 1976

  • Part One (31:19): MP3
  • Part Two (31:23): MP3

Reading at the Portland Poetry Festival, August 9, 1986

Charles Olson Lectures SUNY Buffalo, March 23-27, 1987

Introduction by Robert Creeley



Poetry reading, concluding Olson lectures, March 29, 1987
  1. Introduction (0:40): MP3
  2. "When they sit in consilium..." (2:11): MP3
  3. "For me, every author is absolutely other..." (0:39): MP3
  4. Further (2:19): MP3
  5. The Pause (2:40): MP3
  6. A conversation poem (1:08): MP3
  7. Romance (1:08): MP3
  8. Apologies for Repetitions (5:29): MP3
  9. Gathering (0:56): MP3
  10. Image-Nation (half and half) (4:18): MP3
  11. Robert Graves: In Memoriam (19:40): MP3
  12. Steps (poem for Allen Ginsberg) (4:32): MP3
  13. "I've always liked the notion of the mind as a frying pan..." (5:22): MP3
  14. To Whom It May Concern (1:49): MP3

Complete Reading (54:05): MP3, RealAudio

Reading for Wednesdays @ Four Plus, University of Buffalo, April 24-25, 1991

  • April 24 - "Check Out Your Lintels: Poetry and Doors" (1:07:04): MP3
  • April 25 - "Homotextualism" (2:13:57): MP3

Poetry Reading and Discussion at the University at Buffalo, September 15, 1993

  1. Introduction by Robert Creeley (10:07): MP3
  2. Introduction to Cups (2:49): MP3
  3. Cups, parts 1 - 12 (12:49): MP3
  4. Of the Land of Culture (4:08): MP3
  5. A Bird in the House (1:43): MP3
  6. In the Tree Tops (Michaux) (2:34): MP3
  7. Image Nation 24 from Exody (30:50): MP3
  8. Complete Reading (1:05:46): MP3

On "Night Waves," hosted by Patrick Wright, BBC Radio Three, January 22, 1997

"Relocating the High Lyric Voice" (featuring John Kinsella, Denise Riley, Peter Blegvad & Iain Sinclair): MP3

Reading at the Writers Institute, Albany, October 26, 1994, recorded by Chris Funkhouser

  1. well I was walking up (1:21): MP3
  2. of is the word love without the initial consonant (2:34): MP3
  3. As If By Chance (5:17): MP3
  4. Image-Nation 18 (an apple (3:11): MP3
  5. Even On Sunday (13:59): MP3
  6. a bird in the house (2:06): MP3
  7. Muses, Dionysus, Eros (2:57): MP3
  8. rose (4:26): MP3
  9. Opening discussion of Great Companion: Robert Duncan (7:08): MP3
  10. Great Companion: Robert Duncan (11:24): MP3
  11. in the tree tops (2:39): MP3
  12. Mappa Mundi (6:28): MP3

Complete Reading (1:06:13): MP3

"Collapse" - A Reading from The Holy Forest, University of British Columbia, 1995

Complete Reading (36:30): MP3

This CD comes from an issue of Collapse Magazine, published in 1996. The reading, which took place at the University of British Columbia's Frederic Wood Theatre, occurred at a conference held in honor of Robin Blaser's seventieth birthday entitled "The Recovery of the Public World, a celebration of his poetry and his poetics."

Lecture on Robert Duncan - Buffalo, 1996

Complete Lecture: (41:02): MP3 , RealAudio

Great Companion: Dante Alighieri - Universita d'Annuzio, April 22, 1997

Complete Recording (37:46): MP3

Reading at the Cultural Centre, Vancouver East, 2003

  1. Introduction (2:08): MP3
  2. Opening Comments (2:14): MP3
  3. Psyche (1:31): MP3
  4. As If By Chance (4:55): MP3
  5. the tired century and ultimate image (2:43): MP3
  6. the universe is part of ourselves (0:55): MP3
  7. Skylight Smoking a Ramses Cigarette, a Gift in a Pink Box (3:04): MP3
  8. Tumble-Weed (1:47): MP3
  9. Home (0:36): MP3
  10. Sophia Nichols (2:58): MP3
  11. Comments and Introduction of Meredith Quartermain (2:00): MP3
  12. Oh! (1:19): MP3
  13. Glass Road (1:04): MP3
  14. who, who, who, who (1:17): MP3
  15. good morning (2:00): MP3
  16. So (0:41): MP3
  17. did you ever see an angel (0:36): MP3
  18. when Nietzsche said (0:23): MP3
  19. the builders next door (1:08): MP3
  20. everyday, the carpenter (0:34): MP3
  21. woke this morning (0:15): MP3
  22. so Eros has a mind (0:31): MP3
  23. Mr. and Mrs. Sew-and-Sew (1:01): MP3
  24. In Remembrance of Matthew Shepard (1:38): MP3
  25. Well, I heard it on the grapevine (0:36): MP3
  26. Being (2:10): MP3
  27. a song (1:39): MP3

Complete Recording (43:07): MP3

Reading at Woodland Pattern Bookstore - Milwaukee, October 2, 2004

Language is Love - Talk at Woodland Pattern Bookstore, October 3, 2004

  • Part One (10:50): MP3
  • Part Two (22:52): MP3
  • Part Three (7:06): MP3
  • Part Four (5:55): MP3
  • Part Five (7:12): MP3

Appearing on Cross-Cultural Poetics, hosted by Leonard Schwartz

  • Episode #8, "The Inferno," November 24, 2003 (28:38): MP3

    1. Introduction by Leonard Schwartz (1:07): MP3
    2. Image Nation 13: Telephone (2:47): MP3
    3. Discussing Image Nation (2:33): MP3
    4. Discussing The Irreparable (4:42): MP3
    5. Blaser discussing his new poetry (2:25): MP3
    6. Blaser discussing his dual citizenship (1:49): MP3
    7. Responsibility in language (1:15): MP3
    8. As If By Chance (4:58): MP3
    9. Discussing As If By Chance (4:20): MP3
    10. Language as a source of poetry (2:41): MP3

  • Episode #57, "Mythscape," 2004 (29:59): MP3
  • Episode #133, "The Holy Forest," March 11, 2007 (45:03): MP3

In conversation with Robert Hass, UC Berkeley, Cloud House Poetry Archives, November 5, 2008

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