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Close Listening Conversation with Charles Bernstein, September 13, 2007

Complete Reading (28:38): MP3

Recorded in conjunction with Brown's reading with Bernadette Mayer at the Kelly Writers House. Click here for the Mayer/Brown reading.


Tender Buttons at 100 Celebration, Kelly Writers House, October 1, 2014

Lee Ann Brown (10:04): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #63, discussing Laynie Browne's "Daily Sonnets," March 1, 2013

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

Convergence on Poetics, University of Washington Bothell, North Creek Events Center, September 27-30, 2012

  • Lee Ann Brown (13:07): MP3
  • complete recording (2:02:52): MP3

  • listen to entire event here

Reading for the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, February 26, 2012

with Anne Waldman

  • complete reading (28:09): MP3

Dome Poem NC

a film by Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn featuring poems by Brown, Erin O'Neal, Cheryl J Fish, Timothy Dyke and Leah Souffrant, inspired by geodesic structures.



Reading at Jerome Rothenberg's 80th Birthday Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011

What They Wore: A Play for Actors in Five Acts, written by Jerome Rothenberg, performed by Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn (3:37): MP3

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PoemTalk Podcast #10, discussing Gertrude Stein's "Portrait of Christian Bernard," September 8, 2008

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

Appearing on LA-Lit 23, June 24, 2007

Part A (36:40): MP3
Part B (43:37): MP3

Reading with India Radfar and Laynie Browne

Complete Reading (59:25): MP3

"A Lee-Ann-thology of Concrete Poetry," a short film by Henry Hills

Click here to view the movie.

Segue reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, May 15, 2004

  1. Introduction (2:48): MP3
  2. Introduction by Lee Ann Brown (1:44): MP3
  3. Odometer (4:45): MP3
  4. The Chemical Literature (4:25): MP3
  5. Low Movers (0:54): MP3
  6. Nascent Toolbox (3:51): MP3
  7. Letters to the Wonderous Field of Reality Torn (11:21): MP3
  8. Unknown Title (Inaudible) (1:23): MP3

Tender Buttons Press reading at the Kelly Writers House, October 21, 2003

Complete Reading (21:25): MP3

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Recorded Live at the Bowery Poetry Club, May 2003

  • A Song Cycle by Lee Ann Brown, Directed by Tony Torn
  • Performed by Lee Ann Brown, Anne Doerner, Carolyn Kelley, Cynthia Nelson & Hai-Ting Chinn.

Act One (Hymns)

  1. Transformation Hymn (1:16): MP3
  2. Three Graces (2:33): MP3
  3. Three Rings (1:54): MP3
  4. Vision Crown (2:51): MP3
  5. Bridge

  6. Pledge / The Words of Love (2:45): MP3
  7. Act Two (Girl Scout Songs)

  8. Fireman's Band / Billboard (0:55): MP3
  9. I'm a Nut (0:27): MP3
  10. Underwear (0:29): MP3
  11. Blood on the Saddle (0:21): MP3
  12. Ragtime Cowboy Joe (0:36): MP3
  13. Desperado (1:09): MP3
  14. Prunie (0:36): MP3
  15. Hop Hop Bunny Bunny (0:43): MP3
  16. Don Gato (1:59): MP3
  17. Five Little Pumpkins (0:36): MP3
  18. Bridge

  19. False Knight in the Road (1:41): MP3
  20. Act Three (Ballads)

  21. Was a Lady Living Yore (1:41): MP3
  22. The Ballad of Susan Smith (2:43): MP3
  23. The Ballad of Phoebe Steele (3:04): MP3
  24. Maddy Groves (3:11): MP3
  25. Red Fox / Shady Grove (3:08): MP3

From "Poems Not Fit For the White House," Lincoln Center, February 2003

Transformation Hymn (3:07): MP3

Recorded live at WKCR-FM (New York) by Tom Kelly on May 3, 2002

  1. Epithalamium (8:05): MP3
  2. selections from Polyverse (3:41): MP3
  3. Comfit - several short poems (4:10): MP3
  4. After Sappho (0:13): MP3
  5. The A, Chain Reaction & Subway Exchange (0:42): MP3
  6. Tender Skin (2:17): MP3
  7. Witch Alphabet, Mistranslation of Mayakovsky, Pledge & Love (4:25): MP3
  8. The Day the War Started (1:04): MP3
  9. Poem for Lisa (2:20): MP3
  10. Demi Queer Notion (0:49): MP3
  11. To Jennifer M. While Drinking the GCB (0:41): MP3
  12. Poem for Joe (2:10): MP3
  13. Co-Labs (1:54): MP3
  14. Co-Lab 2 (2:01): MP3
  15. Co-Lab with Hannah Weiner (1:43): MP3
  16. Two by Furs (2:07): MP3
  17. Co-Lab with Lisa Jarnot (1:02): MP3
  18. Definitions (1:03): MP3
  19. untitled (0:37): MP3
  20. Tennos (1:05): MP3
  21. To Bed (0:27): MP3
  22. Crush (5:44): MP3
  23. Ballad of Susan Smith (6:25): MP3

Reading as part of The Line Reading Series, December 4, 2001

Complete reading (22:46): MP3

Segue reading at Double Happiness, NY, May 26, 2001

Complete Reading (30:10): MP3

  1. Introduction (1:32): MP3
  2. William Blake's Ah, Sunflower! (1:46): MP3
  3. Shadow House Series for Julianne (2:32): MP3
  4. Insufflation (1:37): MP3
  5. A Call for Vertical Integration (0:45): MP3
  6. Commentary (0:38): MP3
  7. Encyclopedia Botanica (1:32): MP3
  8. Poet's Complaint (1:18): MP3
  9. Respond to Me (0:52): MP3
  10. Respond to Me (0:52): MP3
  11. Whitman Poem Come (1:03): MP3
  12. Rose Clothed Ahead (0:58): MP3
  13. The Sleep that Changed Everything (1:30): MP3
  14. Vibratory Ode (4:52): MP3
  15. My Uncruel April (1:04): MP3
  16. Animal Planet (0:36): MP3
  17. The Ballad of Susan Smith (2:57): MP3

Reading at the New Coast Festival, Buffalo, April 1, 1993

Complete Reading (21:37): MP3

Reading at the Ear Inn, December 5, 1992

Complete Recording (28:47): MP3

  1. Aerator Orato (3:35): MP3
  2. N Plus Seven (0:45): MP3
  3. A Present Beau (1:43): MP3
  4. Updated Version of Paulus Silentarius (0:43): MP3
  5. Whitman (1:17): MP3
  6. Emily Dickinson (0:38): MP3
  7. Untitled (with Liz Fodaski) (3:11): MP3
  8. Body in Trouble (with Jennifer Moxley) (0:59): MP3
  9. Inner Crawdad Buzz (1:10): MP3
  10. A Long Poem (12:33): MP3
  11. So Impatient (7:30): MP3

Reading at the Ear Inn with Bernadette Mayer, October 15, 1988

Complete Recording (34:45): MP3

  1. Alone (1:36): MP3
  2. I Pledge Allergy (0:46): MP3
  3. Love (1:26): MP3
  4. Untitled (9:27): MP3
  5. Untitled (0:59): MP3
  6. Coffee (5:02): MP3
  7. Oracular Vowels (3:19): MP3
  8. After Sappho (2:12): MP3
  9. Villanelle to Beth (1:07): MP3
  10. Titles for Clark (2:05): MP3
  11. Untitled List (1:56): MP3

Also of interest:

  • I'll Drown My Book, a celebration of the I'll Drown My Book anthology held at the Kelly Writers House, October 17, 2012

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