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PoemTalk Podcast #64, discussing Caroline Bergvall's "VIA," March 26, 2013

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

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Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, May 14, 2011

  1. introduction (4:25): MP3
  2. Sea Secret (7:18): MP3
  3. I'm Leaving Tasawasa (1:01): MP3
  4. Letter of Eclipses (0:48): MP3
  5. Quish the Pider (0:53): MP3
  6. Riding Astride (3:46): MP3
  7. The Bottom of Her Dress, Dipped in Light (1:48): MP3
  8. Lunar Air (3:38): MP3
Complete Reading (24:10): MP3

Appearing on Rabbit Light Movies, Winter 2011

Sentencing (1:18): MP3

Reading at Brown University's Contemporary Writers Series, March 11, 2009

  1. from "Radiolarian Atlas" (5:33): MP3
  2. from Daily Sonnets: "Pirates attack ships in Malacca Strait" (1:03): MP3
  3. from Daily Sonnets: C Dictionary Sonnet ["Tailcoat take a sharp pointed"] (1:08): MP3
  4. from Daily Sonnets: "Events don't change time" (0:42): MP3
  5. from Daily Sonnets: Sonnet of Baron Marc Selys Longchamps ["Ascidian Heart, Ancestry of Vertebrates"] (1:28): MP3
  6. from Daily Sonnets: Protector #1: Against Ungainly Events ["Against terror implicit in color alerts"] (1:17): MP3
  7. from Daily Sonnets: Protector #2: Your Personal Amulet ["This sonnet is your personal amulet"] (0:44): MP3, PDF
  8. from Daily Sonnets: Rilke Translation ["Do anchor wren dice mandate mal"] (0:47): MP3
  9. from Daily Sonnets: Two-Fourteenths Sonnet ["This undressing at security checkpoints"] (0:11): MP3, PDF
  10. from Daily Sonnets: Love Sonnet To Light ["I write myself this nightly"] (0:41): MP3
  11. from Daily Sonnets: Six-Fourteenths Donne Sonnet ["I am a liturgy worsted"] (0:50): MP3, PDF
  12. from Daily Sonnets: Sonnet of Baron Marc Selys Longchamps ["Ascidian Heart, Tiny only"] (0:42): MP3
  13. on The Scented Fox (1:32): MP3, PDFhttp://media.sas.upenn.edu/pennsound/authors/Browne-Laynie/Browne-Laynie_Daily-Sonnets.pdf
  14. Letter I (0:50): MP3
  15. The Crystal Letter (0:44): MP3
  16. Letter III (1:26): MP3
  17. "Where arst thought this spellt" (1:04): MP3
  18. Palimpset (0:28): MP3
  19. Interlude (0:45): MP3
  20. Sentencing (1:19): MP3
  21. from "Tales in Miniature" (1:12): MP3
  22. from "Festoon Dictionary" (2:26): MP3
  23. Scorpyn Ode ["I prayed the dictionary"] (1:43): MP3
  24. Departure ["I speak from another vantage"] (0:48): MP3
  25. Scorpyn Ode ["I watched the reader read"] (0:32): MP3
  26. Departure ["Everything will be clean and uncluttered"] (1:09): MP3
  27. Scorpyn Ode ["At the edge of night"] (0:12): MP3
  28. Departure ["Sleep as departure"] (0:22): MP3
  29. Scorpyn Ode ["What is your scorpyn name"] (0:43): MP3
  30. Departure ["From I may not speak to the mountain"] (1:43): MP3
  31. Scorpyn Ode ["Another name for Aconite"] (0:53): MP3
  32. Departure ["From numbers"] (0:49): MP3
  33. Scorpyn Ode ["She disarmed me with a promise"] (0:38): MP3
  34. Departure ["Not from this world"] (1:40): MP3
Complete Reading (41:27): MP3

Reading at St. Andrew's Church, December 6, 2008 - on POG Sound

  1. Cronewort (Artemisia vulgaris) (1:37): MP3
  2. from Daily Sonnets: Sonnet of Baron Marc Selys Longchamps ["Ascidian Heart, Garbed in green"] (1:35): MP3
  3. from Daily Sonnets: Sonnet of Baron Marc Selys Longchamps ["Ascidian Heart, Tiny only"] (0:33): MP3
  4. from Daily Sonnets: "In Chinese astrology you are a snake" (1:08): MP3, PDF
  5. from Daily Sonnets: "I'm a bunny in a human suit" (0:31): MP3, PDF
  6. The Traveling Crystal (1:43): MP3
  7. Palimpset (0:24): MP3
  8. Sought (0:31): MP3
  9. Scorpyn Ode ["I prayed the dictionary"] (1:24): MP3
  10. Departure ["I speak from another vantage"] (0:53): MP3
  11. Scorpyn Ode ["I watched the reader read"] (0:36): MP3
  12. Departure ["Everything will be clean and uncluttered"] (1:13): MP3
  13. Scorpyn Ode ["At the edge of night"] (0:13): MP3
  14. Departure ["Sleep as departure"] (0:22): MP3
  15. Scorpyn Ode ["What is your scorpyn name"] (0:45): MP3
  16. Departure ["From I may not speak to the mountain"] (2:10): MP3
  17. Scorpyn Ode ["Another name for Aconite"] (0:53): MP3
  18. Departure ["From numbers"] (1:00): MP3
  19. Scorpyn Ode ["She disarmed me with a promise"] (0:41): MP3
  20. Departure ["Not from this world"] (1:37): MP3
Complete Reading (21:26): MP3

Reading at the Chax Press Cushing Street Series, Tucson, Arizona, November 13, 2007

  1. Psalm Dream (4:28): MP3
  2. Psalm for Self Ruin (0:40): MP3
  3. Psalm for Departure (0:53): MP3
  4. Psalm for Honest Sadness (0:43): MP3
  5. Psalm for a Mournful Siren (0:37): MP3
  6. from Daily Sonnets: Love Sonnet To Light ["I write myself this nightly"] (1:09): MP3
  7. from Daily Sonnets: Protector #1: Against Ungainly Events ["Against terror implicit in color alerts"] (0:51): MP3
  8. from Daily Sonnets: Protector #2: Your Personal Amulet ["This sonnet is your personal amulet"] (0:59): MP3, PDF
  9. from Daily Sonnets: Six-Fourteenths Donne Sonnet ["I am a liturgy worsted"] (0:48): MP3
  10. from Daily Sonnets: New York Sonnet ["Offered a couch on 7th street"] (0:51): MP3
  11. from Daily Sonnets: "In Chinese astrology you are a snake" (1:02): MP3, PDF
  12. from Daily Sonnets: "I'm a bunny in a human suit" (0:28): MP3, PDF
  13. from Daily Sonnets: "The queen ant flew off of our roof" (0:51): MP3
  14. epigraphs from The Scented Fox (1:49): MP3
  15. Letter I (0:53): MP3
  16. The Forest At Night (2:33): MP3
  17. Letter II (0:49): MP3
  18. The Book of Slowly (2:54): MP3
  19. from "Tales in Miniature" (1:11): MP3
  20. from "Festoon Dictionary" (2:28): MP3
  21. Lullaby (0:50): MP3
Complete Reading (29:29): MP3

On A Voice Box, Reading at Pegasus Books, Berkeley, May 3, 2007

  1. from Bernadette Mayer's Note on Sonnets (1:09): MP3
  2. Sonnet ["Nothing to wake up to"] by Bernadette Mayer (0:56): MP3
  3. Marie Makes Fun of Me at the Shore by Bernadtte Mayer (0:33): MP3
  4. from Daily Sonnets: Bernadette Sonnet (0:51): MP3
  5. from "First Sea" (4:32): MP3
Complete Reading (8:21): MP3

Reading from Rebecca Letters (Kelsey Street Press 1997)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, February 7, 2007

  1. Introduction (3:34): MP3
  2. Page 11 (0:51): MP3
  3. Page 12 (0:47): MP3
  4. Page 13 (0:35): MP3
  5. Page 16 (1:02): MP3
  6. Page 17 (0:36): MP3
  7. Page 18 (0:57): MP3
  8. Page 19 (1:10): MP3
  9. Page 20 (0:41): MP3
  10. Page 21 (2:04): MP3
  11. Page 23 (1:20): MP3
  12. Page 24 (1:01): MP3
  13. Page 25 (1:37): MP3
  14. Page 26 (0:42): MP3
  15. Page 28 (0:32): MP3
  16. Page 30 (1:56): MP3
  17. Page 33 (0:35): MP3
  18. Page 34 (1:01): MP3
  19. Page 35 (0:55): MP3
  20. Page 37 (1:20): MP3
  21. Page 38 (0:42): MP3
  22. Page 39 (0:43): MP3
  23. Page 42 (0:39): MP3
  24. Page 45 (0:54): MP3
  25. Page 47 (1:04): MP3

Also from Rebecca Letters, 2007:

  • Acres of Sound (0:09): MP3

Reading for the Belladonna Series, NYC, May 9, 2006

  1. Introduction (2:52): MP3
  2. Eyes open among a berth of shadows (2:03): MP3
  3. Enamel perchance toils (0:41): MP3
  4. Influence is the type of cloth I wrap around my shoulders unknowingly (0:56): MP3
  5. I wrote a series of apologies to a landscape (0:41): MP3
  6. The silence was longitudinal (0:46): MP3
  7. The red center of a sea angel is an embroidered, lockable diary (0:42): MP3
  8. I wished for the devices of the squid (0:50): MP3
  9. The Name of the House (6:37): MP3
  10. A Mother Wears a Verb (7:04): MP3
  11. Dear Dear Antiquated Housewyfe, Takes a New Name (1:41): MP3
Complete Reading (23:10): MP3

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

  1. introduction by Lee Ann Brown (2:49): MP3
  2. Stop searching the rose (1:16): MP3
  3. Your presence in a bottle must be persuaded to let yourself back (0:59): MP3
  4. This is where the errand began (0:45): MP3
  5. A nightly intiution of precipitation (0:32): MP3
  6. Without the notion that one is transparent (0:43): MP3
  7. Memory is the vessel a shell becomes (0:40): MP3
  8. Spring is in the paper dress; wear carefully, and last, to save trees (0:38): MP3
  9. Leaves and needles resemble rain in sound (0:36): MP3
  10. Amelia Enters the Room, or Enter Amelia, or the Simple Act of Entering a Room (1:57): MP3
  11. A Chorus of Dimly Concentrated Tables (2:48): MP3
  12. The Chorus Speculates Far Less Faintly (2:40): MP3
  13. Mist Netting (3:37): MP3
  14. Dear Alyssum (0:49): MP3
  15. Welcome 67946, Looting (4:31): MP3
Complete Reading (26:06): MP3

Reading for the Segue Series at the Ear Inn, New York, March 29, 1997

  • complete recording (22:37): MP3

Segues Series at the Ear Inn, New York, March 4, 1995

  1. introduction (0:45): MP3
  2. Ancestor Alphabets (7:06): MP3
  3. Lore (3:21): MP3
  4. Odette is the principal divining rod (0:49): MP3
  5. A leave has taken the book (0:18): MP3
  6. Artemsia, the hanging indention (0:36): MP3
  7. City chest, humming lights (2:01): MP3
  8. Walk up carying a light (0:39): MP3
  9. A farewell was ploughing a field day (0:46): MP3
  10. The darker fluid was labeled scent (0:55): MP3
  11. Dog star (0:54): MP3
  12. In 2000 BC bands of nomadic azure (0:20): MP3
  13. This book is midnight bent and folded (0:26): MP3
  14. There are no spells to put forward (0:46): MP3
  15. Eat two peaches (0:15): MP3
  16. Some escape thought through leaves (0:54): MP3
  17. Lessons in sand (0:35): MP3
  18. Six dark birds taken flight in a dream (1:18): MP3
  19. Black haw is the color of my true penny's hallow (0:18): MP3
  20. Becoming pliant as bats (0:46): MP3
  21. They reached the design where her filmcard gave out (1:14): MP3
  22. Damsel in dithers (0:24): MP3
  23. The roads are so muddy, we cannot gang about (0:43): MP3
complete recording (28:36): MP3

Segues Series at the Ear Inn, New York, March 20, 1993

  1. introduction (1:19): MP3
  2. Equinoctis (5:29): MP3
  3. Compass Rose (2:10): MP3
  4. Pendulum (2:01): MP3
  5. Stop searching the rose (1:08): MP3
  6. Your presence in a bottle must be persuaded to let yourself back (1:00): MP3
  7. This is where the errand began (0:50): MP3
  8. A nightly intuition of precipitation (0:37): MP3
  9. In order to find your absolute calendar (0:51): MP3
  10. Apparition (12:39): MP3
complete recording (29:00): MP3

Reading from Rebecca Letters

1. Introduction (3:36)
2. Pages 11–13 (2:12)
3. Pages 16–21 (6:30)
4. Pages 23–26 (4:39)
5. Page 28 (0:31)
6. Page 30 (1:56)
7. Pages 33–35 (2:27)
8. Pages 37–39 (2:45)
9. Page 42 (0:39)
10. Page 45 (0:54)
11. Page 47 (1:04)

Thanks to Ross Craig, sound engineer.
Rebecca Letters (1997) was published by Kelsey Street Press.

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

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2009 Laynie Browne. Used with gracious permission of Laynie Browne. Distributed by PennSound.