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Recorded Poems on Harry's House, Vol. 2 CD

  • I Am A Circle - CA Conrad's Urchin Chorus (00:53): MP3
  • I Hope I'm Loud When I'm Dead - CA Conrad (00:53): MP3

Reading for Joseph Ceravolo Celebration, September 9, 2013, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania

  • complete reading (8:04): MP3

reading for Litter, the Phoenix Bar, New York City, June 11, 2012

After-Dinner Poems (with Frank Sherlock), Philadelphia, March 1, 2012

Rachel Blau DuPlessis Celebration, Temple University, October 21, 2011

  • complete reading (5:55): MP3

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Reading at Zebulon Cafe, featuring CA Conrad, Brooklyn, February 8, 2011

  1. Thom Donovan (30:27): MP3
  2. CA Conrad (6:41): MP3
  • complete reading (37:08): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, January 22, 2011

Reading from Advanced Elvis Course at Giovanni's Room, Philadelphia, January 8, 2011

Launch Party for The Book of Frank as part of the Whenever We Feel Like It Reading Series, Kelly Writers House, October 2, 2010

  1. Introduction by Michelle Taransky (4:22): MP3
  2. Introduction by Frank Sherlock (2:44): MP3
  3. Recording of Michael Gizzi's "McKenna's Antenna", in memoriam (7:40): MP3
  4. Reading from The Book of Frank (15:44): MP3

Complete Reading (30:32): MP3

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Launch Reading for The City Real and Imagined: Philadelphia Poems by CAConrad and Frank Sherlock

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, February 3, 2010

PoemTalk Podcast #28, discussing Jack Spicer's "Psychoanalysis: An Elegy," February 3, 2010

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

MLA Off-Site Reading at the Rotunda, Philadelphia, December 29, 2009

  • complete reading (3:21): MP3

Appearing on the Joe Milford Poetry Show, October 11, 2009

  • Part One (48:40): MP3
  • Part Two (53:45): MP3

  • (note: due to technical difficulties, the original program had a ten-minute interruption, which has been edited out here)

Reading at Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, September 11, 2009 (courtesy of A Voice Box)

  1. introduction by CA Conrad (7:12): MP3
  2. introduction to From the Womb Not the Anus, White Asbestos Snowfall on 9/11 (2:23): MP3
  3. From the Womb Not the Anus, White Asbestos Snowfall on 9/11 (1:38): MP3
  4. Say it With Green Paint for the Comfort and Healing of Their Wounds (2:18): MP3
  5. White Helium (3:56): MP3
  6. Every Weakness of the World in One Limb for a Day (1:43): MP3
  7. You and Your Soup (2:47): MP3
  8. Kick the Flush (2:04): MP3
  9. from The Book of Frank (5:04): MP3
  10. introduction to Advanced Elvis Course(3:19): MP3
  11. from Advanced Elvis Course (9:36): MP3
  • complete reading (42:01): MP3

From Six Poets Each Teach One Short Poem to High School Students at the Kelly Writers House, May 12 2009

CAConrad teaches "Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show" by Frank Sherlock [PDF]
(17:29): MP3, QuickTime

PoemTalk Podcast #13, discussing Kathleen Fraser's "The Cars," January 12, 2009

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

From Wave Books' PoetryPolitic Blog, 2008

  • Dear Mr. President There Was an Eggshell Under Your Desk Last Night In My Dream (3:27): MP3

Reading at the O Books War & Peace Vol. 3 Launch, NYC, November 27, 2007

  1. I'm falling in love aimlessly (2:46): MP3
  2. Crows, beautiful murder of crows (1:19): MP3
  3. Gentlemen, I think it will get darker (2:06): MP3
  4. We're on the Brink of Utter Befuddlement, Yellow Hanky Style [from (Soma)tic Midge] (2:31): MP3
  5. Say it with Green Paint for the Comfort and Healing of their Wounds [from (Soma)tic Midge] (1:53): MP3
  6. The Beginning of Naming (by Adonis) (2:09): MP3
  7. Tattoos of America's Most Wanted In My Mind (3:19): MP3
Complete reading (16:11): MP3

Reading in the bathroom, Tiny Tour, October 7, 2007

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Studio 111 Session, October 3, 2007

from The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2008)

  1. one (0:23): MP3
  2. two (0:20): MP3
  3. three (0:26): MP3
  4. four (0:07): MP3
  5. five (0:20): MP3
  6. six (0:13): MP3
  7. seven (0:11): MP3
  8. eight (0:19): MP3
  9. nine (0:24): MP3
  10. ten (0:27): MP3
  11. eleven (0:25): MP3
  12. twelve (0:27): MP3
  13. thirteen (0:35): MP3
  14. fourteen (0:49): MP3
  15. fifteen (0:08): MP3
  16. sixteen (0:15): MP3
  17. seventeen (0:12): MP3
  18. eighteen (0:12): MP3

from Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006)

  1. "some mornings your hair is" (0:25): MP3
  2. In the Black Forest Before the Birth of Rilke (0:08): MP3
  3. It's True I Tell Ya My Father Is a 50¢ Party Balloon (0:19): MP3
  4. A World Without Condoms (0:27): MP3
  5. Crows (1:18): MP3
  6. Severed Leg Pirouette (0:17): MP3
  7. "the only failure is no love" (0:22): MP3
  8. "i'm falling love aimlessly it's nice" (0:35): MP3
  9. You Not as Me but You (1:34): MP3
  10. Torn Ligament Chorephilia for Marwan (0:58): MP3
  11. "carry another sex on your sex" (0:34): MP3
  12. The Night River Phoenix Died (0:57): MP3
  13. R.S.V.P. (0:37): MP3
  14. "he's losing" (0:23): MP3
  15. evaporate again (1:44): MP3
  16. For Straight Guys Who've Considered Suicide When the K-Y Is Enough (1:12): MP3
  17. "dreamt they forced my face" (0:16): MP3
  18. "above anything" (0:13): MP3
  19. Where Were You March 1st When a Great Poet Died? (0:33): MP3
  20. The Distance (0:44): MP3
  21. "as though none of us exist" (0:24): MP3
  22. For Greg & Alison (0:08): MP3
  23. Exist as Real Journey to All Friends (2:25): MP3
  24. Subterrestrial Aria for Kevin Killian & Dodie Bellamy: 1st Watch (1:16): MP3
  25. Subterrestrial Aria for Kevin Killian & Dodie Bellamy: 2nd Watch (0:44): MP3
  26. Imbibe (0:36): MP3
  27. "she said shit should never come up in a poem" (0:41): MP3
  28. Dear Mister President there was Egg Shell under Your Desk Last Night in My Dream! (3:26): MP3
  29. Celebrities I've Seen Offstage (10:30): MP3

from (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press, 2007)

  • distorted torque of FLORA'S red
  • (written after eating only red foods for a day
  • while under the influence of a red wig, right
  • side in curls, left side straight) (1:46): MP3
  • a little orange bag believe it or not CAN hold all that remains
  • (written after eating only orange foods for a day
  • while under the influence of an orange ladder
  • drawn on my chest with magic marker) (2:15): MP3
  • we're on the brink of UTTER befuddlement yellow hankie style
  • (written after eating only yellow foods for a day
  • while under the influence of a yellow
  • condom tucked into my left sock) (1:26): MP3
  • say it with grEEn paint for the comfort and healing of their wounds
  • (written after eating only green foods for a day
  • while under the influence of green nail
  • polish on my middle fingers) (2:03): MP3
  • rehab saved his life but drugs saved mine at the blue HOUR
  • (written after eating only blue foods for a day
  • while under the influence of Bobby Vinton's
  • "Blue Velvet" played on a continuous
  • loop from 6 a.m. to midnight) (1:54): MP3
  • smells of summer crotch smells of new car's purple MAjestY
  • (written after eating only purple foods for a day
  • while under the influence of purple
  • clothes-pin nipple-clamps) (2:05): MP3
  • from the womb not the anus WHITE asbestos snowfall on 911
  • (written after eating only white foods for a day
  • while under the influence of "108" written
  • on my forehead with fresh semen) (1:44): MP3

Studio 111 Session produced by Michael S. Hennessey

From Live at the Writers House

Episode 65, September 24, 2007

  • Introduction (1:07): MP3
  • Frank Poems (3:50): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 7, 2007

  1. Introduction (1:46): MP3
  2. Distorted Torque of Flora's Red [from (Soma)tic Midge] (1:57): MP3
  3. A Little Orange Bag, Believe it or Not, Can Hold all that Remains [from (Soma)tic Midge] (2:22): MP3
  4. We're on the Brink of Utter Befuddlement, Yellow Hanky Style [from (Soma)tic Midge] (2:01): MP3
  5. Say it with Green Paint for the Comfort and Healing of their Wounds [from (Soma)tic Midge] (2:01): MP3
  6. Rehab Saved his Life but Drugs Saved Mine at the Blue Hour [from (Soma)tic Midge] (2:54): MP3

"Queering Language" Reading Launch

Recorded at Robin's Bookstore, Philadelphia, March 24, 2007

  • Introduction to the reading (3:25): MP3
  • "Target," "Torment," "Vacation," "The Plates," by Alexandra Grilikhes (4:00): MP3

Poetry, Politics, Proximity: The Third Annual Kerry Sherin Wright Prize Program

Reading at the Kelly Writers House. Thursday, April 27, 2006

Untitled (8:09): MP3

Episode 54, October 6, 2005

  • To the President (3:41): MP3

Ted Pearson Reading at the Kelly Writers House. March 4, 2004

Introduction to the reading (3:10): MP3

Frequency Audio Journal (2004)

Various recordings coedited with Magdalena Zurawski

Episode 31, November 5, 2001

  • Excerpts from Advanced Elvis Course (3:20): MP3

Also of Interest:

PhillySound: New Poetry Blog

Jupiter 88: a Video Journal of Contemporary Poetry, edited by CAConrad


CAConrad on PennSound Daily

© 2007 by CAConrad. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to CAConrad. Used with permission of the author. Distributed by PennSound.