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Reading at the Wexler Studio of the Kelly Writers House, November 2, 2016

    from Unbecoming Behavior

  1. Reading pages 1-11 (8:47): MP3
  2. from Beauport

  3. The Whale Fishery: Attacking a Right Whale (n.d.) (1:53): MP3
  4. There are more dimensions in the dark (1:21): MP3
  5. When Thoreau went to live alone in the woods (1:29): MP3
  6. Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (1868) (1:20): MP3
  7. In my family, "lunch" is synonymous with sandwiches (0:46): MP3
  8. The lovesick feeling that stays with you for a day or two after dreaming about someone (0:55): MP3
  9. When I lived in California (0:57): MP3
  10. My biggest fear and fascination is being buried alive (0:56): MP3
  11. The Snow-Shoe Dance: To Thank the Great Spirit for the First Appearance of Snow (n.d.) (2:32): MP3
  12. I recently saw It's a Wonderful Life for the first time (1:28): MP3
  13. Central Park in Winter (n.d.)(2:56): MP3
  14. At times I try to foresee what a thing will look like once it's dated (1:03): MP3
  15. from Blue Hole

  16. Reduced to survival or worse (0:40): MP3
  17. Immediate starscape (0:47): MP3
  18. Immediate green heat (0:36): MP3
  19. What you see (0:30): MP3
  20. Early afternoon ascends (0:40): MP3
  21. Dividing till there's no difference (0:50): MP3
  22. Your shape when you sleep (0:40): MP3
  23. The hermit crab searches (0:34): MP3
  24. I'd draw duplicates (0:38): MP3
  25. What hovers within inches (0:40): MP3
  26. As the sculptor releases (0:40): MP3
  27. The best things are always created by accident (0:41): MP3
  28. Don't worry about children (0:45): MP3
  29. Driving to the drugstore in July (0:39): MP3
  30. From the gap in the blackout curtains (0:44): MP3
  31. As a willow with the weight of its own profusion (0:46): MP3
  32. If the sky solidified (0:34): MP3
  33. A body of work (0:30): MP3
  34. They want to sleep more and weigh less (0:49): MP3
  35. Our windows admit just what we want (0:35): MP3
  36. Things I don't remember (1:10): MP3
  37. from Fruitlands

  38. Pangaea Redivivus/Re[as]sembling Anastasia (7:52): MP3
  39. Slide (1:20): MP3
  40. Fruit of the Season's Slush Fund (1:09): MP3
  41. Untitled Triptych (3:02): MP3
  42. A Looming Dependence on Weather (1:57): MP3
  43. A Sort of Zero Degree Haircut (1:04): MP3
  44. from The Return of the Native

  45. The Morning and the Evening of a Day (1:52): MP3
  46. Sharp Words Are Spoken and a Crises Ensues (1:31): MP3
  47. Humanity Appears upon the Scene Hand in Hand with Trouble (1:11): MP3
  48. She Goes Out to Battle Against Depression (2:11): MP3
  49. Through the Moonlight (0:57): MP3
  50. Queen of Night (2:02): MP3
  51. Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning (4:27): MP3
  52. from The Arrangements

  53. complete reading (12:01): MP3
    1. Inside Job (0:26): MP3
    2. View (0:23): MP3
    3. Red Eye (0:27): MP3
    4. Bulletin (0:24): MP3
    5. Exhibit A (0:27): MP3
    6. Boxing Day (0:32): MP3
    7. The Arrangements (0:33): MP3
    8. Dregs of the season (0:23): MP3
    9. I will say this much for silence (0:19): MP3
    10. Day doesn't so much progress as condense (0:25): MP3
    11. Steam curls from hosed concrete, thick silence (0:40): MP3
    12. Are hours consumed or do they accumulate? (0:22): MP3
    13. To think you don't get to see your own innards (0:34): MP3
    14. Homing (0:23): MP3
    15. Poem (1:12): MP3
    16. Cure (0:29): MP3
    17. Castaway (0:34): MP3
    18. Wistless (0:31): MP3
    19. Radiator (0:31): MP3
    20. The Plunge (0:35): MP3
    21. Remains (0:32): MP3
    22. Broad Night (0:25): MP3
    23. Croatoan (0:23): MP3
    24. Overextended (0:22): MP3
    25. The Host (0:25): MP3

Reading in Pawtucket, RI, July 27, 2016

recorded by Mary-Kim Arnold

"I Mean" (42:53): MP3

Appearing on Ugly Duckling Presse Podcast, Spring 2015

  1. Introduction (2:02): MP3
  2. I Mean (5:35): MP3
  3. The Longest Division (6:44): MP3
complete recording (14:19): MP3

for Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry, February 11, 2013

  1. Liberty Enlightening the World, 1885 (2:00): MP3
  2. Fashionable Turnouts in Central Park, 1869 (2:01): MP3
  3. The Sailor, Far, Far at Sea, 1845 (1:40): MP3
  4. Home to Thanksgiving, 1867 (3:13): MP3
  5. High Water in the Mississippi, 1868 (1:29): MP3
  6. Excerpt from "Blue Hole" (12:14): MP3
complete reading (22:47): MP3

Reading at the Litmus Press Spring Book Party, June 10, 2011

complete reading (2:45): MP3

Introductions at the Gloucester Writers Center with Vincent Katz and Anna Moschovakis, MA, April 9, 2011

  • Introduction to Vincent Katz talk (03:37): MP3
  • Introduction to Anna Moschovakis talk (01:09): MP3
  • Introduction to Anna Moschovakis reading (01:23): MP3
  • Introduction to Vincent Katz reading (04:12): MP3

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