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Cid Corman

PoemTalk Podcast #23, discussing Corman's "Enuresis," October 5, 2009

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

On Cid Corman: A Panel Discussion, Kelly Writers House, September 16, 2014

complete recording (1:06:11): MP3

On Cid Corman: A Celebratory Reading, Kelly Writers House, September 16, 2014

  1. introduction by Al Filreis (4:47): MP3
  2. Laynie Browne (8:12): MP3
  3. Thomas Devaney (6:06): MP3
  4. Gregory Dunne (8:16): MP3
  5. Jenn McCreary (6:20): MP3
  6. Joshua Moses (7:23): MP3
  7. Frank Sherlock (5:00): MP3
  8. Pattie McCarthy (5:17): MP3
  9. conclusion by Al Filreis (12:52): MP3
complete recording (1:05:21): MP3

Recordings in Kyoto, Japan, made by Jack Kimball and originally featured on Kimball's East Village web site:

Cid Corman reads and briefly comments on poems by William Bronk:

  1. Introduction (1:05)
  2. on Bronk's poem Partners (0:56)
  3. on Bronk's poem Laura Gone (1:00)
  4. on Bronk's The Act of Love (1:06)

Corman reads from his own "No Telling":

  1. Selection 1 (0:53)
  2. Selection 2 (1:04)
  3. Selection 3 (1:07)

A separate set features six more of Corman's poems:

  1. Preface/"I Picked a..." (2:03)
  2. Assistant / The Coming of Age / "It isn't for want..." (0:45)
  3. Enuresis / "We aren't even lost..." (1:01)

  4. More soon to come.

Live interactive audiocast discussion with Cid Corman, Philadelphia to Kyoto, November 19, 2001, Kelly Writers House

  1. Full recording (1:11:11)
  2. Q&A Discussion (58:02)
  3. About Cezanne (0:32)
  4. Adorno (0:23)
  5. Assistant (:21)
  6. Cincinnatti (1:23)
  7. Efficacies (0:29)
  8. Enuresis (1:08)
  9. Poem beginning "I don't belong..." (0:12)
  10. Poem beginning "I picked a leaf up..." (1:20)
  11. Poem beginning "It isn't for want..." (0:20)
  12. Poem beginning "It isn't what you think..." (0:22)
  13. Poem beginning "People like Rembrandt..." (1:07)
  14. Poem beginning "Seeing Leonardo's face..." (0:42)
  15. Poem beginning "Will we ever understand..." (0:19)
  16. Self-Portrait (0:30)
  17. The Baptism (1:03)
  18. The Coming of Age (2:03)
  19. The Fortune (0:23)
  20. The Swept Pond (1:53)

Reading in the Recording Laboratory at the Library of Congress, October 14, 1960

"Mr. Corman reads thirty-five selections from his collected volume, Sun rock man, which was unpublished at the time of reading. Mr. Corman prefaces his reading with a selection from a series of 'statements' by Louis Zukofsky--from 'A-1 to 12.'" - Library of Congress Catalog

Complete recording (53:28); MP3

  1. Introduction (8:40): MP3
  2. Essay (8:01): MP3
  3. This Other Brief Statement (2:36): MP3
  4. Sun Rock Man Preface (1:01): MP3
  5. The Incident (0:19): MP3
  6. At the End (1:56): MP3
  7. The Wedge (0:19): MP3
  8. The Sparrow (0:27): MP3
  9. The Transaction (0:21): MP3
  10. In the Garden (0:18): MP3
  11. Kite (0:43): MP3
  12. Ferragosto (0:29): MP3
  13. A Little Girl (0:27): MP3
  14. No Way (0:38): MP3
  15. The Shells (1:22): MP3
  16. The Stars at Piazza Pascoli (1:47): MP3
  17. Reading Vico (0:23): MP3
  18. Il Paradiso (0:48): MP3
  19. The Satisfactions (1:18): MP3
  20. The Labors (0:53): MP3
  21. The Geographer (0:18): MP3
  22. The Journeymen (1:00): MP3
  23. Casbah (0:50): MP3
  24. The Medicine Man (0:58): MP3
  25. The Bonfire (0:35): MP3
  26. The Spices (0:33): MP3
  27. The Dance (0:25): MP3
  28. The Business (0:34): MP3
  29. The Sidewalk (0:49): MP3
  30. The Artist's Life (0:53): MP3
  31. I Promessi Sposi (0:57): MP3
  32. The Benediction (0:22): MP3
  33. The Locusts (1:46): MP3
  34. The Small Parade (0:31): MP3
  35. La Bruna (1:20): MP3
  36. The Gifts (1:40): MP3
  37. I Contradini (2:31): MP3
  38. La Cantina (1:08): MP3

Recording courtesy of Library of Congress

Interviewed by Eric Warren and Claudia Samperi-Warren, New York City, November 1991

complete recording (52:48):
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