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Lydia Davis

Reading for the Second Annual Bob Lucid Memorial Program in Fiction, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, April 7, 2010

[ recording forthcoming ]

PoemTalk Podcast #18, discussing Davis' "A Position at the University," June 9, 2009

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

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics #157, "Varieties Of," January 27, 2008

  • complete program (28:13): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics #100, "How Remember," 2006

  • complete program (28:08): MP3

Reading for the Belladonna Series, NYC, March 28, 2003

complete recording (30:23): MP3

"Literature in Translation" at the Kelly Writers House, October 22, 2003

  • complete talk (24:04): MP3
  • Q&A session (including Edith Grossman) (29:20): MP3

  • complete recording (1:18:39): MP3

Reading at Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, March 30, 1999

  1. Introduction (3:38)
  2. A Position at the University [text]
  3. Jack in the Country (1:49)
  4. Foucault and Pencil (4:07)
  5. The Mice (3:18)
  6. Working Men (1:27)
  7. A Mown Lawn (2:26)
  8. New Year's Resolution (2:25)
  9. Varieties of Disturbance (3:59)
  10. The Impetus was Delight (28:51)

Reading and Interview at SUNY-Buffalo, April 12 - 13, 1995

  1. End of the Story Reading with Introduction by Charles Bernstein (48:26): MP3 (Slight gap where tape was turned at 45 minutes.)
  2. Interview by Charles Bernstein with Susan Howe (48:08): MP3 (Slight gap where tape was turned at 45 minutes.)

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, January 24, 1987

  • Complete Reading (29:38): MP3

St. Mark's Talks, November 11, 1985

"Subject Matter"

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, November 10, 1984

  1. The Letter
  2. The Dog Man
  3. The Mice
  4. In a House Besieged
  5. What She Knew
  6. The Fish
  7. Cockroaches in Autumn
  8. The Bone
  9. The Suck
  10. The Fears of Mrs. Orlando

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, November 12, 1983

  • Complete Reading (47:42): MP3

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