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Samuel R. Delany


Delany
photo © 2014 Charles Bernstein/PennSound

Close Listening with Charles Bernstein, at Kelly Writers House, April 11, 2014

(38:01): MP3
Trancript of conversation at Jacket2

THE STAR-PIT, 1967

The 1967 radio production in four MP3 files:

WARNING: The source tape (and this digitization) suffers from variable levels and occasional noise and clipping.

Read: Notes on The Star-Pit by Samuel R. Delany


Produced by Baird Searles.
Production Assistant Neal Conan.
Directed by Daniel Landau.
Music and Sound Effects by Susan Schweers.
Technical Direction by David Rabkin and Ed Woodward.

The Star-Pit was first broadcast by
The Mind’s Eye Theater
over WBAI-FM,
in New York City,
November 1967


Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baird Searles

Vyme (narrator) . . . . . . . . . . . . Samuel R. Delany

Vyme’s Wife,
Golden Girl,
Allegra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randa Haynes

Ratlet,
Golden Boy,
Androcles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Walter Harris

Vyme’s Husband,
Pilot,
Sandy,
Golden Man,
Sailor in Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Matts

Antonni,
Assorted Children . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Tanner

Vyme’s Mother,
Joseph,
Sailor in Bar,
Poloscki,
Lady from Carlson’s Lab . . . . . . Phoebe Wray

Reading for Wednesdays @ 4Plus, SUNY Buffalo, April 1, 1998

Complete Reading (36:28): MP3

Reading at SUNY Buffalo, October 11, 2000

  • note: reading incomplete

  • reading (18:21): MP3
  • "A Celebration of Hart Crane," Kelly Writers House, January 24, 2007

    featuring Samuel R. Delany; click here for more information

    Bowery Poetry Club, New York, Segue Reading Series, May 17, 2008

    Samuel R. Delany (36:29): MP3

    The Queer Gaze, Bureau of General Services, Queer Division, Manhattan, NY, April 1, 2014

    • Panel with Samuel R. Delany, Ana Bozicevic, Saeed Jones, and Trace Peterson; Moderated by Lonely Christopher (Presented by Kristiana)
    • Complete Recording (1:13:15): MP3

    Motion of Light: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany's Performative Poetics,
    Honoring Chip's contribution to Temple-Penn Poetics April 11, 2014

    Organized by Tracie Morris & Charles Bernstein
    full video of events can be viewed in three segments:



    Part 1 (1:17:38): MP3
    intro, Fred Barney Taylor (before/after showing of his film The Polymath), talks by Kenneth James, Terry Rowden, & Ira Livingston



    Part 2 (1:43:22): MP3
    Tracie Morris, keynote by Fred Moten, toasts: Philadelphia Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock, Jena Osman, Sarah Micklem; &John Keene & Anne Waldman via Morris



    Part 3 (1:12:15): MP3
    Close Listening conversation with Bernstein, Delany reading

    Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, January 10, 2015

    1. Introduction (2:53): MP3
    2. Introduction to "Eclipse" (2:37): MP3
    3. From "Eclipse" (20:50): MP3
    • Complete Reading (31:00): MP3

    Kelly Writers House Fellows Program, February 15-16, 2016

    Complete recording (53:15): MP3

    Complete recording (67:11): MP3


    These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 1967 and 2006 Samuel R. Delany. Used with permission of Samuel R. Delany. Distributed by PennSound. Files courtesy Pseudopodium, with thanks to Ray Davis.>