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Ray DiPalma

Studio 111 Session, April 3, 2012

Reading from Instrumentaria (Unpublished Manuscript)

  1. introduction (0:10): MP3
  2. Cautiously On Its Way (1:44): MP3
  3. Blunt Object (1:29): MP3
  4. Every Nuance, Every Nuisance, Every Creek (3:18): MP3
  5. Yards from Scrimmage (4:19): MP3
  6. But the Banks are Made of Marble (1:57): MP3
  7. If Not Today Then Tomorrow, With a Monogram on the Side (4:50): MP3
  8. Mister Mister in a Whisper (0:58): MP3
  9. Poem de la Gorra (1:11): MP3
  10. One Time of Day But When? (2:04): MP3
  11. 7000 BC, A Town of Eight Acres Near Present Day Jericho Accommodated 2000 or 3000 With Evidnce of the Importation of Obsidian for Tools As Well As Strains of Wheat and Barley for Cultivation (6:40): MP3
  12. Three Motions Only: Hold it Steady, Pull a String, Press the Button (4:08): MP3
  13. Look at Your Nickel and Then Go There (3:04): MP3
  14. Rubber Biscuit (6:52): MP3
  15. Foreign Patent Pending (0:21): MP3
  16. March, Not April (1:09): MP3
  17. Podunk on the Rapahache (1:33): MP3
  18. Casa Luna (1:44): MP3
  19. A Class of Interpreters Starving Under the Fruit Trees (1:30): MP3
  20. Phoem (4:15): MP3
  21. Political Poetical Mysticwah (1:37): MP3

Reading from Aurora (Unpublished Manuscript)

  1. introduction (0:12): MP3
  2. I Crossed Over With the Others (1:07): MP3
  3. The Other (1:00): MP3
  4. What's Missing (1:06): MP3
  5. What Despondent Conjuring (2:52): MP3
  6. An Austerity (1:50): MP3
  7. Fire in Its Advance (2:14): MP3
  8. Of Late (1:00): MP3
  9. The High Erratic (1:32): MP3
  10. Desire (0:58): MP3
  11. After the Mirror Stage (2:00): MP3
  12. Though He Could Never Bring Himself (3:36): MP3
  13. Elegiac (2:10): MP3
  14. When You Sing or Talk (0:51): MP3
  15. It's All Reverence (1:38): MP3
  16. In the Middle Of (2:29): MP3
  17. It's Not What You Achieve (2:10): MP3
  18. Alpha (3:13): MP3
  19. Rhythm is Form (3:11): MP3
  20. At Street Level (2:33): MP3
  21. Any Red on Red (1:43): MP3

Studio 111 Session produced by Jeff Boruszak


PoemTalk Podcast #68, discussing Ray DiPalma's "It makes of nonsense," June 19, 2013

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

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, April 2, 2012

  1. introduction by Charles Bernstein (4:43): MP3
  2. August 24, 2005 (3:33): MP3
  3. Sequel 11 (2:16): MP3
  4. Sequel 17 (0:42): MP3
  5. Further Apocrypha (2:37): MP3
  6. The House (0:58): MP3
  7. The Darkness Beyond a Glare (1:36): MP3
  8. Asking (0:47): MP3
  9. From Obelisk to Water's Edge (1:12): MP3
  10. A Chinese Pillow (1:18): MP3
  11. On the Uselessness of Poetry for Assuring the Stability of Modern Buildings (1:26): MP3
  12. 99 Years in Fishtown (1:14): MP3
  13. Homage to Iago (1:23): MP3
  14. Shakespeare With a Gun (5:29): MP3
  15. Untitled (2:11): MP3
  16. Penstroke to Fig Tree (1:47): MP3
  17. I Hid but Here I Am (1:16): MP3
  18. The Cult of Conversation (0:53): MP3
  19. August 5, 2005 (1:00): MP3
  20. Homage to Diseeka (2:03): MP3
  21. from An August Day Book (4:13): MP3
  22. August 22, 2005 (3:32): MP3
  23. The Falsetto of Reason (2:00): MP3
  24. Q & A (14:27): MP3
  • complete reading (1:04:02): MP3



Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, April 27, 1999

  • complete reading (36:44): MP3

Reading for the Segues Series at the Ear Inn, New York, May 22, 1993

  • complete recording (14:22): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, January 11, 1992

  • complete recording (23:52): MP3

LEGEND, read by Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Ray DiPalma and Ron Silliman in NYC, March 10, 1981

Reading as part of the Segue Series at the Ear Inn, New York, 1980

  • part one (33:21): MP3
  • part two (23:40): MP3

Reading as part of the Segue Series at the Ear Inn, New York, February 17, 1979

complete reading (25:31): MP3

Reading with Michael Lally and Bruce Andrews at the Ear Inn, NYC, November 10, 1977

  1. Exile (1:40): MP3
  2. from The Birthday Notations (3:52): MP3
  3. It makes of nonsense (1:18): MP3
  4. I am in the mountains (3:23): MP3
complete reading (43:32): MP3

Reading at Anthology Film Archives, April 3, 1977

  • complete reading (28:45): MP3

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