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Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Bringing together poets from different generations, the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series, curated by Vincent Katz, explores a range of experimentation and voices in contemporary poetry. Readings take place at Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, in New York City.

From the fall of 1987 through the spring of 2003, over one hundred poets read in Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series, coordinated by Brighde Mullins. These readings included historic literary events, such as James Schuyler's first public reading and Joseph Brodsky’s last, as well as readings by Nobel Laureates and other luminaries. The series resumed in fall 2010.

Publications by poets in the series can be found on diabooks.org.


April 15, 2016

CAConrad and Cecilia Vicuña: Recordings available here.

March 8, 2016

Joe Elliot and Sara Jane Stoner: Recordings available
here.

February 9, 2016

Kostas Anagnopoulos and Charles North: Recordings available
here.

December 8, 2015

Amy King and Alan Davies: Recordings available here.

November 10, 2015

Robert Hershon and
Simon Pettet: Recordings available here.

October 13, 2015

Tracie Morris and Shelagh Patterson: Recordings available here.

September 15, 2015

Todd Colby and Bobby Byrd: Recordings available
here.

May 12, 2015

Joanne Kyger and Stephen Motika: Recordings available here.

April 14, 2015

Peter Gizzi and Franck André Jamme: Recordings available here.

March 10, 2015

Clark Coolidge and
Edmund Berrigan: Recordings available here.

February 17, 2015

Bill Berkson and Matt Longabucco: Recordings available here.

February 10, 2015

Basil King and Gregoire Pam Dick: Recordings available here.

December 2, 2014

Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt: Recordings available
here.

November 11, 2014

David Shapiro and Angelo Micah Olin: Recordings available here.

October 14, 2014

Raphael Rubinstein and
Mónica de la Torre: Recordings available here.

September 16, 2014

Larry Fagin and Mitch Highfill: Recordings available here.

May 12, 2014

Charles Borkhuis and Ariana Reines: Recordings available here.

April 7, 2014

David Trinidad and
Joanna Fuhrman: Recordings available here.

March 31, 2014

Bruce Andrews and Nada Gordon: Recordings available here.

March 10, 2014

Lewis Warsh and John Coletti: Recordings available here.

December 16, 2013

Robert Kelly and Anna Moschovakis: Recordings available here.

November 18, 2013

September 30, 2013

Geoffrey Young and Jack Kimball: Recordings available
here.

May 13, 2013


April 8, 2013


March 4, 2013


February 11, 2013


January 14, 2013


December 6, 2012


May 24, 2012


February 23, 2012


January 26, 2012


November 10, 2011


October 27, 2011


September 22, 2011


April 21, 2011


March 10, 2011


February 17, 2011


December 16, 2010


November 18, 2010


November 15, 1988

James Schuyler, introduced by John Ashbery

  1. opening comments (2:14): MP3
  2. introduction by John Ashbery (4:55): MP3
  3. Salute (1:03): MP3
  4. Light Blue Above (1:38): MP3
  5. Empathy and New Year (4:17): MP3
  6. February (2:14): MP3
  7. Unlike Joubert (1:59): MP3
  8. Closed Gentian Distances (0:32): MP3
  9. Eyes at the Window (3:20): MP3
  10. Light from Canada (1:21): MP3
  11. A Stone Knife (2:00): MP3
  12. A Man in Blue (3:31): MP3
  13. December (2:11): MP3
  14. Verge (1:30): MP3
  15. Money Musk (2:39): MP3
  16. Song (1:29): MP3
  17. What Ails My Fern (1:22): MP3
  18. Procession (0:51): MP3
  19. Suddenly (0:23): MP3

complete reading: MP3


This program is underwritten by Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann. Additional support has been provided by Barbara and Charles Wright, an anonymous donor, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Beverages compliments of Brooklyn Brewery.

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. © 2013 the authors. Used with permission. Distributed by Dia / PennSound.