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PoemTalk Podcast #57, discussing Gregory Djanikian's "Armenian Pastoral, 1915," September 4, 2012

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

PoemTalk Podcast #52, discussing Cole Swensen's "If a Garden of Numbers," May 3, 2012

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

Appearing at the 76th Alumni Award of Merit Gala, University of Pennsylvania, October 29, 2010

Greg Djankian presents C.K. Williams with the Penn Creative Spirit Award (11:42): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #9, discussing Ashbery's "Crossroads in the Past," August 13, 2008

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

Appearance on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (courtesy of WHYY)

complete interview (51:40): MP3

Reading to celebrate the publication of So I Will Till the Ground (Carnegie Mellon, 2007), Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, February 20, 2007

  1. Introduction by Al Filreis (5:10): MP3
  2. Introduction by Sam Donsky (5:31): MP3
  3. Introduction by Greg Djanikian (1:15): MP3
  4. "The Aestheticians of Genocide" (3:01): MP3
  5. "History Test" (3:14): MP3
  6. "The Soldiers" (1:29): MP3
  7. "The Deportation Song" (1:47): MP3
  8. "Children's Lullaby" (1:44): MP3
  9. "Armenian Pastoral" (1:23): MP3, text
  10. "Covenant" (1:31): MP3
  11. "How My Grandfather Escaped" (0:50): MP3
  12. "In the City of Languages: Alexandria, 1955" (3:06): MP3
  13. "When I Saw My Grandfather Taking a Bath" (2:02): MP3
  14. "Suez War, Alexandria, 1956" (2:03): MP3
  15. "Deportation Schedule" (2:05): MP3
  16. "The Electrolux Salesman Visits Our Apartment" (1:59): MP3
  17. "How We Practiced Being American" (2:01): MP3
  18. "My Name Brings Me to a Notion of Splendor (2:25): MP3
  19. "Brief History of Border Crossings" (2:58): MP3
  20. "Immigrant Picnic" (2:26): MP3
  21. "Buying a Rug" (2:18): MP3
  22. "Armenian Primer" (1:55): MP3
  23. "So I Will Till the Ground" (1:11): MP3

You can also hear a recording of the entire program (55:10). This event was featured in a Kelly Writers House podcast - a 25-minute excerpt from the event, including responses from Djanikian's readers, colleagues, and friends.

Reading at the 10th anniversary of Kelly Writers House May 13, 2006

"Sonnet Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of KWH": MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, January 27, 2000

  1. "Something Unusual" (1:59): MP3
  2. "Lac de Nom Perdu" (0:56): MP3
  3. "The Trip" (2:02): MP3
  4. "Over Lunch" (2:04): MP3
  5. "Artist's Return" (1:27): MP3
  6. "Tulip Magnolia" (1:45): MP3
  7. "Almost Enough" (2:06): MP3
  8. "Seeing" (2:20): MP3
  9. "Absences" (1:46): MP3
  10. "Fable" (1:40): MP3
  11. "A Gift" (1:16): MP3
  12. "You Just Don't Get It" (2:36): MP3
  13. "At Midnight or So" (2:05): MP3
  14. "At the End of the Day" (1:29): MP3
  15. "Years Later" (1:45): MP3
  16. "In the Hospital Room" (2:31): MP3
  17. "The Physics of Travelling Away" (2:03): MP3
  18. "Driving Toward the Border" (2:30): MP3
  19. "Phone Call from Arizona" (2:02): MP3
  20. "Anniversary Poem for My Wife" (1:45) : MP3

Poetry and Empire: Post-Invasion Poetics [Presented at the Kelly Writers House the ICA, University of Pennsylvania, 2003]:

  1. The Armenian Question & Covenant" read Friday, October 17th
  2. contribution to the Saturday evening reading

Reading on March 29, 1989, Location Unknown

  • complete reading (33:36): MP3

Reading at Moonstone Arts Center, March 23 1988

  • complete reading (32:48): MP3

Reading for Poetry Week at McGlinchey's, March 27, 1986

  • complete reading (31:57): MP3

Reading at Robin's Bookstore with Stephen Dunn, Date Unknown

  • complete reading (29:16): MP3

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