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Ed Dorn

PoemTalk Podcast #103, discussing Simone White's Poem "Of Being Dispersed"

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Reading at the Maude Fife Room, UC Berkeley, October 30, 1997

  1. Introduction (3:51): MP3
  2. Dorn discusses "Haut Cheyenne Milk Plain" (7:15): MP3
  3. Haut Cheyenne Milk Plain (2:18): MP3
  4. Aboard The Tan Am With Odin, a Dog of Judgement (12:47): MP3
  5. Dorn discusses "A Defense of Heresy and Heretics" (8:08): MP3
  6. Jerusalem (2:24): MP3
  7. Excerpt from "A Defense of Heresy and Heretics" (10:34): MP3
  8. Leaving Rawlins (3:30): MP3
  9. Untitled ("a thought for the road") (1:35): MP3
  10. From Paris (1932) (2:32): MP3
  11. Excerpt from "Wait By The Door Awhile Death, There Are Others" (3:45): MP3
    Complete Reading (1:02:47): MP3

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An excerpt from the documentary Black Mountain Revisited by Joe Cardarelli, 1990

Inspection (0:26):
MP3

Reading at SUNY Buffalo, October 13, 1993

  1. Introduction (6:20): MP3
  2. Dorn discusses "High Plain" (2:08): MP3
  3. Faton's daughter (2:21): MP3
  4. Preface to Rolling Stock editoral (5:55): MP3
  5. Rolling Stock editorial: "True North" (8:08): MP3
  6. The Testicle Festival (11:19): MP3
  7. Th' Settling (6:49): MP3
  8. Aboard the Tan Am with Odin, a Dog of Judgement (12:57): MP3
  • Complete Reading (56:13): MP3

Reading at the Naropa Institute, July 5, 1986

With Robert Creeley

  • Complete recording (25:48): MP3

Reading at the Woodland Pattern Bookstore, Milwaukee, November 17, 1984

Courtesy of Cento Magazine and Brian Rosenblum

from Captain Jack's Chaps

  1. Introduction (on Milwaukee) (0:57): MP3
  2. Essential Introductory Matter (6:02): MP3
  3. Houston: Deplaning and Getting Learnt (1:56): MP3
  4. A Piece of Advice (0:52): MP3
  5. At the Cowboy Panel (2:06): MP3
  6. God Create's Man (0:38): MP3
  7. Sunday Morning in the Murdered Territories (1:00): MP3
  8. Maximum Ostentation (3:45): MP3
  9. More Ostentation (1:54): MP3
  10. Triumph of the Hominids (0:46): MP3
  11. Hotel Hartley (3:10): MP3

from Abhorrences

  1. Introduction / Here I Go Again (4:51): MP3
  2. There's Only One Natural Death and Even That's Bedcide (2:59): MP3
  3. Hard Boudoir (0:51): MP3
  4. Kansas City Collapse (0:32): MP3
  5. Where's the Pork (0:38): MP3
  6. It Could be Anyone (0:22): MP3
  7. Tuesday was a Fait Accompli, not a Raison d'Etre (0:53): MP3
  8. Flatland (0:24): MP3
  9. Smoke & Cinders: Some Thoughts on the Truckers (0:56): MP3
  10. World View Solipsized (0:27): MP3
  11. Not So Hard Wired but Something to Do (0:29): MP3
  12. Untitled (July 24th 1984) (0:39): MP3
  13. For the Protection of This Whole World and its Contents (0:24): MP3
  14. In Humble Admiration (1:02): MP3
  15. Revenge as an Insufficient Inducement (0:31): MP3
  16. Paralyzing Affability: an Analysis of the Reagan Voice (0:28): MP3
  17. A Critique of Recent Developments in Mezo-America (0:18): MP3
  18. The Tyranny of Food (0:35): MP3
  19. On Rejuvenating the Hotline (0:48): MP3
  20. Of Decadent Californian Tories (0:59): MP3
  21. Wait Till the Christians Hear About This (1:05): MP3
  22. Self-Criticism (2:30): MP3

Reading for the Olson Lectures, March 1981

Reading with Amiri Baraka at the Just Buffalo Literary Center, Buffalo, NY, December 8, 1978

  1. Letter from Simon Shocket (7:57): MP3
  2. First Lines (2:58): MP3
  3. Victorio (1:09): MP3
  4. Nana and Victoro (0:47): MP3
  5. Dress for War (0:46): MP3
  6. The Provoking Figure of the Horse Woman (1:05): MP3
  7. Geronimo (0:33): MP3
  8. Geronimo (0:33): MP3
  9. Nanay (0:46): MP3
  10. Creation (2:53): MP3
  11. Complete reading (38:43): MP3

(recording courtesy of Robert Creeley)

Walking the Dog Seminar Lecture, December 7, 1978

Ed Dorn reads the complete Gunslinger for an S Press recording, 1975

  • "Gunslinger" part 1 (56:13): MP3
  • "Gunslinger" part 2 (45:23): MP3
  • Recording History:
  • Gunslinger. Part 1, books I & II, the cycle
  • Publisher: Dusseldorf, S Press Tonbandverlag, 1975
  • Description: 1 cassette (ca. 60 min.) 2-track, mono
  • Series: S Press tape; Nr. 43-44
  • Recorded by Michael Kohler in Munich, on February 20, 1975

Reading SUNY Buffalo, April 20, 1974

  1. Introduction (1:11): MP3
  2. on Gunslinger (3:54): MP3
  3. from Gunslinger (23:31): MP3
  4. on Recollections of Gran Apacheria (2:59): MP3
  5. First Lines (3:39): MP3
  6. Victorio (1:00): MP3
  7. Nana & Victorio (0:47): MP3
  8. Dress for War (0:42): MP3
  9. Bounty Time (0:47): MP3
  10. The Provoking Figure of the Horsewoman (0:58): MP3
  11. General Miles Imagined (0:11): MP3
  12. Geronimo (0:28): MP3
  13. Juh & Geronimo (0:40): MP3
  14. Nanay (0:46): MP3
  15. (When Geronimo was in Washington for the Inauguration) (0:34): MP3
  16. Fifteen Hundred Pounds of Hay @ 1 ¢ per Pound (0:21): MP3
  17. The Moving, Invisible Spectre of the Phratry on the Traitor Peaches (1:00): MP3
  18. (And when, above Janos) (0:36): MP3
  19. A Period Portrait of Sympathy (0:35): MP3
  20. (When the Boundary Commission) (0:36): MP3
  21. Assorted Compliments (0:52): MP3
  22. Reservations (3:12): MP3
  23. Creation (2:03): MP3
  24. The Whole European Distinction (0:48): MP3
  25. Personum (0:43): MP3
  26. (The original monuments of perception) (0:08): MP3
  27. (Out of the sunset movement) (0:13): MP3
  28. (So, the infant is bound) (2:11): MP3
  29. The Slipping of the Wheel (0:27): MP3
  30. Immured in Florida (0:12): MP3
  31. La Maquina a Houston (2:22): MP3
Complete Reading (59:47): MP3

Reading at SUNY Buffalo, April 19, 1974

  1. Introduction (0:41): MP3
  2. The Poet Lets His Tongue Hang Down (from Gunslinger, book IV) (4:11): MP3
  3. Dorn discusses Recollections of Gran Apacheria (1:51): MP3
  4. First Lines (3:05): MP3
  5. Victorio (0:58): MP3
  6. Nana and Victorio (0:56): MP3
  7. Dress for War (0:45): MP3
  8. Bounty Time (0:43): MP3
  9. The Provoking Figure of the Horse Woman (1:00): MP3
  10. Geronimo (0:33): MP3
  11. Juh and Geronimo (0:40): MP3
  12. General Miles Imagined (0:11): MP3
  13. Nanay (0:53): MP3
  14. (When Geronimo Was in Washington for the Inauguration) (1:12): MP3
  15. Fifteen-Hundred Tons of Hay at 1 ¢ per Pound (0:22): MP3
  16. The Moving, Invisible Spectre of the Phraytry on the Traitor Peaches (1:20): MP3
  17. (And When, Above Janos) (0:39): MP3
  18. A Period Portrait of Sympathy (0:39): MP3
  19. (When the Boundary Commission) (0:34): MP3
  20. Assorted Compliments (0:50): MP3
  21. Reservations (3:31): MP3
  22. Creation (2:40): MP3
  23. The Whole European Distinction (0:52): MP3
  24. Personum (0:50): MP3
  25. (The Original Monuments of Perception) (0:11): MP3
  26. (Out of the Sunset Movement) (0:08): MP3
  27. (So the Infant is Bound) (1:16): MP3
  28. The Slipping of the Wheel (0:25): MP3
  29. Immured in Florida (0:16): MP3
  30. La Maquina a Houston (3:59): MP3
  31. Complete reading (38:43): MP3

Reading at the A Space Gallery, Toronto, February 2, 1973

  • Rart 1 (24:42): MP3
  • Part 2 (33:15): MP3
  • (Recording provided by Robert Creeley. Please note: tape cuts off at the end of part 2.)

Reading at National Poetry Festival, June 14-24, 1973

  • Poetry Workshop: Various Poets; "Translation Workshop"
  • Reading of Gunslinger at University of New Mexico, May 6, 1969

    Reading "North Atlantic Turbine" in London, 1967


    Reading at The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, October 1963

    1. Vaquero (0:50): MP3
    2. Wagon Wheels (0:40): MP3
    3. The Sea Corner, of the Eye (1:05): MP3
    4. Trail Creek, Aug. 11, the Reason of Higher Powers (2:05): MP3
    5. Home on the Range, February 1963 (2:05): MP3
    6. On the Debt My Mother Owed to Sears Roebuck (2:45): MP3
    Complete reading (10:25): MP3

    Reading, Albuquerque, September 30, 1963

    1. Vaquero (0:43): MP3
    2. The Deer's Eye, The Hunter's Nose (1:20): MP3
    3. Trail Creek, August 11, The Reason of Higher Powers (1:50): MP3
    4. Home on the Range, February 1962 (1:58): MP3
    5. Comparison (0:39): MP3
    6. Are They Dancing? (0:49): MP3
    7. Hawthorne, End of March, 1962 (0:55): MP3
    8. An Inauguration Poem (1:46): MP3
    9. The Encounter (0:41): MP3
    10. The Air of June Sings (2:30): MP3
    11. Hemlock (1:11): MP3
    12. Time Blond (0:49): MP3
    13. Daffodil song (0:50): MP3
    14. A Psalm (0:44): MP3
    15. Love Song (0:32): MP3
    16. Love Song (0:26): MP3
    17. This March Afternoon (0:35): MP3
    18. Morning Letter, March 29, 1963 (0:42): MP3
    19. A Walk of Spring (1:07): MP3
    20. The Territories (0:57): MP3
    21. A Poem About Waiting (0:37): MP3
    22. Dark Ceiling (0:49): MP3
    23. The Smug Never-Silent Guns of the Enemy (1:12): MP3
    24. Fort Hall Obituary, a note (1:07): MP3
    25. For Ginny Workman, the Bandit (1:01): MP3
    26. An Attempt at Self-Sorrow (7:35): MP3
    • Complete reading (36:51): MP3

    Recording courtesy of the Slought Foundation

    Reading at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, February 1963

    1. Introduction by Robert Creeley (1:00): MP3
    2. Idaho Out (18:45): MP3
    3. From Gloucester Out (5:10): MP3
    4. The Tepee at Tomah (4:45): MP3
    5. Death While Journeying (2:35): MP3
    6. West of Moab (2:20): MP3
    7. An Old Love (0:55): MP3
    8. The Mountains (1:40): MP3
    9. So Long Cuba (4:20): MP3
    10. Nature, Their Passing Bell: An Atonement (0:45): MP3
    Complete reading (46:30): MP3

    Reading from The North Atlantic Turbine, Date and Location Unknown

    1. Song (1:37): MP3
    2. The Sundering U.P. Tracks (3:17): MP3
    3. Oxford (13:49): MP3
    Complete Recording (29:42): MP3

    Ed Dorn Memorial Tribute, San Francisco, Cloud House Poetry Archives, February 17, 2000

    Readings by Steve Dickison, Gordon Brotherston, Bob Callahan, Tom Clark, Stephen Emerson, Joanne Kyger, Duncan McNaughton, and Tom Raworth

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    Satirical Verses. Alternative Radio, Boulder; recoreded April 11, 2000.

    Recordings courtesy of David Levi Strauss

    • Complete recording (58:41): MP3

    Alan Golding reading Ed Dorn at Alan Golding's Home for the 40th University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture After 1900, February 25, 2012

    1. A for Ism (1:09): MP3
    2. An Opinion on a Matter of Public Safety (0:44): MP3
    3. The Russian Quote (0:32): MP3
    4. Correct usages of some words widely misused or abused in modern conversation & poetry (4:44): MP3
    Complete reading (7:15): MP3

    Ed Dorn on PennSound Daily

    Reading at St. Mark's Poetry Project

    • Complete recording (8:05): MP3

    Reading at St. Mark's Poetry Project, New York

    • Complete recording (8:01): MP3

    Reading "Half in the Vast Distance" at St. Mark's Poetry Project

    • Complete recording (3:27): MP3

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