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George Economou

Reading at Kelly Writers House, Univserity of Pennsylvania with Rochelle Owens, October 17, 2013

Complete Reading (1:29:46): MP3

Reading at Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania with Rochelle Owens, introduced by Randall Couch, November 18, 2002

Complete Reading (35:20) MP3

Poet's Corner recording sessions with Joe Gouveia at WOMR, Provincetown, MA. September 14 and September 21, 2006

Studio 111 recording session at the University of Pennsylvania, February 24, 2006

  1. “Day of Disembarkation,” The Charioteer, 43 (2005), p. 9. (0:55): MP3
  2. “Ameriki, Book One, Part III,” Ameriki: Book One and Selected Earlier Poems (New York: Sun, 1977), pp. 8-9; harmonies & fits (Norman, OK: Point Riders Press, 1987), pp.32-33. (1:55): MP3
  3. “Ameriki,Book One, Part V,” Ibid., pp. 12-13; pp. 35-36. (1:38): MP3
  4. “Ameriki, Book One, Part VII,” Ibid., pp. 16-17; pp. 39-40. (2:08): MP3
  5. “Ameriki, Book Two, Part IV,” harmonies & fits, pp. 52-53. (2:03): MP3
  6. “Orange Light Over Blue Expression,” Landed Natures (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1969), pp. 25-27; Ameriki, Book One, pp. 79-81. (2:55): MP3
  7. “Voluntaries, 3,” Century Dead Center (Kingston, NY: Left Hand Books, 1997), pp. 58-59. (1:55): MP3
  8. “Voluntaries, 13,” Ibid., pp. 70-71. (1:48): MP3
  9. “Sestina du Crépuscule,” Ibid., pp. 52-53. (3:47): MP3
  10. “An Evening in Kingfisher,” Ibid., pp. 119-121; harmonies & fits , pp. 5-7. (4:25): MP3
  11. “Kassandra’s Story,” 45/46 (2000), pp .91-92. (1:10): MP3
  12. “The Amorous Drift of the First Hoplite on the Right Wing, The Battle of Mantinea, 348 B.C.,” American Poetry Review (May/June 2004), p. 31. (2:21): MP3
  13. From Ananios of Kleitor: Poems & Fragments and their Reception from Antiquity to the Present, Collected and Translated by George Economou (unpublished manuscript). (16:02): MP3

Translations from the works of C. P. Cavafy:

  • “Days of 1908” (1932), I’ve Gazed So Much (London: Stop Press, 2001), n.p. (2:10): MP3

Forthcoming in Half and Hour, Poems by C. P. Cavafy (London: Stop Press):

  • “Half an Hour,” (1917) (1:00): MP3
  • “The Bandaged Shoulder,” (1919) (1:00): MP3
  • “He Asked about the Quality,” (1930) (1:51): MP3

From Acts of Love, Ancient Greek Poetry from Aphrodite’s Garden (New York: Random House/Modern Library, 2006):

  • Archilochos 6:, pp. 6-8., (3:03): MP3
  • Sappho 5, pp. 9-10. (1:44): MP3
  • Straton 5, p. 94. (1:30): MP3
  • Anonymous 20, p. 104. (0:41): MP3
  • “Sappho, A Recently Discovered Poem (2004),” (unpublished). (1:23): MP3

William Langland's Piers Plowman: The C Version, Kelly Writers House, May 17, 2007:

  • Introduction (1:17): MP3
  • Passus 5 (6:30): MP3
  • Glutton's Confession, Passus 6 (5:57): MP3
  • The Harrowing of Hell (3:49): MP3
  • Complete Reading (21:34): MP3

from A Celebration of George Oppen's 100th Birthday at the Kelly Writers House, April 7, 2008

"Inside a Tale that is Full of Eyes;" Economou's poem, "Identified;" Oppen's poem, "Psalm" (13:20): MP3

Reading from Poems for the Millennium III, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 7, 2009

Complete Reading (13:33): MP3

from "The Least Ancient Greek Poet" at The University of Michigan, November 23, 2009

Reading at Jerome Rothenberg's 80th Birthday Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011

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