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Close Listening: WPS1 Reading and Conversation. January 5, 2006

Program One:

Interview with Charles Bernstein (27:40): MP3

Program Two (Selected Poems):

Complete Program (26:30): MP3

Singles from Turn Left in Order to Go Right

  1. The Moralist (0:36): MP3
  2. I'd Like to See It (2:49): MP3 [ TEXT ]
  3. A Thousand Peaks Covered with Snow (2:11): MP3
  4. In a Fit (3:39): MP3
  5. Homage to Philip Whalen (1:12): MP3
  6. Prayer (0:46): MP3
  7. Selections from Success

  8. Friday 25 May (1:28): MP3
  9. Sunday 27 May (1:07): MP3
  10. Monday 11 June (1:13): MP3
  11. Wednesday 13 June (1:14): MP3
  12. Selections from Slowly but Dearly

  13. Patriotic Songs (1:35): MP3
  14. Just How It Goes Along (0:40): MP3
  15. Philosophy's Dilemma (1:25): MP3
  16. Selections from I Was Blow Back

  17. Series of poems (4:41): MP3

Close Listening is produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1

Studio Engineer: David Weinstein


Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, April 11, 2012

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, April 3, 2012

  • complete reading (1:12:44): MP3

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PoemTalk Podcast #38, discussing Norman Fischer's "I'd Like to See It," December 9, 2010

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

Fischer & Charles Bernstein on Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Practice, at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, May 11, 2010

  • broadcast: MP3
  • full program: MP3

Reading at The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ, November 2, 2008 - on POG Sound

complete reading (31:30): MP3

A section of a long poem "Subject Matter" from Slowly But Dearly, Chax, 2004

from Things Overheard are Subject to Interpretation (4:01): MP3

Selections from Opening to You: Zen Inspired Translations of the Psalms, Viking Compass, 2002

  • Psalm 12 (1:41): MP3
  • Psalm 22 (5:42): MP3
  • Psalm 126 (0:38): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House University of Pennsylvania, March 23, 2000:

Selections from Success, Singing Horse, 2000

  • Friday 2 March (1:17): MP3
  • Friday 16 March (1:23): MP3
  • Monday 19 March (1:00): MP3
  • Saturday 24 March (1:14): MP3
  • Thursday 5 April (1:19): MP3
  • Friday 6 April (1:10): MP3
  • Saturday 19 May (1:29): MP3
  • Friday 25 May (1:09): MP3
  • Sunday 27 May (1:11): MP3
  • Sunday 18 November (1:06): MP3
  • Tuesday 20 November (0:56): MP3
  • Wednesday 7 November (1:01): MP3
  • Wednesday 31 October (1:16): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn February 16, 1985

complete reading (43:45): MP3

Appearing on In the American Tree, hosted by Alan Bernheimer, June 6, 1980

complete recording (29:32): MP3

This reading was given with Fanny Howe. The track numbers reflect the overall order of the reading.

Norman Fischer on PennSound Daily

Fischer Links:
Interview with Hank Lazer (2010)
Everyday Zen home page

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. © 2000 Norman Fischer. Used with permission of Norman Fischer. Distributed by PennSound.