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Tonya Foster


photograph courtesy of Erica Kaufman

Reading at Oh! Sandy: A Remembrance, Industry City, Brooklyn, New York, November 10, 2013, hosted by Phong Bui

  • complete reading (3:48): MP3

Performance of Freedom: Tonya Foster on Close Listening June 18, 2013

  • Reading from Swarms of Bees in High Court (24:50): MP3
  • Conversation with Charles Bernstein (45:20): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, February 23, 2013

  • Complete Recording (31:45): MP3

Emergency Series Reading at the Kelly Writers House, January 21, 2010

  1. on the work of M. NourbeSe Philip and Saidiya Hartman (6:08): MP3
  2. on Swarms of Bees in High Court (14:26): MP3
  3. Nocturne (2:52): MP3
  4. Nocturne II (0:40): MP3
  5. (In)Somniloquies (3:09): MP3
  6. "Bullets can pepper a body like salt falling" (0:54): MP3
  7. "If I was a bird, I'd shit on you" (0:16): MP3
  8. Tennis Shoe Pigeons (1:07): MP3
  9. on A Mathematics of Chaos, Monkey Talk, and A History of the Bitch (11:12): MP3

Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 25, 2009

complete recording (16:31): MP3

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Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 24, 2009

part one (55:50): MP3

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part two (25:12) MP3

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Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 12, 2008

complete reading (29:58): MP3

Benefit Reading for Will Alexander at the Bowery Poetry Club, November 1, 2007

complete reading (7:57): MP3

Segue Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York City - November 9, 2002

  1. introduction (3:18): MP3
  2. Summer (0:20): MP3
  3. Spring (0:16): MP3
  4. Daylight Savings or, The Cannibal Cooks (1:13): MP3
  5. Courtship in the Time of MaBell (1:53): MP3
  6. And the Dish Ran Away with a Spoon (0:59): MP3
  7. A Grammar of Waking (2:08): MP3
  8. A Swarm of Bees in the High Court (4:31): MP3
  9. A Folk Tale (2:02): MP3
  10. Yellow American Cheese (0:59): MP3
  11. New Orleans Bibliography (3:23): MP3

complete reading (25:48): MP3

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author © 2008 Tonya Foster. Used with permission of Tonya Foster. Distributed by PennSound.