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Kathleen Fraser

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

Reading with Erica Hunt (54:44): MP3

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complete discussion (26:53): MP3

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Reading at the Kelly Writers House, September 22, 2009

  • introduction (3:32): MP3
  • reading (41:36): MP3
  • question & answer session (27:10): MP3
  • Fraser Discusses Charles Olson (10:54): MP3

complete recording (1:13:01): MP3

watch a video recording of this complete event via KWH-TV: MOV

PoemTalk Podcast #13, discussing Fraser's "The Cars," January 12, 2009

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

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, November 8, 2008

complete reading (40:08): MP3

Kathleen Fraser Interviews Hadley Guest about Barbara Guest, Berkeley, July 17, 2007

  1. introduction (0:23): MP3
  2. Hadley Guest reading "The Next Floor" by Barbara Guest (0:51): MP3
  3. Kathleen Fraser on being introduced to Barbara Guest and her work (13:46): MP3
  4. Barbara Guest's friendship with painters (9:33): MP3
  5. Hadley Guest on growing up around poets and painters (5:15): MP3
  6. the division between uptown and downtown in the New York art world in the 60s (12:31): MP3
  7. Barbara Guest's refusal to be pigeon-holed (2:23): MP3
  8. the cruelty of the downtown scene and Barbara Guest's intentional erasure (18:31): MP3
  9. Hadley Guest on living with Barbara during the last few years of her life and hearing about her first marriage to John Dudley (7:18): MP3
  10. Trumbull Higgins and social position in relation to money (11:33): MP3
  11. Barbara's uptown studio and her strong family feelings (16:55): MP3
  12. Barbara's shared apartment with Perdita Schaffner and her experience working and walking around Union Square (5:00): MP3
  13. productivity, freedom, and moving west (4:15): MP3
  14. Stephen Guest and introducing Barbara Guest to H.D. (15:35): MP3
  15. Barbara's work on H.D. (12:27): MP3
  16. Barbara's awareness of women writers, her relation to feminism, and her commitment to being a wife and mother as well as a poet (15:29): MP3
complete recording (2:31:56): MP3

Conversation with Suzanne Stein on Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake, Kelsey Street Press 1984, recorded 2007

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, January 17, 2007

  1. introduction (1:48): MP3
  2. Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake (13:34): MP3
  3. conversation with Suzanne Stein Part 1 (15:18): MP3
  4. Medusa's hair was snakes. Was thought, split inward. (3:01): MP3
  5. Conversation with Suzanne Stein Part 2 (34:00): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, hosted by Leonard Schwartz, 2005

Episode #84 "Translate the Unspeakable" part one (26:48), part two (28:39)

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, November 16, 2002

  1. introduction (3:34): MP3
  2. Train ( 0:27): MP3
  3. 10:10 AM (3:38): MP3
  4. Bernini's Chisel (5:23): MP3
  5. Hotel Classic (0:46): MP3
  6. Human Values (2:25): MP3
  7. 20th Century (5:10): MP3
  8. The Cars (1:45): MP3
  9. Celeste and Serious (6:30): MP3

complete recording (38:48): MP3

Wednesdays at 4Plus, University at Buffalo, February 28, 2001

  • introduction (7:22): MP3
  • complete reading (1:00:52): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 6, 1999

    from What I Want (1974)

  1. "Little Notes to You, from Lucas Street" (5:39): MP3
  2. from New Shoes (1978)

  3. "Coincidental" (3:30): MP3
  4. from Each Next (1980)

  5. "Lena Pergola" (4:41): MP3
  6. "Somebody who is hooked on the color red" (1:31): MP3
  7. from Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake (1984)

  8. introduction (5:03): MP3
  9. "A definite mountain (the upper with tableaux), foul water." (1:05): MP3
  10. "They did not make conversation." (0:58): MP3
  11. "Anna, in lawn chair endeavor." (0:43): MP3
  12. "Becoming famous and powerful" (0:46): MP3
  13. "The sun opens and begins to work." (0:33): MP3
  14. "Anna ("Are you looking at me?"), if not." (1:17): MP3
  15. "Covertly, her husband('s eyes)." (0:13): MP3
  16. "Later and tense, looking too big for the body." (0:34): MP3
  17. "Small Pyramid, marginal attention." (0:27): MP3
  18. ""The certainty of Byzantine tendencies," she reads." (0:45): MP3
  19. "In white, she who bathed." (0:22): MP3
  20. other works

  21. "Soft Pages" (18:30): MP3
  22. "A.D. Notebooks" (14:13): MP3

Reading for the Segue Series at the Ear Inn, New York City, February 15, 1997

  • complete recording (41:12): MP3

Reading at the University of Buffalo, November 3, 1993

  • complete reading (1:12:09): MP3

Segue Series Reading at The Ear Inn February 8, 1992

complete reading (19:59): MP3

Segue Series Reading at The Ear Inn January 25, 1986

complete reading (44:09): MP3

St. Mark's Talks, June 6, 1985

Reading at Intersection in San Francisco May 4, 1982

  1. introduction (3:59): MP3
  2. Change of Address (2:30): MP3
  3. The Baker's Daughter (1:06): MP3
  4. Sensing the Presence of Butterfly (2:54): MP3
  5. What I Want (1:16): MP3
  6. Growing Up (2:33): MP3
  7. One of the Chapters (3:50): MP3
  8. Collective Invention (3:55): MP3
  9. Flood (4:21): MP3
  10. Lena Pergola (5:59): MP3
  11. Dordogne Song (3:02): MP3
  12. One is Whole One is Not (1:26): MP3
  13. Manual Dexterity (2:11): MP3
  14. These Labdanum Hours (2:35): MP3
  15. Medusa's Hair With Snakes with Thought Split Inward (3:50): MP3
complete reading (47:38): MP3

Also of Interest:

  • On Dante, at Pescara, April 23, 1997 (32:59): MP3
  • Bev Dahlen, Tribue and Reading, hosted by Small Press Traffic in Timken Hall CCA, San Francisco, December 13, 2008

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