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PoemTalk Episode #100, Discussing Significant PoemTalk Episodes

Full Episode (1:30:18): PoemTalk 100: Celebration and Retrospective

Featuring Maria Damon, William J. Harris, Erica Kaufman, Tracie Morris, Steve McLaughlin, Charles Bernstein.

PoemTalk Podcast #89, discussing Nathaniel Mackey's "Day after Day of the Dead," June 10, 2015

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

PoemTalk Podcast #49, Interview, May 27, 2015

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


75th birthday celebration, Brooklyn, NY, March 11, 2017

Complete Recording (1:15:12): MP3

Reading in the Wexler Studio at Kelly Writers House, November 5, 2015

  1. Introduction (4:40): MP3
  2. Introduction to Practical Concerns (0:39): MP3
  3. Practical Concerns (0:34): MP3
  4. Introduction to Nature is Nature (1:48): MP3
  5. Nature is Nature (0:24): MP3
  6. Speed Demon (0:45): MP3
  7. Introduction to Mother to Son (1:48): MP3
  8. Mother to Son (0:19): MP3
  9. Introduction to A Guy in a Black SUV (1:06): MP3
  10. A Guy in a Black SUV (1:03): MP3
  11. Haiku (1:53): MP3
  12. Introduction to Alzheimers (1:37): MP3
  13. Alzheimers (0:44): MP3
  14. Introduction to Nobody Wants to Write an Elegy (1:27): MP3
  15. Nobody Wants to Write an Elegy (1:10): MP3
  16. Green World (2:27): MP3
  17. Green (0:39): MP3
  18. Introduction to My Girl Wants to Leave Ohio (1:15): MP3
  19. My Girl Wants to Leave Ohio (0:33): MP3
  20. In South Africa (0:47): MP3
  21. Commentary on In South Africa (1:38): MP3
  22. Alice Brown (1:53): MP3
  23. Introduction to I Am Every Man (1:27): MP3
  24. I Am Every Man (1:29): MP3
  25. Introduction to My Cat Doesn't Like Free Jazz (1:45): MP3
  26. My Cat Doesn't Like Free Jazz (0:33): MP3
  27. Ornette Coleman Notes (1:36): MP3
  28. Solitude (0:31): MP3
  29. Scarlatt's Keyboard Sonatas (1:20): MP3
  30. The Soldiers of Joy (0:51): MP3
  31. Violet (1:10): MP3
  32. Introduction to The Beauty of Barrenness (1:29): MP3
  33. The Beauty of Barrenness (0:34): MP3
  34. Introduction to The Black Card Players (0:48): MP3
  35. The Black Card Players (1:17): MP3
  36. Philosophy (0:36): MP3
  37. The Western Philosopher (0:36): MP3
  38. We Western People (1:10): MP3
  39. Introduction to Ken Irby at the End (1:59): MP3
  40. Ken Irby at the End (3:10): MP3
  41. Introduction to A Walk in Brooklyn (0:47): MP3
  42. A Walk in Brooklyn (3:28): MP3
  43. Introduction to Modern Romance (1:46): MP3
  44. Modern Romance (2:13): MP3

Complete Recording (1:01:10): MP3

MLA Offsite Readings, January 7, 2012

At Town Hall Downstairs, Seattle, Recording courtesy of A.L. Nielsen and the Heatstrings Blog

  • complete reading (3:09): MP3

Kenneth Irby At Oread Books in Lawrence, Kansas, February 4, 2010

Reading from his new collection, The Intent On: Collected Poems, 1962 - 2006
  • Introduction by William J. Harris (5:09): MP3

  • Complete Recording (59:09): MP3

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