Search PennSound

Heatstrings

collected & curated by A.L. Nielsen

PennSound pages from A.L. Nielsen's archives


A.L. Nielsen on New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles, KDVS, August 18, 2013




Chinese American Association for Poetry and Poetics Conference, Central China Normal University - Wuhan, China. June 8, 2013.

  1. Steve Tracy-Ma Rainey (poem by Sterling Brown) (09:11): MP3
  2. A.L. Nielsen-Cecil's Train Set (02:24): MP3
  3. A.L. Nielsen-Sunken Gardens (00:40): MP3
  4. A.L. Nielsen-and I followed her to the station (00:55): MP3
  5. A.L. Nielsen-Small Song (01:16): MP3
  6. Young Suck Rhee-Farewell (03:51): MP3
  7. Young Suck Rhee-Crane Pavilion (01:14): MP3
  8. Yan Rong-Let's Compete in Our Pride (05:52): MP3
  9. Yan Rong-Their Flowering Branches Hold Up Consonants (02:39): MP3
  10. Jerry W. Ward, Jr.-Winter Solitude (03:32): MP3
  11. John Zheng-Haojiubujian (03:21): MP3
  12. Tan Xiaocui-A Sleeping White, White Rose (04:10): MP3
  13. Susan Stewart-The Forest (04:20): MP3
  14. Zhimin Li-A Promise (05:42): MP3
  15. Hank Lazer-8 (In Transit) (08:29): MP3
  16. Ma Yongbo-To Young Poets (06:19): MP3
  17. Steve Tracy-The Weary Blues (poem by Langston Hughes) (07:06): MP3
  18. Youngmin Kim-Azaleas (poem by Kim So-woi) (06:13): MP3
  19. Youngmin Kim-Beside a Chrysanthemum (poem by Chong-ju Suh) (02:09): MP3
  20. Youngmin Kim-Flower (poem by Kim Ch'un-su) (01:50): MP3
  21. Yang Jian-One Kind of Love (04:41): MP3
  22. Daniel Alnright-Water and Idol (02:15): MP3
  23. Daniel Alnright-I Built You a House (01:08): MP3
  24. Zou Huaishan-english title unknown (03:09): MP3
  25. Tomiyama Hidetoshi-My Chest Is Now (poem by Miyazawa Kenji) (00:29): MP3
  26. Tomiyama Hidetoshi-Again I Have a Fever (poem by Miyazawa Kenji) (00:48): MP3
  27. Tomiyama Hidetoshi-Though My Hands Are Hot, My Feet Numb (poem by Miyazawa Kenji) (00:23): MP3
  28. Tomiyama Hidetoshi-Fever, Gasps, Losing the Real (poem by Miyazawa Kenji) (01:12): MP3
  29. Zhang Guangkui-unknown title (01:25): MP3
  30. Zhang Guangkui-unknown title (05:02): MP3
  31. Daniela Kato-The Houses (poem by Eugenio de Andrade) (04:35): MP3
  32. Joan Qionglin Tan-On Stillness and Riprapping (05:05): MP3
  33. Rachelle Linda Escamilla-Family History (01:42): MP3
  34. Zhang Yi-To Sophia (02:37): MP3
  35. Zhang Yi-To Sophia (trans. in to Chinese) (00:32): MP3
  36. Zhang Yi-Worldy April (01:47): MP3
  37. Zeng Wei-unknown title (04:13): MP3

photograph by Stephane Robolin

A.L. Nielsen at the St. Mark's Poetry Project, New York, March 18, 2013

  1. Cecil's Train Set (1:08): MP3
  2. For Jayne Cortez (4:19): MP3
  3. Sunken Gardens (1:00): MP3
  4. Aldon D. (1:05): MP3
  5. Good Advice (1:02): MP3
  6. If It Isn't One Thing (2:32): MP3
  7. from GHANA (3:59): MP3
  8. Yellow VII (3:20): MP3
  9. The Virginia Monologues (6:20): MP3
  10. And I Followed Her To the Station" (0:43): MP3
  11. Pendant (0:48): MP3

Joan Retallack, University of Louisville, Feb. 22, 2013 (intro: Alan Golding)

(1:02:59): MP3

Ron Silliman reading from the The Alphabet: "Albany," at Penn State, October 9, 2012

  • complete reading (56:40): MP3

Rae Armantrout reading at Foster Auditorium, Penn State University, September 11, 2012

  1. Introduction by A.L. Nielsen (4:29): MP3
  2. From Money Shot (Wesleyan, 2011)

  3. Prayers (2:15): MP3
  4. Working Models (0:51): MP3
  5. Fuel (0:46): MP3
  6. The Gift (0:42): MP3
  7. Bubble Wrap (1:41): MP3
  8. Answer (0:40): MP3
  9. Autobiography: Urn Burial (2:05): MP3
  10. Soft Money (1:00): MP3
  11. Advent (0:43): MP3
  12. With (0:42): MP3
  13. Exact (0:46): MP3
  14. Money Talks (0:42): MP3
  15. Long Green (0:49): MP3
  16. From Just Saying (Wesleyan, 2013)

  17. Scripture (1:35): MP3
  18. Dress Up (0:52): MP3
  19. Account, for Brian Keating (1:36): MP3
  20. The Look (0:51): MP3
  21. My Apocalypse (1:07): MP3
  22. Arrivals (0:58): MP3
  23. Action Poem (0:57): MP3
  24. Scale (1:12): MP3
  25. And (1:03): MP3
  26. Treatment (0:46): MP3
  27. Experts (0:59): MP3
  28. Bargos (1:00): MP3
  29. From The Matter (forthcoming)

  30. Sonnet 3 (2:46): MP3
  31. Conclusion (1:24): MP3
  32. Itself (0:38): MP3
  33. Chirality (1:18): MP3
  34. Material (0:49): MP3
  35. Flo (1:08): MP3
  36. Sponsor (0:50): MP3
  37. Personhood (0:45): MP3
  38. End User (1:00): MP3
  39. Believing (0:47): MP3
  40. Head (0:34): MP3
  41. Well (0:44): MP3
  42. Control (0:54): MP3
  43. The Future (0:45): MP3
  44. The New Zombie (2:04): MP3
  • Complete Reading (48:49): MP3

Poetry in Performance: National Poetry Foundation Conference on the 1980's

Recorded June 29, 2012; Featuring A.L. Nielsen, Catherine Wagner, Laura Hinton, Evie Shockley and Linda Russo.

  • Catherine Wagner-A Well Is A Mine (partial) (03:07): MP3
  • Catherine Wagner-Capitulation to the Total Poem (01:09): MP3
  • Laura Hinton-Paris in the Sprintime (04:51): MP3
  • Evie Shockley-Duck,Duck-Redux (02:23): MP3
  • Evie Shockley-Post White (01:37): MP3
  • Evie Shockley-You Can Say That Again Billy (02:06): MP3
  • Evie Shockley-Miles's Muse (04:48): MP3
  • Linda Russo-American Heritage Syntax (02:05): MP3
  • Laura Hinton-Clairvoyage Le Royale (Shared Death Experience) (06:55): MP3
  • Laura Hinton-Despuis (02:05): MP3
  • Laura Hinton-Postcards Never Sent (01:51): MP3
  • Laura Hinton-My French Swimming Pool (02:57): MP3
  • A.L. Nielsen-Redevelopment (02:16): MP3
  • A.L. Nielsen-Translations From the Rubic I (09:03): MP3
  • A.L. Nielsen-Nannie Burroughs Avenue (03:27): MP3
  • A.L. Nielsen-Evacuation Routes E and D (03:44): MP3
  • Linda Russo-Geothermal Jardhiti (08:05): MP3
  • Linda Russo-South Fork Palouse River (00:45): MP3

Reading at Alan Golding's Home for the 40th University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture After 1900, February 25, 2012

  1. introduction by Alan Golding (1:12): MP3
  2. Norman Finkelstein reads Paul Bray (5:09): MP3
  3. Joseph Donahue (5:49): MP3
  4. Alan Golding reads Ed Dorn (7:15): MP3
    A for Ism (1:09): MP3
    An Opinion on a Matter of Public Safety (0:44): MP3
    The Russian Quote (0:32): MP3
    Correct usages of some words widely misused or abused in modern conversation & poetry (4:44): MP3
  5. A.L. Nielson (3:23): MP3
  6. Peter O'Leary (7:56): MP3
  7. Jennifer Rupert (2:36): MP3
  8. Mark Scroggins (6:08): MP3
  9. Laura Richardson (4:00): MP3
  10. Tyrone Williams (2:31): MP3
  11. Norman Finkelstein (2:52): MP3
  • complete reading (48:49): MP3

MLA Offsite Reading, At Town Hall Downstairs, Seattle, January 7, 2012



Readers include: Greg Bern, Jasper Bernes and Joshua Clover, Julia Bloch, Amaranth Borsuk, Rebecca Brown, Don Mee Choi, Merrill Cole, Matthew Cooperman, Crystal Curry, Maria Damon, Christine Deavel, Sarah Dowling, William J. Harris, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Joel Felix, Sandy Florian, Jaime Gusman, Joseph Harrington, Jeanne Heuving (also heard as MC at beginning), Anna Maria Hong, Yunte Huang, Grant Jenkins, Erica Kaufman, Myung Mi Kim, Gregory Laynor, Karen An-hwei Lee, Alex Leslie, Stacey Levine, Suzanne Jill Levine, Sarah Mangold, Ezra Mark, John Marshall, Bryant Mason, Joe Milutis, Robert Mittenhal, Laura Moriarty (also heard in opening announcements), Laura Mullen, Paul Nelson, Melanie Noel, A.L. Nielsen, Doug Nufer, Vanessa Place, James Reed, Summer Robinson, Judith Roche, Linda Russo, Leonard Schwartz, Kathy Lou Schultz, Evie Shockley, Monica Storss, Daniel Tiffany, Nico Vassilakis, Catherine Wagner, Christine Wertheim, David Wolach, Deborah Woodard, Maged Zaher, and Julie Brown
  • complete reading (2:56:18): MP3

Group Reading at Modernist Studies Association, Hallwall's Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, October 7, 2011

  1. Jen Bervin (2:21): MP3
  2. Michael Davidson (4:53): MP3
  3. Elizabeth Frost (4:37): MP3
  4. Rachel Galvin (3:45): MP3
  5. Judith Goldman (4:36): MP3
  6. Rob Halpern (4:15): MP3
  7. Jeanne Heuving (5:22): MP3
  8. Cynthia Hogue (6:48): MP3
  9. Robin Tremblay-McGaw (3:13): MP3
  10. A.L. Nielsen (3:28): MP3
  11. Jed Rasula (5:09): MP3
  12. Kathy Lou Schultz (4:34): MP3
  13. Barrett Watten (4:58): MP3
  14. Tyrone Williams (4:08): MP3
  15. Bob Perelman (4:35): MP3
  • complete reading (1:06:58): MP3

Ed Roberson, Reading and Presentation of the Stephen Henderson Award for Literature by the African American Literature and Culture Society, Boston, May 27, 2011

  1. Introduction by A.L. Nielsen (4:50): MP3
  2. Roberson Introduction (2:18): MP3
  3. Etai-Eken (2:32): MP3
  4. A Slim Volume Taken Into the Provinces (2:30): MP3
  5. To See The Earth Before the End of the World (1:53): MP3
  6. Topoi (3:29): MP3
  7. Lunar Eclipse (1:52): MP3
  8. The World, Then (2:35): MP3
  9. Teapot Boiling, How to Begin the Day (0:56): MP3
  10. Darkly (1:45): MP3
  11. The Metaphor of Impressionsm-your skin (0:57): MP3
  12. What the Tree Took, On the Table (1:32): MP3
  13. Man with Three Degrees (1:24): MP3
  14. Of the Earth (1:09): MP3

Complete Reading (31:29): MP3

Geoffrey Jacques (pictured right) reading at Penn State University, March 21, 2011


Reading at Alan Golding's House, February 26, 2011 — held in conjunction with the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900

(click here for segmented recordings)

Michael Heller (pictured left) with music composed by Ellen Fishman Johnson, reading at the University of Louisville, February 24, 2011

Videos of more collaborations between Michael Heller and Ellen Fishman Johnson can be found here.

  • complete reading (47:47): MP3

C.S. Giscombe reading at the African American Literature and Culture Society, San Francisco, May 28, 2010

  • complete reading (32:35): MP3

Reading at Alan Golding's House, February 20, 2010 — held in conjunction with the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900

(click here for segmented recordings)

Dawn Lundy Martin (pictured) reads at Penn State University, October 20, 2009

complete reading (35:26): MP3


A.L. Neilsen recordes Jackson Mac Low at the Conference on American Poetry of the 1940s, University of Maine, Orono, June 24 2004

Complete Reading (41:56): MP3


How We Place African American Poetry, University of Wisconsin, April 2003

A.L. Nielsen writes of this reading: In April of 2003, Lorenzo Thomas and I appeared at a symposium at the University of Wisconsin organized by Lynn Keller, titled WHAT'S NEW IN AMERICAN POETRY. Lorenzo and I had by then been on many panels together, acting as a sort of roving tag team of poetry criticism. This time out, Lorenzo delivered a talk he called "How We Place African American Poetry" and I delivered a prepared response to his talk.

A.L. Nielsen records David Bromige and Michael Davidson at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, April 23-24, 1998

    April 23

    David Bromige (43:08): MP3

    1. Introduction by A.L. Nielsen (3:20): MP3

    2. from Desire:
    3. The Romance of the Automobile (1:52): MP3
    4. The Art of Capitalsim (0:48): MP3

    5. from Tiny Courts in a World Without Scales:
    6. Community Leaders (1:49): MP3
    7. Manana from Heaven (1:48): MP3
    8. But One Dimension (1:18): MP3

    9. from T as in Tether:
    10. One (1:03): MP3
    11. Two (0:18): MP3
    12. Three (0:38): MP3
    13. Four (0:39): MP3
    14. Five (0:52): MP3

    15. from "Initializing," "Establishing," and "Authenticizing":
    16. Opening Comments (2:15): MP3
    17. Initializing 2: To A Drawing Board (0:54): MP3
    18. Initializing 7.5 Time Out (1:28): MP3
    19. Establishing 3: A Location (2:00): MP3
    20. Establishing 6: Not Myself Tonight (1:03): MP3
    21. Establishing 11: A Spill (1:41): MP3
    22. Establishing 12: E is for Elephant (1:11): MP3
    23. Comments on Ganesha (1:01): MP3
    24. Establishing 13: While You Were Out (1:26): MP3
    25. Authenticizing 5: They Gain Control of My Time (1:55): MP3
    26. Authenticizing 13 (1:58): MP3

    27. from Not Saying Enough for the Death Penalty (2:10): MP3
    28. Apology as Explanation (1:41): MP3
    29. The Dream of Rod Stewart (1:53): MP3
    30. I Never Write Couplets (3:37): MP3

    Michael Davidson (38:19): MP3

    1. Introduction by A.L. Nielsen (3:18): MP3

    2. from Rewrites:
    3. Subject Matter (2:18): MP3
    4. You Were Saying (2:46): MP3

    5. from Post Hoc:
    6. Thinking the Alps (5:09): MP3
    7. Troth (1:15): MP3
    8. The Terror (1:18): MP3

    9. "The Analogy of the Ion" (4:46): MP3

    10. from The Arcades:
    11. Correspondence (2:55): MP3
    12. Intention (1:07): MP3
    13. Mapping (1:00): MP3
    14. Zombies (1:12): MP3
    15. Translation (1:56): MP3
    16. The Autobiography Project (3:09): MP3
    17. My Invisible (1:41): MP3
    18. Henry James in Hoboken (0:48): MP3
    19. final poem (1:37): MP3

    April 24

  • David Bromige and Michael Davidson discuss each other's work (1:21:73): MP3

Rae Armantrout, A.L. Nielsen, and Charles Altieri present at the American Literature Association, San Diego, May 1992

  1. Rae Armantrout (23:06): MP3
  2. A.L. Nielsen (22:45): MP3
  3. Charles Altieri (28:13): MP3
  4. Q&A (16:57): MP3

Complete reading (1:32:13): MP3

Reading for the publication of Screens and Tasted Parallels, edited by Tyrus Miller and Terrell Hale, Stanford University, November 19, 1989

A.L. Nielsen records Charles Bernstein

See Also: