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Susan Howe

Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives, Woodberry Poetry Room, October 7, 2014

  • Watch a recording of the event here, via YouTube.
  • Reading with David Grubbs, WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER, ISSUE Project Room, October 25, 2013

  • complete reading (41:58): MP3
  • On LINEbreak radio program with Charles Bernstein, 1995


    First half-hour of Susan Howe's LINEbreak program (29:44): mp3
    Second half of Susan Howe's program (29:00): mp3
    Entire program (58:44): MP3

    segmented topics:
    1. Introduction (1:04): MP3
    2. On War As A Motif (3:34): MP3
    3. Reading "There Are Not Leaves Enough to Crown to Cover to Crown to Cover" from the preface to The Europe of Trusts (7:06): MP3
    4. On women writing about war and silenced women (5:36): MP3
    5. Reading from My Emily Dickinson (2:00): MP3
    6. On power, writing as a woman, and Emily Dickinson (2:26): MP3

    Reading for the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, February 11, 2013

    with Kate Colby

    1. discussing The Disappearance Approach (1:59): MP3
    2. The Disappearance Approach (11:31): MP3
    3. Frolic Architecture (6:36): MP3
    4. discussing Thek (4:22): MP3
    5. Thek (4:58): MP3
    6. Tom Tit Tot (4:04): MP3
    • complete reading (33:31): MP3

    Reading with Roberto Tejada at the Poetry Project, St. Marks, New York, February 8, 2012

    • Watch a recording of the event here, via YouTube.

    Reading at Jerome Rothenberg's 80th Birthday Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011

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    Frolic Architecture, performed with David Grubbs, Harvard University, November 1, 2011

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    PoemTalk Podcast #32, discussing Howe's interpretation of Emily Dickinson's "My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun," May 24, 2010

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

    "Souls of the Labadie Tract," with David Grubbs, Walker Art Center, April 29, 2010

    Reading for the Kelly Writers House Fellows Program, March 22, 2010

    1. introduction by Al Filreis (6:06): MP3
    2. introduction by Cecilia Corrigan (5:46): MP3
    3. introduction by Susan Howe (0:57): MP3
    4. from Secret History of the Dividing Line (1:22): MP3
    5. discussing "Melville's Marginalia" (2:00): MP3
    6. from the closing of "Melville's Marginalia" (1:01): MP3
    7. the preface of "Melville's Marginalia (11:09): MP3
    8. from Bedhangings (17:09): MP3
    9. "Errand" (2:07): MP3
    10. from Souls of the Labadie Tract (10:14): MP3

    complete reading (1:00:11): MP3 / MOV

    Discussion during the the Kelly Writers House Fellows Program, March 23, 2010

    1. introduction by Al Filreis (4:55): MP3
    2. on Wilson Walker Cowen (6:50): MP3
    3. owning Emily Dickinson (1:59): MP3
    4. wild libraries (5:53): MP3
    5. the Adriondacks (5:54): MP3
    6. on the writing environment (3:08): MP3
    7. on Marta L. Wenrer's Dickinson Project (2:11): MP3
    8. the rhetoric of terror (5:43): MP3
    9. the violence of selving (3:13): MP3
    10. on Wallace Stevens (7:50): MP3
    11. in the stacks (3:53): MP3
    12. books as transitional objects (5:00): MP3
    13. marginalia and dirty laundry (4:19): MP3
    14. the recuperation of past poets (5:13): MP3
    15. reading from Frame Structures (6:43): MP3

    complete recording (1:12:44): MP3 / MOV

    Reading for Double Change, Paris, October 29, 2009

    "Souls of the Labadie Tract," recorded live with David Grubbs, Southbank Centre, London, October 8, 2009

    Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club January 26, 2008

    1. introduction (3:28): MP3
    2. short selections from Pierce Arrow (5:56): MP3
    3. Stage Snow (1:51): MP3
    4. Concrete Central (8:26): MP3
    5. 118 Westerly Terrace (11:29): MP3
    • complete reading (31:43): MP3

    Kelly Writers House

    Wednesday, February 14, 2007

    1. Introduction by Charles Bernstein (4:02): MP3
    2. "What Is This Crackling of Voices in the Mind" (15:37): MP3
    3. From Thorow (19:40): MP3
    4. Complete Recording (40:16): MP3

    Thursday, February 15, 2007, (sponsored by Theorizing)

    1. Introduction by Rebecca Sheehan (4:32): MP3 (With text of introduction
    2. From The Midnight(first two unnumbered pages at the beginning flyleaf sections then pp. 57-60) (14:52): MP3
    3. "Originality and Quotation: A Prose Poem" [on Jonathon Edwards] (19:57): MP3
    4. Complete Recording (40:13): MP3

    Thiefth, with David Grubbs, 2005

    Radio Readings Project, produced by Ernesto Grosman, 1998

    1. Introduction (0:56): MP3
    2. Thorow: Introduction (5:51): MP3
    3. Thorow: I (3:17): MP3
    4. Thorow: II (5:28): MP3
    5. Thorow: III (3:13): MP3
    6. Introduction to The Europe of Trusts (6:30): MP3
    7. Commentary on Pythagorean Silence (1:07): MP3
    8. The "Pearl Harbor" section of Pythagorean Silence (5:27): MP3
      [Note: Howe reads the verse prologue--"we that were wood..."--and most pages of section 1, titled "Pearl Harbor" of the long poem. In the New Directions edition of The Europe of Trusts, these are the pages she reads: pp. 17, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32. Here is the text of the excerpt.]
    9. Discussion with Ernesto Livon-Grosman (24:13): MP3

      Complete Program(55:26): MP3
  • Reading Emily Dickinson's "My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun" and the associated passage about the poem in My Emily Dickinson (6:34): MP3
  • [ clip from above, beginning "When I love a thing..."]
  • [ clip from above, beginning "I go in disguise, so under stress..."]
  • From painting to poetry (5:57): MP3
  • Reading from "The Nonconformist's Memorial" (5:44) MP3
  • On writing and performing "The Nonconformist's Memorial" (7:09): MP3
  • Reading more from "The Nonconformist's Memorial" (3:18): MP3
  • Advice to new readers of Howe's poetry (1:23): MP3
  • On teaching as a poet (3:52): MP3
  • Complete Interview and Discussion (58:44): MP3

    Reading at SUNY Buffalo with Charles Bernstein and Robert Creeley, March 31, 1995

    1. "Scattering As Behaviour Toward Risk" (6:19): MP3
      From Singularities (Wesleyan University Press) EPC Resource: Ming-Qian Ma discusses this poem
    2. "The Non-Conformist Memorial" (14:08): MP3
    3. Complete Reading (21:36): MP3

    Wednesdays at 4Plus, University of Buffalo, November 6, 1994

    Complete Reading (25:10): MP3

    Reading as part of The Tenth Muse II, Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY, March 8, 1993


    Photo © Lawrence Schwartzwald

    Reading at the Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, July 11, 1991 with Charles Bernstein and Nathaniel Mackey

    • introduction (2:27): MP3
    • reading (27:15): MP3

    Lecture on Emily Dickinson at SUNY Buffalo, September 28, 1990

    • Part 1 (1:58:15): MP3
    • Part 2 (28:47): MP3

    Reading at the SUNY Buffalo, September 26, 1990

    • Part One (31:59): MP3
    • Part Two (21:39): MP3

    Politics of Poetic Form, New School, NYC, November 4, 1988

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, June 20, 1987

    1. Heliopathy (14:47): MP3
    2. Thorow (13:44): MP3
    complete reading (29:45): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at The Ear Inn April 12, 1986

    Howe reads the entirety of Articulation of Sound Forms in Time
    complete reading (33:17): MP3

    Reading from Barbara Guest's Seeking Air, Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, January 25, 1986

    (with Maureen Owen and Barbara Einzig)
    1. Seeking Air, epigraph (0:33): MP3
    2. Seeking Air, 11 (0:58): MP3
    3. Seeking Air, 12 (1:03): MP3
    4. Seeking Air, 20 (1:49): MP3
    5. Seeking Air, 90 (1:00): MP3
    6. Seeking Air, 100 (0:25): MP3
    complete program (30:27): MP3

    New York Talk, New York, NY, February 24, 1984

    • "My Emily Dickinson" (2:04:37): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the The Ear Inn, October 22, 1983

    Howe reads "Speeches at the Barriers"
    complete reading (25:40): MP3

    Reading for Emily Dickinson's Birthday Celebration, St. Mark's Church in the Bowery Poetry Project, December 10, 1979

    • complete reading (7:11): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the The Ear Inn, November, 1978

    Howe reads the entirety of Secret History of the Dividing Line
    complete reading (23:43): MP3

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