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Patricia Spears Jones

Close Listening with Charles Bernstein, April 21, 2016

complete recording (38:18): MP3

  1. Introduction (1:13): MP3
  2. On how she selects and organizes her poetry (2:25): MP3
  3. On her poetry's structure, her influences, and the Blues (5:05): MP3
  4. Music and performance in poetry (5:01): MP3
  5. Poetry as affirmative or contestatory (2:35): MP3
  6. Poetry and Community (1:50): MP3
  7. Poetry and Beauty (1:15): MP3
  8. On her archive of letter's and social media posts (4:19): MP3
  9. On her religion (5:24): MP3
  10. On her use of the Sonnet form (1:27): MP3
  11. On the role of her readers in her poetry (2:11): MP3
  12. On the titles of her poems (2:55): MP3
  13. Why I Left the Country (2:47): MP3



Reading at the Kelly Writers House, April 21, 2016

Complete Recording (38:25): MP3

  1. Introduction (2:47): MP3
  2. A Desire for Underdevelopment (0:56): MP3
  3. Morning Song (1:23): MP3
  4. Life Lessons (2:47): MP3
  5. Two Deaths, Two Wakes, Two Open Caskets (5:45): MP3
  6. Shack With Vines (2:52): MP3
  7. Why I Left the Country (0:47): MP3
  8. A Gallant History (1:07): MP3
  9. The City Proper (0:21): MP3
  10. Lucent Buyer (0:26): MP3
  11. New Blues (4:49): MP3
  12. The Perfect Lipstick (2:02): MP3
  13. Etta James at the Audubon Ballroom (2:17): MP3
  14. Self Portrait as Shop Window (1:35): MP3
  15. What Beauty Does (8:25): MP3

Reading as part of the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, March 13, 2007

  • complete reading (28:34): MP3
  1. Introduction (1:45): MP3
  2. What is Sadder than a Train Standing in the Rain? (1:51): MP3
  3. When you Change the Landscape, is it with your Bare Hands or Gloves? (1:18): MP3
  4. Questions Neruda Did not Live to Ask (1:12): MP3
  5. La Grande Horloge at the Museé de Orsay (4:46): MP3
  6. Laura (1:33): MP3
  7. Red River (1:50): MP3
  8. Hood (1:42): MP3
  9. What I Will Miss is Kissing in Cabs (1:23): MP3
  10. My Movie (0:41): MP3
  11. Why Silence is Like a Volcano (0:12): MP3
  12. Waiting for the Year of the Horse (0:39): MP3
  13. Fail Gozzle (2:44): MP3
  14. Note to Maureen (0:56): MP3
  15. Last Day of Passover, April 2006 (2:00): MP3
  16. Peel (1:34): MP3
  17. Drizzle (0:21): MP3
  18. Ermine (0:55): MP3
  19. Fuck (0:37): MP3
  20. Peel 2 (0:34): MP3

Reading as part of the Segue Series at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, February 24, 2007

  • complete reading (40:28): MP3
  1. Introduction (7:17): MP3
  2. Glad All Over (4:02): MP3
  3. Two Deaths, Two Wakes, Two Open Caskets: Linda Hall (4:59): MP3
  4. The Village Sparkles (1:47): MP3
  5. Femme Du Monde (2:21): MP3
  6. The Devil's Paintbrush: Île de la Cité (2:25): MP3
  7. Before I Fell in Love (2:06): MP3
  8. Note for the Poem "Beloved of God" (3:57): MP3
  9. Prince's Lyric Poem "All the Critics Love you in New York" (2:47): MP3
  10. Mary J Blige Lyrics Poem "No One Will do No One but You" (3:12): MP3
  11. Arsenal (1:01): MP3
  12. Bullocks (0:40): MP3
  13. Coriander (0:50): MP3
  14. Fop (0:34): MP3
  15. Peel (0:26): MP3

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2016 Patricia Spears Jones. Used with the permission of Patricia Spears Jones. Distributed by PennSound.