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Sabrina Dalla Valle reads from 7 Days and Nights in the Desert (Tracing the Origin) (2013)

Winner of the Kelsey Street Press FIRSTS! Contest judged by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge this book inaugurates a series of first books by emerging writers

Recorded by Ross Craig, April 25, 2014, Berkeley, CA

  • 1. Introduction (0:23): MP3
  • 2. Prologue (1:35): MP3
  • 3. Preludio (3:47): MP3
  • 4. Mars (1:27): MP3
  • 5. Integrating (8:09): MP3
  • 6. Jupiter (1:32): MP3
  • 7. Resignify (8:14): MP3
  • 8. Saturn (1:28): MP3
  • 9. Causality (7:51): MP3
  • 10. Sun (1:15): MP3
  • 11. Intersecting (8:34): MP3
  • 12. Venus (1:35): MP3
  • 13. Design (7:57): MP3
  • 14. Mercury (1:17): MP3
  • 15. Elemental (8:26): MP3
  • 16. Moon (1:33): MP3
  • 17. Projecting (8:35): MP3
  • 18. Ritornello (2:55): MP3
  • 19. Epilogue (0:15): MP3

Cecilia Vicuña chants fragments of her poem Instan (Kelsey Street Press 2002), improvising on a Tibetan dramyin

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, February 17, 2012

  1. alba del habla/mother of time (4:38): MP3
  2. luz y del qué/cúal es nuestra verdad? (8:20): MP3
  3. Instan, a journey inside words, an oral improvisation (5:27): MP3

Hazel White reading from Peril As Architectural Enrichment (Kelsey Street Press 2011)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, October 5, 2011

  1. Introduction to Peril As Architectural Enrichment (0:19): MP3
  2. Truant (3:57): MP3
  3. Pollen Carrier (1:52): MP3
  4. Prospect (3:18): MP3
  5. Gravity, Ignobly (4:53): MP3

Rena Rosenwasser reading from Elevators (Kelsey Street Press 2011)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, August 8, 2011

  1. Introduction to the book and Gurgling in the Monster Depths (0:49): MP3
  2. Gurgling in the Monster Depths (5:46): MP3
  3. Introduction to Elevators (1:42): MP3
  4. Elevators (6:15): MP3
  5. Introduction to Triptych (0:39): MP3
  6. Triptych (12:52): MP3

Susan Gevirtz reading from Aerodrome Orion & Starry Messenger (Kelsey Street Press 2010)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, June 3, 2009

  • Aerodrome Orion (14:21): MP3

Patricia Dienstfrey Interviews Hadley Guest about Barbara Guest, Berkeley, May 23, 2008

  • part 1 (34:16): MP3
  • part 2 (1:09:54): MP3

Elizabeth Robinson, recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, April 15, 2008

  • introduction by Patricia Dienstfrey (4:44): MP3

Bed of Lists (Kelsey Street Press 1990)

  1. Introduction (0:46): MP3
  2. Salisbury Plain (1:17): MP3
  3. Coal (1:20): MP3
  4. Dust Bowl (2:01): MP3
  5. The Array of Orthodoxy (1:42): MP3
  6. Norte (0:53): MP3
  7. Mexican Rain (2:59): MP3
  8. For Karen (0:38): MP3
  9. Meshes (1:40): MP3
  10. The Sleep (2:56): MP3

House Made of Silver (Kelsey Street Press 2000)

  1. Introduction (0:34): MP3
  2. Its Excess (0:51): MP3
  3. Its Companion (0:53): MP3
  4. Return (2:31): MP3
  5. Term (1:30): MP3
  6. The Ferry (3:11): MP3
  7. Emitted Adoration (6:18): MP3

Bhanu Kapil reading from Humanimal (Kelsey Street Press 2009)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, February 16, 2008

  1. Introduction and Opening Notes (1:57): MP3
  2. Humanimal (16:23): 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

Susan Gevirtz Interviews Hadley Guest about Barbara Guest, Berkeley, May 9, 2007

  • part 1 (30:44): MP3
  • part 2 (46:42): MP3
  • part 3 (15:32): MP3

Susan Gevirtz reading from Black Box Cutaway (Kelsey Street Press 1999)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, March 22, 2007

  1. Introduction to The 12th of Never (2:18): MP3
  2. The 12th of Never (5:01): MP3
  3. Postscript to The 12th of Never (0:56): MP3
  4. Introduction to Black box Cutaway (3:34): MP3
  5. Black Box CutAway (17:42): MP3
  6. Conversation with Hazel White (10:40): MP3

Myung Mi Kim reading from Under Flag (Kelsey Street Press 1998)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, March 7, 2007

  1. These Fishing (2:21): MP3
  2. Comments 1 (2:55): MP3
  3. Demarcation (2:10): MP3
  4. Comments 2 (1:08): MP3
  5. And Sing We (2:54): MP3
  6. Food, Shelter, Clothing (3:44): MP3
  7. Comments 3 (3:01): MP3

Laynie Browne reading from Rebecca Letters (Kelsey Street Press 1997)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, February 7, 2007

  1. Introduction (3:34): MP3
  2. Page 11 (0:51): MP3
  3. Page 12 (0:47): MP3
  4. Page 13 (0:35): MP3
  5. Page 16 (1:02): MP3
  6. Page 17 (0:36): MP3
  7. Page 18 (0:57): MP3
  8. Page 19 (1:10): MP3
  9. Page 20 (0:41): MP3
  10. Page 21 (2:04): MP3
  11. Page 23 (1:20): MP3
  12. Page 24 (1:01): MP3
  13. Page 25 (1:37): MP3
  14. Page 26 (0:42): MP3
  15. Page 28 (0:32): MP3
  16. Page 30 (1:56): MP3
  17. Page 33 (0:35): MP3
  18. Page 34 (1:01): MP3
  19. Page 35 (0:55): MP3
  20. Page 37 (1:20): MP3
  21. Page 38 (0:42): MP3
  22. Page 39 (0:43): MP3
  23. Page 42 (0:39): MP3
  24. Page 45 (0:54): MP3
  25. Page 47 (1:04): MP3

Also from Rebecca Letters, 2007:

  • Acres of Sound (0:09): MP3

Laura Mullen reading from The Tales of Horror (Kelsey Street Press 1999)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, January 27, 2007

  1. Introduction and Epigraph (3:13): MP3
  2. Overture (1:29): MP3
  3. The Tales of Horror (3:24): MP3
  4. Things Look Better in the Morning (3:22): MP3
  5. (Belated) Prologue (4:02): MP3
  6. A Travel Diary (8:54): MP3
  7. (Muted Sobbing Behind a Closed Door) (5:03): MP3
  8. The Cure (8:16): MP3

Kathleen Fraser reading from Something (even human voices) in the foreground, a lake (Kelsey Street Press 1984)

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

Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge reading from Concordance (Kelsey Street Press 2006)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, October 26, 2006

  1. Introduction (0:52): MP3
  2. Concordance (6:47): MP3
  3. Red Quiet (5:55): MP3

Bhanu Kapil reading from The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press 2001)

Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, October 9, 2006

  1. Intro/Vertical, Notes (8:06): MP3
  2. Twelve Questions (0:52): MP3
  3. 1. What is the shape of your body? (4:26): MP3
  4. 3. Describe a morning you woke without fear. (1:09): MP3
  5. 11. Where did you come from/how did you arrive? (1:40): MP3
  6. 33. Tell me what you know about dismemberment. (1:37): MP3
  7. 42. Tell me what you know about dismemberment. (1:08): MP3
  8. 47. Where did you come from/how did you arrive? (0:44): MP3
  9. 22. Describe a morning you woke without fear. (1:01): MP3
  10. 53. What are the consequences of silence? (0:50): MP3
  11. 54. How will you/have you prepare(d) for your death? (0:49): MP3
  12. 77.How will you live now? (0:57): MP3
  13. 95. How will you begin? (0:58): MP3
  14. 96. What is the shape of your body? (0:08): MP3
  15. 97. Who is responsible for the suffering of your mother? (0:47): MP3

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