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Ann Lauterbach

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  • Readings and conversations at WPS1.Org
  • Clocktower Studio, New York, December 4, 2006

Program One: Poetry Reading from If In Time: Selected Poems 1975-2000 ( New York: (Penguin, 2001):

    Full program (27:45)
  1. Typography (2:47)
  2. Diorama of the Uninhabited Yes (2:23)
  3. On (Thing) (1:02)
  4. Poise on Arrow (2:06)
  5. Eclipse with Object (1:19)
  6. Missing Ages (4:08)
  7. Harm's Way, Arm's Reach (2:55)
  8. The French Girl (2:29)
  9. True and False Green (0:44)
  10. Quotations from Reality (1:02)

from Hum (New York: Penguin, 2005):

  1. Instruction (1:02)
  2. Seen, Overheard (1:27)
  3. Opera (1:03)
  4. Postscript (1:41)

Program Two

Lauterbach in conversation with Charles Bernstein (28:27)

Lauterbach talks about sound, performance, and folk music and goes on to engage the difficult relation of gender and authority.  She also discusses "Missing Ages," a poem she read on program one, and also her essay collection, The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience (New York: Viking, 2005).

  • Close Listening produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1
  • WPS1 Studio Engineer: Lucy Sinanjuntak
  • © 2006 Ann Lauterbach and Charles Bernstein

Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, NYC, March 22, 2014

  1. Glyph (1:21): MP3
  2. Domestic Modernism (0:45): MP3
  3. Without Irony (1:01): MP3
  4. Capture Lucretius (0:39): MP3
  5. Untitled (a Value) (4:28): MP3
  6. Curtain (1:19): MP3
  7. Revolution (1:15): MP3
  8. Humpty Dumpty (4:10): MP3
  9. Poem 26 (Day breaks into pestulance...) (2:14): MP3
  10. Poem 27 (The notion that, among creatures, humans have no natural capacity...) (1:21): MP3
  11. Poem 28 (Irritant of lost time: immaterial repitition...) (2:07): MP3
  12. Letter (in Praise of Promiscuity) (2:07): MP3
  13. Zero & A (4:43): MP3
  14. Some Elements of the Poem (7:23): MP3
      • Complete Reading (47:10): MP3

      Reading at the Kelly Writers House, November 4, 2013


      1. introduction by Charles Bernstein (6:40): MP3
      2. introduction by Ann Lauterbach (3:08): MP3
      3. Glyph (1:23): MP3
      4. Enigma of the Cat (4:06): MP3
      5. Triptych (Van Eyck) (2:26): MP3
      6. Night News With Fake Zebra (2:49): MP3
      7. Domestic Modernsim (1:08): MP3
      8. Introduction to Alice in October (1:40): MP3
      9. Alice in October (2:22): MP3
      10. The Tears of Eros (After Bataille) (2:27): MP3
      11. Task: to Open #9 (3:07): MP3
      12. Task: to Open #29-30 (5:19): MP3
      13. discussing Dear Instructor (2:25): MP3
      14. Untitled (Spoon) (0:45): MP3
      15. Letter (in Praise of Promiscuity) (1:21): MP3
      16. Untitled (Against Perfection) (2:03): MP3
      17. Zero & A (4:29): MP3
      18. A Plan (0:49): MP3
      19. Untitled (Fate) (2:36): MP3
      20. discussing Beauty and Consolation (Richard Rorty) (2:12): MP3
      21. Beauty and Consolation (Richard Rorty) (1:30): MP3
      22. Untitled (a Value) (4:49): MP3
      23. Some Elements of the Poem (6:47): MP3
      • complete audio (1:06:48): MP3

      Reading for Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, February 17, 2011

      with Paul Foster Johnson

      • complete reading (28:32): MP3


      Lauterbach lecture, "The Given and the Chosen,"

      on video, from the School of VIsual Arts in New York, Feb. 11, 2010. LINK

      from A Celebration of George Oppen's 100th Birthday at the Kelly Writers House, April 7, 2008

      "George Oppen: How Shall I Speak?"; Lauterbach's poem, "Oppen's Way" (8:40): MP3

      Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, March 4, 2006

      1. Introduction (2:22): MP3
      2. Harmony (0:47): MP3
      3. Victory (2:42): MP3
      4. Precision Tuning (1:15): MP3
      5. XYZ Plus Minus (2:46): MP3
      6. Acrostic (Barbara Guest) (0:40): MP3
      7. "Back" (2:25): MP3
      8. The Book and Dream Club (1:17): MP3
      9. Fragment (4:24): MP3
      10. Fragment (12:34): MP3
      11. complete reading (36:39): MP3

      Reading at Wednesdays @ 4-Plus, SUNY Buffalo, October 17, 2001

      • complete reading (46:39): MP3

      Segue Series Reading at Double Happiness, New York December 4, 1999

      1. Introduction (2:24): MP3
      2. Secular Portrait of Jack Spicer (unpublished) (1:57): MP3
      3. Homage to William Carlos Williams (1:41): MP3
      4. Solstice (published as part of "Winter Strawberries") (0:55): MP3
      5. New Brooms (2:32): MP3
      6. Legacy (2:30): MP3
      7. Bookmark, Horizon (Emily Dickinson) (published in Hum as "Bookmark, Horizon (Emily Dickinson, Joseph Cornell)") (3:20): MP3
      8. Untitled (published as "Splendor")(2:02): MP3
      9. Marjorie and Forrest in Moscow (published in Hum as "M. and F. at the K.G.B.")(1:45): MP3
      10. Fragment Oscillating History and Magic (published as part of "Snow") (1:29): MP3
      11. April.doc (unpublished) (3:31): MP3
      12. September Song (4:48): MP3
      13. Interleavings (Paul Celan) (1:23): MP3
      • Complete Reading (30:30): MP3

      • [ all poems published in the sequence, "The Call," in If in Time: Selected Poems 1975-2000 (Penguin, 2001) unless otherwise noted ]

      Reading for the Segue Series at HERE, New York, October 4, 1997

      1. introduction (1:59): MP3
      2. Opening Day (4:44): MP3
      3. In the Museum of the Word (Henri Matisse) (7:23): MP3
      4. Archaeology (9:04): MP3
      5. Blurb for "On a Stair", "A Valentine for Tomorrow" (5:10): MP3
      6. Nocturnal Real (4:09): MP3
      7. On Tower (1:13): MP3
      8. On Thing (1:12): MP3
      9. Daylight Savings Time (3:11): MP3
      • complete recording (38:06): MP3

      Wednesdays at 4Plus, SUNY Buffalo, April 20, 1994

      Complete Reading (50:25): MP3

      Reading at the Ear Inn, January 4, 1992

      • complete reading (32:54): MP3

      from the Live at the Ear CD

      "Opening Day" from Clamor, recorded January 4, 1992 (4:38): MP3

      Poetry 1991 : The State of the Art, St. Marks Symposium, New York, May 3, 1991

      Complete Program (1:18:31): MP3

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