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Tracie Morris

Close Listening -- Readings and Conversations at WPS1.Org Clocktower Studio, New York, May 22, 2005

  • Tracie Morris in conversation with Charles Bernstein (28:10): MP3
  1. introduction (1:06): MP3
  2. on where the poem exists (1:58): MP3
  3. on composing sound poems (5:17): MP3
  4. on living performatively (4:30): MP3
  5. on the connection between artistic and political acting (2:05): MP3
  6. on the effectiveness of art in transforming society (3:01): MP3
  7. on being from Brooklyn (2:28): MP3
  8. on performing in slam (3:04): MP3
  9. on influences, immediate company, and historical materials (4:38): MP3

WPS1 Reading/Performance

  • Entire Reading/Performance (25:39): MP3
Singles:
  1. Discussion of first two poems (0:32): MP3
  2. Premie: Baby Girl Morris 2 lbs. 0 oz. (1:08): MP3
  3. Heroine (0:59) MP3
  4. Discussion of next two poems (0:19): MP3
  5. There's Traces (1:20): MP3
  6. Physical Plane (1:09): MP3
  7. Discussion of Vertical (0:32): MP3
  8. Vertical (0:50): MP3
  9. Discussion of Sound Poetry (1:07): MP3
  10. My Great Grand Aunt Meets a Bush Supporter (2:01): MP3
  11. Discussion of Petro (0:43): MP3
  12. Petro (1:34): MP3
  13. Discussion of narrative poetry (0:58): MP3
  14. "What the sister brother ..." (1:12): MP3
  15. Discussion of previous poem and Seeing an Ex-Lover in a Public Place (2:10): MP3
  16. Seeing an Ex-Lover in a Public Place (0:37): MP3
  17. Discussion of poems written for experimental theater (1:25): MP3
  18. Afro-Futurism (1:50): MP3
  19. Discussion of Afro-Futurism and Mother Earth (0:49): MP3
  20. Mother Earth (0:44): MP3
  21. Discussion of Project Princess (0:38): MP3
  22. Project Princess (1:25): MP3
  23. Close Listening produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1
    © 2005 Tracie Morris and Charles Bernstein
    Studio Engineer: Darrell McNeill

Reading for Segue Series at the Zinc Bar, October 4, 2014

  • complete recording (37:52): MP3
    1. Intro by Charles Bernstein (3:10): MP3
    2. New poems (20:55): MP3
    3. Re-Sonate (after Kurt Schwitters) (excerpt) (4:38): MP3
    4. Improvisations (3:45): MP3
    5. Coda to "My Great Grand Aunt Meets a Bush Supporter" ("It all started ...") (5:51): MP3

What Oozed Through the Staircase: A Winter Afternoon of Surrealist Writing and Music, Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 26, 2014

(with Kenneth Goldsmith and Marina Rosenfeld)
  1. Leopold Senghor's "Speech and Image": An African Traditional of the Surreal (5:23): MP3
  2. Quotes from Josephine Baker and excerpts from Kurt Schwitters's "Ursonate" (5:37): MP3
  3. Amiri Baraka, Excerpt of Scene II from Dutchman (with Kenneth Goldsmith) (3:31): MP3
  4. Bob Kaufman, "O-Jazz-O," "A Terror is More Certain..." and "On" (with Marina Rosenfeld) (10:11): MP3
  5. Surrealist Game (with Kenneth Goldsmith) (2:14): YouTube

complete program (57:57): MP3

Reading at Oh! Sandy: A Remembrance, Industry City, Brooklyn, New York, November 10, 2013, hosted by Phong Bui

  • complete reading (4:05): MP3

Reading at Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, November 14, 2013



introduction by Al Filreis
  1. Introduction by Al Filreis (10:38): MP3
  2. Introduction (4:55): MP3
  3. Blackout 1977 (3:24): MP3
  4. Crazy Talk (1:00): MP3
  5. Somniac (0:57): MP3
  6. Apology to Pangea (1:40): MP3
  7. Excerpted by Walt D (0:19): MP3
  8. Untitled (1:23): MP3
  9. Sean Bell (1:03): MP3
  10. Myomectomy Psycho Takes a Bow (3:21): MP3
  11. Breasts in the Bra (1:25): MP3
  12. Shangol's Wife (0:56): MP3
  13. Sethe on the Raft (1:21): MP3
  14. In My Baby Bikini (3:05): MP3
  15. A Dream Within a Dream (by Edgar Allan Poe) (2:33): MP3
  16. Katrina Blues (2:11): MP3
  17. Mahalia Theremin (3:23): MP3
  18. The Mrs. Gets Her Ass Kicked (7:03): MP3
  19. Q & A (8:48):

PoemTalk Podcast #39, discussing Etheridge Knight's "The Sun Came" and Gwendolyn Brooks' "Truth," December 29, 2010

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

MLA Offsite Series Reading in Philadelphia, December 26, 2006

  • My Great Grandaunt (2:06): My Great Grandaunt
  • PoemTalk Podcast #6, discussing a Jaap Blonk sound poem, May 4, 2008

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

    From the Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader Launch Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, September 19, 2009

    • Complete Reading (5:15): MP3

    Reading at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, March 28, 2009 - POG Sound

    Complete Reading (33:44): MP3

    Reading for the 3rd Annual Caroline Rothstein Oral Poetry Program at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 28, 2008

    1. Introduction (3:07): MP3
    2. Heroine (2:09): MP3
    3. Hard Kore (1:55): MP3
    4. The Mrs. Gets Her Ass Kicked (6:01): MP3
    5. Africa(n) (6:17): MP3
    6. My Great Grand Aunt Speaks to a Bush Supporter (2:26): MP3
    7. Coda (1:18): MP3
    8. Money (10:04): MP3
    9. Getaway 1928 (4:25): MP3
    10. Pretty Feet (6:25): MP3
    11. Petro (4:28): MP3
    12. A Dream Within A Dream (by Edgar Allan Poe) (4:13): MP3
    Complete Reading (53:06): MP3

    Appearing on Ceptuetics Radio, September 17, 2008

    • Get It, Got It (a collaboration with Elliott Sharp) (2:52): MP3
    • from "Gallery" (1:15): MP3
    • from "Truth Be Told" (1:48): MP3

    Complete Recording (28:05): MP3

    PoemTalk Podcast #75, discussing Will Alexander's "Compound Hibernation," November 14, 2013

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

    Tracie Morris reading Conceptual Poetry & Its Others at the Poetry Center
    University of Arizona, May 29 - 31, 2008


    People's Poetry Gathering 2006