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Maggie Nelson


Reading for the MFA Reading Series, Boise State University, Boise, April 26, 2013

  • complete reading (32:32): MP3

from LA-Lit #21, March 11, 2007

  • Part A (33:04): MP3
  • Part B (41:29): MP3

individual poems from the program:

from Jane: a Murder
  • Dear (from Jane's journal) (0:18): MP3
  • The Light of the Mind (Four Dreams) (1:19): MP3
  • Figment (0:52): MP3
  • Figment (0:40): MP3
  • A Philosophy of Composition (0:36): MP3
  • (1966) (from Jane's journal) (0:12): MP3
  • First Photos (2:05): MP3

from The Red Parts
  • An Inheritance (8:22): MP3

from Something Bright, Then Holes
  • Something Bright, Then Holes (0:59): MP3
  • The Mute Story of November (3:52): MP3
  • Thanksgiving (0:56): MP3
  • Morning Prayers (0:23): MP3

from Bluets
  • 52 (1:11): MP3
  • 53 (0:26): MP3
  • 54 (1:17): MP3
  • 55 (0:19): MP3
  • 56 (0:10): MP3
  • 57 (0:30): MP3
  • 58 (0:11): MP3
  • 59 (1:14): MP3

from the Key West Literary Seminar, 2008

poems from Something Bright, Then Holes (more information at Littoral)

  • The Mute Story of November (4:46): MP3
  • The Halo over the Hospital (10:20): MP3

readings from Jane: a Murder and The Red Parts (more information at Littoral)
  • introduction by Robert Richardson (3:44): MP3
  • Nelson's introductory comments (2:16): MP3
  • from The Light of the Mind (Four Dreams) (1:18): MP3
  • Spirit (0:29): MP3
  • The Gift (1:40): MP3
  • Crank Calls (0:40): MP3
  • The Gap (0:48): MP3
  • discussing and reading from The Red Parts (10:44): MP3
  • Q&A (4:50): MP3

  • complete reading (26:38): MP3

Reading for the Belladonna Series, April 25, 2003

  • Complete Reading (18:57): MP3

Reading for the Segue Series at Double Happiness, New York, February 24, 2001

  1. introduction (2:42): MP3
  2. Shiner (0:57): MP3
  3. Sunday Night (0:58): MP3
  4. A Misunderstanding (0:18): MP3
  5. A Walking Meditation (0:58): MP3
  6. Wheels (0:53): MP3
  7. Juliet (2:55): MP3
  8. The Future of Poetry (3:08): MP3
  9. The Cord (0:27): MP3
  10. After a Fight and Apology (0:53): MP3
  11. Twin of Sheen (0:23): MP3
  12. The Oracle (0:52): MP3
  13. Death Canoe (2:20): MP3
  • complete recording (18:50): MP3

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