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Reading at the Other Room Series in Manchester, England, October 3, 2016

  • complete reading (34:54): MP3
  • Close Listening Studio 111 recording session at the University of Pennsylvania, October 11, 2007

    Program One. A conversation with Maggie O'Sullivan
    with host Charles Bernstein and questions from Penn students (26:53): MP3

    transcript of conversation at Jacket2

    Program Two: O'Sullivan reads from Body of Work (London: Reality Street, 2006)

    1. Introduction by Charles Bernstein (0:58): MP3
    2. Most Incomplete (sec. 3 of A Natural History in Three Incomplete Parts, originally published, London, Magenta 1985) (19:24): MP3
    3. The Walks (3:47) (from Divisions of Labour, originally published, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Galloping Dog, 1986) : MP3
    4. Malevich (2:17) from Tonetreks, 1978, previously unpublished : MP3
    complete reading (26:54): MP3

    two videos

    Kelly Writers House, Penn, April 1, 2013

    Manchester, 2010


    Reading at the Poetry Project, New York, October 5, 2011


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    1. Introduction (2:56): MP3
    2. Circles from Which (2:08): MP3
    3. Murmur (20:14): MP3
    4. Excerpt from "All Origins are Lonely" (2:35): MP3
    5. Quag, Edge, Ear lone (3:23): MP3
    6. Jugular Parting Wild Horses (6:32): MP3
    7. Homage (2:19): MP3

    Voiceworks Workshop at Birkbeck College, University of London, January 15, 2011

    "Suddenly Everyone Began Reading Aloud": A Celebration of Bob Cobbing at the Kelly Writers House, October 11, 2007

    Complete reading (23:38): MP3

    1. third (final) section of From the Handbook of That & Furriery, originally published London, Writers Forum, 1986  from Body of Work (London: Reality Studios, 2006)
    2. red shifts, Buckfastleigh, Devon: etruscan books, 2001

    Discussing the life and work of Bob Cobbing (13:16): MP3

    Reading for the Belladonna Reading Series, NYC, October 9, 2007

    Introduction (3:08): MP3
    Complete Reading (37:40): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club (New York), October 6, 2007

    1. sections one and two of From the Handbook of That & Furriery, originally published London, Writers Forum, 1986 from Body of Work (London: Reality Street, 2006)
    2. "all origins are lonely," London: Veer Books, 2003
    3. "quag edge, ear lone", 2007
    4. Windows Opening, Belladonna Chapbook #108, Brooklyn, New York: Belladonna Books, 2007
    Complete reading (31:17): MP3

    States of Emergency, Maggie O'Sullivan Poems 1982-1988, Rockdrill CD #11

    Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Opic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2005.
    Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.

    from Concerning Spheres, Broken Ground Press, 1982:
    1. Concerning Spheres (4:30): MP3
    2. Numbers in Winter (1:42): MP3
    3. Joining the Colours (4:34): MP3
    4. Growth (2:30): MP3
    5. Notes & Outings (5:57): MP3
    6. For My Mother (1:44): MP3
    7. Remembering (3:26): MP3
    8. Tree Pieces (1:23): MP3
    from Un-Assuming Personas, Writers Forum, 1985:
    • Un-Assuming Personas (15:15): MP3
    from States of Emergency, International Concrete Poetry Archive, 1987:
    1. Lottery & Requiem (1:15): MP3
    2. Headlights (6:43): MP3
    3. Busk, Pierce (3:12): MP3
    4. Plight (8:28): MP3
    from Unofficial Word, Galloping Dog Press, 1988:
    • Unofficial Word (11:49): MP3

    Reading at SUNY-Buffalo, October 27, 1993

    1. Introduction by Charles Bernstein (4:04): MP3
    2. Lottery & Requiem (for Basil Bunting: 1900-1985) (from States of Emergency, Oxford: ICPA Publication #11, 1987) (1:24): MP3
    3. From In the House of the Shaman (London: Reality Street Editions, 1993, reprint 2003)

    4. Book I: Another Weather System (8:43): MP3
    5. Book II: Kinship with Animals

    6. Hurls to the Untitled, of bees (0:43): MP3
    7. Equities Water (0:26): MP3
    8. To Our Own Day (1:05): MP3
    9. Book III: Prism and Hearers

    10. Garb (2:51): MP3
    11. Hill Figures (1:13): MP3
    12. From Palace of Reptiles (Willowdale, Ontario: The Gig, 2003)

    13. Ellen's Lament (2:01): MP3
    14. Narrow Bandages, Even Tombs (Now to the Ears) (1:43): MP3
    15. Orphée (2:31): MP3
    16. Narcotic Properties (3:24): MP3
    17. Theoretical Economies (3:06): MP3
    18. Birth Palette (2:32): MP3
    19. From eXcLa, a collaboration with Bruce Andrews (London, Writers Forum, 1993)

    20. from A2 (2:18): MP3
    21. from B4 (1:42): MP3
    22. From Palace of Reptiles

    23. Doubtless, Section 1 (4:32): MP3
    24. Riverrunnings (Realisations) (15:53): MP3
    25. Interview by Charles Bernstein (34:41): MP3, RealAudio

    Openned Series, London, May 14, 2008

    Full video: MOV

    Reading "Windows," with Bernstein accompanying readng her text "commentary:" FLV, streaming (after July 1)

    Charles Bernstein on Maggie O'Sullivan


    Photo © Charles Bernstein/PennSound. Click on image for hi-res.

    These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2004 Maggie O'Sullivan. Used with permission of Maggie O'Sullivan. Distributed by PennSound.