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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 Malevich (2:17) from Tonetreks, 1978, previously unpublished : MP3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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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.