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Akilah Oliver

3 Readings, directed by Anne Waldman and Ed Bowes, July 9, 2011

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Leonard Schwartz reads “laughter from the altar” from Oliver’s book A Toast in the House of Friends (Coffee House Press) on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode 234: Redemptive Forms, April 14, 2011

  • complete reading (5:11): MP3

Reading as part of the Segue Series at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, April 18, 2009

  1. Introduction (3:15): MP3
  2. From "August" (5:31): MP3
  3. From "The Anti-Memoir" (9:12): MP3
  4. From "A Toast in the House of Friends" (8:15): MP3
  • complete recording (20:45): MP3

Reading at the St. Mark's Poetry Project, November 7, 2007

  1. Second Sight Days (4:28): MP3
  2. Hyena Days (5:59): MP3
  • part one (10:37): MP3
  1. From a(A)ugust (5:21): MP3
  2. From The Putterer's Notebook (7:52): MP3
  • part two (13:13): MP3

Reading "In Aporia" at Queering Language Launch Reading at Bowery Poetry Club, New York, February 10, 2007

Complete Recording (3:43): MP3

Reading as part of the Segue Series at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, January 6, 2007

  1. Introduction (5:04): MP3
  2. From a(A)ugust (9:23): MP3
  3. From An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet (5:06): MP3
  4. From The She Said Dialogues (3:07): MP3
  5. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (1:44): MP3
  6. The Absence of the Lover Makes Her Who She Is (3:33): MP3
  7. In Aporia (5:03): MP3
  • complete recording (34:08): MP3

Reading with Erica Hunt, and Tribute to kari edwards, Belladonna* Reading Series, Dixon Place, New York, December 12, 2006

  1. Introduction (Oliver) (1:17): MP3
  2. Unforgivable Violence (6:31): MP3
  3. From "The Putterer's Notebook" (2:33): MP3
  • complete reading (10:27): MP3

Hold the Space, 2004

a performance by Akilah Oliver made as an accompanying CD for her chapbook An Arriving Guard of Angels,Thusly Coming to Greet.

  1. The String Loot for Akilah Oliver by Anne Waldman (0:33): MP3
  2. "Laughing" (1:37): MP3
  3. Murdering Days (1:07): MP3
  4. Once Upon a Time (0:56): MP3
  5. Traveling To and Away (3:11): MP3
  6. Second Sight Days (1:20): MP3
  7. Graves (1:18): MP3
  8. Body of Dreams (2:20): MP3
  9. How Mild This December (1:25): MP3
  10. Beautiful Girls Boys Beautiful (1:25): MP3
  11. Can You Spare Just One (2:35): MP3
  12. In A Clear Eastern Wind (1:03): MP3
  13. Fast, Silver, Gelatin Prince (1:03): MP3
  14. The First Dream Child (4:12): MP3
  15. This Child is the Dream (6:38): MP3
  16. Why You Need To (4:07): MP3

Reading at the Left Hand Reading Series, Boulder, Colorado, September 16, 1999

  • introduction (1:16): MP3
  1. From "The She Said Dialogues" (8:21): MP3
  2. Lover Too (3:24): MP3
  • complete reading (11:45): MP3

Reading as part of the Belladonna Reading Series, New York City, August 26, 1999

  1. Introduction (0:17): MP3
  2. I Mean This (1:10): MP3
  3. Admit It: Under the Naropa Big Tent (6:18): MP3
  4. From The She Said Dialogues (9:07): MP3
  5. Lovers One and Two (6:03): MP3
  • complete reading (24:12): MP3

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