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Jena Osman

Jena Osman
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LINEbreak Interview with Charles Bernstein, 1995

In her program Jena talks about the role of puppets in writing for the theatre and her work on the magazine Chain. Her program was recorded in the Music Department at SUNY Buffalo in 1995.

Complete recording (29:09) MP3

PennSound Podcast #2 Jena Osman (1:00:10): MP3

Featured on PennSound Podcast #8 (18:17): MP3

City Planning Poetics with Jena Osman and Amy Hillier, Kelly Writers House, February 24, 2016

What is a map? What can a map do?

Hosted by Davy Knittle

Complete Recording (1:21:16): MP3

Reading for Belladonna* Reading Series: Philly Fabulosas, Unnameable Books

  1. Introduction (4:52): MP3
  2. From "Corporate Relations" (4:55): MP3
  3. First Amendment Rights (3:23): MP3
  4. No Mouth (5:37): MP3
  5. Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (4:06): MP3
  6. Manchurian Candidate (1:12): MP3

complete recording (24:15): MP3

Reading for Joseph Ceravolo Celebration, September 9, 2013, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania

  • complete reading (8:11): MP3

from textsound Issue #17, Fence Books Mixtape, 2013

  • The Financial District (14:49): MP3

Reading with Pattie McCarthy as part of the Whenever We Feel Like It series, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, January 23, 2013

  • intro by Michelle Taransky (1:28): MP3
  1. From "Public Figures" (9:12): MP3
  2. The Beautiful Life of Persona Ficta (4:42): MP3
  3. Fong Fu vs. the US (4:34): MP3
  4. Malaprops (2:15): MP3
  • Jena Osman Complete Reading (20:43): MP3

  • complete reading (44:10): MP3

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I'll Drown My Book Anthology Reading at the Kelly Writers House, October 17, 2012

  1. Bowling Green (2:37): MP3
  2. Bowling Green + Money (3:33): MP3
  3. Science and Nature by Deborah Richards (2:08): MP3
  4. It's a Jungle Out There by Deborah Richards (1:05): MP3
  5. Talking Drums by Deborah Richards (1:38): MP3
Complete Reading (11:03): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #53, discussing Joan Retallack's "Not a Cage," May 20, 2012

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

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, May 19, 2012

  1. introduction (6:00): MP3
  2. The Beautiful Life of Persona Ficta (4:33): MP3
  3. from Popular Science (17:25): MP3
complete reading (30:33): MP3

Rachel Blau DuPlessis Celebration, Temple University, October 21, 2011

  1. Introduction (4:39): MP3
  2. From "Our Real Life Drama" (2:31): MP3
  3. From Justice Stevens' Dissent (1:25): MP3
  4. The Juristic Person (2:18): MP3
  5. The Beautiful Life of Persona Ficta (10:15): MP3
  • complete reading (21:08): MP3

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MLA Offsite Reading at ArtShare, LA, January 8, 2011

complete reading (3:58): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #37, discussing Jena Osman's "Dropping Leaflets," November 2, 2010

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

PoemTalk Podcast #31, discussing Robert Grenier's "Sentences," April 22, 2010

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

Reading for Double Change, Paris, June 7, 2010

Chapter & Verse Series Reading at the Chapterhouse Cafe, PHL, with Michael Gizzi and Craig Watson, October 24, 2009.

  • complete recording (18:20): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 11, 2009

  1. Introduction (2:35): MP3
  2. Mercury Rising (A Visualization) (17:20): MP3
  3. Financial District (6:08): MP3
  4. narrative section from White Hall Plus Securities (1:21): MP3
  5. The Timeline for William Street (7:01): MP3
  • Complete Reading (37:12): MP3

Emergency Series Reading at the Kelly Writers House, October 12, 2006

Complete reading of The Interruption of Strategic Influence (21:13): MP3

Reading at Mills College, March 8, 2005

  1. Swerve (17:50): MP3
  2. The Interruption of Strategic Influence (19:01): MP3
  3. Twister (1:02) MP3

Segue at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, December 18, 2004

Complete Recording (19:39): MP3

  1. Introduction (2:54): MP3
  2. The knot (7:18): MP3
  3. The Franklin party (6:16): MP3
  4. Excerpt from Juliana Spahrs Poetry in a Time of Crisis (2:35): MP3