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

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
  • Jena Osman (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

  • 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 Reading Series, New York, December 18, 2004

  1. Introduction (2:56): MP3
  2. Jena's Introduction (1:45): MP3
  3. Aphetic Lexer Know (2:34): MP3
  4. The Franklin Part (3:52): MP3
  5. Series of Questions (8:01): MP3
A Conversation with Kenneth Goldsmith, December 9, 2004

Poetry and Empire: Post-Invasion Poetics [Presented at the ICA, University of Pennsylvania, 2003]

Reading as part of The Line Reading Series, April 8, 2003:

  1. Perimetry (Tarkovsky's Stalker) (1:35): MP3

  2. From "Memory Error Theater" (An Essay in Asterisks; Roof Books, 2004):
  3. The Personal Anecdote (1:04): MP3
  4. Someone Else's Story (1:38): MP3
  5. The Questions (0:39): MP3
  6. The Theater (1:22): MP3
  7. Theater Grid (4:56): MP3
  8. Day Log (2:30): MP3
  9. Relativism (1:27): MP3
  10. Day Log 2 (2:04): MP3
  11. Complete Reading (17:14): MP3

Reading for the Segue Series at the Ear Inn, New York, February 8, 1997

  • complete recording (37:51): MP3

Reading at SUNY Buffalo, September 28, 1993

  1. Dead Text (3:49): MP3
  2. Theft Text (11.18): MP3
  3. from Amblyopia (7:05): MP3
  4. Stray Plenum (10:08): MP3
  • complete reading (33:01): MP3

Reading at Ear Inn, New York, March 14, 1992

  • complete reading (30:35): MP3

Reading at SUNY Buffalo, February 12, 1992

  • complete reading (9:19): MP3

Also of Interest:

  1. Memory Error Theater from Live at the Writers House (7:16): MP3
  2. The March (1:02): MP3
  3. Dropping Leaflets (5:12): MP3 [TEXT]
  4. PennSound podcasts #2 and 8, featuring Jena Osman
  5. PhillyTalks Episode #4 with TinaDarragh - February 18, 1998
  6. Segue Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club
  7. Segue Reading at Double Happiness, NYC
  8. Real Life Drama (4:44): MP3
  9. LINEbreak Interview with Charles Bernstein
  10. Discussion with Ron Silliman, Al Filreis, Bob Perelman and Brian Kim Stefans at the Contemporary Avant-Garde Poetry Symposium at the Kelly Writers House December 7, 1999 (1:51:06): .rm, MP3
  11. I'll Drown My Book, a celebration of the I'll Drown My Book anthology held at the Kelly Writers House, October 17, 2012

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