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Rochelle Owens

Reading at Kelly Writers House, Univserity of Pennsylvania with George Economou, October 17, 2013

Complete Reading (1:29:46): MP3

Reading at Jerome Rothenberg's 80th Birthday Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011

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Studio 111 Recording Session, University of Pennsylvania, May 19, 2011

  1. Solitary Workwoman [excerpt] (Junction Press, 2011) (5:13): MP3
  2. Sticks In Your Mind (7:33): MP3
  3. Below Ground (10:24): MP3
  4. Ode to a Gila Monster (7:46): MP3
  5. The Glacier (3:30): MP3
  6. Priestly Litany (2:20): MP3

Rubbed Stones recording session, 1997

  1. Part I (31:04): MP3
  2. Part II (26:59): MP3

Studio 111 recording session at the University of Pennsylvania,
March 29, 2006

From New and Selected Poems, 1961-1996, Junction Press, 1997

    Originally published in Not Be Essence that Cannot Be:

  1. Not Be Essence that Cannot Be (1:33): MP3
  2. Yields(0:41): MP3
  3. Up, Up On the Disorders of the Hairs (1:16): MP3
  4. Humble Humble Pinati (6:30): MP3
  5. from Elga's Incantation (8:53): MP3
  6. The Power of Love He Wants Shih (from Salt & Core) (3:48): MP3
  7. Originally published in I Am the Babe of Joseph Stalin's Daughter:

  8. Dedication (1:39): MP3
  9. The Voluminous Agony of Karl Marx (3:38): MP3
  10. The Queen of Greece (17:13): MP3
  11. I Am Deebler Woman (3:19): MP3
  12. Originally published in The Joe 82 Creation Poems:

  13. Wild-Woman & the Second Moment of Science (1:57): MP3
  14. Wild-Man & the Rhythm of the Mechanized System (1:42): MP3
  15. The Joe Chronicles Part 2 (1:39): MP3
  16. from Shemuel (4:07): MP3
  17. Tension (from Constructs, 1985) (1:40): MP3
  18. from W. C. Fields in French Light (1986) (2:22): MP3
  19. from How Much Paint Does the Painting Need (1988) (2:14): MP3
  20. La Polonaise & Saud Said... (from How Much Paint Does the Painting Need) (4:03): MP3
  21. A Steel Pin (from Luca: Discourse on Life & Death Part I) (6:25): MP3
  22. From Luca: Discourse on Life & Death Part II:

  23. Death Cart (3:34): MP3
  24. Corn Plants (2:46): MP3
  25. from Triptych, Texture Press, 2006, a work-in-progress:

  26. Here We Are Like A Leaf Driven (1:20): MP3

Reading from Poems for the Millennium III, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 7, 2009

complete reading (16:05): MP3

Reading at Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, November 18, 2002

introduced by Kathy Lou Schultz

complete reading (32:15): MP3

Black Chalk, 1994

"Black Chalk," a dynamically paced series of images and language, is a narrative and poetic meditation about the European conquest of the Americas, the life and work of Leonardo DaVinci, and contemporary society's issues.

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How Much Paint Does The Painting Need, 1992

"How Much Paint Does The Painting Need" presents multiple perspectives on the process of making art from the point of view of actors as well as critics and the artists themselves. A fusion of the present, past, mythology, religious imagery and innovative art forms.

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Reading at National Poetry Festival, June 14-24, 1973

  • Poetry Workshop: Various Poets; "Translation Workshop"
    • These sound and video recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2006 Rochelle Owens. Used with permission of Rochelle Owens. Distributed by PennSound.