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David Rattray

Reading at Granary Books, New York, February 20, 1992

  • with Luc Sante
  • David Rattray (from Black Mirror: The Selected Poems of Roger Gilbert-Lecomte [Barrytown/Station Hill, 1996]) (40:02): MP3

  • Introduction to the poetry of Gilbert-Lecomte (4:10): MP3
  • Anti-sun (Anti-soleil) (2:38): MP3
  • What a Howling Shame (0:46): MP3
  • Coronation and Massacre of Love (9:24): MP3
  • A Sagacious But Unprofitable Observation (1:04): MP3
  • Shampoo (0:36): MP3
  • Cartesian Diver (2:04): MP3
  • Dirty Poetry (Poesie Impure) (0:35): MP3
  • Wink (0:38): MP3
  • Vacancy and Glass (1:24): MP3
  • Wise Old Saying of the Dead World (0:29): MP3
  • I'm Not Scared of Wind (6:41): MP3
  • Wind Fire (0:45): MP3
  • The Mystic Egg (1:21): MP3
  • I Want to be Damned (or Where the Prophet Stopped) (1:38): MP3
  • Testament (1:30): MP3
  • Post-Reading Remarks (2:41): MP3

Reading at Mona's, East Village, NYC, December 16, 1990

  • complete reading (from Opening the Eyelid [Diwan, 1990]) (38:24): MP3

Publication Party for Opening the Eyelid, The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, NYC, December 5, 1990

  1. Introduction (1:07): MP3
  2. Ming I (1:43): MP3
  3. To The Blue Wall (12:18): MP3
  4. From The Stars (0:55): MP3
  5. Opening The Eyelid (6:03): MP3
  6. Anaximander (2:33): MP3
  7. The Holy Ghost (7:07): MP3
  8. The Curve (0:59): MP3
  • complete reading (34:03): MP3

Reading at Bridge Bookshop, December 10, 1987

  1. Introduction (7:52): MP3
  2. The Spirit of St. Louis (12:35): MP3
  3. To Get A Nice Quiet Buzz On (1:05): MP3
  4. Shampoo (1:37): MP3
  5. Bud Juice (1:52): MP3
  6. Off The Roof (1:05): MP3
  7. The Skull (6:01): MP3
  8. West From Napeague (6:17): MP3
  9. The Dark (1:18): MP3

Reading at Tompkins Square Library, NYC, December 6, 1986

  1. Introduction (7:01): MP3
  2. Preface to Gilbert-Lecomte (15:32): MP3
  3. The South Pole (1:00): MP3
  4. I'm Not Scared of Wind (5:54): MP3
  5. Wind After Wind Before (2:22): MP3
  6. The Black Ball (0:47): MP3
  7. A Sagacious But Unprofitable Observation (0:41): MP3
  8. Shampoo (0:40): MP3
  9. Horror Show Puppet Show (1:07): MP3
  10. Son of Bone Talks (1:50): MP3
  11. Cartesian Diver (1:34): MP3
  12. The Mystic Egg (1:08): MP3
  13. Coronation and Massacre of Love (2:56): MP3
  • complete reading (42:38): MP3

Reading as part of the Neither Nor Series, April 20, 1986

  1. Introduction (4:50): MP3
  2. From "Are You Crazy" (36:01): MP3
  • Complete Reading (41:14): MP3

Reading as part of the Ear Inn Series, NYC, November 26, 1984

  1. Introduction (4:05): MP3
  2. A Red-Framed Print of the Summer Palace (1:13): MP3
  3. First Human (2:42): MP3
  4. Out of the Ground (1:43): MP3
  5. Graffiti Kids Do Think (1:56): MP3
  6. They Don't Have To Have That Look (1:35): MP3
  7. Feast Season (0:45): MP3
  8. Summer (0:38): MP3
  9. Relieved (1:04): MP3
  10. The Sweetmeat (1:06): MP3
  11. Nearing Mount Adams (1:57): MP3
  12. Better Than a Glass of Water (1:19): MP3
  13. To Garrett Weinsing (0:53): MP3
  14. One Morning (1:46): MP3
  15. Pale Tomboy (0:30): MP3
  16. Red Wings (1:20): MP3
  17. Alone, Daybreak, June 25 (2:23): MP3
  18. Cockenoe (2:32): MP3
  • David Rattray (29:59): MP3

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