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Close Listening conversation with Naomi Replansky, April 1, 2016, with Charles Bernstein and Al Filreis.

complete recording (54:29): MP3




Naomi Replansky Reads from her Collected Poems (Black Sparrow Books, 2012), New York, October 23, 2015

  1. The Invisible Man (1947) (2:14): MP3
  2. The Hunters (1942) (0:47): MP3
  3. Ring Song (1944) (1:07): MP3
  4. The Constant Suicide (1943) (0:43): MP3
  5. Restless Dialogue (1945) (1:47): MP3
  6. In Syrup, In Syrup (1946) (0:45): MP3
  7. Take the Snake (1947) (0:59): MP3
  8. Ceremony (1939) (1:48): MP3
  9. The Ratless Cat (1934) (1:18): MP3
  10. When I Melt Down (1944) (0:58): MP3
  11. The Refuge in the Forest (1939) (1:50): MP3
  12. Waking in Alarm Before the Alarm (1972) (1:23): MP3
  13. Age: Two Voices (1990) (1:43): MP3
  14. The Inventor (1977) (1:02): MP3
  15. Recognition (1985) (0:54): MP3
  16. Fire in the City (1972) (0:32): MP3
  17. Among the Gentiles (1970) (1:22): MP3
  18. A Visit to Mathland (1962) (1:38): MP3
  19. After the Argument (1974) (0:25): MP3
  20. Loss in Los Angeles (1962) (0:37): MP3
  21. The Fall (1972) (0:55): MP3
  22. Trying to Paint Clouds (1986) (0:37): MP3
  23. Blank Page (1990) (0:43): MP3
  24. The Weeping Sea-Beast (1965) (1:22): MP3
  25. Modern Sorcery (1950s) (0:30): MP3
  26. Clay (1950s) (0:34): MP3
  27. Revelations (1950s) (0:57): MP3
  28. Into Skid Row (Los Angeles, 1956) (1:20): MP3
  29. Dreaming: A Drama in Hundreds of Thousands of Acts (1970s) (1:34): MP3
  30. from Observations (1960-2000) (0:37): MP3
  31. Death of an Actor (1987) (0:39): MP3
  32. Colors (1990s-2002) (1:25): MP3
  33. Grievances Presented to the Boss, the Muse of Lyric Poetry, by the International Union of Lyric Poets (1995) (2:50): MP3
  34. Where is Ursula (2003) (1:15): MP3
  35. On a Splintered Boardwalk (1965, 2009) (1:20): MP3
  36. Walking Back (2010) (1:07): MP3
  37. The Swamp (from the German of Bertolt Brecht) (Undated) (1:16): MP3

Naomi Replansky Reads Poems by Other Poets

Recorded by Tom Haller at the home of Marcia Eckert and Tom Haller, New York, June 17, 2015

  1. They flee from me that sometime did me seek (Thomas Wyatt) (1:54): MP3
  2. Full Fathom Five (William Shakespeare) (0:58): MP3
  3. Fear No More the Heat of the Sun (William Shakespeare) (1:34): MP3
  4. Love III (George Herbert) (1:34): MP3
  5. London (William Blake) (1:11): MP3
  6. The Question Answer'd (William Blake) (0:41): MP3
  7. The Sick Rose (William Blake) (0:24): MP3
  8. Poem by Issa (0:23): MP3
  9. I Am (John Clare) (1:46): MP3
  10. After Great Pain (Emily Dickinson) (1:07): MP3
  11. The Soul Selects Her Own Society (Emily Dickinson) (0:38): MP3
  12. from Vacillation (W.B. Yeats) (0:48): MP3
  13. from A Dialogue of the Self and Soul (W.B. Yeats) (2:09): MP3
  14. Anecdote of the Jar (Wallace Stevens) (0:48): MP3
  15. The Snare (James Stephens) (0:59): MP3
  16. I Wake and feel the Fell of Dark (Gerard Manley Hopkins) (1:17): MP3
  17. Prayer to Persephone (Edna St. Vincent Millay) (0:42): MP3
  18. A Black Stone Upon a White Stone (C├ęsar Vallejo) (1:53): MP3
  19. Not Waving but Drowning (Stevie Smith) (0:59): MP3
  20. A Child III (John Betjeman) (1:15): MP3
  21. Death Fugue (Paul Celan) (3:26): MP3
  22. Sadiq (Brian Turner) (1:06): MP3

Naomi Replansky Reading from Collected Poems (Black Sparrow Books, 2012)

Reading at the home of Marcia Eckert and Tom Haller, New York, June 17, 2015

  1. The Journey Here (1945) (1:50): MP3
  2. Relentless Dialogue (1:46): MP3
  3. Foreigner (1950 (0:58): MP3
  4. The Oasis (1987) (1:36): MP3
  5. Gray Hairs (1980) (0:22): MP3
  6. Walking in Alarm before the Alarm (1972) (1:23): MP3
  7. Delta of Age (1980) (0:27): MP3
  8. Factory Poem (1953) (1:12): MP3
  9. Night Prayer for Various Trades (1957) (1:31): MP3
  10. The Fall (1972) (0:56): MP3
  11. Jealousy (1961) (0:16): MP3
  12. The Contary Muse (1983) (0:54): MP3
  13. Oscar Wilde in Reading Gaol (1990) (2:35): MP3
  14. Epitaph: The Clown (c.1960-2000) (0:15): MP3
  15. Catalogue (2002) (1:59): MP3
  16. About Not Writing (2011) (0:58): MP3

Reading at the home of Marcia Eckert and Tom Haller, New York, November 19, 2014

  1. The Balloon (Paris, 1950) (2:03): MP3
  2. Epitaph: 1945 (0:44): MP3
  3. Complaint of the Ignorant Wizard (1949) (1:46): MP3
  4. Housing Shortage (1946) (1:21): MP3
  5. The Sightseers (1951) (2:16): MP3
  6. You Walked a Crooked Mile (1938) (1:33): MP3
  7. Foreigner (1950) (1:13): MP3
  8. The Oasis (1987) (1:59): MP3
  9. Changes of Climate (undated) (2:16): MP3
  10. Gray Hairs (1980) (0:40): MP3
  11. An Inheritance (1973) (1:32): MP3
  12. Factory Poem (1953) (1:31): MP3
  13. Memory of a Party (1972) (2:00): MP3
  14. In the Woods (1967) (1:31): MP3
  15. Jealousy (1981) (0:25): MP3
  16. The Dangerous World (1981) (0:42): MP3
  17. I Met My Solitude (1981) (2:11): MP3
  18. The Human Intellect Divine (about 1990) (0:21): MP3
  19. Catalogue (2002) (2:54): MP3

Reading for the magazine Lilith, 2009

  1. In the Woods (1967) (1:13): MP3
  2. Jealousy (1981) (0:16): MP3
  3. Gray Hairs (1980) (0:20): MP3
  4. Epitaph: 1945 (0:33): MP3
  5. Complaint of the Ignorant Wizard (1949) (1:29): MP3
  6. Housing Shortage (1946) (1:13): MP3
  7. I Met My Solitude (1959) (1:48): MP3

Reading for Poets House, New York, July 10, 2012

  1. Complaint of the Ignorant Wizard (1949) (1:55): MP3
  2. Housing Shortage (1946) (1:34): MP3
  3. You Walked a Crooked Mile (1983) (1:07): MP3
  4. Foreigner (1950) (1:25): MP3
  5. The Oasis (1987) (1:56): MP3
  6. Changes of Climate (undated) (2:20): MP3
  7. Gray Hairs (1980) (0:39): MP3
  8. An Inheritance (1973) (1:32): MP3
  9. On the Street (New York City, Winter 1988) (1:57): MP3
  10. Night Prayer for Various Trades (1957) (2:00): MP3
  11. Hare and Tortoise (1987) (0:19): MP3
  12. The Dangerous World (1981) (0:45): MP3
  13. Jealousy (1981) (0:22): MP3
  14. Death and Exile (c.1965) (1:21): MP3
  15. Catalogue (2002) (2:35): MP3
  16. About Not Writing (2011) (1:31): MP3

Recordings courtesy of Richard Swigg.

© 2015 Naomi Replansky. These recordings are available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. Recordings used with the permission of Naomi Replansky. Distributed by PennSound.