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Reading for Heatstrings, Reading and Presentation of the Stephen Henderson Award for Literature by the African American Literature and Culture Society, Boston, May 27, 2011

  1. Introduction by A.L. Nielsen (4:50): MP3
  2. Roberson Introduction (2:18): MP3
  3. Etai-Eken (2:32): MP3
  4. A Slim Volume Taken Into the Provinces (2:30): MP3
  5. To See The Earth Before the End of the World (1:53): MP3
  6. Topoi (3:29): MP3
  7. Lunar Eclipse (1:52): MP3
  8. The World, Then (2:35): MP3
  9. Teapot Boiling, How to Begin the Day (0:56): MP3
  10. Darkly (1:45): MP3
  11. The Metaphor of Impressionsm-your skin (0:57): MP3
  12. What the Tree Took, On the Table (1:32): MP3
  13. Man with Three Degrees (1:24): MP3
  14. Of the Earth (1:09): MP3

Complete Reading (31:29): MP3

Ed Roberson at Penn State University, State College, PA, March 22, 2016


Ed Roberson at PSU, March 22, 2016

Full Reading (53:05): MP3

Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, episode #225, "Two Poets," December 8, 2010

  • complete segment (26:21): MP3

"Scattered Images," with the Ways & Means Trio (from their 2006 album, Fire of Dream)


Eco-Panel at the Bowery Poetry Club, January 21, 2006


Segue Series Reading at Double Happiness, December 18, 1999

  • complete reading (24:51): MP3
  1. Introduction (2:04): MP3
  2. Ask for a Higher Moon (3:28): MP3
  3. By the Riverside (6:14): MP3
  4. Blue Bottle Glass Tree (4:14): MP3
  5. Inside the Waters (1:21): MP3
  6. Chromatic Spaciality (1:16): MP3
  7. Cornerstone for Jake (3:51): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, December 4, 1993

  • complete recording (26:59): MP3
  1. Introduction (2:11): MP3
  2. Lucid Interval
    1. Begninning (4:09): MP3
    2. This Week's Concerts... (1:04): MP3
    3. The Note... (4:54): MP3
    4. Blood... (1:16): MP3
    5. I Pull the Curtain and the Great Cats Surround Me... (1:54): MP3
    6. You Have to Run Forward... (3:53): MP3
    7. The Step Within Itself isn't Difficult... (2:02): MP3
    8. The Notebooks are Where the Footsoldiers are Buried (0:41): MP3
    9. Final Section... (1:03): MP3
  3. First Poem from The Aerialist Narrative (1:06): MP3
  4. Second Poem from The Aerialist Narrative (0:50): MP3
  5. Third Poem from The Aerialist Narrative (1:50): MP3

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