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Kit Robinson

Reading and Conversation at the Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, July 25, 2011

  • complete reading (1:10:34): MP3

MLA Offsite Reading at ArtShare, LA, January 8, 2011

complete reading (2:37): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #29, discussing Robinson's "Return on Word," March 3, 2010

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

Reading at Xavier University with Dana Ward, Cincinnati, OH, October 27, 2009

  1. Introduction by Tyrone Williams (3:15): MP3
  2. I Remember You (1:53): MP3
  3. In the American Tree (2:02): MP3
  4. Counter Meditation (5:18): MP3
  5. The Wall (1:00): MP3
  6. Cloud Water (0:24): MP3
  7. The 4th of July (0:38): MP3
  8. Line 56 (0:43): MP3
  9. Walnuts (1:25): MP3
  10. Train I Ride (10:27): MP3
  11. Notes Toward a Phenomenology of Time (from The Grand Piano #9) (16:15): MP3

complete reading (43:43): MP3

Reading at The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ, October 24, 2009 - on POG Sound

Complete Reading (43:56): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, November 22, 2008

Complete Reading (36:28): MP3

Down City Poetry Series, sponsored by Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, Tazza Caffe. Providence, RI, April 13, 2005

Reading List:

  • Line 56
  • Walnuts
  • Ode to Ed
  • The Outcome
  • Le Meridien
  • The Lit
  • Excerpts from "Not Even"

  • I Remember You
  • Looks Like Up
  • Let’s Call This
  • Working Girl Blues
  • Complete reading (35:59): MP3

    Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, November 11, 1999

    1. Introduction (02:34): MP3
    2. King E (2:20): MP3
    3. Balance Sheet (6:20): MP3
    4. In a Hawaiian Garden (3:10): MP3
    5. Return on Word (1:13): MP3
    6. The Wall (2:19): MP3
    7. The Sieve (0:35): MP3
    8. A/K/A (from Cloud Eight with Alan Bernheimer) read with Bob Perelman (7:29) MP3
    9. On Memory and Writing (4:32): MP3
    10. 3:15 (5:31): MP3
    11. Distribution (0:37): MP3
    12. Progression (0:53): MP3
    13. In-Betweenness (1:05): MP3
    14. Equinimity (1:47): MP3
    15. The Person (3:22): MP3

    16. Full Reading (49:51): MP3

    Reading at SUNY-Buffalo, November 10, 1999

    1. Introduction (4:12): MP3
    2. Introduction to King E (2:03): MP3
    3. King E (1:13): MP3
    4. In a Hawaiian Garden (2:56): MP3
    5. The Term (2:56): MP3
    6. From The Crave (Berkeley: Atelos, 2002)

    7. Return on Word (1:01): MP3
    8. The Touch (0:17): MP3
    9. The Big Nowhere (0:38): MP3
    10. The Wall (0:49): MP3
    11. Cloud Water (0:24): MP3
    12. The Sieve (0:24): MP3
    13. From Cloud Eight, with Alan Bernheimer, Lowestoft: Sound & Language, 1999

    14. A/K/A (read with Charles Bernstein) (8:04): MP3
    15. Note: This piece was written in 1977, not 1997 as the author erroneously states in his introductory remarks.

      From The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-1980, Part 9, with Rae Armantrout, Lyn Hejinian, Ted Pearson, Tom Mandel, Carla Harryman, Ron Silliman, Steve Benson, Barrett Watten and Bob Perelman (Detroit: Mode A, 2009)

    16. Notes Toward a Phenomenology of Memory (3:26): MP3
    17. From 9:45 (Sausalito: The Post-Apollo Press, 2003)

    18. 3:15 (0:27): MP3
    19. 29 (0:13): MP3
    20. 3VBH351 (0:15): MP3
    21. 30 (0:16): MP3
    22. 7' 10" x 10' 10" (0:20): MP3
    23. 528-5030 (0:16): MP3
    24. 150,000 Sq. Ft. (0:15): MP3
    25. 1 (0:16): MP3
    26. 2 (0:12): MP3
    27. 88.5 (0:12): MP3
    28. 760 (0:13): MP3
    29. 50 (0:13): MP3
    30. 200 (0:17): MP3
    31. 27 (0:17): MP3
    32. 212 (0:07): MP3
    33. 10/30/99 (0:18): MP3
    34. From Democracy Boulevard, (New York: Roof Books, 1998)

    35. The Person (3:32): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Segue Space, 303 E. 8th Street, NYC, May 23, 1993

    Reading for Incognito Lounge, Canessa Park Gallery, San Francisco, October 19, 1990

    • 1. The Dolch Stanzas (8:38): MP3
    • 2. Dayparts (12:08): MP3
    • 3. Pagination in Italy (7:45): MP3
    • 4. Counter Meditation (6:23): MP3

    • complete recording (34:53): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, December 13, 1983

    Complete Reading (39:34): MP3

    Reading at 464 Amsterdam Avenue, home of Charles Bersntein and Susan Bee, July 7, 1982

    Group readings include Charles Bernstein, Susan Bee, Alan Davies, Erica Hunt, Bruce Andrews, Ted Greenwald, Michael Gottlieb, Peter Seaton and George-Therese Dickinson

    • Part One: Tribute to Nervous (Tuumba, 1982); group reading of prose poems “Verdigris” and “Trial de Novo” (from Windows, 1985) (45:57): MP3
    • Part Two: Group reading of the play “Collateral” (37:00): MP3
    • undetermined fragment of reading (6:26): MP3

    appearing on In the American Tree, hosted by Alan Bernheimer, July 1, 1979

    Complete Recording (33:17): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, December 16, 1978

    1. In the American Tree (2:07): MP3
    2. The Rise of the West (0:18): MP3
    3. Dolch 23 (3:36): MP3
    4. Casual Blues (10:00) MP3
    5. Trans Bay (1:29): MP3

    Complete Reading (24:45): MP3

    Also on PennSound:

    • Alan Berheimer's Particle Arms (1982), which featured Robinson as a performer.
    • Kit Robinson on PennSound Daily

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