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Rockdrill 1

  • I Know A Man, Robert Creeley: Poems 1945-1975.
  • Rockdrill CD #1
  • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
  • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
  1. Return (0:28): MP3
  2. For an Anniversary (0:27): MP3
  3. The Europeans (0:16): MP3
  4. The Revelation (0:27): MP3
  5. Chasing the Bird (0:41): MP3
  6. The Changes (0:34): MP3
  7. Stomping with Catullus (1:10): MP3
  8. The Picnic (0:38): MP3
  9. The Sentence (0:27): MP3
  10. Preface to 'For Love' (1:28): MP3
  11. A Song (0:58): MP3
  12. The Crisis (0:35): MP3
  13. The Innocence (0:36): MP3
  14. After Lorca (0:37): MP3
  15. The Dishonest Mailman (0:32): MP3
  16. The Immoral Proposition (0:33): MP3
  17. The Conspiracy (0:29): MP3
  18. I Know a Man (0:29): MP3
  19. The Disappointment (0:23): MP3
  20. Naughty Boy (0:40): MP3
  21. The Whip (1:13): MP3
  22. All That is Lovely in Men (0:23): MP3
  23. A Form of Woman (1:27): MP3
  24. Please (1:01): MP3
  25. Oh No (0:30): MP3
  26. Goodbye (0:41): MP3
  27. A Marriage (0:30): MP3
  28. Ballad of the Despairing Husband (2:56): MP3
  29. If You (1:00): MP3
  30. Heroes (0:59): MP3
  31. The Door (4:12): MP3
  32. Kore (0:55): MP3
  33. The Rain (0:59): MP3
  34. Midnight (0:28): MP3
  35. Mind's Heart (0:18): MP3
  36. Loves Comes Quietly (0:23): MP3
  37. The People (0:32): MP3
  38. The Wife (0:34): MP3
  39. For Love (2:31): MP3
  40. Preface to 'Words' (1:03): MP3
  41. The Rhythm (1:11): MP3
  42. The Mountains in the Desert (0:34): MP3
  43. For W.C.W. (0:35): MP3
  44. I (1:31): MP3
  45. Something (1:03): MP3
  46. Anger (4:55): MP3
  47. The Answer (0:28): MP3
  48. Some Echoes (0:23): MP3
  49. A Prayer (0:17): MP3
  50. Joy (0:17): MP3
  51. A Picture (0:27): MP3
  52. Here (0:13): MP3
  53. Intervals (0:35): MP3
  54. From 'Song' (Allen Ginsberg) (0:12): MP3
  55. As real as thinking (0:37): MP3
  56. The Moon (1:08): MP3
  57. Names (0:26): MP3
  58. America (0:38): MP3
  59. Mazatlan: Sea (1:25): MP3
  60. B- (1:36): MP3
  61. Four (0:37): MP3
  62. Here (8:54): MP3
  63. 'Do You Think. . .' (2:01): MP3
  64. Massachusetts (1:31): MP3
  65. For Benny and Sabina (0:51): MP3
  66. Rain (0:58): MP3
  67. Rain (2) (0:34): MP3
  68. As Now It Would Be Snow (1:41): MP3
  69. For My Mother: Genevieve Jules Creeley, April 8, 1887-October 7, 1972 (3:13): MP3
  70. Rockdrill 2

    • Just in Time, Robert Creeley: Poems 1976-1998.
    • Rockdrill CD #2
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. So There (3:36): MP3
    2. Myself (1:09): MP3
    3. This World (1:09): MP3
    4. The House (1:28): MP3
    5. I Love You (0:48): MP3
    6. For Years Later (1:07): MP3
    7. Thanks (0:56): MP3
    8. First Rain (0:41): MP3
    9. The Edge (1:20): MP3
    10. Song ('Love has no other friends') (1:13): MP3
    11. Time - for Willy (2:03): MP3
    12. Mother's Voice (0:56): MP3
    13. Buffalo Evening (0:34): MP3
    14. Oh Max (5:25): MP3
    15. Room (0:29): MP3
    16. Massachusetts May (0:35): MP3
    17. Fathers (1:08): MP3
    18. Memory Gardens (0:44): MP3
    19. Supper (0:13): MP3
    20. Mother's Photograph (0:36): MP3
    21. Valentine (0:29): MP3
    22. Back (1:01): MP3
    23. The Doctor (1:11): MP3
    24. Stairway to Heaven (0:44): MP3
    25. Oh (0:40): MP3
    26. 'Ever Since Hitler. . ." (0:39): MP3
    27. Thinking (1:13): MP3
    28. Whatever (0:32): MP3
    29. Helsinki Window (5:37): MP3
    30. Spring Light (0:39): MP3
    31. New Mexico (1:13): MP3
    32. East Street Again (0:48): MP3
    33. A Note (1:02): MP3
    34. This House (1:19): MP3
    35. Edges (1:43): MP3
    36. Historie de Florida (19:17): MP3
    37. Credo (2:07): MP3
    38. Goodbye (1:14): MP3
    39. Four Days in Vermont (4:47): MP3
    40. Edges (2:40): MP3

    Rockdrill 3

    • The Chart Table, Lee Harwood: Poems 1965-2002.
    • Rockdrill CD #3
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. As Your Eyes Are Blue (3:47): MP3
    2. The Doomed Fleet (8:13): MP3
    3. Question of Geography (2:17): MP3
    4. Linen (1:52): MP3
    5. The Words (2:25): MP3
    6. Animal Days (5:55): MP3
    7. Qasida (3:49): MP3
    8. One, Two, Three (4:12): MP3
    9. You Essai. You O.K. (8:42): MP3
    10. Summer Solstice (3:12): MP3
    11. African Violets (5:37): MP3
    12. The Rowan Tree (4:32): MP3
    13. For Paul / Coming Out of Winter (1:28): MP3
    14. October Night (3:01): MP3
    15. Czech Dream (4:39): MP3
    16. Gorgeous (1:28): MP3
    17. Late Journeys (1:13): MP3
    18. The Wind Rises (4:32): MP3
    19. Salt Water (3:58): MP3
    20. Hampton Court Shelter (2:46): MP3

    Rockdrill 4

    • Ace, Tom Raworth: Poems 1966-1979.
    • Rockdrill CD #4
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
    • All tracks are from  Tom Raworth: Collected Poems ( Carcanet Press, 2003).
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. Drinking Electricity (1:42): MP3
    2. Anniversary (1:08): MP3
    3. My Face is My Own, I Thought (0:48): MP3
    4. Morning (0:30): MP3
    5. For Paul Dorn (0:37): MP3
    6. Six Days (6:39): MP3
    7. Ah the Poetry of Miss Parrot's Feet Demonstating the Tango (0:56): MP3
    8. Hot Day at the Races (0:54): MP3
    9. Got Me (0:34): MP3
    10. Shoes (0:45): MP3
    11. Gitanes (1:35): MP3
    12. Introduction (0:22): MP3
    13. Oratorio (0:29): MP3
    14. Variations (0:23): MP3
    15. Adagio (0:15): MP3
    16. Saraband (0:20): MP3
    17. Nocturne (0:21): MP3
    18. Traveling (0:45): MP3
    19. South America (1:18): MP3
    20. Come Back, Come Back, O Glittering and White! (0:32): MP3
    21. The Stroboscopic Forest Light Plays (0:17): MP3
    22. Your Number is Up (0:12): MP3
    23. Reference (0:13): MP3
    24. Energy Gap (0:18): MP3
    25. Toxophily (0:21): MP3
    26. Surgical Names: John (0:10): MP3
    27. Taxonomy (0:12): MP3
    28. Western World (0:32): MP3
    29. I Better Put a Pattern around This if They're Going to Call it a Poem (0:18): MP3
    30. The Century Doesn't Want to be 72 (0:11): MP3
    31. University Days (0:11): MP3
    32. Canvas (0:14): MP3
    33. The Only Sound in Dallas was the Mexican Beans Jumping (0:26): MP3
    34. A Blue Vacuum Cleaner (0:20): MP3
    35. The Beckoning Harpoon (0:14): MP3
    36. The Conscience of a Conservative (4:04): MP3
    37. Ulysses: or Trotsky's Death (0:26): MP3
    38. The Drama Review (0:57): MP3
    39. Funeral Cards (1:18): MP3
    40. Beautiful Habit (1:57): MP3
    41. Perpetual Motion (1:43): MP3
    42. Horse Power (2:38): MP3
    43. Coda: Songs of the Mask (0:32): MP3
    44. Ace (13:48): MP3
    45. Piety (0:16): MP3
    46. Skiey (0:28): MP3
    47. Sped on Alone (0:14): MP3
    48. Magnetic Water (1:22): MP3
    49. Pretense (7:53): MP3

    Rockdrill 5

    • Writing, Tom Raworth: Poems 1966-1979.
    • Rockdrill CD #5
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
    • All tracks are from Tom Raworth: Collected Poems (Carcanet Press 2003)
    • except "Pyrophoric" which is from a work in progress.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. Writing (32:26): MP3
    2. Just How Intelligent Is the Pilot Whale? (0:18): MP3
    3. Damn the Neutrinos! (0:12): MP3
    4. Quillets (0:13): MP3
    5. Making Marks (1:45): MP3
    6. 'towards finding out the truth' (0:21): MP3
    7. 'reversals of performance levels' (0:26): MP3
    8. 'one precious fragment' (0:21): MP3
    9. 'forced to act' (0:20): MP3
    10. 'fear that increases' (0:21): MP3
    11. 'attitudes do not necessarily change' (0:20): MP3
    12. 'minarets were built singly' (0:23): MP3
    13. 'imperative is the index' (0:22): MP3
    14. 'apart from supporting' (0:23): MP3
    15. 'a very strange kind of intervention' (0:22): MP3
    16. 'a record of attractions' (0:22): MP3
    17. 'in a haze of nerve gas' (0:24): MP3
    18. 'passing near the black hole' (0:21): MP3
    19. 'he hated to get wet' (0:19): MP3
    20. 'gazing without expression' (0:19): MP3
    21. 'isolated in contrast' (0:19): MP3
    22. Emptily (5:23): MP3
    23. Wit Wither (2:06): MP3
    24. Errory (2:08): MP3
    25. Dark Senses (2:37): MP3
    26. Out of a Sudden (0:40): MP3
    27. Intellectual Compost 3 (0:42): MP3
    28. Unable to Create Carrier (0:53): MP3
    29. Crowded with Otiose Passengers (0:48): MP3
    30. Cat Van Cat (0:59): MP3
    31. Pyrophoric (0:32): MP3
    32. For John Gian (1:41): MP3
    33. Caller (3:09): MP3

    Rockdrill 6

    • Sightings, Jerome Rothenberg: Poems 1960-1983
    • Rockdrill CD #6
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. Twentieth Century Unlimited (0:36): MP3
    2. 'A Little Boy Lost' (0:57): MP3
    3. A Bodhisattava Undoes Hell (2:22): MP3
    4. Sightings #1, #2, #4 (2:55): MP3
    5. The Pirate (1:31): MP3
    6. The Water of the Flowery Mill (0:59): MP3
    7. Child of an Idumean Night (3:24): MP3
    8. from Poland/1931 'The Wedding,' Yiddish translation by Amos Schauss (0:59): MP3
    9. from Poland/1931 'The Wedding' (2:27): MP3
    10. from Poland/1931 'The Wedding,' music by Bertram Turetzky (3:05): MP3
    11. Portrait of a Jew Old Country Style (3:04): MP3
    12. Cokboy: Part One (7:03): MP3
    13. Cokboy: Part Two (7:08): MP3
    14. The Animals Are Coming, translation from Senecan Indian with Richard Johnny John (1:25): MP3
    15. Introduction to 'A Seneca Journal' (1:02): MP3
    16. from 'A Seneca Journal 1: A Poem of Beavers' (1:38): MP3
    17. Old Man Beaver's Blessing Song (1:33): MP3
    18. from The Dreamers (1:32): MP3
    19. The 13th Horse Song of Frank Mitchell (4:53): MP3
    20. from The First Horse Song of Frank Mitchell: 4-Voice Version (3:30): MP3
    21. The Chicago Poem (2:44): MP3
    22. The Chicago Poem, with music by George Lewis (3:53): MP3
    23. That Dada Strain (0:39): MP3
    24. That Dada Strain, with music by Bertram Turetzky (0:43): MP3
    25. Karawane (Hugo Ball), with music by Bertram Turetzky (1:57): MP3
    26. A Glass Tube Ecstasy for Hugo Ball, with music by Bertram Turetzky (1:53): MP3
    27. the Holy Words of Tristan Tzara (7:53): MP3

    Rockdrill 7

    • Seedings, Jerome Rothenberg: Poems 1984-2003
    • Rockdrill CD #7
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. In the dark world, khurbn (0:42): MP3
    2. Dos Oysleydikn (The Emptying) (2:31): MP3
    3. In the dark world, khurbn [music by Charlie Morrow] (0:45): MP3
    4. Dos Oysleydikn (The Emptying) [music by Charlie Morrow] (2:38): MP3
    5. Dos Geshray (The Scream) [music by Charlie Morrow] (2:39): MP3
    6. Peroration for a Lost Town [music by Charlie Morrow] (6:04): MP3
    7. A Paradise of Poets (0:38): MP3
    8. Lorca Variations XXXIII: Second New York Poem (7:05): MP3
    9. Seedings (10:09): MP3
    10. Postlude to Seedings (2:21): MP3
    11. At Tsukiji Market, Tokyo (7:19): MP3
    12. New Improvisations (8:05): MP3
    13. Three Paris Elegies (5:00): MP3
    14. First Night Poem, for Jackson MacLow (3:41): MP3
    15. Autobiography 1997 (5:36): MP3
    16. Auschwitz-Birkenau (0:51): MP3
    17. Baba Yar (0:35): MP3
    18. The Case for Memory (0:49): MP3
    19. The Burning House (0:44): MP3
    20. Where God is Light (0:51): MP3
    21. A Real Man (0:50): MP3
    22. The Last Friend (0:43): MP3
    23. I Am Mad by Turns (0:59): MP3
    24. A Cruel Nirvana (0:52): MP3
    25. I Prefer a Poem with Spaces (1:04): MP3
    26. I Can't Say Who I Am (0:56): MP3
    27. I Come into the New World (1:19): MP3

    Rockdrill 8

    • Via, Caroline Bergvall: Poems 1994-2004
    • Rockdrill CD #8
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Opic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2005.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. Ambient Fish (1:43): MP3
    2. Doll (5:58): MP3
    3. About Face (8:19): MP3
    4. GOING (4:08): MP3
    5. 8 Figs (11:10): MP3
    6. VIA (10:02): MP3
    7. RIDE (4:38): MP3
    8. Rapid Eye Movement, Part 2 (6:19): MP3

    Rockdrill 9

    • Ghost Tantras, Michael McClure: Poems 1955-1991
    • Rockdrill CD #9
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Opic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2005.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. Song: 'I Work with the Shape' (0:23): MP3
    2. For the Death of 100 Whales (2:26): MP3
    3. Peyote Poem (5:18): MP3
    4. O giddy blank white page (1:24): MP3
    5. Ode to Jackson Pollock (4:01): MP3
    6. The Column (5:07): MP3
    7. The Flowers of Politics I (1:50): MP3
    8. The Flowers of Politics II (1:36): MP3
    9. Intro to "Ghost Tantras" (2:12): MP3
    10. Ghost Tantra #39 (1:14): MP3
    11. Ghost Tantra #51 (1:05): MP3
    12. Ghost Tantra #49 at SF Zoo, 1966 (4:40): MP3
    13. Ghost Tantra #49 [with Terry Riley] (2:14): MP3
    14. Viet Nam Song (1:32): MP3
    15. Written after Finding a Dolphin's Skull (2:48): MP3
    16. Baja-Outside Mexicali (1:42): MP3
    17. from "Rare Angel" (1:37): MP3
    18. For Robert Creeley (1:03): MP3
    19. El Cerro Es Nuestro! (1:19): MP3
    20. Freewheelin's Tattoo (1:30): MP3
    21. Watching the Vulture (1:02): MP3
    22. Memories from Childhood (0:40): MP3
    23. Action Philosophy (1:21): MP3
    24. Action Philosophy [with Ray Manzarek] (3:17): MP3
    25. Leadbelly Blues (1:20): MP3
    26. Maybe Mama Lion [with Ray Manzarek] (5:24): MP3

    Rockdrill 10

    • Rebel Lions, Michael McClure: Poems 1991-2004
    • Rockdrill CD #10
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Opic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2005.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. Indian (2:40): MP3
    2. Indian [with Ray Manzarek] (3:01): MP3
    3. Spanish Roses [with Ran Manzarek] (2:58): MP3
    4. Acid Memento One (1:14): MP3
    5. Acid Memento Two (1:13): MP3
    6. Beginning with a Line by di Prima (3:38): MP3
    7. Field 8 (1:53): MP3
    8. haikus from 'Rain Mirror' (6:32): MP3
    9. Dharma Devotion #7 (0:40): MP3
    10. Dharma Devotion #67 (0:50): MP3
    11. Dharma Devotion #32 (0:53): MP3
    12. Dharma Devotion #36 (0:49): MP3
    13. Dharma Devotion #67 (0:52): MP3
    14. Dharma Devotion #99 (0:59): MP3
    15. Plumstone #1/Vain Vanity Vanitas [with Terry Riley] (6:34): MP3
    16. from 'Cracked Goddess' (5:34): MP3
    17. from 'Mysteriosos' (2:46): MP3
    18. from 'The Beard' (4:52): MP3
    19. Plum Stone #3 [with Terry Riley] (2:40): MP3
    20. Fuck Ode (9:38): MP3

    Rockdrill 11

      States of Emergency, Maggie O'Sullivan: Poems 1982-1988
    • Rockdrill CD #11
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Opic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2005.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.

    from Concerning Spheres, Broken Ground Press, 1982:

    • Concerning Spheres (4:30): MP3
    • Numbers in Winter (1:42): MP3
    • Joining the Colours (4:34): MP3
    • Growth (2:30): MP3
    • Notes & Outings (5:57): MP3
    • For My Mother (1:44): MP3
    • Remembering (3:26): MP3
    • Tree Pieces (1:23): MP3

    from Un-Assuming Personas, Writers Forum, 1985:

    • Un-Assuming Personas (15:15): MP3

    from States of Emergency, International Concrete Poetry Archive, 1987:

    • Lottery & Requiem (1:15): MP3
    • Headlights (6:43): MP3
    • Busk, Pierce (3:12): MP3
    • Plight (8:28): MP3

    from Unofficial Word, Galloping Dog Press, 1988:

    • Unofficial Word (11:49): MP3

    Rockdrill 12

    • Dead Letter Office, Iain Sinclair: Poems 1970-2004
    • Rockdrill CD #12
    • Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Opic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2005.
    • Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.
    1. Hungry Ghost (3:05): MP3
    2. Rumour, in Advance, the Fact (0:51): MP3
    3. Oak Chrome (0:52): MP3
    4. Red Chamber, Yellow Top (0:51): MP3
    5. Mother Glacier (0:51): MP3
    6. Mountain Dreams Again (1:10): MP3
    7. I Want It (1:43): MP3
    8. Big Meal (1:15): MP3
    9. Death Is (1:22): MP3
    10. If the Bodies (1:17): MP3
    11. West, Light (6:28): MP3
    12. Slade & the Tyrannicides (16:31): MP3
    13. German Bite (0:39): MP3
    14. Street Detail (0:02): MP3
    15. Autistic Poses (0:51): MP3
    16. Hurricane Drummers (1:42): MP3
    17. In the Latest Proof of Ackroyd (0:30): MP3
    18. Kristallnacht (1:06): MP3
    19. Scraps & Green Heaps (1:19): MP3
    20. Nil by Mouth (1:11): MP3
    21. The Carnal Gate (1:52): MP3
    22. Read my Lisp (1:03): MP3
    23. Bunhill Fields (1:11): MP3
    24. The Exhibition I Didn't Hold (0:44): MP3
    25. The Wolrd's Oldest Comedian (1:59): MP3
    26. Continuous Sky (4:00): MP3
    27. The Lightening Ball (6:35): MP3
    28. Body Tourism (1:32): MP3
    29. Yesterday's Money (1:14): MP3
    30. Mamento Mori (1:39): MP3
    31. Beckton Alp (5:47): MP3

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