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Rod Smith



Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, June 8, 1991

complete recording (11:11): MP3

Reading for the Segues Series at the Ear Inn, New York City, February 13, 1993

complete recording (18:42): MP3

Reading at the New Coast Festival, Buffalo, April 1, 1993

complete reading (15:22): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, May 6, 1995

complete recording (20:04): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, May 4, 1996

complete recording (11:58): MP3

Reading at the University at Buffalo, February 25, 1998

Complete Reading (34:30): MP3

PhillyTalks, Episode #8, December 10, 1998

  1. Writing Through Fun With Dick and Jane (0:54): MP3
  2. Something that Was In PH (1:15): MP3
  3. Collaboration with Leanne Brown (0:42): MP3
  4. At Time and At (0:23): MP3
  5. They Beat Me Over the Head with a Turtle (0:22): MP3
  6. Collaboration with Marianne Shaneen (0:29): MP3
  7. In the Sane and In (1:08): MP3
  8. Fizz (0:29): MP3
  9. George (0:23): MP3
  10. Herald (0:17): MP3
  11. Lucifer (0:34): MP3
  12. Vector (0:17): MP3
  13. Your Footnotes Are Too Violent (0:12): MP3
  14. John Fitzgerald (2:45): MP3
  15. Ted Berrigan (0:27): MP3
  16. Poem Composed of AG and CB Suggested by SJ and Beginning with a Line from Duncan (0:45): MP3
  17. The Spider Poems (6:07): MP3
  18. Sonnet 7 (0:29): MP3
  19. Sonnet 8 (0:42): MP3
  20. The Love That Is Truly a Refuge for All Living Beings (1:31): MP3
  21. A Slate (0:31): MP3
  22. 1-43-97 (0:52): MP3

Segue Series reading at Double Happiness, NYC, April 14, 2001

  1. Introduction (1:20): MP3
  2. from Snips (4:23): MP3
  3. Scrapegrace (2:37): MP3
  4. No Minus (2:32): MP3
  5. from Autopsy Turvy (0:39): MP3
  6. from Snips (4:50): MP3
  7. Dancers on a Plane (0:18): MP3
  8. Tracing (0:17): MP3
  9. Perilous Night (0:21): MP3
  10. Study for Racing Thoughts (0:28): MP3
  11. Summer, 1985 (0:35): MP3
  12. Between the Clock and the Bed (0:08): MP3
  13. From False Start (0:07): MP3
  14. Tracing (0:09): MP3
  15. 11:47 AM (0:06): MP3
  16. Homage to Homage to Creeley (2:27): MP3
  17. The Narrative Quiescence (3:06): MP3
Complete Reading (27:02): MP3

Reading as part of The Line Reading Series, January 15, 2002

  1. Introduction (2:29): MP3
  2. Data for Your Dimmer Dad's Dumb Idea about a Dumpster (1:25): MP3
  3. Hegel's Mother (0:56): MP3
  4. "To keep the mixtures revealed..." -- Olson - Love Poems 3 (2:04): MP3
  5. from Snips (0:56): MP3
  6. from Autopsy Turvy (0:18): MP3
  7. Cocoa Butter (1:09): MP3
  8. Scapegrace (2:51): MP3
  9. from The Good House (8:12): MP3
Complete Reading (20:47): MP3

Reading at Poetry and Empire: Post-Invasion Poetics at the Kelly Writers House, October 17-18, 2003

reading from Snips, Friday, October 17 (3:34): MP3
reading on Saturday, October 18 (4:51): MP3

Fear the Sky, from Narrow House Recordings, 2005



  1. Snips 1 (3:10): MP3
  2. Snips 2 (4:57): MP3
  3. Identity is the Cause of Warts (2:05): MP3
  4. The Spider Poems 1 (3:13): MP3
  5. The Spider Poems 2 (2:48): MP3
  6. Poem for Stingers - Homage to Homage to Creeley 1 (0:59): MP3
  7. Wrong Turnstile - Homage to Homage to Creeley 2 (1:15): MP3
  8. Shadows Are Our Friend - Homage to Homage to Creeley 3 (0:57): MP3
  9. The Life of a Dime - Homage to Homage to Creeley 4 (1:03): MP3
  10. pour le CGT - Homage to Homage to Creeley 5 (0:39): MP3
  11. A Grammar Manikin (5:52): MP3
  12. Ted's Head (1:46): MP3
  13. the love that is truly a refuge for all living beings (1:46): MP3
  14. Farlow (1:11): MP3
  15. All of It's Gone to Moneyland (w/Alexandra Smith) (0:25): MP3
  16. Sweet Sweet Sweet Sweet Sweet Dirt. Susie Asado. (0:47): MP3
  17. The Responsibility of Intellectuals - The Classics 1 (1:22): MP3
  18. The Sublime Object of Ideology - The Classics 2 (0:48): MP3
  19. The American Evasion of Philosophy - The Classics 3 (1:06): MP3
  20. The Prison Notebooks - The Classics 4 (0:23): MP3
  21. The Body in Pain - The Classics 5 (0:33): MP3
  22. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - The Classics 6 (0:36): MP3
  23. Clothes Shaver Plus (for Tom Raworth) (1:48): MP3
  24. Disgusted Optimistic Lyric Language Poem (0:52): MP3
  25. "If a lion could speak..." -- Wittgenstein - Love Poems 1 (2:29): MP3
  26. "To become unhinged..." -- Kevin Davies - Love Poems 2 (2:36): MP3
  27. "To keep the mixtures revealed..." -- Olson - Love Poems 3 (2:03): MP3
  28. The Strength (0:43): MP3
  29. The Narrative Quiescence (3:35): MP3
  30. from The Good House 1 (6:28): MP3
  31. from The Good House 2 (2:51): MP3
  32. from The Good House 3 (3:03): MP3
  33. from The Good House 4 (3:20): MP3

Segue Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, November 4, 2006

  1. Introduction by Nada Gordon (5:12): MP3
  2. from Flare Petals (2:14): MP3
  3. Police said (0:58): MP3
  4. Milky Gumbo: A Case Study (0:47): MP3
  5. Police Poem (2:14): MP3
  6. Barnes & Chernobyl (0:12): MP3
  7. Oleo (0:28): MP3
  8. erf (0:46): MP3
  9. flarf-ku (0:23): MP3
  10. Farlow (0:56): MP3
  11. earth's dirt (0:51): MP3
  12. tub ride (0:17): MP3
  13. Moist Feelings: A Love Poem (0:38): MP3
  14. I Guess That Means You Hate Grover's Puppies (0:47): MP3
  15. What is Happening to Grover's Bottom (1:09): MP3
  16. Grover Leper (1:09): MP3
  17. from Snips (0:19): MP3
  18. Ghost Brain (0:54): MP3
  19. Ghost Brain & the redoubtable language by which it apprehends a condemned world (1:22): MP3
  20. Ghost Brain (0:11): MP3
  21. the sad winds (0:35): MP3
  22. I was gender isolated... (0:37): MP3
  23. Me's Wittl Birdy Bong Stowy (0:56): MP3
  24. Novocaine Brain (0:11): MP3
  25. Osama Bin Drinkin (2:24): MP3
  26. bananas are evil (0:22): MP3
  27. War & Pee (1:08): MP3
  28. Snip (0:08): MP3
  29. Ghost Brain (0:13): MP3
  30. raging fur ghost brain #4 spodiodie (0:29): MP3
  31. Ghost Brain (0:39): MP3
Complete Recording (31:11): MP3

from the Flarf Poetry Festival at the Kelly Writers House, February 8, 2007

  1. No, My Name is Gary Sullivan. I Own a Mansion and a Yacht (0:58): MP3
  2. Moist Feelings, a Love Poem (0:31): MP3
  3. The Exposition of the Question of the Meaning of Being (4:00): MP3
  4. (inaudible) (0:52): MP3
  5. This is Such Total Bullshit (4:00): MP3
  6. Grover Leper (0:54): MP3
  7. War and Pee (1:25): MP3

From Wave Books' PoetryPolitic Blog, 2008

Ted's Head (1:46): MP3

Reading and Interview on Ceptuetics Radio, March 5, 2008

Complete Recording (29:14): MP3

Hosted by Kareem Estefan. Rod Smith reads from Deed (University of Iowa, 2008), discusses the structure of the book, quotation and détournement, his writing processes, and the New American and "outsider" traditions that have influenced him.

Coming in from the Cold: Celebrating Twenty Years of the MLA Off-Site Poetry Reading at the Philadelphia Mariott, December 29, 2009

complete reading (6:16): MP3

MLA Off-Site Reading at the Rotunda, Philadelphia, December 29, 2009

complete reading (3:13): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, November 6, 2010

Rod Smith Reading (37:28): MP3

Reading for Art, Fantasy, and Experience at the Gross Foundation, New York, December 12, 2010

complete reading (13:27): MP3
complete discussion (11:27): MP3

Reading as part of AWP Offsite Reading sponsored by Edge Books, Abraham Lincoln Magazine, and West Wind Review, The Reef, Washington DC, February 5, 2011

complete reading (3:06): MP3

Reading at the Chapter & Verse Series, with Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Frank Sherlock, May 21st, 2011

complete recording (25:59): MP3

Reading for Joseph Ceravolo Celebration, September 9, 2013, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania

complete reading (8:25): MP3

Reading as part of the St. Bonaventure Visiting Poets Series, December 5, 2013

  1. introduction by Kaplan Harris (2:55): MP3
  2. Rod Smith (22:55): MP3

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