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PoemTalk Podcast #77, discussing Lorine Niedecker's "Foreclosure" and "Wilderness," January 16, 2014

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Studio 111 Session, December 7, 2010

from Barn Burned, Then (Omnidawn Publishing, 2009)

  1. Barn Burner, A Call (0:59): MP3
  2. Barn Burning, An Eclogue (1:07): MP3
  3. Barn Burner, I (1:07): MP3
  4. Barn Burning (0:42): MP3
  5. Barn Burner, Say It (1:14): MP3
  6. A Flower Within (2:14): MP3
  7. Preface (0:22): MP3
  8. Barn Burned, Then (0:32): MP3
  9. What Is Counted (1:52): MP3
  10. Building The Bank, Asking (0:47): MP3
  11. A Stutter, Following (1:33): MP3
  12. Ballad (0:49): MP3
  13. Fall Instructions (1:21): MP3
  14. The Way The Bank Works (1:11): MP3
  15. The Event (1:28): MP3
  16. Standing In The Door, Calling That (1:08): MP3
  17. Saving For A Purpose (0:55): MP3
  18. Banking Rules (0:33): MP3
  19. Bank Note (1:39): MP3
  20. Profit + Loss Statement (1:24): MP3
  21. Theory For Building Where Fault (1:04): MP3
  22. If You Call The Barn Burner (1:01): MP3
Studio 111 Session produced by Jeff Boruszak.

The Beat Poets: A Conversation with Philadelphia Writers, KWH, March 17, 2014

(with Frank Sherlock, Maria Raha, Chris McCreary, and Thomas Devaney)

complete recording (1:01:15): MP3

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

  • complete reading (5:42): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #70, discussing Laura Mullen's "Bride of the New Dawn," August 26, 2013

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PoemTalk Podcast #65, discussing Lisa Robertson's The Weather, April 16, 2013

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PoemTalk Podcast #56, discussing Charles Reznikoff's "Salmon and red wine" and "During the Second World War, I was going home one night," July 26, 2012

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Two GChat Poems from "Sorry Was In The Woods" (Omnidawn 2013), June 2012

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PoemTalk Podcast #52, discussing Cole Swensen's "If a Garden of Numbers," May 3, 2012

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LIVE at the Writers House #92, February 20, 2012

Introduction (0:52): MP3
No, I will be in the Woods (8:13): MP3

Rachel Blau DuPlessis Celebration, Temple University, October 21, 2011

  • complete reading (4:02): MP3

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Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, October 8, 2011

  • complete reading (25:47): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #45, discussing Eileen Myles' "Snakes," September 10, 2011

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PoemTalk Podcast #40, discussing Susan Schultz's "Dementia Blog," January 30, 2011

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Appearing on Rabbit Light Movies, Winter 2011

If This Is A Goat, I Will Tell You (1:52): MP3

Whenever We Feel Like It presents CAConrad at The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 2, 2010

Introduction by Michelle Taranksy (4:22): MP3

Whenever We Feel Like It presents Myung Mi Kim at The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, March 1, 2010

Introduction by Michelle Taranksy (4:02): MP3

The Mind of Winter at The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, January 28, 2010

(with Al Filreis, Litty Paxton, Kelly Diamond, James La Marre, Lily Applebaum and Zore Dare-Attanasio)

reading from Discrete Series by George Oppen and from Goat in the Snow by Emily Pettit (4:50): MP3

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

complete reading (2:00): MP3

Poem Talk Podcast #26, discussing Vachel Lindsay's "The Congo," November 30, 2009

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PoemTalk Podcast #24, discussing Guest's "Roses," October 19, 2009

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Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 25, 2009

complete recording (16:31): MP3

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Friends Central Poetry Program at The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, May 12, 2009

Michelle Taransky teaches "The Sentence" by Robert Creeley [ PDF ]

  • complete recording (16:05): MP3

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Reading from Barn Burned, Then, May 2009

  • A Stutter Following (1:50): MP3
  • Fall Instructions (1:26): MP3

KWH Art Opening for Spin Glasses and Other Frustrated Systems at The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, April 6, 2009

(with Cecilia Corrigan, Timothy Leonido, Diana Hamilton, Eddie Hopely, Vladimir Zykov, Joey Yearous-Algozin, Trisha Low, Steve McLaughlin, Gregory Laynor, Ian Davisson, Johann Diedrick, and James La Marre)

complete reading (44:37): MP3

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Reading at "William Carlos Williams and the Women" at The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, November 11, 2008

(with Sarah Dowling, Jena Osman and Pattie McCarthy)

complete reading by Michelle Taransky (11:45): MP3

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David Foster Wallace Reading and Celebration at The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, October 7, 2008

complete program (1:36:56): MP3

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