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Lorenzo Thomas

Reading with Kathy Acker at the Ear Inn, New York, November 13, 1978

  1. Summer Stock (1:01): MP3
  2. Happy New Year (0:44): MP3
  3. Lady Lucre (1:31): MP3
  4. Al Green's Broken Heart (4:45): MP3
  5. Anuresis (3:33): MP3
  6. Perry Coma (8:16): MP3
  7. Heel and Toe (2:03): MP3
  8. My Office (2:44): MP3
  9. The Fine Clothes of the Year Before Last (2:38): MP3
  10. The Leopard (3:10): MP3
  11. Home XXI (1:48): MP3
  12. MMVCCXIII 1/2 (1:30): MP3
  13. Hat Red (7:34): MP3
Complete reading (43:12): MP3

St. Mark's Talks, January 26, 1986

  • Lorenzo Thomas's talk (1:13:19): MP3
  • discussion (42:35): MP3

Reading at the University of Buffalo, November 13, 1991

  1. from Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali Songs, #11 (3:10): MP3
  2. Mister Anderson (1:08): MP3
  3. L'Argent (1:03): MP3
  4. The Gambler (0:48): MP3
  5. The Audie Murphy Game (1:23): MP3
  6. Now You Can Worry (1:45): MP3
  7. Knight to Queen's Pawn (0:40): MP3
  8. Grudge Match (1:13): MP3
  9. Walking Vicksburg Blues (3:17): MP3
  10. Some Streets (0:56): MP3
  11. Speed Key (2:07): MP3
  12. Souvenir of the Manassah Ball (1:49): MP3
  13. Last Call (5:08): MP3
  14. The Guards on Privilege (1:52): MP3
  15. Chanson (for Karen) (0:50): MP3
  16. Tirade (1:04): MP3
  17. An excerpt from "Big House Movies" (9:50): MP3
  18. Ovidio Martinez's "Salt" (2:23): MP3
  19. Back-Ordered Tears (1:33): MP3
complete reading (42:26): MP3

Expanding the Repertoire: Continuity and Change in African-American Writing, Participating in Panel Discussions at Small Press Traffic, April 2000

  • Panel 1 (2:14:40): MP3
  • Panel 2 (1:36:39): MP3
  • Panel 3 (1:54:33): MP3
Recordings courtesy of David Buuck, who has dedicated an issue of his journal Tripwire to the conference.

How We Place African American Poetry, University of Wisconsin, April 2003

A.L. Nielsen writes of this reading: In April of 2003, Lorenzo Thomas and I appeared at a symposium at the University of Wisconsin organized by Lynn Keller, titled WHAT'S NEW IN AMERICAN POETRY. Lorenzo and I had by then been on many panels together, acting as a sort of roving tag team of poetry criticism. This time out, Lorenzo delivered a talk he called "How We Place African American Poetry" and I delivered a prepared response to his talk.

Lorenzo Thomas (59:07): MP3
A.L. Nielsen (33:20): MP3

Reading at University of California San Diego, May 2001

  1. introduction (1:34): MP3
  2. on Ezra Pound's "The Picture" (2:38): MP3
  3. An Arc Still Open (3:56): MP3
  4. Dangerous Doubts (1:04): MP3
  5. You're too old to get a tattoo (0:44): MP3
  6. Country Song (0:28): MP3
  7. Blues Variation (3:28): MP3
  8. Mr. Crump's Revenge (2:01): MP3
  9. God Sends Love Disguised as Ordinary People (1:52): MP3
  10. Equinox (4:40): MP3
  11. Cute girl with a toy monkey (2:30): MP3
  12. Dirge for Amadou Diallo (7:34): MP3
Complete reading (32:42): MP3

from The World Record: Readings at the St. Mark's Poetry Project, 1969-1980

Red Cross Stations (1:36): MP3

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