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PoemTalk #108, Discussing Tracie Morris' "Slave Sho to Video aka Black but Beautiful," feat. Camara Brown, Edwin Torres, and Brooke O'Harra on January 10, 2017

For Complete recording and program notes go to Jacket2

Recording session in the Wexler Studio at the Kelly Writers House, April 10, 2017

Drums by Isaac Silber; Cello by Hannah Judd

  1. Talisman (2:31): MP3
  2. My Mother's Brother-In-Law... (5:38): MP3
  3. The Collagist at the Edge (3:53): MP3
  4. Blue Wheel Rondo (2:36): MP3
  5. I.E. Seducer (4:50): MP3
  6. Pollepel Island (3:08): MP3
  7. Of What Is (6:27): MP3
  8. Tetric (0:46): MP3
  9. Totem (Instrumental) (7:45): MP3
  10. Dome (12:08): MP3
  11. Got Caught Up In Out (1:59): MP3

Paradigm Shifting: Edwin Torres and Will Alexander in Conversation at the Kelly Writers House, October 25, 2016

Complete Recording (1:22:44): MP3

  • Introduction by Julia Bloch (2:20): MP3
  • Edwin Torres Reading Part 1 (12:13): MP3
    1. Introduction (3:00): MP3
    2. Slipped Curve (2:00): MP3
    3. Oblique Offering (1:41): MP3
    4. Immigrant Earthling (5:30): MP3

  • Will Alexander Reading Part 1 (14:34): MP3
    1. The Blood Penguin (7:35): MP3
    2. The Ghost Survivor (1:04): MP3
    3. The Newborn as Combat (1:54): MP3
    4. Compression and Purity (2:16): MP3
    5. The Deluge in Formation (1:38): MP3

  • Conversation Part 1 (17:05): MP3
    1. On uncertainty and the blessing of mishearing (2:50): MP3
    2. On going past the borders of disciplines and ideological templates (1:55): MP3
    3. On the human condition of boundaries (4:24): MP3
    4. On exploring the English language (4:27): MP3
    5. On how a poet can get to a “living language” (3:26): MP3

  • Edwin Torres Reading Part 2 (8:25): MP3
    1. The Happy Skeptic (2:55): MP3
    2. To the Rendered Excision (0:51): MP3
    3. Of What Is (4:37): MP3

  • Will Alexander Reading Part 2 (8:36): MP3
    1. The Bedouin Ark (6:30): MP3
    2. The Nexus of Phantoms (2:04): MP3

  • Conversation Part 2 (18:59): MP3
    1. On space/dimensions in writing and imagination (2:40): MP3
    2. On familiar and unfamiliar audiences (2:41): MP3
    3. On the relationship between poems and cities (3:12): MP3
    4. On Sun Ra’s influence (4:24): MP3
    5. On reconciliation between sound and voice (2:06): MP3
    6. On how dealing with borders in writing can confront the legal/national (3:53): MP3

    Novo, 2003

    • L.O.V.Lov.I.E.(2:06): MP3
    • Peesacho (1:58): MP3
    • Lounging in the Age of Aquarius (2:38): MP3
    • 1-2-3-4 Hey (1:01): MP3
    • Auntie Drug (1:36): MP3
    • Fiasco/Here (2:51): MP3
    • A Postcard From Across The Youmisphere (5:02): MP3
    • Temple (2:06): MP3
    • Good Eye Color (:10): MP3
    • The Modern Phallus (3:02): MP3
    • Raspberry Bernstein (:24): MP3
    • Be Power (2:36): MP3
    • Soundsniper (1:21): MP3
    • Son Mi Son (3:11): MP3
    • Boy (You Need Love) (1:26): MP3
    • Silliest Bernstein (:07): MP3
    • Gum Wrapper (1:33): MP3
    • Motor Priest (6:37): MP3
    • 1-2-3-4 Ho (1:19): MP3

    Interview at Copp Street, SF; recorded September 7, 1990.

    Recordings courtesy of David Levi Strauss

    • Complete recording (2:36:09): MP3

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

    webcast - A video recording (in RealVideo format) of the December 11, 1999 reading, performance, and informal conversation led by Al Filreis with the poet and performance artist at the Kelly Writers House. (Click on the word "webcast" above for a video of the entire program. Or click on individual cuts below for audio-only mp3 files.)
    1. Of a Norse Feriunt, Of a Color Feriant (1:03): MP3
    2. Arrowhead for Good Times (1:46): MP3
    3. Stretching Out the Tuners in Fib Country (2:38): MP3
    4. May Cause Drowsiness (1:46): MP3
    5. Mr. Hayes (1:29): MP3
    6. Torresian Revelation (0:45): MP3
    7. Bio Rodent (2:35): MP3
    8. Orange Man in Blue Sky (2:48): MP3
    9. Besame Mucho (2:17): MP3
    10. Ge Saron (2:09): MP3
    11. Oars (0:56): MP3
    12. See-Saw Me (0:50): MP3
    13. Bone Boy (3:59): MP3
    14. Davishiditanotti (4:15): MP3
    15. Animal is Poem (5:37): MP3
    16. I.E. Seduce Her (3:51): MP3
    Complete Reading (1:29:29): MP3

    Impulsive Behavior at the Whitney Museum of American Art, April 8, 1999

    An Evening with Poets Bruce Andrews, Edwin Torres, and Charles Bernstein

    Super Fine Pitch (26:19): MP3

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    Segue Series Readings at Double Happiness, NYC, February 19, 2000

    • Edwin Torres (incomplete) (44:45): MP3

    English Department Reading Series, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2000