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Art International Radio, operating at ARTonAIR.org, November 5, 2009

Program 1: Full Reading of Selected Poems

1. Introduction (0:54): MP3

from A Windmill Near Calvary (1968)
2. Conversion (2:10): MP3

from Windfall Losses (1977)
3. To Rosmarie in Bad Kissingen (2:05): MP3

from The Garden of Effort (1975)
4. A Hatful of Flood (7:35): MP3

from The Ruins of Providence (1983)
5. The Ruins of Providence (1:30): MP3

from A Ceremony Somewhere Else (1984)
6. How to Tell Distances (2:24): MP3

from Hegel's Family (1989)
7. Six Further Studies (5:27): MP3

from The Locality Principle (1995)
8. Indefinite Inscriptions (0:47): MP3
9. Theme (0:17): MP3

from The House Seen From Nowhere (2002)
10. Whether in the Body (1:18): MP3

Complete Recording (25:51): MP3

Program 2: Conversation with Charles Bernstein (30:13):
MP3
  1. Introduction (0:59): MP3
  2. on his earliest experiences with poetry (2:46): MP3
  3. on how Christianity figures into his work (3:47): MP3
  4. on going into the army (1:20): MP3
  5. on the fictional memoir (1:27): MP3
  6. on his literary affiliations and affinities (6:52): MP3
  7. on The Locality Principle (2:36): MP3
  8. on his interest in collage (7:51): MP3
  9. on his translations (2:02): MP3
Transcript of conversation at Jacket2


Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York. May 5, 1979

Complete Recording (17:46): MP3

Segue Series Reading with Claude Royet-Journoud at the Ear Inn, New York, November 3, 1984

  1. La Notion d'Obstacle (Gallimard, 1978) (31:38): MP3
  2. Keith Waldrop reads from his translation, The Notion of Obstacle (Windsor: Awede Press, 1978).
    Note: Royet-Journoud placed a ticking clock on the podium, which can be heard in the recording.
  3. Les Objets Contiennent l'Infini (Gallimard, 1983), Book 3 (prose section) (2:54): MP3
  4. Waldrop reads from his translation, Objects Contain the Infinite (Windsor VT: Awede, 1995).

Reading for the Poetry Project, April 18, 1990

  1. Introduction (3:47): MP3
  2. Conversion (2:19): MP3
  3. To Rosemary in Bad Kissingen (2:49): MP3
  4. Around the block (2:00): MP3
  5. Progressing (1:40): MP3
  6. Intervals (5:27): MP3
  7. Water Marks (8:01): MP3
  8. A fantasy upon the last days of summer (3:49): MP3
  9. The quest for Mount Misery #10 (3:16): MP3
  10. Shipwreck in Haven: the sixth transcendental study (6:34): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, December 12, 1992

  • complete recording (25:51): MP3
  1. Introduction (0:41): MP3
  2. Waldrop talking about the first section of "A House Seen from Nowhere" (0:37): MP3
  3. The palmer worm (1:12): MP3
  4. Transparent like the air (1:27): MP3
  5. The idle wheel (0:49): MP3
  6. A slightly arched form (0:35): MP3
  7. A higher spin (0:50): MP3
  8. A turning road (2:30): MP3
  9. Cues to distance (1:03): MP3
  10. Waldrop talking about the second section of "A House Seen from Nowhere" (0:31): MP3
  11. "A bank of cloud across the sky..." (0:39): MP3
  12. "Ghastly misprint..." (0:50): MP3
  13. "Her hair is combed back..." (1:13): MP3
  14. "I am not tired..." (0:30): MP3
  15. "imagine this as the Chinese have imagined it..." (0:40): MP3
  16. "I need to know..." (0:38): MP3
  17. "The moment I saw her..." (0:17): MP3
  18. "The second death..." (0:09): MP3
  19. "There is a kind of lizard..." (0:30): MP3
  20. "The unknown quantity..." (0:08): MP3
  21. "The web of cracks in the sidewalk..." (0:07): MP3
  22. "What the spirit says..." (0:10): MP3
  23. Waldrop talking about the third section of "A House Seen from Nowhere" (0:45): MP3
  24. Epigraph from "The Tale of Genji" (0:11): MP3
  25. A House Seen from Nowhere: Part 3 (7:16): MP3

Reading for the Burning Deck 40th Anniversary Celebration, Providence, May 2001

  1. introduction (1:37): MP3
  2. Island Fire by John Hawkes (2:13): MP3
  3. introduction to Elegy (0:59): MP3
  4. Elegy I (1:47): MP3
  5. Elegy II (2:01): MP3
  6. Elegy III (3:24): MP3
  7. Elegy IV (2:02): MP3
  8. Elegy V (1:41): MP3
  9. Elegy VI (1:23): MP3
  10. Elegy VII (2:24): MP3
  11. Elegy VIII (2:32): MP3
  12. Reading with Rosmarie Waldrop

  13. Light Travels (3:47): MP3

Reading from his translations of Charles Baudelaire' s Flowers of Evil (Wesleyan), November 23, 2006

  1. Benediction (4:49): MP3
  2. The Life Before (1:02): MP3
  3. Don Juan in Hell (1:35): MP3
  4. Giantess (1:11): MP3
  5. Carrion (2:45): MP3
  6. Posthumous Remorse (1:10): MP3
  7. Invitation to the Voyage (2:09): MP3
  8. Spleen (1:23): MP3
  9. Danse Macabre (4:35): MP3
  10. A Voyage to Cythera (4:16): MP3
  11. To Her Too Merry (1:47): MP3
Recorded and edited by Steve Evans.

Reading for Poems for the Millenium Vol. III, Harvard University, March 30, 2009

  1. from John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale (5:58): MP3
  2. from Charles Baudelaire, To the Reader (3:35): MP3
  3. from Charles Baudelaire, The Bad Glazier (7:17): MP3
  4. from Charles Baudelaire, The Dog and the Flask (1:26): MP3
  5. from Charles Baudelaire, Invitation to the Voyage (7:38): MP3

complete reading (1:59:24): MP3, MOV

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, October 17, 2009

Complete Reading (47:48): MP3

Reading with Rosmarie Waldrop at the Kelly Writers House, November 4, 2009

  1. Introduction by Jessica Lowenthal (3:48): MP3
  2. Sarah Dowling Introduces Rosmarie Waldrop (2:58): MP3
  3. Rosemarie Waldrop: Lawn of Excluded Middle (from Curves to the Apple) (7:57): MP3
  4. Rosemarie Waldrop: Time Ravel (7:54): MP3
  5. Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop read "Light Travels" (4:22): MP3
  6. Sarah Dowling Introduces Keith Waldrop (1:35): MP3
  7. Keith Waldrop Reads from The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon, with Sample Poems (23:58): MP3, YouTube [excerpt]
Complete reading (52:42): MP3

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