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Lewis Warsh

Recording for Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry, March 10, 2014

  1. "Superficial Things"
  2. "Nocturn"
  3. "The Milk Was Sour"
  4. "Difference"
  5. "Written in Stone"
  6. "Don't Lose Your Nerve"
  7. "Five O'Clock Shadow"
  8. "Durango" (?)
  9. "Promise"
  10. "Vodka"
  11. "Every Passing Stranger"
  12. "New Travel Log"
Full recording available here.

Chapter & Verse Reading Series, Chapterhouse Cafe, Philadelphia, with Michael Hennessey and Brian Carpenter September 13, 2008

  1. Introduction (2:22): MP3
  2. New Conversation (4:18): MP3
  3. Suggestion (2:04): MP3
  4. Disorderly Conduct (1:03): MP3
  5. Mt. Tremper Variations (9:18): MP3
  6. Consecutive Sentences (4:33): MP3
  7. In the Land of the Barbarians (2:53): MP3
  8. Don't Lose Your Nerve (1:22): MP3
  9. Don't Tell Anyone (1:26): MP3
  10. Polar Night (0:55): MP3
  11. Hungry Ghost (0:17): MP3
  12. (0:51): MP3
  13. Untitled (0:36): MP3
  14. The Conga Line (5:03): MP3

Complete reading (38:59): MP3

Recording courtesy of Jack Krick

From POG Sound: Warsh reading at The Drawing Studio, Tuscon, AZ, April 12, 2008

  1. New Conversation (4:14): MP3
  2. Suggestion (2:06): MP3
  3. Disorderly Conduct (1:02): MP3
  4. Inseparable (10:32): MP3
  5. Consecutive Sentences (4:32): MP3
  6. In the Land of the Barbarians (2:12): MP3
  7. The Conga Line (4:48): MP3

Complete reading (30:25): MP3

Barbara Guest Praise Day Tribute at The Bowery Poetry Club, October 21, 2006

(with Lytle Shaw, Marcella Durand, Charles Bernstein, Africa Wayne, Charles North and erica kaufman; hosted by Kristin Prevallet)

  1. Introduction by Kristin Prevallet (0:32): MP3
  2. Discussing The New American Poetry and "Parachutes" (3:50): MP3
  3. Parachutes, My Love, Could Carry Us Higher (0:57): MP3
  4. Discussing "Santa Fe Trail" (1:26): MP3

Complete reading by Lewis Warsh (6:51): MP3

Complete program (1:18:40): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 16, 2005

  1. Introduction (3:42): MP3
  2. Consecutive Sentences (4:53): MP3
  3. Last Cigarette (8:00): MP3
  4. The Song Book (3:50): MP3
  5. The Flea Market at Kiel (13:06): MP3

Complete reading (38:39): MP3

Reading on Radio Poetique's Poetic Brooklyn, November 2004

  1. Consecutive Sentences (4:48): MP3
  2. The Song Book (3:20): MP3
  3. Suggestion (2:12): MP3
  4. Fly Test (10:52): MP3

The Origin of the World, Deerhead Records/Ugly Duckling Presse, The Parkside Lounge, New York City, March 26, 2002



  1. The Outer Banks (7:31): MP3
  2. Entering Night (7:31): MP3
  3. Avenue of Escape (6:15): MP3
  4. Elective Surgery (5:05): MP3
  5. Anyone But You (5:54): MP3
  6. Invasion of Privacy (5:01): MP3
  7. More Than You Know (5:53): MP3
  8. Work in Progress (7:19): MP3
  9. False Start (5:09): MP3
  10. Sunday (5:18): MP3
  11. Avenue X (4:57): MP3
  12. Eye Contact (5:22): MP3
  13. Polygraph (5:30): MP3
  14. A Hunger Artist (6:17): MP3
  15. Pirate Radio (6:07): MP3
  16. The Origin of the World (6:57): MP3
  17. The Secret Police (7:01): MP3

Reading as part of Line Reading Series, September 12, 2000

Complete reading (22:19): MP3

  1. Introduction (3:05): MP3
  2. We Wrote a Letter to Jesus (6:06): MP3
  3. Strike Anywhere (3:31): MP3
  4. Reversible Destiny (0:54): MP3
  5. Reversible Destiny Part 2 (0:40): MP3
  6. Reversible Destiny Part 3 (0:35): MP3
  7. Reversible Destiny Part 4 (0:34): MP3
  8. Reversible Destiny Part 5 (1:08): MP3
  9. Reversible Destiny Part 6 (0:27): MP3
  10. Reversible Destiny Part 7 (0:35): MP3
  11. Reversible Destiny Part 8 (1:09): MP3
  12. Reversible Destiny Part 9 (0:28): MP3
  13. Reversible Destiny Part 10 (0:37): MP3
  14. Reversible Destiny Part 11 (0:39): MP3
  15. Reversible Destiny Part 12 (1:41): MP3

Reading for the Segue Series at the Ear Inn, New York, April 27, 1996

  • Complete reading (11:37): MP3
  1. Introduction (0:58): MP3
  2. One Way Street (3:00): MP3
  3. Endless Embrace (7:46): MP3

Reading at The Knitting Factory, NYC, December 4, 1988

As captured in the film Jack Kerouac's "Mexico City Blues", produced by Vivien Bittencourt and Vincent Katz

High quality YouTube mirror: link

For full credits and list of readers, click here

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn December 11, 1982

  1. Introduction (1:51): MP3
  2. Whispering (3:11): MP3
  3. Down at the Lake (2:01): MP3
  4. A Kind Word for Anyone (1:48): MP3
  5. Not Wanted (1:41): MP3
  6. For Bernadette's Utopia (2:14): MP3
  7. Life Translates the Lake (2:39): MP3
  8. Sunday in Savannah (1:39): MP3
  9. 325 E 10th Street (1:45): MP3
  10. Untitled (0:42): MP3
  11. Free Love (0:42): MP3
  12. Down at the Lake II (8:50): MP3
  13. Double Standard (5:51): MP3

Complete reading (36:22): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn May 26, 1979

Complete reading (31:05): MP3

  1. Introduction (3:32): MP3
  2. High Fidelity (9:29): MP3
  3. Where the Telephone Polls Begin (2:26): MP3
  4. Untitled (1:54): MP3
  5. Song (0:55): MP3
  6. Spring Fever (0:30): MP3
  7. Walking Through Air (2:28): MP3
  8. To Have an Eye too (1:49): MP3
  9. Song (2:43): MP3
  10. Long Distance (0:30): MP3
  11. Four Thirteen Seventynine (4:21): MP3

Appearing on Public Access Poetry with Bernadette Mayer, April 26, 1978

Bernadette Mayer

  1. The Groundhog (1:26)
  2. The Istanbul Train (11:55)

Lewis Warsh

  1. Woodfire and field to keep fruit trees from freezing (13:34)
  2. 1000 Poetry Readings (15:07)
  3. Letter to the Selectman (16:48)
  4. Walking through Air (18:35)
  5. Sunday in Savannah (20:59)
  6. The Secret Job (22:35)
  7. Order to Four (25:25)

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

My Blue Heaven (1:05): MP3

Reading in Oakland, 1972

with Larry Fagin