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Tyrone Williams

Reading as part of the St. Bonaventure Visiting Poets Series, November 15, 2013

Keynote Reading for the St. Bonaventure University English Graduate Conference

  1. introduction by Kaplan Harris (4:17): MP3
  2. from Howell (2:10): MP3
  3. In Line At The Neighborhood Grocery Store (3:14): MP3
  4. Homesick for Heaven (8:49): MP3
  5. Limbo (0:51): MP3
  6. Written By H'Self (1:55): MP3
  7. Pulp Fiction (1:44): MP3
  8. Mayhem (3:47): MP3
complete reading (23:38): MP3

Convergence on Poetics, University of Washington Bothell, North Creek Events Center, September 27-30, 2012

  • Tyrone Williams: "Force x Distance = Time" (14:03): MP3
  • complete recording (1:55:03): MP3

  • listen to the entire event here

Reading at the Chapter & Verse Series, with Travis Macdonald and Carlos Soto-Román, April 28th, 2012

  1. introduction (1:21): MP3
  2. See Above (1:57): MP3
  3. Setnet (0:49): MP3
  4. Square (1:07): MP3
  5. After Art by Yasmina Reza (1:46): MP3
  6. A Day to Remember, October 25, 1997 (0:59): MP3
  7. Strummer and Spike (1:11): MP3
  8. A Tornado and an Eggshell (0:59): MP3
  9. Book of Mormon (0:52): MP3
  10. The Blind Factory Book (1:08): MP3
  11. Farm Stock and Crop Data (1:17): MP3
  12. Book of 13B (1:35): MP3
  13. The Vennus Virus (1:40): MP3
  14. Angel Face (1:38): MP3
  15. Stakes Is High (1:56): MP3
  • complete recording (21:17): MP3

Reading at Alan Golding's Home for the 40th University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture After 1900, Heatstrings, February 25, 2012

The Vennus Virus (2:31): MP3

Group Reading at Modernist Studies Association, Hallwall's Contemporary Art Center, Heatstrings, Buffalo, October 7, 2011

The Green Bridge (4:08): MP3

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

Way of Washington (3:31): MP3

Coming in from the Cold: Celebrating Twenty Years of the MLA Off-Site Poetry Reading at the Philadelphia Mariott, December 29, 2009

  1. Apocryph (0:33): MP3
  2. Character (0:50): MP3
  3. Mortal Facts (2:01): MP3
  • complete reading (3:43): MP3

Reading with Thom Donovan at Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, January 24, 2009

  1. introduction by Brenda Iijima (2:02): MP3
  2. Incant (1:58): MP3
  3. Cant (0:47): MP3
  4. Cant (0:46): MP3
  5. Descant (0:33): MP3
  6. Incant (0:52): MP3
  7. Descant (0:31): MP3
  8. Recant (0:39): MP3
  9. Recant (1:36): MP3
  10. Preface 3 (5:39): MP3
  11. Mortal Facts (1:44): MP3
  12. Character (0:44): MP3
  13. Stumble Misread (2:12): MP3
  14. How to Live Between the Camel and the Needle (1:55): MP3
  15. How to Live Between N Minor (1:36): MP3
  16. A Captivating Story (4:50): MP3
  17. A Species of Cruelty That Wants a Name (3:10): MP3
Complete Reading (33:59): MP3

Tyrone Williams on A Voice Box

At SPT Aggression, CCA, Oakland, May 29, 2008

  1. introduction by Chris Chen (5:46): MP3
  2. on Adrian Piper and Glenn Ligon (10:46): MP3
  3. M. NourbeSe Philip reciting "Discourse on the Logic of Language" and "Meditation on the Declension of Beauty by the Girl with the Flying Cheekbones" (8:01): MP3
  4. A Frame House (4:49): MP3

complete reading (29:29): MP3

At David Buuck's House, Oakland, CA, May 31, 2008

  1. introduction by Chris Chen (5:53): MP3
  2. The signature public (0:54): MP3
  3. No Contessas (1:25): MP3
  4. Outsource Corrections Facilities (1:42): MP3
  5. Recant (0:47): MP3
  6. Angel Face (2:58): MP3
  7. If A Black Man Is Not (Yet) Survived By (2:10): MP3
  8. Is He Still Black Qua Charged (0:45): MP3
  9. Or Is He Not (1:02): MP3

complete reading (12:29): MP3


MLA Offsite Reading at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, December 28, 2007

  • Two Days in Chicago (1:41): MP3

  • Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, December 1, 2007

    1. Introduction (3:30): MP3
    2. Written By H'Self (1:30): MP3
    3. Cant (0:57): MP3
    4. The Mercantile Library (1:13): MP3
    5. Commentary (0:22): MP3
    6. A Glass of Water at Hand (from "The Lost Weekend") (0:58): MP3
    7. Hand at the End of an Arm (from "The Lost Weekend") (0:36): MP3
    8. Arm Extended Through the Legs (of A) (from "The Lost Weekend") (0:58): MP3
    9. Bar Stool Upside Down on a Bar (From "The Lost Weekend") (1:04): MP3
    10. Square (from "Sunset Boulevard") (1:04): MP3
    11. Way of Washington (from "Sunset Boulevard") (3:21): MP3
    12. Back to the Typewriter By (from "Sunset Boulevard") (1:07): MP3
    13. What Do You Call That Strip of Grass (from "Property Lines Written On An Annex") (1:13): MP3
    14. Between the Curb and the Sidewalk (from "Property Lines Written On An Annex") (1:14): MP3
    15. Between the Sidewalk and the House (from "Property Lines Written On An Annex") (1:20): MP3
    16. Between the House and the Houses Desired (from "Property Lines Written On An Annex") (1:08): MP3
    17. Between the Houses Desired and Another City (from "Property Lines Written On An Annex") (1:41): MP3
    18. Between Another City and Their Villages (from "Property Lines Written On An Annex") (0:47): MP3
    19. Between their Villages and the Return of Savannah, Tundra, Desert...? (1:14): MP3

    Complete Reading (26:23): MP3

    From POG Sound: Reading at The Stone Ave. Gallery, Tuscon, AZ, September 23, 2007

    1. How Do I Cross Out the X from Malcolm? (3:18): MP3
    2. Meanwhile (0:25): MP3
    3. El Negro (1:07): MP3
    4. Study of a Negro Head (0:44): MP3
    5. Right Over Right (0:53): MP3
    6. Happy Fought (1:18): MP3
    7. The First Time I Struck a Woman by Sharon Olds, Donald Goines, and Eve Kosofsky (0:31): MP3
    8. I Am Not Proud To Be Black (11:59): MP3

  • Complete Reading (21:12): MP3

    MLA Offsite Series Reading December 26, 2006

    • How Do I Cross Out the X from Malcolm? (2:04): MP3

    On Cross-Cultural Poetics with Leonard Schwartz

    • Episode #262: "Three Poems," November 15, 2012: (15:49): MP3

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