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John Yau

Close Listening -- readings and conversations at WPS1.Org

Clocktower Studio, New York, May 30, 2007

John Yau in conversation with Charles Bernstein

Complete Recording (29:02 ): MP3

WPS1 Poetry Reading

Entire Program (28:00): MP3

Singles

    from Borrowed Love Poems

  1. Russian Letters (0:30): MP3
  2. 830 Fireplace Road (1:06): MP3
  3. Domestic Bliss (1:19): MP3
  4. Borrowed Love Poems (3:53): MP3
  5. from Ing Grish

  6. Untitled Portrait #1 (1:10): MP3
  7. English for You #10 (1:09): MP3
  8. Ing Grish (5:18): MP3 text
  9. from Paradiso Diaspora

  10. Conversation After Midnight (3:06): MP3
  11. Sotto Voce (7:45): MP3
  • Close Listening produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1 © 2007 John Yau and Charles Bernstein
  • Studio Engineer: Lucy Simanjuntak


Reading for the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, May 13, 2013

with Arlo Quint

  • complete reading (39:49): MP3


Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 24, 2010

  1. introduction (2:51): MP3
  2. Variation on Tristan Tzara's Recipe To Make A Dadaist Poem (6:44): MP3
  3. Bungler Draped in Bangles Does Not a Burglar Make (4:56): MP3
  4. 100 Poems (10:34): MP3
  5. On the Way to Mount Rushmore (2:11): MP3
  6. Chinese Nightingales (2:06): MP3
complete reading (30:28): MP3

Reading at George Mason University, September 29, 2006

Reading for the Segue Series at Double Happiness, New York, December 1, 2001

  1. introduction (2:06): MP3
  2. Do You Speak Flemish? (2:39): MP3
  3. Conversation After Midnight (3:26): MP3
  4. Ingrish (5:53): MP3
  5. Samarkand (2:22): MP3
  6. What Takes Place at the Bus Station (1:48): MP3
  7. The List (1:14): MP3
  8. Cadmium Deposits (2:46): MP3
  9. Film Adapatations of Five of America's Best Loved Poems (4:53): MP3
  10. I Was a Poet in the House of Frankenstein (10:54): MP3
  11. Another Late Tale (7:01): MP3
  • complete recording (45:02): MP3

Reading for the Segue Series at Double Happiness, New York, February 12, 2000

  1. Introduction (5:31): MP3
  2. A Poem for the Chinese New Year (5:31): MP3
  3. Film Adaptations of Five of America's Favorite Poems (11:10): MP3
  4. Peter Lorre Reminisces about Being a Sidekick (5:22): MP3
  5. 100 Views of the Port of Baltimore (1:47): MP3
  6. Life on a Loading Dock (1:33): MP3
  7. Movies as a Form of Reincarnation (3:27): MP3
  8. 1001 Nights (3:44): MP3
  9. Final Poem (1:33): MP3

Full Reading (40:15): MP3

Wednesdays at 4Plus, University at Buffalo, February 4, 1998

  1. introduction (7:11): MP3
  2. Variations on a Sentence by Laura (Riding) Jackson (2:42): MP3
  3. Third Metabolic Isthmus Sestina (2:37): MP3
  4. First Self-Portrait with Rilke (0:32): MP3
  5. Second Self-Portrait with Rilke (0:31): MP3
  6. Third Self-Portrait with Rilke (0:28): MP3
  7. Fourth Self-Portrait with Rilke (0:29): MP3
  8. Fifth Self-Portrait with Rilke (0:31): MP3
  9. Drinking Song for Trakl 1 (1:39): MP3
  10. Drinking Song for Trakl 2 (0:44): MP3
  11. Drinking Song for Trakl 3 (0:30): MP3
  12. Drinking Song for Trakl 4 (0:51): MP3
  13. Lounge Wizard (0:42): MP3
  14. Post-Positive (2:00: MP3
  15. Architecture Inc. (2:32): MP3
  16. Peter Lorre Dreams He Is the Third Reincarnation of a Geisha (5:17): MP3
  17. Peter Lorre Wonders Which Artist Should Paint His Portrait (4:39): MP3
  18. Angel Atrapado XXII (2:52): MP3
  19. Angel Atrapado XXIV (2:53): MP3
  20. Dear Reader (2:09): MP3
  21. Correlation (2:43): MP3
  22. Green Angel (10:21): MP3
Complete Reading (48:08): MP3

Reading at Tyler School of Art

  1. Corpse and Mirror III (3:14): MP3
  2. Late Night Movies (2:50): MP3
  3. Shanhai Shenanigans (0:43): MP3
  4. 6 Poems Based on The Fallacies of Enoch by Malcolm Morley (3:58): MP3

Panel Discussion at the Tyler School of Art on Image/ Imaging April 10, 1985

With Clark Coolidge, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Michael Palmer, and Geoffrey Young.

  1. Introduction by David Hannah (6:58): MP3
  2. Part One (32:50): MP3
  3. Part Two (32:35): MP3

(Recording courtesy of Rachel Blau DuPlessis)

  1. tenets of Imagism (2:40): MP3
  2. Clark Coolidge on logopeia and the movement of language (4:01): MP3
  3. Rachel Blau DuPlessis on the rejection of "poetic material" and imaging as a site of struggle (3:28): MP3
  4. Michael Palmer on the economy of the poem, the diffusing of Imagism, vorticism and objectification in the body of the poem (11:51): MP3
  5. John Yau on stereotypes of the writer and the structure of images one is allowed to produce (3:45): MP3
  6. on T.S. Eliot and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (4:23): MP3
  7. Rachel Blau DuPlessis on the politics of prosody, the hierarchy of the text and destroying language while using language (3:09): MP3
  8. on the totality of the image (2:55): MP3
  9. on the visual aspect of words on a pagge (6:05): MP3
  10. Michael Palmer on the apparition of visual images in his work (1:40): MP3
  11. John Yau on field verse, the source of images, and cues in language (4:03): MP3
  12. on the source of dreams and the harmony of the work (3:32): MP3
  13. Rachel Blau DuPlessis on being a woman writer, rupturing the images of a culture, and stealing other people's images (5:20): MP3
  14. Rachel Blau DuPlessis on deconstructing socially mandated discourses (3:08): MP3
  15. Michael Palmer on the analytic-lyric (1:02): MP3
  16. Rachel Blau DuPlessis on the place of woman as constructed site and the difference between a feminine and a female poetry (3:46): MP3

Appearing on Public Access Poetry with Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, July 21, 1977

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Also of interest on PennSound:

  • Al Filreis reading John Yau's "830 Fireplace Road" (2:39): MP3

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