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Is That Too Much To Ask?

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Bobbie Louise Hawkins – “As a writer, on paper…” (4’04”). Recorded on June 15, 2010 at the Naropa Performing Arts Center, where Hawkins read with Thalia Field, Ross Gay, Joanne Kyger, and Linh Dinh as part of a Summer Writing Program Faculty Reading. Much more Hawkins, including readings, talks, and panel presentations, at the invaluable Naropa Poetics Audio Archive. Her most recent books are Absolutely Eden and Bijoux. “When you put the importance in the answer and hand it over to someone else, you get stuck with somebody else’s answer.”

Written by Steve Evans

July 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

The Signature Wobble

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lipstickBob Perelman – Revenge of the Bathwater (5’39”). Recorded on October 18, 2006 in the UMaine New Writing Series. Event report here. Alternative takes: October 2003 (3’21”), January 2004 (4’45”), January 2006 (5’51”). All on Perelman’s PennSound page. • David Kaufmann’s review of Iflife (Roof, 2006); Ron Silliman’s take. Jennifer Moxley included the poem, heard when still in manuscript in May 2003, in her Attention Span list for that year.

Written by Steve Evans

August 21, 2009 at 11:12 am

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Artificial Paradise

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lipstickJohn Wieners – Cocaine (0’58”). Recorded on reel-to-reel tape by Robert Creeley in Berkeley sometime after June 1965 and archived on PennSound (see “Part 2” of the “Reading of Various Works at Berkeley,” which begins with poems “from the original manuscript of The Hotel Wentley Poems“). • Earlier this summer, I featured Jeremy Prynne’s reading of this poem, which I include for comparison below. • Update: the audio file has now been segmented and labeled, here.

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Wieners

Prynne

Written by Steve Evans

August 20, 2009 at 8:30 am

When Will She Finish Her Necklace?

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lipstickKim Rosenfield – from Chapter Six (3’44”) of re:evolution (Les Figues, 2008). Recorded October 7, 2006 as part of the Segue Series at the Bower Poetry Club and archived (38’00) on PennSound. Nada Gordon’s photos of the gig. Dirk Rowntree’s reading report. Robin Tremblay-McGaw’s report on Rosenfield’s reading with Kaia Sand and Yedda Morrison at SPT in February 2009.

Written by Steve Evans

August 18, 2009 at 10:43 am

Just Arrived

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lipstickRobert Duncan – Enthralled (3’27”). Recorded in Buffalo in 1982 and archived on PennSound. The text via Google books. Ground Work II: After the War, from New Directions.• Duncan according to Wikipedia, Modern American Poetry, and Poets.Org. The companion site to Lisa Jarnot’s on-going biographical work on Duncan, excerpted on-line at Harp & Altar, Drunken Boat, and Jacket.

Written by Steve Evans

August 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

Unimpeachable

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lipstickMichael S. Hennessey – Everyone and Anyone (1’13”). Recorded by phone on April 26, 2009 for Leonard Schwartz’s Cross-Cultural Poetics program on KAOS-FM in Olympia, Washington (scroll down to show #191). This poem (1’18) was also part of Hennessey’s set at the Cincinnati Public Library on April 7, 2009, which is archived on his PennSound page. Hennessey is managing editor at PennSound as well as the pen behind PennSound Daily.

Written by Steve Evans

August 13, 2009 at 8:30 am

This Job Will Not Wait

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lipstickAlli Warren – The Poet Must Be a Professional… (1’38”). Recorded July 16, 2009 and archived on A Voice Box. • Warren’s blog, The Ingredient. Her chapbook, Cousins. The reading series she curates with Brandon Brown at 21 Grand, recently recognized as a “Best of the Bay” type thing. • Nice to see A Voice Box picked up for syndication, as it were, on PennSound.

Written by Steve Evans

August 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm