Archive for the ‘First Time Hearing Voice’ Category
Michael 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.
Alli 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.
Elizabeth Marie Young – The Shiftless Art of Watching Dead Things Rising at the Louvre (2’21”). Recorded April 6, 2007 at Pegasus Books and archived on A Voice Box, where the full thirteen minute set also includes “Life Lessons Gleaned from a Grammar of Attic Inscriptions,” “Watching the Ruler Thrown Triumphantly Atop His House of Fame,” and “Instructions for Inhabiting a Miniature World.” Aim Straight at the Fountain and Press Vaporize is Young’s first book, just out from Fence.
M. NourbeSe Philip – Zong 26 (1’17”). Text via Google Books. Recorded February 17, 2007 as part of the Segue Series at Bowery Poetry Club and archived on her PennSound page, where one can hear another version of the same poem (1’09), recorded on April 23, 2008 in Toronto. Philip’s homepage. Zong at Wesleyan, and on Goodreads. An appreciation, at The All-Purpose Magical Tent.
Johannes Göransson – reading Fox Heart by Aase Berg in his translation (0’46”). Private recording aired April 2, 2009 on WSUM’s Wordsalad (playlist, soundfile). Berg’s With Deer, in which this poem appears. Reviewed on Cold Front. A mini-review in JMWW. Three poems at La Petite Zine. • Görannson’s blog, Exoskeleton. A bio-note from the Action, Yes masthead. His A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, which I’ve been reading with interest this week.
Erika Staiti – from Go, Poet, Go (2’26”). Recorded shortly after the January 17, 2009, performance of the text at Canessa Park and archived in its entirety (10’11”) on A Voice Box (a faulty mic connection spoiled the live recording). Two poems from Shampoo 32. Staiti’s contribution to the SPT Aggression Conference in May 2008. Her discourse documenting project What We Said. Stan Apps on Verse/Switch & Stop Motion (a “stapled, xeroxed book” in private circulation). Kevin Killian’s account of an evening of Neo Benshi that included Staiti’s telling of a scene from Cassavetes’s A Woman Under the Influence. • Jennifer Manzano alludes to Staiti’s performance in a discussion of “poets and their clothes.”
Geoffrey G. O’Brien – The Bulletin of Lyon (3’33”). Recorded on September 7, 2006 as part of the Holloway Reading Series at UC Berkeley. O’Brien’s full set (“Realia,” “Logic of Confession,” “The Bulletin of Lyon,” “Wall of Men and Women,” “A Word with a Poem Around It”). All from Green and Gray, then forthcoming. Charles Fourier according to Wikipedia & Hakim Bey.