Archive for the ‘Lipstick of Noise’ Category
John 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.
George Oppen – Ballad (1’18”), from Of Being Numerous. Text, courtesy Languagehat. About Swan’s Island. Rachel Blau DuPlessis, writing about “Ballad” for Big Bridge. More of DuPlessis’s dialog with Oppen, as presented at Eric Baus’s To The Sound. • One of the tracks on a tape from Robert Creeley’s archive (4’16”), newly available on PennSound. The tape opens with Oppen’s remarks, clearly in medias res, on Paris and an unnamed reviewer who inspired his “Epigram: I have been insulted in St. Peter’s” (New Collected Poems 297). He then reads (at 0’48”) “Ballad” (NCP 207-08) and (at 2’25”) “Power, the Enchanted World” (NCP 204-06).
Kim 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.
Robert 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.
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.
Marie Buck – The Beheading Game (0’55”). Broadcast on Kareem Estefan’s Ceptuetics program on WNYU on February 6, 2008 and archived on PennSound. Diana Hamilton’s review of Buck’s chapbook Life & Style (Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009, available for download at Beard of Bees) at Sustainable Aircraft. Website for the little magazine Buck edits with Brad Fliss, Model Homes. Buck’s contribution to Attention Span 2008.