After listening to PT #3, Louis Cabri wrote us in response to Oppen's use of "Ballad" - not a "realized form" but nonetheless telling:
We find a quick early response to PT#3 on the blog of Tom Devaney:
"[E]ven though I've read the poem numerous times, I feel like I've just discovered it today because this conversation (and recording of Oppen) sent me back to it. Above all, what I like best about the conversation here is its openness."
Yes, Charles Bernstein sings Ginsberg singing Blake on the next installment of PoemTalk.
PoemTalk's third episode — on George Oppen's "Ballad" — is just out. Please have a listen and let me know what you think. As always, I'm at afilreis [at] writing [dot] upenn [dot] edu.