At PennSound we have now segmented — divided a recording into titled poem-length segments — a reading given by Adrienne Rich in 1973. The segmentation was done by PennSound staffer Hannah Judd.
Introduction (3:18): MP3 Burning Oneself In (1:28): MP3 On violence (2:58): MP3 Didactic Poem (1:38): MP3 In the Evening (0:55): MP3 I Dream I’m the Death of Orpheus (1:28): MP3 Unwritten Novel (2:43): MP3 The Fourth Month of the Landscape Architect (2:30): MP3 Waking in the Dark (4:26): MP3 Incipience (2:10): MP3 The Stranger (1:33): MP3 Merced (3:13): MP3 A Primary Ground (2:33): MP3 Translations (1:55): MP3 The Phenomenology of Anger (7:11): MP3 Diving Into the Wreck (4:04): MP3
Nathaniel Mackey joined host Leonard Schwartz in October of 2006 for a conversation about — and selected reading from — Mackey’s Splay Anthem. Thanks now to PennSound’s Hannah Judd, we are able to present the segments of this audio, as follows:
On November 11, 2008, the Kelly Writers House hosted a program called “William Carlos Williams and the Women: The Legacy of WCW at 125.” Sarah Dowling, Jena Osman, Pattie McCarthy, and Michelle Taransky. Here, above, is a portion of the video recording of this event — Jena Osman’s talk on sentimentality and objectification in Williams’s imagism.
Rosanne Cash recited the lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy” on January 15, 2017, at the PEN-sponsored “Writers Resist” anti-Trump protest on the steps of the New York Public Library.
It’s coming to America first, the cradle of the best and of the worst. It’s here they got the range and the machinery for change and it’s here they got the spiritual thirst. It’s here the family’s broken and it’s here the lonely say that the heart has got to open in a fundamental way: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
Naomi Replansky reads and discusses her poem “Ceremony” at the Kelly Writers House in November 2016. Here is more information about the event. Here is a link to the complete video recording of the reading and discussion.