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Denise Levertov reads:

"I’ll dig in, into my days, having come here to live, not to visit…"

New issue of The Claudius App

New issue of The Claudius App

CAConrad reading at Mission Laundromat

  • Artist: Christian Hawkey, Simone Kearney, John Ashbery
  • TrackName: John Ashbery's Silences
  • Album: How to Continue: Ashbery Across the Arts

The silence between John Ashbery's readings edited together into the long silence that is itself — via my friends Christian & Simone

25% off historic recordings from the Academy&#8217;s Audio Archive. Now.

25% off historic recordings from the Academy’s Audio Archive. Now.

  • Artist: Alice Notley
  • TrackName: A Woman Comes into the Room
  • Album: “The World Record” — Readings at the St. Mark’s Poetry Project — 1969-1980

Alice Notley, February 21, 1979 - “A Woman Comes Into the Room”Alice Notley