curated poetry systems

Ubu has posted the Giorno Poetry System recordings. A capricious selection – all links are to MP3s:

William Carlos Williams:

  • “The Yellow Flower” (1954)
  • Edwin Denby:

  • “The Shoulder”/”The Subway”/”Over Manhattan Island”/”Disorder, mental, strikes me”/”Suppose there’s a cranky woman inside me” (1974)
  • Frank O’Hara:

  • “To the Film Industry in Crisis” (with Jane Freilicher & John Gruen, 1959)
  • “Ode to Joy”/”To Hell with It” (1963)
  • “Poem”/”Poem” (1963)
  • “Adieu Norman, Bonjour to Joan and Jean Paul” (1964)
  • “Having a Coke with You” (1965)
  • John Ashbery

  • “A Blessing in Disguise” (1966)
  • from “Litany” (1980?)
  • Kenneth Koch:

  • “Spring” (1966)
  • Joe Brainard:

  • from I Remember (1970)
  • from More I Remember More (1974)
  • Ron Padgett:

  • “June 17, 1942″ (1974)
  • “No Title” (1978)
  • “Zzzzzz” (1980?)
  • Ted Berrigan:

  • from “Memorial Day” (1974)
  • “Today in Ann Arbor” (1970)
  • Charles Olson:

  • “Maximus of Gloucester (‘Only My Written Word’)” (1967)
  • “The Ridge” (1967)
  • “Letter 27: Maximus to Gloucester” (1967)
  • Ishmael Reed:

  • “Sky Diving” (1977)
  • John Cage:

  • “Mushroom Haiku” (1969)
  • excerpt from Silence (1969)
  • Mureau” (1975)
  • “Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake (1976?)
  • “Song, Derived from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau” (1976)
  • “Five Stories in the Style of Indeterminacy (1979)
  • Claes Oldenburg:

  • “June Was”/”Panodramdra” (1976)
  • Emmett Williams:

  • “Duet” (1968)
  • Jackson Mac Low:

  • “Guru, Guru, Gate” (1976)
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