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January 12, 2007

Poetry Recording from Desmond Swords

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I have an 8 minute recording I made with material from the first poetry
gathering at Monster Truck Art Gallery on Francis Street in July last year, when Vermont poet Namaya was the guest. It is a montage I created by cutting up full poems and stringing voice-snippets reading verse of between 10 – 25 seconds long together. They alternate man-woman-man-woman etc, and with a song by Damien Davies in the middle.

Davies was the original musical godfather from the International Bar scene which produced Paddy Casey and Damien Dempsey, but stardom eluded him as he isn’t as photogenic as the aforementioned two, but has – some claim – the better songs. He is awesome live, with a very powerful voice and well worth a listen.

The order of voices are Orla Martin – Namaya – Shirley McClure – PJ Brady – Orla Martin – Gareth Murphy – Alva D’Arcy – Namaya – Orla Martin – GarethMurphy – Clodagh Maynan – Damien Davies – Desmond Swords – Orla Martin – Michael O’Leary – Shirley McClure – PJ Brady – Orla Martin – Gareth Murphy – Shirley McClure – Namaya – Shirley McClure – Desmond Swords – Orla Martin – Rob McKenna – Orla Martin – Rob McKenna – Orla Martin – Michael O’Leary -

Go to the link and download it. It is 24 MB and will take 20 minutes to
download at 20kbs, less as the kbs transfer rate increases.

MLA Reading Online

The giant MLA offsite reading from Friday night
is now online and can be listened to and/or downloaded at

Here are pictures from the reading: /silliman/sets/721575944481584 67/

Readers included, in this order:
Aaron Kunin
Adam Fieled
Sasha Steensen
Dennis Barone
Aldon Neilsen
Ben Friedlander
Bill Howe (quartet)
Bob Perelman
Brent Cunningham (phone call with "Chris")
Brian Kim Stefans
C. A. Conrad
Camille Martin
Cathy Eisenhower
Charles Bernstein
Christian Bok
Eduardo Espina
translation by Loren Goodman
Elaine Terranova
Ethel Rackin
Evie Shockley
Frank Sherlock
Hank Lazer
Herman Beavers
Jena Osman
Jennifer Scappetone
Joan Retallack
Caroline Bergvall
Johanna Drucker
John Wilkinson
Josh Schuster
Kathy Lou Schultz
Lamont Steptoe
Laura Moriarty
Leevi Lehto
Linda Russo
Linh Dinh
Loren Goodman
Matthew Cooperman
Michael Tod Edgerton
Nat Anderson
Nick Monfort
Norma Cole
Patrick Durgin
(Patrick introduces himself as Charles Bernstein)
Rachel DuPlessis
Ron Silliman
Susan Schultz
Timothy Yu
Tom Devaney
Tom Orange
Tracy Morris
Tyrone Williams
Carla Harryman
Barrett Watten
Walter Lew
(odd sounds are first: Walter throwing himself
across a grand piano, playing some Miles Davis,
then later rushing out to cut Aldon Nielson's tie in half,
then finally throwing himself back over piano)
Will Esposito
Yunte Huang

Stop by Ron Silliman's page on for other recordings.: _SILLIMAN

And of course Silliman’s Blog:
http://ronsilliman.blogspot .com/


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