Nimrod in Hell by Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris reading his long poem “Nimrod in Hell” (7’58″) as part of his April 6, 2006 set for the New Writing Series.


For another vocal take on the same text, recorded in June 2005 for Charles Bernstein’s radio show Close Listening, visit Joris’s PennSound page here (track 5). For an on-line version of the text, and some remarks about it and about Joris more generally, check out Jerome Rothenberg’s posting here.

Ace by Tom Raworth

While in Orono to read in the NWS in October 2008, Tom Raworth kindly agreed to commit his book-length poem Ace to audiocassette. We’re pleased to make the digitized soundfile of this fifteen minute reading available here with the author’s permission.


Tom Raworth's Ace

Tom Raworth's Ace

Spike Lee at Harvard by Thomas Sayers Ellis

Another track from Thomas Sayers Ellis’s “studio” session in March 2008.

Spike Lee at Harvard (6’37″)


Thomas Sayers Ellis

Thomas Sayers Ellis

Atomic Bride by Thomas Sayers Ellis

Another “studio” track from Thomas Sayers Ellis’s visit to the New Writing Series in March 2008.


TS Ellis before his New Writing Series event

TS Ellis before his New Writing Series event

Or by Thomas Sayers Ellis

Thomas Sayers Ellis (NWS, spring 2008) reads his poem “Or” (1’38″).


Poet TS Ellis reading from his work

Poet TS Ellis reading from his work

The Whole Sweep of the Day by Tom Pickard

Tom Pickard opened his October 8, 2008 set for the New Writing Series with a poem still in manuscript paying homage to Robert Creeley.


Tom Pickard reading in the NWS

Tom Pickard reading in the NWS

That Thing Will Never Fly by Davis Schneiderman

A track from Davis Schneiderman’s October 2, 2008, set for the New Writing Series.


Davis Schneiderman performing in the UMaine New Writing Series

Davis Schneiderman performing in the UMaine New Writing Series

Dormitory Life by Tom Raworth

A track from UK poet Tom Raworth‘s performance in the New Writing Series on October 16, 2008. That’s our recording engineer Rebecca Griffin in the front row.


Poet Tom Raworth reading at UMaine

Poet Tom Raworth reading at UMaine