A Seizure of Talk

Robert Duncan - Despair in Being Tedious (4'20"). Recorded at San Francisco State University on 12 December 1972. • As his introductory remarks detail, Duncan composed this strangely self-lacerating, beautifully-sounded poem in 1972 as a sort of coda to and commentary upon the poems from 1949 that had made up Caesar's Gate. In this, it makes an interesting companion to Muriel Rukeyser's own revisitation of her own work of 1949 in "The Poem as Mask," featured here two days ago. • This track is just one of the many made newly available on PennSound's expanded Duncan page.

Tracklist here. XML feed here. • Elsewhere on Third Factory: index, ensemble, nb.

Tuesday -- 05 February 2008 -- permalink

The Lipstick of Noise is a product of the Third Factory • Inspired by the music blogs • And by Paul Blackburn's reel-to-reel deck. Intending to make good use of PENNSound and other sources of digital audio files of poetry • Comments welcomeXML.