Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Audio Archives

Through a generous grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, audio from historic readings is being made available on Dia's web site, starting with the 1987-88 season.

Following is a list of poems archived in audio to date. To read and hear a poem, click on its title and then click on the audio icon. The Real Audio player is required, which is available at no cost here.

Preface by Brighde Mullins

John Ashbery
Two Scenes
At North Farm
When half the time they don't know themselves...

Robert Creeley
Still Life Or
I Know A Man
The Language

Louise Glück
Cottonmouth Country

Michael Palmer
Book of the Yellow Castle
As a Real House

Seamus Heaney
Death of a Naturalist
From the Frontier of Writing

Frank Bidart
To The Dead
Dark Night
Guilty of Dust

Robert Hass
Meditation at Lagunitas
Misery and Splendor

Amy Clampitt
Times Square Water Music
Urn-Burial and the Butterfly Migration