new zealand electronic poetry centre

  

soundnz

Hear and see poems and poets. A collection of real-time audio and video files, and links to existing online material.


A

Raewyn Alexander

  • Julie's Tattoo crosses her back (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 910KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 490KB)
  • Born backwards in a town surrounded by cows (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 310KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 610KB)
  • She wore yellow gloves to drive (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 280KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 550KB)
  • She's become careful with her hair  (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 170KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 350KB)
  • Before Sunday trading we sneaked into this house bar (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 290KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 560KB)
  • Believing in you has rounded out loving (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 180KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 380KB)

Julia Allen

  • Flax (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 76KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 417KB )

B

Matthew Bannister

Charles Bernstein

From an Auckland-New York video conference for Bad Language ,organised by Artspace and the Jar Foundation, 11 July 2001. Auckland participants: Wystan Curnow, Leigh Davis, Tony Green.

James Brown

Alan Brunton

  • Living in the real world (FWB/33 Perfumes of Pleasure) 
       lo-fi (rm : 935KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 3.3MB ) 
  • White Sky / Black Night (FWB/33 Perfumes of Pleasure)
      lo-fi (rm : 1.1MB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 5 MB)
  • Beyond the Ohlala Mountains (FWB/33 Perfumes of Pleasure)
      lo-fi (rm : 5.2MB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 20 MB)
  • Viet Vet Blues (Hannan/Crossing the Tracks) 
      lo-fi (rm : 560KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 1.9MB )
  • Transformed Urbs/The Days of (AUP/Seeing Voices)
      lo-fi (rm : 1.1MB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 4.1MB)
  • Drunken Song (Red Mole/The Space/Nietzsche/Zarathustra)
       lo-fi (rm : 1.4MB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 6.9MB ) 
  • Heaven's Cloudy Smile (video)
       lo-fi (rm : 1.1MB, streaming)
       hi-fi (wmv : 7.4MB ) 

C

Alistair Te Ariki Campbell

  • Gallipoli Penninsula (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 150KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 850KB )

Lynda Chanwai-Earle

  • Gasp (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 275KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.5MB )

Janet Charman

  • snowing down south (nzepc)
       lo-fi (rm : 200KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 290KB ) 
  • open the drawer for (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 625KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 1.0MB )
  • i made a window in the script for this (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 190KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 270KB)
  • at dancing you're required to cartwheel (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 1.4MB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 2.3MB)

The Chills 

The Clean

  • It's Too Late [mp3 : 3.5MB] previously unreleased recording of The Clean live at the Rumba Bar on 19 November 1981

Brian Crook

Robert Creeley

D

Graeme Downes

E

Lauris Edmond

  • A Matter of Timing (Seeing Voices, AUP 1999)
      lo-fi (rm : 117KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 474KB)
  • Nuclear Bomb Test, Mururoa Atoll, 6 September 1995 (Seeing Voices, AUP 1999)
      lo-fi (rm : 176KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 681KB)
  • Tempo (Radio NZ Archives (courtesy of Elizabeth Alley), 1993)
      lo-fi (rm : 117KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 474KB)
  • The Names (Lauris Edmond CD, AUP 2000)
      lo-fi (rm : 275KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 961KB)
  • Going to Moscow (Lauris Edmond CD, AUP 2000)
      lo-fi (rm : 172KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 603KB)
  • The Third Person (Lauris Edmond CD, AUP 2000)
      lo-fi (rm : 165KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 577KB)
  • In Position (video)
    lo-fi (rm: 480MB, streaming)
    hi-fi (rm: 1.1MB)
  • Take One (video)
    lo-fi (rm: 300KB, streaming
    hi-fi (rm: 1.3MB)

Murray Edmond

  • Rant for Mickey Joe (AUP/Seeing Voices)
      lo-fi (rm : 550KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 4.4MB)
  • Catch (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 195KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 748KB)
  • Gone Dogs
      lo-fi (rm : 221KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 837KB)
  • Ballad of the eighth day of the week
      lo-fi (rm : 260KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 975KB)
  • Elegy for Mama
      lo-fi (rm : 444KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 1.6MB)
  • Venice Unrevisited
      lo-fi (rm : 135KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 537KB)
  • The Ballad of the Penguin
      lo-fi (rm : 180KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 694KB)
  • The Cold War
      lo-fi (rm : 177KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 682KB)
  • Ballad of Child Rearing
      lo-fi (rm : 136KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 542KB)
  • Saint Cebria
      lo-fi (rm : 284KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 1.1MB)
  • Inland
      lo-fi (rm : 209KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 794KB)
  • Sleeping Rabbit
      lo-fi (rm : 56KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 258KB)
  • Landrynka
      lo-fi (rm : 190KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 730KB)
  • Jungle
      lo-fi (rm : 160KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 626KB)
  • Voyager
      lo-fi (rm : 938KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 3.3MB)
  • Starfish Streets (from Laminations) (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 1.1MB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 4.2MB)

David Eggleton

Riemke Ensing

  • War - Childhood (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 100KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 600KB )

F

A.R.D. Fairburn

From A.R.D. Fairburn Reading Six of His Poems (Mermaid Press, 1958)

  • Full Fathom Five (nzepc)
       lo-fi (rm : 400KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 640KB ) 
  • A Farewell (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 270KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 400KB )
  • The Cave (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 450KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 700KB)
  • Walking on My Feet (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 550KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 890KB)

Fairburn Writes Mason. Excerpts from taped talk at Auckland University College, 8 April 1957 (nzepc)

  • Letter to Mason from Norfolk Island, 26 November 1926
       lo-fi (rm : 920KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 3.2MB ) 
  • Letter to Mason from Auckland, 18 January 1928,
       lo-fi (rm : 920KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.3MB ) 
  • Letter to Mason from Clench Cobham, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, 31 July 1932
       lo-fi (rm : 480KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.6MB ) 
  • Mason reads Fairburn's 'Lines for a Revolutionary' (1932)
       lo-fi (rm : 270KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 950KB ) 

Fairburn / Ross Mullins

Cliff Fell

Janet Frame

  • Friends far away die … (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 190KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.1MB )

G

Alastair Galbraith

Paula Green

  • afternoon tea with Michele Leggott (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 200KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 420KB)
  • drinking thick cappucino with my daughter in the heart of Cuba Street for the first time (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 220KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 450KB)
  • Yellow (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 2.3MB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 4.0MB)
  • Second Night of March: Lemon Stack (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 200KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 400KB)
  • Fifth of April: Night Crossing, The Surrender (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 270KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 540KB)
  • Tenth of April: Intersection (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 140KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 310KB)
  • Thirtieth of April: Underwood (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 960KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 510KB)

H

Dean Hapeta

Lyn Hejinian

From studio and live readings in Auckland, 21-23 March 1995. (Dan Salmond for Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland).

Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

Robin Hyde

Recorded by Helen Morse, July 2003.

  • Incidence 
       lo-fi (rm : 320KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.1MB ) 
  • The English Rider
       lo-fi (rm : 300KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.0MB ) 

     Houses by the Sea : The Beaches

  • I     Not here our sands
          lo-fi (rm : 250KB, streaming)
          hi-fi (mp3 : 900KB ) 
  • II   Island Bay, Orongorongo
          lo-fi (rm : 85B, streaming)
          hi-fi (mp3 : 350KB ) 
  • III  An absent face
          lo-fi (rm : 190KB, streaming)
          hi-fi (mp3 : 690KB ) 
  • IV  Sands, sands of my father's town
          lo-fi (rm : 330KB, streaming)
          hi-fi (mp3 : 1.1MB ) 
  • V   This is my secret
          lo-fi (rm : 240KB, streaming)
          hi-fi (mp3 : 870KB ) 
  • VI  Close under here
          lo-fi (rm : 240KB, streaming)
          hi-fi (mp3 : 860KB ) 
  • VII Cool and certain
          lo-fi (rm : 285KB, streaming)
          hi-fi (mp3 : 1.0MB ) 

Recorded by Ross Mullins/Caitlin Smith

J

Rob Jackaman

  • Skins (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 190KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.1MB )

Anna Jackson

  • Pickup (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 140KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 310KB)
  • Watch (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 170KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 360KB)
  • In a minute (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 190KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 390KB)
  • Three poems from Catallus for children: Deer, Homecoming, Catallus for babies (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 700KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 1.3MB)
  • The Gate of Horn, or Virgil for Elvira (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 340KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 650KB)

Mike Johnson

Reads from Vertical Harp, Translations from Li He (790 - 816)

  • singing the blues on Mt Hua (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 270KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 540KB)
  • great master Li Ping plays the vertical harp (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 450KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 850KB)
  • time immutable (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 180KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 380KB)
  • occult strings 2  (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 360KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 700KB)
  • frontier hangover (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 460KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 870KB)
  • song of an ancient arrowhead (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 460KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 870KB)

L

Michele Leggott

  • Do you see me? (AUP/Seeing Voices)
      lo-fi (rm : 465KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 740KB)

Graham Lindsay

Reads at The University of Auckland: 23 August 2002.

  • saliva (nzepc)
       lo-fi (rm : 660KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.0MB ) 
  •  lullaby (nzepc)
       lo-fi (rm : 600KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 920KB ) 
  •  high heaven (nzepc)
       lo-fi (rm : 690KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.1MB ) 
  •  chink (nzepc)
       lo-fi (rm : 700KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.1MB ) 
  •  wake (nzepc)
       lo-fi (rm : 620KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 950KB ) 

Demarnia Lloyd

  • Rain [mp3 / 3.5MB]

M

Olivia Macassey

  • Otesánek (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 400KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 2.5MB )

Bill Manhire

  • Miscarriage (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 160KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 340KB)
  • Valedictory (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 230KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 470KB)
  • Domestic (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 160KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 340KB)
  • Visiting Mr Shackleton (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 145KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 315KB)
  • On Originality (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 320KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 630KB)
  • A Song About the Moon (nzepc)
      lo-fi (rm : 320KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 630KB)

O

Bob Orr

  • Once I Felt The Summer Breeze
       lo-fi (rm : 250KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 380KB ) 
  • Pakiri Beach
       lo-fi (rm : 270KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 410KB ) 
  • Central Otago
       lo-fi (rm : 230KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 340KB ) 
  • Have You Ever Been To Thailand?
       lo-fi (rm : 290KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 450KB ) 
  • Pablo Neruda
       lo-fi (rm : 2700KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 410KB ) 
  • Hay Fever
       lo-fi (rm : 270KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 400KB ) 
  • From a Bridge
       lo-fi (rm : 270KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 410KB ) 
  • Squid
       lo-fi (rm : 300KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 470KB ) 

P

Jenny Powell-Chalmers

  • Carnival of Chocolate (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 320KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.8MB )

R

Bruce Russell

S

L.E. Scott

  • A Poem for God (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 315KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.8MB )

Bill Sewell

  • By Ships We Live (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 200KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.1MB )

Elizabeth Smither

  • Hearing the Approach of Rain (AUP/Seeing Voices) 
       lo-fi (rm : 230KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 340KB ) 
  • A Cortège of Daughters (AUP/Seeing Voices)
      lo-fi (rm : 320KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 490KB 
  • Simone de Beauvoir’s Warning (mp3) (Poetic Brandscapes)

Kendrick Smithyman

  • Communicating 
      lo-fi (realvideo : 260K, streaming)
      hi-fi (avi : 9.1MB)
  • Bream Head 
      lo-fi (realvideo : 275K, streaming)
      hi-fi (avi : 8.6MB)
  • Gathering the Toheroa
      lo-fi (realvideo : 350K, streaming)
      hi-fi (avi : 11.6MB)
  • Peter Durey's Story
      lo-fi (realvideo : 440K, streaming)
      hi-fi (avi : 15.4MB)
  • Mr Nakamura
      lo-fi (realvideo : 675K, streaming)
      hi-fi (avi : 25.8MB)
  • Night Riding
      lo-fi (realvideo : 440K, streaming)
      hi-fi (avi : 15.7MB)
  • Closing the Chocolate Factory
      lo-fi (realvideo : 440K, streaming)
      hi-fi (avi : 13.9MB)

Peter Stapleton

Robert Sullivan

  • Waka 16 Kua wheturangitia koe (AUP/Seeing Voices) 
       lo-fi (rm : 550KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 890KB ) 
  • Waka 46 (AUP/Seeing Voices) 
      lo-fi (rm : 340KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 520KB )
  • Waka 62 A narrator's note (AUP/Seeing Voices) 
      lo-fi (rm : 510KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 849KB)
  • Waka 99 (AUP/Seeing Voices) 
      lo-fi (rm : 360KB, streaming)
      hi-fi (mp3 : 560KB )

T

Apirana Taylor

  • Hinemoa’s daughter (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 220KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 1.2MB )

Brian Turner

V

Richard von Sturmer

  • Dreams (nzepc / Aotearoa New Zealand Sound Archive)
       lo-fi (rm : 640KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 3.6MB )

W

Albert Wendt

Reads 10 poems, 22 July 2002

From Shaman of Visions

  • Parents & Children
       lo-fi (rm : 380KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 590KB ) 
  • Door
       lo-fi (rm : 210KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 300KB ) 
  • Knife
       lo-fi (rm : 400KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 630KB ) 

From Photographs

  • Summer Wedding
       lo-fi (rm : 400KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 630KB ) 
  • Nursery Language, for Tehaaora & Isabella
       lo-fi (rm : 480KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 770KB ) 
  • In Your Enigma
       lo-fi (rm : 550KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 380KB ) 
  • The Mountains of Ta'ū
       lo-fi (rm : 610KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 990KB ) 

From The Book of the Black Star

  • Over Ponsonby
       lo-fi (rm : 220KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 330KB ) 
  • On Our Way
       lo-fi (rm : 460KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 380KB ) 
  • Easter Sunday
       lo-fi (rm : 330KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 500KB ) 
  • Scavengers
       lo-fi (rm : 310KB, streaming)
       hi-fi (mp3 : 480KB ) 

Y

Yang Lian

Video clips  recorded at a University of Auckland seminar held on October 15th 2001, hosted jointly by the School of Asian Studies and the Centre for Comparative Literature. They include:
 -  readings by Yang Lian in Chinese
 -  readings by Jacob Edmond in English translation
 -  commentary by Yang Lian in English

Jacob Edmond is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Auckland whose study of avant-garde poetics focuses on the work of Yang Lian, Lyn Hejinian and Arkardii Dragomoshchenko.

  • The title Yi [commentary]
       lo-fi (rm: 680KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 5.9MB)  
  • Fire (1) (English)
       lo-fi (rm: 420KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 5.5MB)
  • Fire (1) (Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 400KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 3.5MB)
  • Fire 2 (English & Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 880KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 7.7MB)
  • Fire 7 (English)
       lo-fi (rm: 370KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 3.7MB)
  • Fire 7 (Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 350KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 3.1MB)
  • Fire 8 (English)
       lo-fi (rm: 420KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 3.7MB)
  • Fire 8 (Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 410KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 3.5MB)
  • On banned poetry [commentary]
       lo-fi (rm: 600KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 5.1MB)
  • Banned Poem (English & Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 700KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 7.0MB)
  • On exile [commentary]
       lo-fi (rm: 560KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 4.9MB)
  • Grafton Bridge (English)
       lo-fi (rm: 700KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 4.7MB)
  • Grafton Bridge (Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 510KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 3.3MB)
  • Old Story (4) (English & Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 670KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 5.8MB)
  • Old Story (5) (English & Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 650KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 5.6MB)
  • On Gu Cheng [commentary]
       lo-fi (rm: 1.2MB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 12MB)
  • 12 Storkwinkel, Berlin (English & Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 1.0MB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 8.9MB)
  • On Where the sea stands still [commentary]
       lo-fi (rm: 720KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 6.2MB)
  • Where the sea stands still (English & Chinese)
       lo-fi (rm: 800KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 7.0MB)
  • Question: "Why is there so much death in your poems?"
       lo-fi (rm: 1.0MB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 8.7MB)
  • Question: "Is it possible for poetry to be translated?"
       lo-fi (rm: 800KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 6.9MB)
  • Question: "Have you been back to China?"
       lo-fi (rm: 200KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 1.2MB)
  • Question: "How do you balance being a Chinese and a New Zealand poet?"
       lo-fi (rm: 790KB, streaming); hi-fi (rm: 6.8MB)

 



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Last updated 22 September, 2004