Saturday, April 13, 2019

Audio: Poems by SJ Moran on Soundcloud

This me reading my own efforts at poetry or in some cases prose poems. The recordings were made with a simple computer headset, the type used for answering phone calls, and Windows Sound Recorder. They are mostly in alphabetic order, apart from some that got moved around by accident and couldn't be put back. Soundcloud calls them tracks, so voila: Tracks. (Stephen)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Raymond Carver reading

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love read by the author. This presentation includes an introduction describing how the recording was made. It also continues after the end of the story, with the sound man laughing and saying it was great, and sundry chit-chat.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Jorge Luis Borges’ 1967-8 Norton Lectures On Poetry (And Everything Else Literary)

"Now, thanks to UbuWeb, you can not only read Borges, but hear him as well. They offer MP3s of Borges’ complete Norton Lectures, which the writer gave at Harvard University in the fall of 1967 and the spring of 1968". List of links to the eight Harvard lectures. It says he was virtually blind and gave the lectures without notes.

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Curse Upon the Poets

Hopewell Rogers -


In truth, old dead, I pray you rose again--
I pray you found, once rain and roots renewed
A mustard tree, a house to revel in,
A feast by mulled camaraderie imbued
(Or, if you tired of the gab of men,
A sylvan path, a stream, some solitude).
But if you died who once could hold a pen:
I wish you—cordially—disquietude. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Uche Ogbuji


The pishsh
Snow flies pishsh
Head height, foot flung,
Cold in crouching shock
As mouths Oh! into smiles
Read on: Link

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Southernmost Point Guest House

The name is taken from the first poem in the book. This is a sequel to the earlier volume, Last Night's Dream Corrected, which is also still available.
You can preview the list of contents here. For more information about the contributors and the book and for links to buy, please see

Friday, September 06, 2013

Seamus Heaney: Out of the Marvellous

"An intimate and original look at Seamus Heaney, the man and the artist. The film explores the key personal relationship in Heaney's life, that with his wife Marie, and follows him to Harvard, New York and London, to readings, signings and public interviews." Video: RTÉ Player. Available till 21 September 2013.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Poetry from each olympic nation - interactive map

Poems extracted from The World Record: International Voices from Poetry Parnassus, edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby, published by Bloodaxe Books and Southbank Centre at £10 on June 26 2012. Of the featured poets, 145 will be at the week-long Poetry Parnassus as part of Southbank Centre's Festival of the World. (Guardian)