In 2002 I was commissioned by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck College to produce a series of CDs of poets reading their work. There were 14 titles in all, featuring Caroline Bergvall, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Lee Harwood, Michael McClure, Alice Notley, Maggie O’Sullivan, Tom Raworth, Jerome Rothenberg & Iain Sinclair. When this site is updated it will include the complete set of these recordings, amounting to more than 200 tracks.
In addition to my own work the site will carry material from the archives of Stream Records, produced by the late Fred Hunter. This will include, in addition to the released recordings by Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, Lee Harwood & Tom Raworth, a good deal of previously unheard material. I hope also to include such rarities from the 1960s & 70s as Charles Olson reading from Call Me Ishmael & a reading by George Oppen of Of Being Numerous.