Category: PennSound

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ModPo—note of thanks

It’s that time of year. For counting blessings & discerning why we’re grateful. The ModPo team, based here at the Kelly Writers House, makes ModPo (ever expanding, ever further elaborating) available to you as truly a labor of love. Can you tell? We just love doing this, and reaching out...

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Studs Terkel talks with Langston Hughes & others, 1960

Thanks to George Drury and Lois Baum, PennSound has recently added a stunningly good cache of audio recordings from the “Word of Mouth” series, originally aired on WFMT at Loyola University, Chicago. Among these recordings is a conversation among Langston Hughes, John Sellers, James Cotton and Otis Spann, moderated by...

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Tracie Morris performs 5 poems (video)

Recently, in honor of William J. (Billy Joe) Harris, Tracie Morris performed five poems. Now Dylan Leahy of the PennSound staff has segmented the video I shot of the performance. These five video segments are available at Jacket2 magazine HERE.

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1985 Dudley Randall reading now available

Thanks to the segmentation work of Domenic Casciato, we at PennSound are now making available Dudley Randall’s reading for the University of Illinois at Chicago Writers Committee, on May, 23, 1985. The reading was aired on WFMT with a performance by The Staple Singers. HERE is a link to the...