MITH Digital Dialogue

I was honored to be invited to give a Digital Dialogue at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. See the recording of my talk, "Dialectical Materialities: PennSound, Early Poetry Recordings, and Disc-to-Disk Translations," here.

Machine-Aided Close Listening

Check out the prototypes of these tools for Machine-Aided Close Listening, a reading-listening methodology that seeks to align the visual forms of poems with their sonic forms. Article on this topic forthcoming in Digital Humanities Quarterly. These tools were developed with Reuben Wetherbee and my research assitant Zoe Stoller.

* Robert Creeley's "I Know a Man"
* Robert Frost's "Mending Wall"
* Comparative tool for William Carlos Williams' "To Elsie"

Poetry Audio Lab

This fall I will be teaching a new course, titled Poetry Audio Lab: Modern Poetry & Sound Studies. The course asks the question of what Modern poetry sounds like if approached primarily through audio recordings, rather than through the texts of the poems. I will be posting the syllabus here very soon.

WHYY Interview

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by NewsworksTonight's Dave Heller, for my work editing the earliest recordings of Robert Frost. You can hear the audio of the interview here.

The interview also relates to my work editing The Speech Lab Recordings, perhaps the first attempt to compile an archive of recordings of poets' voices, started at Columbia University in 1931 and recorded on aluminum records.

Clipping @ Jacket2

Be sure to check out Clipping, a series on experimental digital approaches to studying poetry audio, which I edit for Jacket2 Magazine.

Radio Free Poetry

Here's a recording of a Penn Knowledge By the Slice talk featuring my mentor and friend Charles Bernstein and me. We talk about the history of PennSound, our plans for developing it into a computational platform for doing new kinds of research, and then have an interesting Q&A with the audience. The talk was given around the fourteenth anniversary of the PennSound archive, now the world's largest archive of recordings of poets reading their own work.