Audio: Joseph McElroy reading at the New School

Note: an improved-quality audio file (optimized for voice) replaced the original recording on Jan 9, 2013. — JS

Last week I traveled to New York City, to lower Manhattan, to hear Joseph McElroy read from his work. The reading took place at the New School. In attendance were the renowned translator and poet Richard Howard, as well as McElroy’s son, Boone, and his wife, artist Barbara Ellmann.

I am thrilled to be able to make available a recording of last week’s reading. (Please comment if you are interested in the file and I’ll try to get it back up there. Blog maintenance issues related to large file size.)

I also visited McElroy at his Tribeca apartment and spoke with him about the (then) impending election, about how his week had been since the flooding of parts of the city, about his forthcoming books, and more. I am presently preparing a summary of this exchange for publication.

Jacob & Joe
Caption: Somehow, I infiltrated the apartment of the author of Hind’s Kidnap (1969), Women and Men (1987), and numerous other of my favorite books. I found him to be generous and hospitable.

For now, enjoy the recording of McElroy’s digressively “self-interrupted” reading of his work, including excerpts from Cannonball, his “water book” which he’s wrapping up, “Canoe Repair,” “The Campaign Trail,” and a brief commentary on Sigfried Giedion’s Space, Time, and Architecture.

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All posts on this site about Joseph McElroy are archived here.

4 Comments


  • [...] 2012, Nov 5: ‘self-interrupted’ reading of parts of Cannonball, the water book, etc. a… [...]

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  • Hey, really glad you did this – meant to make it to the reading, but work ran late!

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  • Thank you!

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    • I’m pleased that you enjoy listening to the reading, and you are welcome!

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