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Hear it! Hear it! Long Distance
by Howard Nemerov
Howard Nemerov Read by the author
September 20, 1989
Guggenhiem Museum
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Hear it! Hear it! The Descent of Alette ["A car" "awash with blood"]
by Alice Notley
""A car" "awash with blood"..."
Alice Notley Read by the author
October 29, 2007
The Academy Offices
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Hear it! Hear it! Hematite Heirloom Lives On (Maybe December 1980)
by Alice Notley
Alice Notley Read by the author
October 29, 2007
The Academy Offices
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Hear it! Hear it! About a Field
by Idra Novey
"After the last house the land extends like a hand..."
July 15, 2010
The Arsenal Building, Central Park
New York, NY
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Hear it! Hear it! Definition of Stranger
by Idra Novey
Read by the author
May 30, 2009
The Strand Bookstore, New York City
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Hear it! Hear it! Alive
by Naomi Shihab Nye
"Dear Abby, wrote someone from Oregon..."
Naomi Shihab Nye October 28, 2010
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
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Hear it! Hear it! Lying While Birdwatching
by Naomi Shihab Nye
Naomi Shihab Nye October 21, 2011
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
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Hear it! Hear it! Making a Fist
by Naomi Shihab Nye
"For the first time, on the road north of Tampico,..."
Naomi Shihab Nye Read by the author
March 13, 1991
Poets House
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Hear it! Hear it! Many Asked Me Not to Forget Them
by Naomi Shihab Nye
"Where do you keep all these people?..."
Naomi Shihab Nye October 21, 2011
The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYU
New York, NY
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Hear it! Hear it! Streets
by Naomi Shihab Nye
"A man leaves the world..."
Naomi Shihab Nye Read by the author
March 13, 1991
Poets House
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