Poet icon Amiri Baraka was interviewed by Rebecca Melnyk in the 2011 edition of 12th Street. On May 9, 2011, at the Barnes & Noble launch of the 2011 journal, he read his controversial poem, “Somebody Blew Up America”. The audio below was recorded live by 12th Street Editor-in-Chief Jen Sky.
[wpvideo i7uniFhO] Julie Sheehan reciting “The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats.
[wpvideo dhVLGi7W] Justin Taylor reading “I See Tiny Mouths” by Anthony McCann from the Agriculture Reader.
[wpvideo 6Ed7lrK5] Amy Berkowitz reads a poem from Ish Klein’s new book UNION!
[wpvideo 4j6Zt5eD] Gary Clark reading “An Appearance in New Hampshire” from Rivendell Vol. 1 No. 2
[wpvideo UwPpsyd2] Ish Klein reads “The Phases,” from her new book UNION! to Bernadette.
[wpvideo vLJo3OqF] Mathias Svalina reading from Julie Doxsee’s book Undersleep
[wpvideo dletWcOK] Kim Addonizio reads “Ex-Boyfriends.”
[wpvideo q7WYC6YV] Blake Butler and Daniel Bailey read “Catalogue Entry for Aging” from Someone Else’s Body by Claire Donato.
A song and video close reading of the Republican vice-presidential candidate’s comments to the press. (Performance by Matthew Brookshire. Song by M. Brookshire and L. Jaramillo)