Radio Free Poetry: PennSound @ 14 (VIDEO)

Professor Charles Bernstein and Ph.D. student Chris Mustazza from the Department of English discuss PennSound—the world's largest online poetry archive, founded in 2003.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Video edited by Annemarie Branco 

Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and English Ph.D. student Chris Mustazza explore the history of the PennSound archive, the world's largest online archive of recordings of poets reading their own work. With recordings reaching back to Apollinaire's 1913 performance at the Sorbonne through recently recorded audio of contemporary poets, PennSound is dedicated to being free and open to all. In addition to a look at the archive itself, including historical recordings of poets like Robert Frost and Gertrude Stein, Bernstein and Mustazza detail ways in which PennSound is being used for cutting-edge digital research.

Click here to view a video of the entire Knowledge By the Slice event, including the audience Q&A.

Charles Bernstein, Co-founder of PennSound: 


Chris Mustazza, Associate Director of PennSound: