Friday, April 27, 2007

Podcasts available at

Sat, 21 April 2007

The Great Train Journey

The Great Train Journey of Rashmi Prakash as told by Sir Douglas Falstaff!

Direct download: TheGreatTrainJourney.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 6:07 PM


Mon, 2 April 2007

Rambling Dale Credico

Rambling Dale Credico abuses some ducks, moans about robot women and reads three poems!

Direct download: RamblingDaleCredico.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 6:46 PM


Sun, 1 April 2007

Gamblers Three

Dale, Tim and Joe on the Midnight Train.

Direct download: Gamblers3.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:55 PM


Sat, 31 March 2007

Walk On The Wild Side

Shake that thang!

Direct download: Walkonthewildsided2.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 4:32 PM


Sun, 25 March 2007

Helen B Denis-- A Lost Poet

From the Introduction to her Book "Gardens of Eden" by Leslie Burton Blades author of "Fruit of the Forbidden Tree."

"Quite young and alone in a strange land, she found herself at the outbreak of the World War in the United States and facing the inexorable knowledge that her German relatives were plunged into the anguish and terror of that great disaster.

Disconsolate, her tongue condemning her to the suspicion and dislike of war inflamed people, she was forced to solitude to seek what comfort could be found in communion with nature.

She begins to write...without knowledge of the technique so highly developed in English poetry...

Such an impulse has prompted many a poet; but few there are who, lacking the irresistible urge of glowing genius, would have attempted poetry in a tongue the rudiments of which were scarcely familiar...Yet..the author bent herself mercilessly to the mastery of English...speaking in a strange tongue, without the knowledge our literary traditions, unacquainted with the trend of our present day poetry...

Dr. H. Spencer Lewis (on the flyleaf of the book jacket) remarks "The first poem is certainly symbolic and very beautiful." Dr Lewis is none other than Harvey Spencer Lewis F.R.C., Ph.D. (November 25, 1883 – August 2, 1939), a famous Rosicrucian author, occultist, and mystic.

These poems were also endorsed by Paul Swan -- the most beautiful man in the world.

This is the only recording of her poetry available.

Here -- at the Jeunesse Doree.

Direct download: exordioum1.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:52 PM


Mon, 12 March 2007

In Lunar Conversation

"In Lunar Conversation" read by Sir Douglas Falstaff.

Direct download: inlunarconversation.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:14 PM


Sun, 11 March 2007

Oh! Donna!

Oh! Donna!

Direct download: Oh_Donna.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:37 PM


Sun, 11 March 2007

Weary Tune

Soldiers in the rain...

Direct download: wearrytunef.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 6:36 PM


Sun, 11 March 2007

The Sinking of the Bismarck

The real story.

Direct download: sinkthebismarckf.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 5:22 PM


Sun, 11 March 2007

Poetry Baseball: Avalon Archers vs. 20th Century Limiteds

Poetry baseball as it is meant to be played!
The Avalon Archers versus the 20th Century Limiteds

The Archers

Coach W. H. Auden, John Keats, John Donne, John Milton, William Wordsworth, Alfred, Lord Tennyson

20th Century Limiteds

Coach Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsberg and Ron Silliman

Broadcast from Don Schaeffer Memorial Stadium on the Sunny Slopes of Parnassus!

Direct download: poetrybaseball.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 2:34 PM


Mon, 5 March 2007

Don Schaeffer Once More

Once more into the breach with Master Poet Donald Schaeffer.

Direct download: donpoemsandmusic.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:22 PM


Mon, 5 February 2007

Ken Wolman Reads

his great poetry.

Direct download: KenWolman.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:10 PM


Fri, 22 December 2006

Joe Green Live at Boston University(R)


Direct download: Joe_Green_Live_at_Boston_University.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 5:48 PM


Fri, 22 December 2006

A Jeunesse Doree Christmas--Stave the First

A Dale Credico Christmas. A Poem on Dale's Loss by William Butler Yeats. A Loneliest Christmas. The Lawn Jockey Christmas Carol by Tim Smith. "Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh" a Hannukah poem by Don Schaeffer and "Don's Dreidel" composed and performed by Joseph Green.

Direct download: JDChristmas_Stave1.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 1:34 PM


Fri, 22 December 2006

A Jeunesse Doree Christmas--Stave the Second

Christmas spectaculars by Tammy Turner Peaden and Mike Antonelli and two trifles by Joseph Green.

Direct download: JDChristmas_Stave2.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 1:30 PM


Fri, 22 December 2006

A Jeunesse Doree Christmas--Stave the Third

Joe Green tells us how -- on a Christmas long ago -- his sainted mother gave up drinking gin and Tim Smith descants on a California Christmas.

Direct download: JDChristmas_Stave3.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 1:23 PM


Fri, 22 December 2006

A Jeunesse Doree Christmas--Stave the Fourth

Poems and Song of Joe Green and Tim Smith. Don't miss Tim's "A Sad But Merry Christmas" in which he cries wassail to the great spirits of the JD!

Direct download: JDChristmas_Stave4.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 1:19 PM


Fri, 17 November 2006

Letters to Denny

Letters sent to my Uncle Denny during WW2. All from 1945. He never answered. Found in his cabin after his death a few years ago. Worlds and worlds -- all lost. Here.

Direct download: Letters_to_Denny.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 3:12 PM


Thu, 16 November 2006

Therapy at Parapark

Discovered today in the old trunk in the attic of the Jeunesse Doree studios!
The time: 1986. The place: the Owl Oak cabin in Owl Oak woods in Carmel, California.

Yes, I was up in the attic looking for letters to my Uncle Denny sent to him during WW2 (soon to be a major podcast) and found the old tape. Tim Smith as Samson Shillitoe performing on the Parapark Therapy hour. You must hear this and just when you think it's over, it ain't. Listen to the immortal flamenco stylings of Tim Smith back when (as he has said) he could really play. Is Immortal Diamond.

Direct download: Therapy_at_Parapark.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:00 PM


Wed, 15 November 2006

The Jeunesse Doree at the Movies

At last! For the first time ever! The Lost Poems of Robert Mitchum!

"Out of the Past"

"On Location"

"At Schwabs with Archerd"

and much much more!

"Picture of Brando in The Wild One" Dale Credico

"The Defiant Ones" and "LA Song" Rin Tin Tin

"What Frank Knew" Tammy Turner Peaden

"The Stand In" Tim Smith

"My Brooklyn -- the Movie" Joe Green

"Movie About Murder" Don Schaeffer

A Short Ending --Voices of the Stars

The Kindness of Movies -- Jean Marie Green, Johanna, Joe.

Direct download: The_JD_At_the_Movies.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:53 PM


Mon, 30 October 2006

A Visit

A visit with my mother. This summer. Concertina stylings by Joe Green.

Direct download: A_Visit.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 3:37 PM


Sat, 14 October 2006

Halloween with the Jeunesse Doree

Eldritch songs, poems and tales from Jewelmoon, Johanna, Dale Credico, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Tammy Turner Peaden, Baron Donald Schaeffer, Tim Smith, Joe Green, Sir Valentine Ravenscar, Basil Firth and others. Tu Mani Martini is your host.

Direct download: AJDHalloween.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:20 PM


Wed, 27 September 2006

Autumn with the Jeunesse Doree

Direct download: Autumn_with_the_Jeunesse_Doree.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 10:12 PM


Wed, 27 September 2006

The Magic of Don Schaeffer

Direct download: The_Magic_of_Don_Schaeffer.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 8:51 PM


Wed, 6 September 2006

Well Met by Moonlight

A song and two poems. Tim Smith -- lyrics. Tim Smith --guitar.

Direct download: tim.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:10 PM


Sat, 10 June 2006

The Silence of Men

The Silence of Men. The Silence of Men. The Silence of Men.
What is it? It's the silence that ensues (according to a certain poet who has written what is, perhaps, the worst poem ever -- a poem that features a waltzing penis) when men can no longer speak of sex or violence.

In this broadcast Marty and I try to break through The Silence of Men.

I don't think we succeed.

But we try. Dammit, we try.

Direct download: The_Silence_of_Men_1.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 6:01 PM


Fri, 19 May 2006

Bob Marcacci Live from Beijing!

Bob reads at a birthday party on April 6th, 2006 for Alex Jorgensen at 13 Club in Beijing, China, which featured a number of poets and musicians.

Direct download: maracacci2.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:53 PM


Thu, 18 May 2006

The Great Flood

Being a true account of my trip to Dartmouth through the Great Flood (greatest downpour of rain on those granite hills in 70 years) to meet my translator. Includes a jaunt to Detrroit, my mechanical incompetence, dining at Big Boy's, a tribute to Tim Smith, a brief account of the great conference, literary chit chat beneath paintings of men and dogs chasing foxes, a reading of my poem by myself and my great translator and a moving account of my arm wrestling a Russian poet as I recite "Paradise Lost."

Direct download: The_Great_Flood.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 3:46 PM


Sat, 6 May 2006


Trifles from Joe Green

Direct download: Trifles.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 10:34 PM


Sat, 6 May 2006

Diner, Harvest, Horses, Shiny Stones

Poems from the third day of the Dale Credico festival!

Direct download: Diner_Harvest_Horses_Shiny_Stones.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 5:33 PM


Sat, 6 May 2006

Noire for Celia

Dale Credico -- the rain, the city...

Direct download: Noire_for_Celia.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 12:42 PM


Fri, 5 May 2006

Dale Credico Live!

Dale Credico, blithe spirit, performs two poems!

Direct download: Dale_Credico_Live.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:50 PM


Mon, 1 May 2006

Six More by Don Schaeffer

Six more by Don!

Direct download: Six_More_by_Don.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:09 PM


Sun, 30 April 2006

The Dark Bark

It has been six years since Rinty died at the pound in Brighton Beach.
And now, for the first time, audio of his selected poems is available to the general public. He would have wanted it this way. Of course, all sorts of problems remain. His assertion that he killed JFK still questionable. His assertion that he was the greatest Hamlet of the twentieth century not accepted by all.

But what is beyond question is that in these poems he gives us a glimpse into an extraordinary dog -- a spirit who, in these querulous times, can, perhaps, lead us to an understanding of what it really means to live and to hope.

The very last minutes of this reading should be listened to with especial attention by those of you who are not quite convinced that the myth of the eternal return of a spirit, destined to again and again, bark at the dark until the darkness yields, is merely the embodiment of a vain hope.

See! They return!

Direct download: The_Dark_Bark.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 11:54 AM


Fri, 28 April 2006

Flarf Hell

Did you miss the Flarf festival? Here is an account exactly (well, almost) transcribed then recited. The temptation to overlay it all with various news from the suffering world resisted. At least.

Direct download: Flarfhell.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:28 PM


Thu, 27 April 2006

The Transgressive Poet

You can change your life. Here's how I did -- following the advice of Kent Johnson (yes, to younger poets but what the hell) to stop blogging and engaging in the usual reindeer games and do something to show that they know life is short, to defy the pezzonovantes of poesy and to live, to live!

Thanks to "The Black Robes" for the music!

Direct download: The_Transgressive_Poet.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:50 AM


Wed, 26 April 2006

The Sense of an Ending

This podcast -- by special request -- combines two transcendent moments in World Poetry: the return of the Lonliest Ranger and Kent Johnson's Descent from Heaven in his Swan Boat with what has been described by one fellow as "The Greatest Poetry Reading I Have Ever Heard."

Ah, well. The Exorcism is deleted. Why include it? The Pezzonovantes have been dealt the final blow and, of course, they can't know this. Please don't tell them.

The Collector's Edition.

Direct download: The_Sense_of_an_Ending.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:09 PM


Sat, 22 April 2006

The Devil in Kent Johnson -- Part Two

The Exorcism continues and then...transcendence! And more.

Perhaps the greatest Vision ere podcast.

Direct download: TheDevilinKentJohnson2.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 3:16 PM


Sat, 22 April 2006

The Devil in Kent Johnson-- Part One

Exorcism on a wet afternoon. Join me as I travel to Castle Dracula on the express invitation of Andrei Codresceau and am trapped into witnessing the Exorcism of Kent Johnson by Franz Wright, Charles Bernstein, Rob Silliman, the Flarf Gang, Louise Gluck, Ted Kooser and other great Pezzonovantes, Poobahs and Bonzes of American poetry. Appearances by Jim Behlre and Curtis Faville and many others!

WARNING: This podcast contains some of the most frightening conversations ever heard.

Direct download: DevilinKentJohnson.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 3:04 PM


Sat, 22 April 2006

Kent Johnson Comes Back!

AMerica's most beloved poet returns with a new poem -- Thirty Three Rules of Poetry for Poets Twenty Three and Under -- and with many new epigrams.

Epigrams for Josh Corey, Stephanie Young, Galway Kinnell, Ryan Daley, George Bowering, Bob Perlman, Joe Amato, Daniel Borzutzky and others.

Recorded on the same Radio Shack tape Kent received for Christmas in 1978 or thereabouts!

Direct download: Kent_Johnson_Comes_Back.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 2:54 PM


Sun, 16 April 2006

Inferno Stave 1--Yet Again

By special request etc. great engines etc. this the First Stave of the Inferno is forthwith published yet again.

Direct download: Inferno--Stave_the_First.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 6:59 PM


Sun, 16 April 2006

The Battle -- Yet Again

By special request of those who depend on not seeing these and having them simply downloaded by great engines. This -- The Battle -- is republished.

Direct download: The_Battle.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 6:54 PM


Sat, 15 April 2006

Kent Johnson: A Jeunesse Doree Book Club Discussion

Join Joe Green and Marty Brennan as they stroll, as if strolling through a wood near Athens in the great tradition of Flute, Snout, Plato and Parminides, and discuss Kent Johnson's new book, his character, his probable ethnicity, his probable sexual procilivities and the direction he should take in his art.

Discussion also includes:
Annette Funicello
The theft by Walt Disney of a painting by Marty
The power of the legs of women
The mysterious book of Genta.

Direct download: Kent_Johnson--A_JD_Book_Club_Discussion.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 1:01 PM


Thu, 13 April 2006

Marty-- Stave Four

A leap from a balcony, An unfortunate fall.

The mysteries of the Book of Genta.

Direct download: Marty_Stave4.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 9:54 PM


Wed, 12 April 2006

Epigramititis: Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson awkwardly discourses and clumsily reads twelve and ½ new epigrams, to be included in the expanded edition of his recent booke of satirical trifles and incongruous pictures, Epigramititis: 118 Living American Poets [BlazeVox, 2006]. The second edition will be titled Epigramititis: 168 Living American Poets (also issued by BlazeVox and to weigh-in nigh 400 pages). The epigrammed writers honored on this recording are, in order of appearance, Jesse Glass, Noah Eli Gordon, Jonathan Mayhew, Jane Hirschfield, Cole Swensen, Katie Degentesh, Paul Hoover, Joshua Clover, Mark Doty, Tony Tost, Mark Weiss, and Joe Green.

Go here for the book:

Direct download: Kent_Johnson-1.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 12:01 PM


Sun, 9 April 2006

Inferno__Stave 2

The Descent into Hell. A word of caution to the troops. I am met by Dante -- but not that Dante. A problem with boneless breast of roast duck and seabirds loud with Dawn. Ron Siiliman in Hell. Poets in the Ninth Circle -- the most pitiful scene ever narrated. Up again to the bright world. Marty Brennan on Damnation. A plea for Mercy for All. And so home.

Direct download: Inferno2.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:25 PM


Fri, 7 April 2006

More Blue

More poetry from Tammy Turner Peaden

Direct download: MoreBlue.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 10:58 PM


Fri, 7 April 2006


In his first broadcast of the Spring, Marty takes a break from recounting near death experiences of years gone by to tell us a simple tale of a frisbee, a janitor and an unfortunate fall.

Direct download: MartytheThird.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 10:26 PM


Fri, 7 April 2006

Inferno--Stave the First

Into the Poetry Inferno

Direct download: Inferno--Stave_the_First.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 10:02 AM


Tue, 4 April 2006


Tammy Turner Peaden was a medic in Vietnam for three years -- part of the time in the Aushau Valley during the Tet Offensive. Tammy talks about Vietnam. Reads some poems about the same.

Direct download: BlueandNam.mp3
Category: podcasts -- posted at: 7:24 PM