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Naming the Rivers: Poets of Sixteen Rivers Press, 1999-2008

Naming the Rivers: Poets of Sixteen Rivers Press 1999-2008Our CD collection was produced by Sixteen Rivers poet Murray Silverstein, and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Andrew Scott at STUDIO 401 in San Francisco. It features recordings of sixteen Sixteen Rivers Press authors reading their own work, with musical interludes composed by Chloe Scott and Josh Jones; Chloe Scott, flute; Josh Jones, kalimba and caxixi.

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1. Introduction

2. Carolyn Miller, After Cocteau, 2002

  • “Poem for My Childhood”
  • “After Cocteau”

3. Valerie Berry, difficult news, 2001

  • “directions”
  • “difficult news”

4. Gerald Fleming, Swimmer Climbing onto Shore, 2005

  • “Meditation on Jellyfish”
  • “The Drawer”

5. Lynn Lyman Trombetta, Falling World, 2004

  • “View from the Headland: Hare Creek Beach, Mendocino”
  • “The Wild Turkey”

6. Diane Sher Lutovich, What I Stole, 2003

  • “Surviving Thanksgiving”
  • “What I Stole”

7. Maria Benet, Mapmaker of Absences, 2004

  • “A Dish of Peaches in Cluj”
  • “Ghazal”
  • “Recursion”

8. Terry Ehret, Lucky Break, 2008, and Translations from the Human Language, 2001

  • “What It’s About”
  • “Dora Maar, 1942”

9. Helen Wickes, In Search of Landscape, 2007

  • “Elegy to Saturday Morning in Black and White”
  • “Grievance is My Lot”
  • “Grace”

10. Dan Bellm, Practice, 2008

  • “Esau”
  • “Practice”
  • “Road Map”

11. Margaret Kaufman, Snake at the Wrist, 2002

  • “Fennel”
  • “Aunt Sallie’s Lament”
  • “Ocean Waves, Ships at Sea”

12. Sharon Olson, The Long Night of Flying, 2006

  • “Fielding”
  • “The Village of the Mermaids”
  • “Intermission at the Scuola di San Rocco”

13. Gillian Wegener, The Opposite of Clairvoyance, 2008

  • “Bugle Air”
  • “Still Life with Phone and Prayer”
  • “The Opposite of Clairvoyance”

14. Susan Sibbet, No Easy Light, 2004

  • “Child of Ice”
  • “Our Manatee Was a Younger Daughter”
  • “Three Sketches”

15. Jackie Kudler, Sacred Precinct, 2003

  • “Just”
  • “Ashes”
  • “Sacred Precinct”

16. Nina Lindsay, Today’s Special Dish, 2007

  • “Today’s Special Dish”
  • “Untitled ((formerly Self-Portrait)”
  • “Beef stew,”

17. Murray Silverstein, Any Old Wolf, 2006

  • “What Became of Me”
  • “Bar Mitzvah Choke Revisited”
  • “The Tremble”