PennSound: Charles Reznikoff reads from Holocaust

PennSound: Charles Reznikoff reads from Holocaust.

I should be doing my taxes, but I keep coming back to recordings of Charles Reznikoff reading from Holocaust. I ran into Jennifer Glaser and Michael Hennessey at the AWP Bookfair where we caught up for a few minutes. Michael is the managing editor of the remarkable PennSound site, and he told me that these recordings of Reznikoff reading from¬†Holocaust went up in December. Reznikoff’s voice is tender and fragile with age and terribly humble. His reading and the poems themselves are moving—“powerful stuff” for sure. Make a still space for yourself. Give a listen. Remember to breathe. These poems do tend to cause a tightness in the throat.


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