Wordplay: Mark Strand reads for RiverSculpture
I've included part of a 2007 reading at George Mason University, as well, one in which Strand gave a more chronological overview of his work.
It's fascinating work, of course. I'd read most of his poems through the years quietly, to myself, and hearing him in person made me aware that I'd missed much of the music. Note to self: poetry needs to be sounded out.* Always, no matter how ratiocinative and logopoetic (in Pound's sense) it might appear.
Robert and Arlene were on hand for the show, and gave listeners out in radioland a primer on RiverSculpture and its mission, and some background on Strand and the readings.
Give it a listen.
*Update, 9 December, 2008: There's vispo, visual poetry, of course, which does not use sound as its primary material, though it will often draw on (as it were) the dimension of sound as well. Other than that .... As Bunting said it: "Compose aloud; poetry is sound."