EVEN BEFORE MY OWN NAME: THE VIRTUAL READING
(AKA “A Reading for Motherless Daughters”)
Here are a selection of poems chosen to capture the subjects and themes of the book. You may listen to the full reading or to the poems individually. I invite you to read along. The page upon which you will find the poem is listed after its title.
Listen to Full Reading
Listen to Individual Poems
Listen to When the Call Comes: Notes Towards Revision
Performed with an original score by Eliza Shefler at the Berkeley Art Center, March, 2008.
Roughly 20 minutes playing time.
Listen to WYEP-FM Radio Interview
Originally recorded March, 1992, as part of Mary Myers’ PROSODY program. Many of the poems in EVEN BEFORE MY OWN NAME originated during the time Tracy was an active member of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop in Pittsburgh, PA. This interview took place just before she left Pittsburgh.
Roughly 23 minutes playing time.