Audio Archives

PogSound: An Archive of POG and Chax Press Readings

Person Describing Archive

Celyn Harding Jones (2010) ; Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)

Is this primarily a poetry audio site?


Sponsoring Person or Institution

POG: Poetry in Action, supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tucscon Pima Arts Council and National Endowment of the Arts/ Chax Press in collaboration; affiliated with PennSound

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General Description of Archive

The archive are recordings of poetry readings by Chax Press and POG, since 2006. Readings are in their entirety, sometimes split if there are two readers. Recently, introductions have been recorded and are offered as a separate audio mp3 in order to archive the historicity of these readings. The main page offers a list of readings by both POG and Chax Press in a chronological list by most recent date. These readings are also archived on PennSound.

Description of archive history or URL

Founded non-profit corporation POG is a collective of poets, literary critics and other artists in Tucson who offer public programming and events, with an engagement with avant-garde artistic work. Chax Press is a publisher of poetry and poetics located in Tucson. History of the archive of recordings unavailable.

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Searchable options

No search, only browsing by date.

Relation from the audio to the text


Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items

Date the recording was made is listed, as well as the location of the recording/reading. The other readers at the same reading are presented together to provide a loose context of the event.

Author bios and context within literary history


Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)

Streaming, available for download. MP3

Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)


Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)

Opens in a new black screen with Flash Player.

Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)

UPDATE (Chelsea Obodoechina): Mobile access is possible, but the website does not cater to mobile devices. Functionality may vary depending on the device.


Browsing is basic for a site that has all of the readings listed.

Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).
Interactivity and Web 2.0 features


Other notes

This is an interesting archive because it is an ongoing reading series that started in 2006, and they are interested in archiving and retaining the Introduction part of the recording which produces historical value to the reading.