Performance CD

Across the Table
Poems recorded with music
in Woodstock, NY,
Italy & Bosnia,

Release date:
November 2007



The incandescent Vega makes outrage swing in “Habeas Corpus Blues,” lamenting “a system I wish I could hang / from the highest tree” with Nina Sheldon’s stride piano and Michael Esposito’s bass. Betty MacDonald adds violin and vocal wizardry to several poems; five more were recorded live in Italy and Bosnia. Bravissima!

     Audio Book


Janine Vega
has recorded her poems
and a memoir of the Beats
for Audio Literature's
spoken word version of
Women of the Beat Generation




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Janine Pommy Vega: As We Cover the Streets
Directed by Tom Knoff and
Written by Kurt Hemmer,
Harper College, 2003



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(This file is an mp4 file
and opens in QuickTime)


Habeas Corpus Blues
Performed with Jason Eisenberg.
Vernal Cabaret, Gershwin Hotel,
New York City, March 22, 2008,
a benefit for Nesenkeag Farm

Recorded by Laki Vazakas


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Bird Mother of Cagliari
Performed with Jason Eisenberg
at Nesenkeag Farm,
New Hampshire

Recorded by Laki Vazakas



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Ice Boom America
Recorded at Janine's home in Willow, NY

Recorded by Laki Vazakas