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Ammiel Alcalay

Talk with Benjamin Hollander on Translation and Poetic Identity in the Age of Identity Politics, Bard College, Novenber 18, 2013

  1. poetic imagination and politics (6:29): MP3
  2. monolingualism in American literary culture, the need for a multilingual consciousness, and language as alien (6:40): MP3
  3. Ben Hollander reading Clear, Concise, Correct: A Drama (5:14): MP3
  4. English as a second language and as a soverign language (2:41): MP3
  5. on In the House Un-American (2:36): MP3
  6. on language and reimagination, our index of imagery, and writing for a non-American audience (5:40): MP3
  7. on the way image-makers respond to crisis, the lack of preparedness, and friendships as a frontline against propoganda (7:04): MP3
  8. the normalizing of difference (2:46): MP3
  9. physicality in relation to the modalities by which public discourses are created (8:09): MP3
  10. the projection of the image and the nexus between art, imagination, and magic (5:56): MP3
  11. language that stretches across cultural boundaries (2:40): MP3
  12. multiplicity as permissible and the domestication of fantasy (8:13): MP3
  13. sameness and difference in relation to writing and translation (7:29): MP3
  14. poetic thinking as being in between events and translation as cultural invention (4:19): MP3
  15. on From the Warring Factions and how the work of translators is absorbed by other writers (5:45): MP3
  16. on difference and transmission (6:07): MP3
  17. on allegiance and community (5:19): MP3
  18. on cultural multiplicity (6:47): MP3
complete recording (1:40:05): MP3

Reading with Benjamin Hollander Reading, Special Views of History, Bard College, November 18, 2013

complete reading (1:50:25): MP3

Reading at Jerome Rothenberg's 80th Birthday Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011

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Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics #240: Around Town, 2011

  • complete segment (28:54): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #43, discussing John Winers' "The Acts of Youth," June 13, 2011

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, November 17, 2010

  • complete reading (1:01:54): MP3

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Excerpt -- "Prologue" to Scrap Metal

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Appearing on Cross-Cultural Poetics, Episode #200, "Conflict after Conflict," November 12, 2009

  • Complete Program (28:15): MP3

Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 24, 2009

complete recording (1:06:55): MP3

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Reading at Cornell University - November 2002

Reading at UC San Diego - 2001

Un-American Poetry: Conversation with Murat Nemet-Nejat, Ben Hollander, and Ammiel Alcalay, Kelly Writers House, March 22, 2001

Ammiel Alcalay Reading (15:54): MP3

complete discussion (33:00): MP3

Segue Series Reading at Double Happiness, January 8, 2000

  1. introduction (2:20): MP3
  2. Charles River (1:13): MP3
  3. After Ibn Hazm (1:29): MP3
  4. Morisco's Song (1:58): MP3
  5. The Quill's Embroidery (0:55): MP3
  6. Highway Song (0:18): MP3
  7. In Memoriam, La Cuizza 30 September 1916 (1:07): MP3
  8. From the Warring Factions I, Old Bridge (8:04): MP3
  9. From the Warring Factions II, No Place Not Rome (8:11): MP3
  10. From the Warring Factions III, Migration Ajira (7:07): MP3
  • complete reading (32:40): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, April 26, 1999

  • Complete Reading (38:48): MP3

On PhillyTalks Episode #5, with Tom Mandel, February 18, 1998

  • Introduction (2:41): MP3
  • Discussion (35:23): MP3

  • Untitled (4:34): MP3
  • excerpts from The Cario Notebook (1:24): MP3
  • Abdullah Sidran's "Those who Pass" read by Alcalay (2:58): MP3
  • Understanding Revolution, Section 6 (2:20): MP3

  • Complete Program (1:38:18): MP3

  • visit the PhillyTalks page for this episode to listen to segmented tracks from Mandel and read a transcript of the program

Reading at the Ear Inn, April 26, 1997

  • complete recording (39:25)(low recording quality, .WAV in archive): MP3

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