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Bruce Andrews on LINEbreak, 1995

In this program Andrews discusses: "language writing," the pitfalls of having "poetry" as an institutional designation and co-editing L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine in the '70s. He also reads from his book I Don't Have Any Paper so Shut Up!

from Live at the Ear: "I Knew the Signs by Their Tents." recorded March 12, 1988. (5:43)  text & mp3




reading with Bruce Andrews at The Stone (NYC) on April 12, 2014
1. Introduction by Bernstein (1:58): MP3
2. Andrews: Table of Contents  to Andrews's I Don't Have Any Paper So Shut Up (read with Bernstein); second part of "I Guess Work the Time Up" from Give Em Enough Rope. (30:52): MP3
3. Bernstein: "The Lie of Music" for John Zorn at 60 (read with Andrews), "My Father Would be a Yarn Salesman," "Totally Unexceptional," "Morality," "S'i' fosse" "Elfking," "Drambuie," "Fare Thee Well" (36:00): MP3
4. Andrews and Bernstein read simultaneously from passages they selected from William Burrough's Nova Express and The Ticket that Exploded. (8:30): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, March 3, 2014

  1. introduction (6:26): MP3
  2. Untitled part 1 (1:23): MP3
  3. Untitled part 2 (1:13): MP3
  4. Untitled part 3 (1:14): MP3
  5. Untitled part 4 (1:11): MP3
  6. Fresh - Sally Edit (4:07): MP3
  7. Title Forgotten part 1 - A2 (0:59): MP3
  8. Title Forgotten part 2 - C1 (1:25): MP3
  9. Title Forgotten part 3 - B2 (1:51): MP3
  10. Title Forgotten part 4 - B1 (1:18): MP3
  11. Title Forgotten part 5 - C2 (2:02): MP3
  12. Almost Enough - Section CCC (7:52): MP3
  13. Rock 'n' Rule A (1:40): MP3
  14. Rock 'n' Rule B (2:27): MP3
  15. Rock 'n' Rule C (1:15): MP3
  16. New Years Lube: Another Bonobo Milkshake (4:58): MP3
  17. Imagently, from Success without Borders (5:31): MP3

complete reading (52:31): mp3

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

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Bruce Andrews Reading with Leslie Scalapino, Small Press Traffic, March 20, 2010

Part of the Cloud House Series

    Segue Series reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, April 2, 2011

    • complete reading (46:56): MP3

    PoemTalk Podcast #35, discussing Bruce Andrews' "Center," August 24, 2010

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

    Reading and Interview on "Destination Out," hosted by Tom Orange, WRVU-FM, Nashville, TN, April 26, 2008

    1. introduction (1:45): MP3
    2. Black (1:01): MP3
    3. Improvisation (4:46): MP3
    4. discussing John Cage (1:47): MP3
    5. discussing Langpo (3:17): MP3
    6. discussing his poetic methods (1:55): MP3
    7. Mistaken Identity 1 from The East Village, Volume 11 (3:56): MP3
    8. Stalin's Genius from I Don't Have Any Paper So Shut Up (or, Social Romanticism) (Sun & Moon Press 1992) (6:39): MP3
    9. discussing "Stalin's Genius" (0:45): MP3
    10. Blood: Full Tank (7:19): MP3
    11. discussing his books (0:45): MP3
    12. October Surprise from 580 Split, Issue 10 (2008) (3:47): MP3
    13. from The Millennium Project (1) (2:24): MP3   (text)
    14. from The Millennium Project (2) (2:30): MP3   (text)
    15. from Cone Melt (1) (1:39): MP3
    16. from Cone Melt (2) (1:43): MP3
    17. discussing water (056): MP3
    18. Uncle Abe (7:20): MP3
    19. outro (1:26): MP3

    complete program (55:48): MP3

    Reading and Interview on Ceptuetics Radio, hosted by Kareem Estefan, March 12, 2008

    complete program (30:02): MP3

    Andrews reads from Give 'Em Enough Rope, Lip Service and War and Peace (ed. Judith Goldman and Leslie Scalapino). He describes his modular writing process, his collaborations with musicians, dancers & other poets, and Lip Service's interrogation of gender socialization.

    Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, March 1, 2008

    1. Introduction (2:51): MP3
    2. Darling (4:44): MP3
    3. Blood: Full Tank (5:56): MP3
    4. Volume 11 Number 4b, from Impatient (3:51): MP3
    5. Untitled 1 (originally from a preformance with Michael Schumacher) (4:13): MP3
    6. Untitled 2 (originally from a preformance with Michael Schumacher) (4:07): MP3
    7. Untitled 3 (from a duet with Sally Silvers) (5:00): MP3
    8. Volume 11 Number 3b, from Impatient (3:17): MP3
    9. Uncle Abe, from Success Without Goals (5:50): MP3

    Complete Reading (40:34): MP3

    Reading at the O Books War & Peace Vol. 3 Launch, NYC, November 27, 2007

    Complete reading (9:13): MP3

    Reading at the Chax Press NYC Book Launch at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, January 14, 2007

    complete reading (9:27): MP3

    Reading for Mills College Contemporary Writers Series January 31, 2006

    1. Introduction by Jeffrey Schrader (2:40): MP3
    2. Concordance (1:52): MP3
    3. Snow Ponies (4:47): MP3
    4. Crease (6:04): MP3
    5. Mistaken Identity (4:04): MP3
    6. Feature (3:29): MP3
    7. Crease Live B (5:05): MP3
    8. Time Expansion (4:13): MP3
    9. The Millenium Project (17:32): MP3
    10. October Surprise (3:09): MP3
    11. Lip Service (5:56): MP3

    Complete Reading (1:00:42): MP3

    from Kenning, Vol. 4 No. 3 Autumn/Winter 2002-2003, Issue #12

    TABLOID (4:12): MP3

    Reading as part of The Line Reading Series - October 1, 2002

    1. Introduction (2:12): MP3
    2. from Primum Mobile 10 (The conclusion to Lip Service; Coach House Books, 2001) (2:38): MP3
    3. Dizzyistics 2 (1:53): MP3
    4. Dizzyistics 11 (1:49): MP3
    5. Dizzyistics 3 (2:43): MP3
    6. Dizzyistics 4 (1:32): MP3
    7. Dizzyistics 8 1:48(): MP3
    8. Dizzyistics 7 (2:06): MP3
    9. Pink Hints (from The Whisper Text) (2:47): MP3
    10. Dang Me 1 (3:08): MP3
    11. Dang Me 2 (2:46): MP3
    12. Dang Me 3 (3:28): MP3
    13. Dang Me 4 (3:40): MP3
    14. Dang Me 5 (4;41): MP3

    Complete reading (37:08): MP3

    Reading at SUNY-Buffalo Weds @ 4 Plus - November 28, 2001

    1. Baby (7:14): MP3 - Parts A & B of a 3 part poem, from Fall 2001.
    2. Live Choreography (7:59): MP3 - composed/edited live, Spring 2001, at Sally Silvers concert, Construction Company, NYC, in 17 sections.
    3. Dang Me (16:47): MP3 - 5 prose poems, 2000, several in Shiny & in Best American Poetry 2004; dedicated to Kevin Davies.
    4. Snow Pony (4:58): MP3 - performance text for a duo with Sally Silvers imporvised movement; published in Sulfur 45-46 (Spring 2000).
    5. Feature (3:32): MP3 - prose poem
    6. Dear Easy To Be With (from the Millenium Project) (3:58): MP3 - the entire project published online on Craig Dworkin's Eclipse site; these 2 (of a thousand parts) published in Aerial, the Bruce Andrews issue.
    7. Primum Mobile 10 (4:17): MP3 - end parts of the 100th section of Lip Service (Coach House Press, Toronto), from 'And real time is dead' to the end ['let's start all over stars'].

    Complete reading (51:21): MP3

    Note: Roberta Tejada's introduction was not recorded.

    Segue/Double Happiness - April 7, 2001

    1. introduction (3:35): MP3
    2. Earth (0:42): MP3
    3. Moon (2:21): MP3
    4. Mercury (1:23): MP3
    5. Venus (3:28): MP3
    6. Sun (5:29): MP3
    7. Mars (5:00): MP3
    8. Jupiter (0:30): MP3
    9. Saturn (6:02): MP3
    10. Fixed Stars (5:39): MP3
    11. Primum Mobile (4:50): MP3

    (37:34): MP3, RealAudio

    Reading for An Evening with Poets with Edwin Torres and Charles Bernstein, Impulsive Behavior at the Whitney Museum of American Art, April 8, 1999

    Crease (26:51): MP3

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    Reading for the Segues Series at Ear Inn, New York, April 1, 1995

    • complete recording (39:44): MP3

    Reading at the Ear Inn, March 26, 1994

    1. introduction (1:55): MP3
    2. 50 T (1:13): MP3
    3. "This is the 20th Century..." (2:00): MP3 [Note: This piece was written as a jacket blurb for the publication of Johanna Drucker's Dark Decade but did not appear with the book and remains unpublished.]
    4. In the House of (1:33): MP3
    5. Moon 8 from Dante's Paradise (2:36): MP3
    Complete Reading (9:17): MP3

    Reading at the Ear Inn, March 27, 1993

    1. introduction (0:58): MP3
    2. Improvisation (5:17): MP3
    3. Tizzy Boost (1:25): MP3
    4. selection from Divestature (1:37): MP3
    5. Tizzy Boost 43 (1:04): MP3
    6. selection from a collaboration with Maggie O'Sullivan (3:38): MP3
    7. selection from Divestature (3:00): MP3
    8. Lasting Kiss Removal (7:00): MP3
    9. Taought (2:12): MP3
    10. Daisy (3:50): MP3
    11. Danger Risk Hazard Jeopardy Peril (7:26): MP3

    Complete Reading (37:26): MP3

    Logo Daedalus: Issue #6, Autumn 1993

    • Bruce Andrews reading "Mars I" from Lip Service (7:13): MP3
    • complete recording (1:32:52): MP3

    Reading at SUNY-Buffalo, April 15, 1992

    1. First pages of "I Guess Work The Time Up" (7:09): MP3 - pp.7-10 in Enough Rope (Sun & Moon Press, 1987).
    2. You Made This World, We Didn't (5:10): MP3 - Last of the 100 sections of I Don't Have Any Paper So Shut Up (or, Social Romanticism) (Sun & Moon Press 1992).
    3. Index (4:37): MP3 - the Table of Contents of I Don't Have Any Paper So Shut Up (or, Social Romanticism) (Sun & Moon Press 1992).
    4. Did You Really? (10:43): MP3 - from the journal Big Allis #2, reprinted in Designated Heartbeat, pp.34-36.
    5. Time Expansion (3:12): MP3 - text to musical score for Sally Silvers and Dancers choreographic concert, 1992; reprinted in Designated Heartbeat, pp.34-36.
    6. Devo Habit (2:42): MP3 - reprinted in Designated Heartbeat, pp.38-40.
    7. Valentines (3:14): MP3 - Designated Heartbeat, pp.60-61.
    8. Primum Mobile 9 (10:38): MP3 - the 99th of 100 sections of Lip Service (Coach House Press, 2001), pp.373-380.
    9. Primum Mobile 10 (9:41): MP3 - the 100th of 100 sections of Lip Service (Coach House Press, 2001), pp.373-380.

    Complete reading (58:45): MP3 (slight drop-out at 46:38 when cassette was flipped)

    Reading at the Ear Inn, February 29, 1992

    • Complete Reading (41:30): MP3

    Reading for the Segue Series at Ear Inn, New York, May 25, 1991

    • complete recording (38:37): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, January 13, 1990

    1. introduction (1:08): MP3
    2. Lives in Bed in Hallway (2:39): MP3
    3. Somewhere Here (2:00): MP3
    4. Secret Refracted (2:36): MP3
    5. Did You Really? (11:00): MP3
    6. Sun 5 from Lip Service (9:00): MP3
    7. Sun 8 from Lip Service (6:49): MP3

    Complete Reading (35:25): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, April 22, 1989

    reading from Lip Service
    1. Moon 4 (7:13): MP3
    2. Moon 5 (7:47): MP3
    3. Moon 6 (12:10): MP3
    4. Moon 7 (8:36): MP3
    Complete Reading (35:52): MP3

    Politics of Poetic Form reading, The New School, October 8, 1988

    • complete recording (2:05:48): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, March 12, 1988

    1. Untitled (9:51): MP3
    2. Untitled-2 (6:10): MP3
    3. Ball+Problem+Tactic+Clock (4:52): MP3
    4. Opening comments for interview response piece (1:56): MP3
    5. Response to an interview question by Ben Friedlander (6:10): MP3
    6. from "Divestiture" (11:47): MP3

    Complete Reading (41:30): MP3

    Segue Series Reading with Charles Bernstein at the Ear Inn, January 9, 1988

    Bernstein and Andrews read the duet from Legend
    Complete Reading (10:59): MP3

    New York Talks, New York, NY, January 31, 1984

    • "Rewriting Society: Poetics, the Self, Ideology" (2:42:55): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, October 15, 1983

    Reading from I Don't Have Any Paper So Shut Up (or, Social Romanticism)
    1. introduction (0:51): MP3
    2. If a Peppermint Pattie Could Sing (5:40): MP3
    3. Gestalt Me Out (4:22): MP3
    4. Am I Alive? (5:40): MP3
    5. Those Nasty Emotions Take Over (5:00): MP3
    6. Tuck in Your Chains (5:30): MP3
    7. Paternalism Causes Cancer (5:20): MP3
    8. Is There a Hyphen in Hard On? (4:36): MP3
    9. My Roots, No Thanks (5:04): MP3
    Complete Reading (41:17): MP3

    Reading at the Language Noise Festival - January 11, 1982

    From "Confidence Trick", published in Give Em Enough Rope (Sun & Moon Press, 1987); announced as sections 5,6 & 7; as published, most of pp.154-155, 172-173, 158-159 (10:47): MP3

    LEGEND, read by Andrews, Bernstein, DiPalma and Silliman in NYC, March 10, 1981

    Bruce Andrews in conversation with Charles Bernstein and Ron Silliman, March 6, 1981

    1. oppositional writing (9:09): MP3
    2. our relationship to a community and "highbrow" hegemonic culture (6:24): MP3
    3. considering the possibility of and what could be defined as ruling class poetry (9:02): MP3
    4. writers, class, and downward social mobility (12:01): MP3
    5. leisure time, the new flaneur, and the work experience (7:58): MP3
    6. the project of writing and dealing with an experience (4:06): MP3
    7. group definitions and social formations (7:30): MP3
    8. Ron Silliman reading "Poem" by Ron Padgett (0:18): MP3
    9. on Ron Padgett's "Poem" (7:26): MP3
    10. the break between Black Mountain & St. Mark's and reformulating positions between social groups (6:33): MP3
    11. correspondence and conversation (4:05): MP3
    12. interpersonal relationships and social formations (14:33): MP3
    13. a self assessment of the conversation and tape (8:10): MP3
    14. 17th century prose and the "clear style" (4:09): MP3
    15. contextualizing and highlighting the political dimensions of the poetry one writes (8:09): MP3
    16. on the term "language poetry" and making generalizations (4:50): MP3
    17. composition as explanation (4:13): MP3
    18. the influence of class background (13:58): MP3
    Part 1 (44:37): MP3
    Part 2 (44:43): MP3
    Part 3 (43:32): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at The Ear Inn, November 7, 1981

    Complete Reading (35:31): MP3

    Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein - March 14, 1979

    Reading their work and in conversation with Susan Howe, full program one hour: MP3

    • Andrews reads from R+B(2:30): MP3
    • Andrews reads "How" (5:36): MP3

    Reading at the Ear Inn, NYC, October 28, 1978

    Complete reading (with Charles North) (1:20:19): MP3

    Reading at the Ear Inn, NYC, November 10, 1977

    (with Ray DiPalma and Michael Lally)

    1. Are the First (4:04): MP3 - later published in Wobbling (Roof Books, 1980), pp.46-48.
    2. N E (Northeast) (1:19): MP3 - from Moebius (published as a chapbook, Generator Press) [for text, see below]
    3. j j j (1:42): MP3 - from Moebius
    4. m m m (1:57): MP3 - from Moebius
    5. Untitled (on John Wieners) (5:36): MP3 - published in the first issue of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E as "Proof: John Wieners, Behind the State Capitol"; reprinted in The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book
    6. Letters (3:39): MP3 - published in Wobbling
    7. n n n (1:10): MP3 - from Moebius
    8. q q q (2:09): MP3 - from Moebius
    9. r r r (1:22): MP3 - from Moebius
    10. S E (Southeast) (1:10): MP3 - from Moebius [for text, see below]
    11. S W (Southwest) (1:03): MP3 - from Moebius [for text, see below]
    12. N W (Northeast) (1:06): MP3 - from Moebius [for text, see below]
    13. Center (1:14): MP3 - from Moebius [for text, see below]
    Several pages from Bruce Andrews, Moebius (Mentor, OH: Generator Press, 1993) [PDF]

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