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Alan Bernheimer



Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, December 12, 2009

  • introduction (5:42): MP3
  • opening remarks (0:33): Mp3
  • The Opposite of Proust (1:05): MP3
  • As You May Know (1:17): MP3
  • The Embedded Self (1:04): MP3
  • My Blue Hawaii (0:34): MP3
  • Piece of Cake (1:29): MP3
  • Sleepy City Squidgy (0:40): MP3
  • Prior Art Spray (1:37): MP3
  • Department 9 (1:04): MP3
  • Word of Art (0:53): MP3
  • Specimen of an Induction to a Poem (0:55): MP3
  • Florex Gardens (0:50): MP3
  • Kiosk (1:09): MP3
  • A Bottle in the Smoke (0:35): MP3
  • The Spoolight Institute (7:03): MP3
  • from Particle Arms (9:13): MP3

complete recording (37:05): MP3

Particle Arms, performed November 21, 1982 at Studio Eremos, San Francisco

cast: Steve Benson, Eileen Corder, Tinker Greene, Tom Mandel, Kit Robinson, Stephen Rodefer, and Melissa Riley

directed by Nick Robinson

  • Scene 1 (9:27): MP3
  • Scene 2 (8:44): MP3
  • Scene 3 (7:22): MP3
  • Scene 4 (5:38): MP3
  • Scene 5 (12:47): MP3

see Bernheimer's photo album from the play's production

Appearing on In the American Tree, November 10, 1978

  1. reading "Spinal Guard" from Celestial Mechanics (0:55): MP3
  2. reading "Ripolin" from Celestial Mechanics (0:32): MP3
  3. reading "Carapace" from Celestial Mechanics (0:36): MP3
  4. reading "Visible Means" from Celestial Mechanics (0:33): MP3
  5. reading "Ventriloquy" fom Celestial Mechanics (0:41): MP3
  6. reading "Amarillo" (5:16): MP3
  7. discussion with Lyn Hejinian and Kit Robinson on the idea of language as a machine and Bernheimer as a mechanic (3:33): MP3
  8. reading a description of Bernheimer's "dream of a marvelous mechanical box" (3:24): MP3
  9. reading "Manifest Destiny" (1:59): MP3
  10. discussing the different poetic directions of "Manifest Destiny," Celestial Mechanics and "Amarillo" (2:01): MP3
  11. reading "Are There Birds?" (0:42): MP3
  12. reading and discussing "Cafe Isotope" (2:58): MP3
  13. reading "Or Something" (0:36): MP3
  14. reading a journal entry about trains and mechanical things (3:30): MP3
  15. reading "Lullabye," a collaboration with Kit Robinson (1:26): MP3

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