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Alan Bernheimer

Conversation for Multilingual Poetics Series, Kelly Writers House, January 17, 2017

Tectontic Ambiences, Ariel Resnikoff, Alan Bernheimer and Kit Robinson, E.M. Wolfman Books, Oakland, CA, December 22, 2015

Complete Reading (1:43:35): MP3

  1. Ariel Resnikoff Introduces Kit Robinson (0:41): MP3
  2. Neighboring Vessels (4:41): MP3
  3. Construction is the Noise of Spring (2:34): MP3
  4. In My Guise (2:47): MP3
  5. The Line in the Sand (2:41): MP3
  6. Weather (for Bob Perleman) (1:44): MP3
  7. False Bay (2:10): MP3
  8. Storm King (1:28): MP3
  9. Nine (for Anne Tardos) (1:11): MP3
  10. Thought Balloon (1:49): MP3
  11. Kit Robinson Introduces Alan Bernheimer (1:46): MP3
  12. Lashes Fly Away (2:47): MP3
  13. Straw & Bramble (1:56): MP3
  14. "You Don't Have Anything to Say About It" (0:40): MP3
  15. The Dream (0:51): MP3
  16. Alan, brielfy on Francie Shaw and "Rex Works" Collaboration (0:22): MP3
  17. Reminder (for and with Bob Perelman) (1:51): MP3
  18. Extension Heavens (for Stephen Rodefer) (0:46): MP3
  19. Identity of Images (after the French of Robert Desnos) (2:11): MP3
  20. The Truth about Mores (0:39): MP3
  21. Many Stars and Ones Perpetually Shooting (for Alli Warren) (0:46): MP3
  22. Futurama (for Bill Berkson) (0:41): MP3
  23. The New Sentience (0:54): MP3
  24. It Is Certain (1:17): MP3
  25. "A Tiny Essay on the Subject of Realism" (3:12): MP3
  26. Dagwood Sandwichs (0:15): MP3
  27. Dream (0:12): MP3
  28. A Form of Takeout (0:13): MP3
  29. Cold Light Rain (0:06): MP3
  30. Lunch Break (0:04): MP3
  31. Ipsitude (2:40): MP3
  32. History of Happiness (1:59): MP3
  33. Alan Bernheimer Introduces Ariel Resnikoff (0:53): MP3
  34. Ohio is not a Theoretical (for Bob Perelman) (1:17): MP3
  35. Interlude (0:25): MP3
  36. From Yinglossia (A thru B) (3:19): MP3
  37. Teachings of the Magic Kohl-Rabi: IV (Wisdom Change) (1:03): MP3
  38. Siftah (Hebrew, Avoth Yeshurun) (3:02): MP3
  39. Siftah (English Translation) (2:31): MP3
  40. 3 Vocies after Black Mountain (A Review) (3:55): MP3

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

Holloway Series Reading at UC Berkeley, November 12, 2009

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

"Subject Matter," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, June 16, 1980

From the Talk Series curated by Bob Perelman

  • Tape 1 (1:31:13): MP3
  • Tape 2 (24:01): MP3

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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