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Charles Bernstein

Down To Write You This Poem Sat

Selections contemporary and historical for "Down To Write You This Poem Sat" at the Oakville Gallery,
Oakville, Ontario, which explores the relation of visual art and poetry.


Charles Bernstein, "Phone Poem" (2011) (1:30): MP3
Caroline Bergvall, "Love song: 'The Not Tale (funeral)' from Shorter Caucer Tales (2006) (1:32): MP3
Christian Bôk, excerpt from Eunoia, from Chapter "I" for Dick Higgins (2009) (1:38): MP3
Tonya Foster, Nocturne II (2010) (0:40): MP3
Ted Greenwald, "The Pears are the Pears" (2005) (0:29): MP3
Susan Howe, Thorow, III (1998) (3:13):  MP3
Tan Lin, "¼ : 1 foot" (2005) (1:16): MP3
Steve McCaffery, "Cappuccino" (1995) (2:35): MP3
Tracie Morris, From "Slave Sho to Video aka Black but Beautiful" (2002) (3:40): MP3
Julie Patton, "Scribbling thru the Times" (2016) (5:12): MP3
Tom Raworth, "Errory" (c. 1975) (2:08): MP3
Jerome Rothenberg, from "The First Horse Song of Frank Mitchell: 4-Voice Version" (c. 1975) (3:30): MP3
Cecilia Vicuna, "When This Language Disappeared" (2009) (1:30): MP3

Guillaume Apollinaire, "Le Pont Mirabeau" (1913) (1:14): MP3
Amiri Baraka, "Black Dada Nihilismus" (1964) (4:02):  MP3
Louise Bennett, "Colonization in Reverse" (1983) (1:09): MP3
Sterling Brown, "Old Lem " (c. 1950s) (2:06):  MP3
John Clare, "Vowelless Letter" (1849) performed by Charles Bernstein (2:54): MP3
Velimir Khlebnikov, "Incantation by Laughter" (1910), tr. and performed by Bernstein (0:28)  MP3
Harry Partch, from Barstow (part 1), performed by Bernstein (1968) (1:11): MP3
Leslie Scalapino, "Can’t’ is ‘Night’" (2007) (3:19): MP3
Kurt Schwitters, "Ur Sonata: Largo" performed by Ernst Scwhitter (1922-1932) (3:12): MP3
Gertrude Stein, If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso (1934-35) (3:42): MP3
William Carlos Willliams, "The Defective Record" (1942) (0:28): MP3
Hannah Weiner, from Clairvoyant Journal, performed by Weiner, Sharon Mattlin & Rochelle Kraut (2001) (6:12): MP3