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Chris Funkhouser, Girassol studio, 2012; image by David Jhave Johnston

We Magazine Issue 14, Santa Cruz, CA, 1991

  1. Francisco X. Alarcón: Letter to America (1:05): MP3
  2. Eskimo: O those I's (0:36): MP3
  3. Ed's Redeeming Qualities: Falls Church Virginia (4:19): MP3
  4. Eskimo: Lung (0:13): MP3
  5. Tory Miller: Skittle Rama (1:54): MP3
  6. Tory Miller: Screaming Slugs (4:15): MP3
  7. Eskimo: Mammy, Cold and Clammy (0:41): MP3
  8. Andy Clausen: I Don't Want It (2:37): MP3
  9. Andy Clausen & thelemonade: Gokyo Lake Breaking Up in the Sun (4:57): MP3
  10. Eskimo: Raket mensch (0:31): MP3
  11. Jean Gier/Sybl Glebow: Strange Room (1:54): MP3
  12. Eskimo: Baby Kins (1:07): MP3
  13. Angela B. Coon: I Eloped with the Demon French (3:29): MP3
  14. Eskimo: Belly-up (0:55): MP3
  15. Richard Loranger: See the Boy (0:32): MP3
  16. Richard Loranger: The Time to Act Is Now (1:19): MP3
  17. Eskimo: Slender (0:32): MP3
  18. H.D. Moe & thelemonade: Zebentor Q (2:31): MP3
  19. H.D. Moe & thelemonade: Zubwang Fllib (1:10): MP3
  20. Eskimo: Broken (0:36): MP3
  21. Michael Weaver: Faced (1:04): MP3
  22. Eskimo: Wooden Shoes (0:33): MP3
  23. Monks of Doom: Circassian Beauty (4:45): MP3
  24. Eskimo: Untitled (0:20): MP3
  25. Victoria Stone: Cavesong (3:13): MP3
  26. Eskimo: Plum (0:28): MP3
  27. Eric Curkendall: Taco Bell: An Object (5:13): MP3
  28. Eskimo: Paella Guru (0:42): MP3
  29. Morton Marcus: Sounds in the Garden (3:35): MP3
  30. Eskimo: We Call It (0:46): MP3
  31. Elisabeth Belile: Lisa Dreams She Is Part of a Constellation (2:12): MP3
  32. Eskimo: Colonel Plank (0:22): MP3
  33. Richie West: As Was Saw (4:30): MP3
  34. Richie West: Symphony (4:23): MP3
  35. Eskimo: You May Ask (0:22): MP3
  36. Francisco X. Alarcón: Victima Del Sismo (1:44): MP3
  37. Francisco X. Alarcón: Tropical (3:06): MP3

Reading at the We Press/Gargoyle Mechanique Laboratory Benefit, held at Gargoyle Mechanique, NYC, December 1991

Featuring readings by Steven Taylor, Roddy Potter, Wanda Phipps, Andy Clausen, Chris Funkhouser and Allen Ginsberg

complete recording (1:58:29): MP3

New Coast Festival, March 31- April 2, 1993

Wednesday, March 31, 1993

Thursday, April 1, 1993

Friday, April 2, 1993

Saturday, April 3, 1993

Various authors reading at Ben Friedlander's, April 3, 1993

  • recording one (23:00): MP3
  • recording two (10:57): MP3

Allen Ginsberg Reading, Hudson, New York, April 22, 1994

  1. The Tyger (William Blake) (3:19): MP3
  2. Gospel Noble Truths (3:15): MP3
  3. "Don't Grow Old" (6:21): MP3
  4. Father Death Blues (4:19): MP3
  5. Introduction to Plutonian Ode (3:35): MP3
  6. Plutonian Ode (11:43): MP3
  7. Industrial Waves (introduced as "Industrial Air") (6:21): MP3
  8. Those Two (introduced as "These Two") (0:36): MP3
  9. Maturity (0:15): MP3
  10. Arguments (0:33): MP3
  11. Brown Rice Quatrains (0:45): MP3
  12. Student Love (0:30): MP3
  13. Written in My Dream by William Carlos Williams (1:38): MP3
  14. China Bronchitis (part V of Reading Bai Juyi) (2:19): MP3
  15. "Tho the body's heavy meat's sustained..." (part VI of Reading Bai Juyi) (0:37): MP3
  16. Transformation of Bai's "A Night in Xingyang" (part VII of Reading Bai Juyi) (1:27): MP3
  17. Moral Majority (1:51): MP3
  18. Visiting Father and Friends (3:29): MP3
  19. Sphincter (0:55): MP3
  20. Proclamation (0:25): MP3
  21. Elephant in the Meditation Hall (3:53): MP3
  22. N.S.A. Dope Calypso / Just Say Yes Calypso (interspersed; parts II and III of CIA Dope Calypso) (5:24): MP3
  23. Do the Meditation Rock (4:09): MP3
  24. Hum Bom! (3:38): MP3
  25. After the Big Parade (0:49): MP3
  26. After Lalon (5:31): MP3
  27. Research (2:25): MP3
  28. Put Down Your Cigarette Rag (Don't Smoke) (7:18): MP3
  29. Autumn Leaves (0:51): MP3
  30. American Sentences (4:04): MP3
  31. Nurse's Song (William Blake) (7:38): MP3

Prospects Reading, Hoboken, May 23, 1996

  • Nathaniel Tarn (13:09): MP3
  • Leslie Scalapino (7:49): MP3
  • Peyrafitte Salon, Albany

  • Allen Fisher December 14, 1993 (42:47): MP3
  • Juliana Spahr April 24, 1997 (22:28): MP3
    • Writers Institute, Albany

      Santa Cruz, 1992

      SUNY Buffalo, April 18, 1996

      • Susan Howe (44:53): MP3
      • Nathaniel Mackey (39:36): MP3

        Recordings from Kenning

        • Charles Bernstein "A Defense of Poetry", Monterey, MA, July 27 1994 (5:12): MP3
        • (recorded by Chris Funkhouser with Belle Gironda)
        • Will Alexander - "A National Day in Bangladesh", The Grassy Knoll, Los Angeles, August 1993 (4:27): MP3
        • Allen Ginsberg - HUM BOM, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY, April 22, 1994 (3:06):MP3
        • Murat Nemet-Nejat - "a hippo's anus...", Staten Island, New York, June 22, 2001 (0:20): MP3

        Zinc Bar, New York, June 10, 2001

        • Don Byrd (38:40): MP3
        • Chris Funkhouser (21:10): MP3
        • New Directions Digital Poetry Launch, February 5, 2012

          • Alan Sondheim & C.T. Funkhouser (with Azure Carter and Chris Disparra) (8:25):MP3
          • C.T. Funkhouser introduction (5:38):MP3
          • Francisco Ricardo (14:13):MP3
          • Angela Ferraiolo (4:14):MP3
          • John Cayley (11:05):MP3
          • Mary Flanagan (17:08):MP3
          • Stephanie Strickland (8:04):MP3

          Individual Recordings:

          Will Alexander

          Los Angeles, 1995 (46:34): MP3

          Utopian Stellar Concentrations, Los Angeles, August 7, 1993 (30:21): MP3

          Rae Armantrout

          SUNY Albany, February 14, 1995 (28:36): MP3

          Lee Ann Brown

          Unknown location, 1993 (28:56): MP3

          SUNY Albany, April 27, 1997 (40:14): MP3

          Girassol, unknown location, May 22, 2004 (26:15): MP3

          Joseph Donahue

          Live on KUSP Radio, Santa Cruz, 1992 (52:21): MP3

          Lawrence Ferlinghetti

          Albany, NY, 1997 (1:06:37): MP3

          Ben Friedlander, Stephen Rodefer, and Tony Lopez

          Great Barrington, MA, 1996 (45:42): MP3

          Carla Harryman

          SUNY Albany, NY, 1995 (52:26): MP3

          Susan Howe

          SUNY Buffalo, April 18, 1996 (44:53): MP3

          Nathaniel Mackey

          SUNY Buffalo Seminar, unknown date (1:09:58): MP3

          Woodstock Guilds, NY, November 19, 1993 (1:08:44): MP3

          SUNY Buffalo, April 18, 1996 (39:36): MP3

          Allen Ginsberg

          1. The Tyger (William Blake) (3:07): MP3
          2. Gospel Noble Truths (3:16): MP3
          3. Don't Grow Old (6:22): MP3
          4. Father Death Blues (4:19): MP3
          5. Plutonian Ode (15:19): MP3
          6. Industrial Waves (6:21): MP3
          7. These Two (0:35): MP3
          8. Maturity (0:17): MP3
          9. Arguments (0:30): MP3
          10. Brown Rice Quatrains (0:46): MP3
          11. Student Love (0:31): MP3
          12. Written in My Dream by William Carlos Williams (1:40): MP3
          13. China Bronchitis (2:21): MP3
          14. China Bronchitis (Part) 6 (0:36): MP3
          15. A Night In Xingyang Paraphrase (1:25): MP3
          16. Moral Majority (1:48): MP3
          17. Visiting Father and Friends (3:26): MP3
          18. Sphincter (0:56): MP3
          19. Proclamation (0:29): MP3
          20. Elephant in the Meditation Hall (3:54): MP3
          21. NSA Dope Calypso (5:24): MP3
          22. Do The Meditation Rock (4:09): MP3
          23. Hum Bom! (3:38): MP3
          24. After the Big Parade (0:46): MP3
          25. After Lalon (5:17): MP3
          26. Research (2:36): MP3
          27. Put Down Your Cigarette Rag (6:32): MP3
          28. Autumn Leaves (1:35): MP3
          29. American Sentences (4:04): MP3
          30. The Nurse's Song (William Blake) (7:40): MP3
          • Public Reading, Hudson, April 22, 1994 (Complete Reading) (1:40:35): MP3

          Jena Osman

          Albany, Spring 1997 (31:47): MP3

          Bob Perelman

          Sienna College, Loudonville, NY, April 1995 (54:58): MP3

          Gary Sullivan

          Unknown location, 2009 (32:04): MP3

          Charles Stein

          • Public Reading, Tivoli, May 1, 1994 (1:04:06): MP3

          Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi

          Performing at SUNY Albany, Spring 1995 (1:12:30): MP3

          Bill Luoma

          Unknown Location, 2009 (28:44): MP3

          Jackson Mac Low

          1. I Strife (1:31): MP3
          2. Giant Otters (1:08): MP3
          3. Giant Philosophical Otters (3:30): MP3
          4. More Giant Philosophical Otters (3:34): MP3
          5. Forties 16 (5:18): MP3
          6. Accusation Fallacia, for Annie (6:46): MP3
          7. A Breather, a poem for John Cage after his 79th birthday (1:21): MP3
          8. Intention Disappears, a poem for John Cage's 79th birthday (1:47): MP3
          9. Rebus Effort Remove Government, a poem for John Cage after his 79th birthday (2:32): MP3
          10. They Didn't Whir He Gave No Advice, a poem for John Cage after his 79th birthday (3:03): MP3
          11. Cater Loaf (6:12): MP3
          12. This Occasion, a poem for John Cage after his 79th birthday (1:34): MP3
          13. He Never Relaxed for a Moment, a poem for John Cage after his 79th birthday (1:12): MP3
          14. Desecrated Anchorite Lofty (3:39): MP3
          • Little Magazine Session, New York, April 2, 1995 (Complete Reading) (44:53): MP3

          Ed Sanders

          • Writers Institute Reading, SUNY Albany, May 1, 1997 (45:07): MP3
          • Amiri Baraka

            From the Dodge Poetry Festival, Waterloo, New Jersey, 2002

            Lecture (43:59): MP3
            Panel Presentation (56:39): MP3

            At the Newark Public Libary, Newark, New Jersey, 2002

            Press Conference (18:30): MP3
            Speech (35:38): MP3

          • Candelabra Abaft Fan, Banff, February 18, 2010 (14:53): MP3

          Kamau Brathwaite

          • New York University, December 9, 2000 (59:12): MP3

          Johanna Drucker

          • Princteon University, October 25, 2013 (51:57): MP3

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