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Reading at St. Bonaventure University, November 3, 2015

  1. Introduction by Kaplan Harris (4:20): MP3
  2. Post Script (4:05): MP3
  3. Part 1: A Square, a Cell, a Sentence (4:05): MP3
  4. Part 2 (3:35): MP3
  5. Part 3: And So I Sing This Body on a Table (3:30): MP3
  6. Part 4: Cavities of Light (5:44): MP3
  7. Part 5 (2:04): MP3
  8. Part 6: As for Myself in the Present (3:58): MP3
  9. Part 7: Dear Hashim-Bin-Attash (1:24): MP3
  10. Part 8: First Dream Poem (4:07): MP3
  11. Part 9: Second Dream Poem (3:07): MP3
  12. To Burn With Love: First Lyric Poem (1:01): MP3
  13. To Burn With Love: Second Lyric Poem (0:38): MP3
  14. To Burn With Love: Third Lyric Poem (1:12): MP3
  15. To Burn With Love: Fourth Lyric Poem (2:23): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, September 30, 2015

  • Complete Reading (46:25): MP3
  1. Introduction (3:34): MP3
  2. Introduction to the Post Script (Poetry Reading
  3. A Square, a Cell, a Sentence (3:08): MP3
  4. And So I Sing This Body on a Table (MP3
  5. Cavities of Light (4:52): MP3
  6. Third Excerpt from Post Script (6:10): MP3
  7. Now Render This Fantasy as a Commonplace Whose Structure of Feeling We Share (3:32): MP3
  8. Even Bruce Notices (3:44): MP3
  9. Dear Abu el-Dahab (2:29): MP3
  10. Autopsy Poems (7:00): MP3
  11. To Burn With Love: Part 1 (1:13): MP3
  12. To Burn With Love: Part 2 (0:34): MP3
  13. To Burn With Love: Part 3 (0:57): MP3
  14. To Burn with Love: Part 4 (2:01): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, NYC, March 22, 2014

  1. Introduction (4:31): MP3
  2. Hocus Pocus (7:34): MP3
  3. Cavities of Light (4:46): MP3
  4. Intimate Obscenity (3:01): MP3
  5. The Ligature (4:52): MP3
  6. Late-Night Emissions (6:59): MP3
  7. Abundance Washed (11:25): MP3
  • Complete Reading (45:06): MP3

Group Reading at Modernist Studies Association, Hallwall's Contemporary Art Center, Heatstrings, Buffalo, October 7, 2011

  • Rob Halpern (4:15): MP3

Rob Halpern on Taylor Brady, and Taylor Brady Reading, Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, September 25, 2010

  1. introduction (5:19): MP3
  2. Rob Halpern (35:17): MP3
  3. Taylor Brady (51:45): MP3
  • complete reading (1:32:21): MP3

Taylor Brady on Rob Halpern, and Rob Halpern Reading, Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, September 24, 2010

  1. introduction (6:40): MP3
  2. Taylor Brady (11:09): MP3
  3. Rob Halpern (51:46): MP3
  • complete reading (1:09:35): MP3

Rob Halpern on Amy Balkin, Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, September 2010

  1. Introduction (3:25): MP3
  2. On "This is the Public Domain" (19:23): MP3
  3. On utopia (3:48): MP3
  4. On use (10:07): MP3
  • complete reading (36:47): MP3

"Nonsound, A Musical," Recorded by Christian Passera, Paris, June 2010

  • complete reading (1:41): MP3

Reading for Double Change, Paris, June 7, 2010

Rob Halpern on Segue Series at BPC: January 23, 2010

  • complete reading (27:57): MP3
  1. introduction (1:14): MP3
  2. from Music for Porn (3:48): MP3
  3. from Disaster Suites (5:19): MP3
  4. Weak Link (17:22): MP3

Reading from Disaster Suites at Modern Times Bookstore, on A Voice Box, July 9, 2009

  1. Introduction (1:28): MP3
  2. Introduction to talk (2:27): MP3
  3. False Start 1 (2:22): MP3
  4. Community History: Sex, Writing and Activism in the New Narrative (26:27): MP3
  • complete recording (35:23): MP3

Long Beach Notebook from Imaginary Politics and Disaster Suites, July 2008

  • complete reading (37:22): MP3
  1. Introduction (3:34): MP3
  2. This Evolved, Bearing No Resemblance to Love (7:06): CMP3/a>
  3. Post Disaster (5:58): Complete Reading
  4. Wetlands and Marshes Slow (0:32): MP3
  5. Pit Sand and River Sand (0:22): MP3
  6. Then His Voice Just Petered Out (0:30): MP3
  7. Over and Above the Market (0:33): MP3
  8. Poem for Tom Donovan (3:02): MP3
  9. This One (4:52): MP3
  10. Poem for Marcus Sibbons (6:26): MP3
  11. Poem for Yetta Morrison (1:21): MP3
  12. Poem for Carrie Edwards (2:28): Complete Reading

Wild Horses of Fire Audio, Recorded at 166 Avenue A, June 2008

  1. Notes on Porn (3:46): MP3
  2. The Restoration of China, or a Secret History of LANGUAGE Bashing (28:47): MP3

On A Voice Box, SPT Aggression Conference, CCA, Oakland, May 31, 2008

  • complete reading (32:51): MP3

'Peace On A' Events Series, May 2008

  1. Introduction (6:20): MP3
  2. Community History Selection (4:22): MP3
  3. A series from Music for Porn: My Operatives (6:28): MP3
  4. A series from Music for Porn: Imaginary Politics (20:38): MP3
complete reading (38:10): MP3

On A Voice Box, at SPD Open House, Berkeley, April 12, 2008

  • complete reading with Taylor Brady (from their collaboration, Snow Sensitive Skin) (15:28): MP3

Rob Halpern on Segue Series Reading at BPC: March 3, 2007

  • complete reading (38:49): MP3
  1. introduction (9:14): MP3
  2. selections from Disaster Suites (5:27): MP3
  3. selections from Music for Porn (7:12): MP3
  4. selections from Reconciliation Under Duress (from Rumored Place) (15:32): MP3

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© 2009 by Rob Halpern. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. Used with permission of the authors. Distributed by PennSound.