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Bhanu Kapil

Poetry reading at the Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, September 27, 2016

Complete Reading (47:37): MP3

  • Introduction of Bhanu Kapil (5:01): MP3
  • Bhanu Kapil introduces her own work (8:03): MP3
  • Introduces her poem, "A Healing Narrative" (0:41): MP3
  • "A Healing Narrative" (1:38): MP3
  • "Meat Forest 1979" (2:33): MP3
  • "Vertigo" (2:31): MP3
  • "What is Ban" (4:02): MP3
  • "Abiogenesis" (3:04): MP3
  • "Copper Notes for Ban" (3:12): MP3
  • Interlude: commentary, introducing Ban en Banlieue Suburban, dedication to Lucas de Lima (4:18): MP3
  • "Ban en Banlieue Suburban" (dedicated to Lucas de Lima) (3:11): MP3
  • Interlude: reflections on the year (2:18): MP3
  • "Anamorphia for Ban" (dedicated to Eunsong Kim) and ending (7:13): MP3
  • Reading for the MFA Reading Series, Boise State University, Boise, April 27, 2012

    • complete reading (34:08): MP3

    Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 25, 2009

    complete recording (1:17:43): MP3

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

    complete reading (16:16): MP3

    Reading from Humanimal (Kelsey Street Press 2009)

    Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, February 16, 2008

    • introduction and opening notes (1:57): MP3
    • Humanimal (16:23): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, December 15, 2007

    complete reading (24:48): MP3

    Reading from The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press 2001)

    Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, October 9, 2006

    • Intro/Vertical, Notes (8:06): MP3
    • Twelve Questions (0:52): MP3
    • 1. What is the shape of your body? (4:26): MP3
    • 3. Describe a morning you woke without fear. (1:09): MP3
    • 11. Where did you come from/how did you arrive? (1:40): MP3
    • 33. Tell me what you know about dismemberment. (1:37): MP3
    • 42. Tell me what you know about dismemberment. (1:08): MP3
    • 47. Where did you come from/how did you arrive? (0:44): MP3
    • 22. Describe a morning you woke without fear. (1:01): MP3
    • 53. What are the consequences of silence? (0:50): MP3
    • 54. How will you/have you prepare(d) for your death? (0:49): MP3
    • 77.How will you live now? (0:57): MP3
    • 95. How will you begin? (0:58): MP3
    • 96. What is the shape of your body? (0:08): MP3
    • 97. Who is responsible for the suffering of your mother? (0:47): MP3

    Reading for the Belladonna Series, NYC, April 26, 2002

    complete reading (17:41): MP3

    Left Hand Reading Series, Boulder, April 19, 2001

    • introduction (2:22): MP3
    • complete reading (13:31): MP3

    English Department Reading Series, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2001

    1. Excerpt from the Wolf Girls of Midnapur (7:55): MP3
    2. Reading from the Autobiography of a Cyborg (10:15): MP3
    3. The Birth (2:57): MP3
    4. Going Beyond Pleasure in Three Easy Steps (12:36): MP3
    5. In Their Relation to Skin (1:59): MP3
    6. Tower Hill (2:28): MP3
    complete reading (36:01): MP3

    Left Hand Reading Series, Boulder, September 16, 1999

    • introduction (2:02): MP3
    • complete reading (13:31): MP3

    Recorded Poem on Harry's House Vol 2 CD

    • Ban - Bhanu Kapil (2:59): MP3

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