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January 6, 2017



At The Rotunda, Philadelphia, Recording courtesy of A.L. Nielsen and the Heatstrings Blog

Readers include:

  1. Seth Perlow (3:57): MP3
  2. Diana Hamilton (3:40): MP3
  3. Timothy Yu (3:15): MP3
  4. Crossley Simmons (4:37): MP3
  5. Anna Maria Hong (2:17): MP3
  6. Danny Snelson (4:06): MP3
  7. Angela Hume (3:33): MP3
  8. Zhimin Li (6:03): MP3
  9. Alexa Smith (4:24): MP3
  10. Faye Marie Chevalier (2:30): MP3
  11. Evie Shockley (3:53): MP3
  12. Eric Keenaghan (1:51): MP3
  13. Zack Arrington (3:38): MP3
  14. Pattie McCarthy (3:12): MP3
  15. Chris McCreary (3:29): MP3
  16. Tsitsi Jaji (2:57): MP3
  17. Ryan Eckes (4:22): MP3
  18. Sean Collins (3:12): MP3
  19. Ted Rees (4:49): MP3
  20. Gabriel Ojeda-Sague (3:28): MP3
  21. James Ingoldsby (3:34): MP3
  22. Andrew Dieck (6:10): MP3
  23. Michelle Taransky (1:52): MP3
  24. Sue Landers (4:15): MP3
  25. Frank Sherlock (2:04): MP3
  26. CAConrad (2:38): MP3
  27. Anne Boyer (6:07): MP3
  28. Laynie Browne (3:50): MP3
  29. Andrew Gorin (1:50): MP3
  30. Rachel Milligan (3:36): MP3
  31. Raquel Salas-Rivera (5:55): MP3
  32. Nicole Stemberg (2:29): MP3
  33. Tung-Hui Hu (4:38): MP3
  34. Oki Sogumi (3:53): MP3
  35. Trisha Low (5:34): MP3
  36. Emily Abendroth (3:45): MP3
  37. Connie Yu (3:38): MP3
  38. Paul Gorman (2:33): MP3
  39. Mark Scroggins (4:21): MP3
  40. Pierre Joris (5:09): MP3
  41. Habib Tengour (3:09): MP3
  42. Marion Bell (2:50): MP3
  43. Kristen Case (3:50): MP3
  44. Orchid Tierney (5:29): MP3
  45. Herman Beavers (5:29): MP3
  46. Thomas Devaney (5:06): MP3
  47. Steven Kleinman (3:52): MP3
  48. Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach (2:55): MP3
  49. Lauren Samblanet (2:59): MP3
  50. Jason Zuzga (3:43): MP3
  51. Leonard Schwartz (6:09): MP3
  52. Christy Davids (4:49): MP3
  53. Jim Krull (2:56): MP3
  54. Amanda Silberling (3:52): MP3
  55. A.L. Nielsen (1:52): MP3
  56. Mel Bentley (3:18): MP3
  57. Sara Jane Stoner (4:06): MP3
  58. Knar Gavin (5:30): MP3
  59. Meg Pendoley (2:39): MP3
  60. Amish Trivedi (4:33): MP3
  61. Maya Arthur (4:50): MP3
  62. Davy Knittle (5:27): MP3
  63. Anna Strong (1:59): MP3
    • complete reading (4:08:15): MP3

    January 7, 2012



    At Town Hall Downstairs, Seattle, Recording courtesy of A.L. Nielsen and the Heatstrings Blog

    Readers include:

    1. Jasper Bernes and Joshua Clover (6:03):MP3
    2. Julia Bloch (1:29): MP3
    3. Amaranth Borsuk (1:54): MP3
    4. Rebecca Brown (1:52): MP3
    5. Don Mee Choi (1:36): MP3
    6. Merrill Cole (1:52): MP3
    7. Matthew Cooperman (4:05): MP3
    8. Crystal Curry (2:25): MP3
    9. Maria Damon (1:16): MP3
    10. Christine Deavel (1:53): MP3
    11. Sarah Dowling (2:10): MP3
    12. William J. Harris (3:09): MP3
    13. Rachel Blau DuPlessis (2:09): MP3
    14. Joel Felix (2:02): MP3
    15. Jaime Gusman (2:00): MP3
    16. Joseph Harrington (2:09): MP3
    17. Jeanne Heuving (2:59): MP3
    18. Anna Maria Hong (1:48): MP3
    19. Yunte Huang (2:56): MP3
    20. Grant Jenkins (3:18): MP3
    21. Erica Kaufman (2:51): MP3
    22. Myung Mi Kim (2:53): MP3
    23. Gregory Laynor (2:07): MP3
    24. Karen An-hwei Lee (3:37): MP3
    25. Alex Leslie (4:29): MP3
    26. Stacey Levine (2:46):MP3
    27. Suzanne Jill Levine (2:46): MP3
    28. Sarah Mangold (3:24): MP3
    29. Ezra Mark (2:40): MP3
    30. John Marshall (1:56): MP3
    31. Bryant Mason (2:33): MP3
    32. Joe Milutis (3:32): MP3
    33. Robert Mittenhal (2:43): MP3
    34. Laura Moriarty (4:14): MP3
    35. Laura Mullen (3:04): MP3
    36. Paul Nelson (3:13): MP3
    37. Melanie Noel (1:09): MP3
    38. A.L. Nielsen (2:38): MP3
    39. Doug Nufer (2:42): MP3
    40. Vanessa Place (1:56): MP3
    41. James Reed (2:35): MP3
    42. Summer Robinson (2:56): MP3
    43. Judith Roche (3:20): MP3
    44. Linda Russo (2:48): MP3
    45. Leonard Schwartz (0:49): MP3
    46. Kathy Lou Schultz (1:58): MP3
    47. Evie Shockley (2:21): MP3
    48. Monica Storss (4:19): MP3
    49. Daniel Tiffany (6:14): MP3
    50. Nico Vassilakis (2:30): MP3
    51. Catherine Wagner (2:10): MP3
    52. Christine Wertheim (4:15): MP3
    53. David Wolach (5:05): MP3
    54. Deborah Woodard (2:08): MP3
    55. Maged Zaher (2:55): MP3
    56. Julie Brown (4:05): MP3
    • complete reading (2:56:18): MP3

    January 8, 2011

    Organized by Andrew Maxwell, Mathew Timmons, Joseph Mosconi, Ara Shirinyan and Brian Kim Stefans at ArtShare, LA. Recording courtesy of Mathew Timmons.

    Full list of readers

    complete recording part 1 (53:12): MP3
    complete recording part 2 (2:51:10): MP3

    December 29, 2009

    "Coming in from the Cold: Celebrating Twenty Years of the MLA Off-Site Poetry Reading," at the Philadelphia Mariott

    organized by Aldon Nielsen, featuring: Elizabeth Willis, Tyrone Williams, Rodrigo Toscano, Rod Smith, Evie Shockley, Jennifer Scappettone, Bob Perelman, Laura Moriarty, Patrick Durgin and Charles Bernstein

    Off-Site Reading at the Rotunda, Philadelphia, organized by Julia Bloch and Michelle Taransky

    Featuring: Matthew Landis, Rodrigo Toscano, Carlos Soto Román, Kim Gek Lin Short, Jacob Russell, Angel Hogan, Ish Klein, Gregory Laynor, Nava EtShalom, Ryan Eckes, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, David Larsen, Norma Cole, Rod Smith, Frank Sherlock, CA Conrad, Aldon Nielsen, Bob Perelman, Suzanne Heyd, Emily Abendroth, Laura Moriarty, Evie Shockley, Pattie McCarthy, Ron Silliman, Thomas Devaney, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Tyrone Williams, Jenn McCreary, Carla Harryman, Kate Lilley, Steve Dolph, Chris McCreary, Jennifer Scappettone, Lisa Howe, Bill Howe, Charles Cantalupo, Julie Phillips Brown, Norman Finkelstein, Mel Nichols, Aaron Kunin, Jamie Townsend, Michael S. Hennessey, Chris Carrier, Eric Selland, Barrett Watten, James Shea, Sandra Lim, Mecca Sullivan, Danny Snelson, Michelle Taransky, Herman Beavers, Adrian Khactu and Julia Bloch

    1. introduction (1:34): MP3
    2. Matthew Landis (2:56): MP3
    3. Rodrigo Toscano (4:14): MP3
    4. Carlos Soto Roman (2:32): MP3
    5. Kim Gek Lin Short (4:51): MP3
    6. Jacob Russell (2:10): MP3
    7. Angel Hogan (2:37): MP3
    8. Ish Klein (3:45): MP3
    9. Gregory Laynor (3:01): MP3
    10. Nava EtShalom (3:50): MP3
    11. Ryan Eckes (1:16): MP3
    12. Sueyeun Juliette Lee (1:52): MP3
    13. David Larsen (2:56): MP3
    14. Norma Cole (3:37): MP3
    15. Rod Smith (3:13): MP3
    16. Frank Sherlock (1:55): MP3
    17. CA Conrad (3:21): MP3
    18. Aldon Nielsen (2:20): MP3
    19. Suzanne Heyd (5:13): MP3
    20. Emily Abendroth (3:06): MP3
    21. Laura Moriarty (3:47): MP3
    22. Evie Shockley (1:50): MP3
    23. Pattie McCarthy (2:23): MP3
    24. Ron Silliman (2:10): MP3
    25. Thomas Devaney (2:37): MP3
    26. Rachel Blau DuPlessis (2:28): MP3
    27. Tyrone Williams (3:31): MP3
    28. Jenn McCreary (2:43): MP3
    29. Carla Harryman (3:09): MP3
    30. Kate Lilley (2:44): MP3
    31. Steve Dolph (1:57): MP3
    32. Chris McCreary (2:21): MP3
    33. Jennifer Scappettone (3:20): MP3
    34. Lisa Howe (3:45): MP3
    35. Bill Howe (1:32): MP3
    36. Charles Cantalupo (3:24): MP3
    37. Julie Phillips Brown (1:58): MP3
    38. Norman Finkelstein (2:57): MP3
    39. Mel Nichols (2:39) MP3
    40. Aaron Kunin (3:05): MP3
    41. Jamie Townsend (1:46): MP3
    42. Michael S. Hennessey (3:18): MP3
    43. Chris Carrier (2:43): MP3
    44. Eric Selland (2:59): MP3
    45. Barrett Watten (7:08): MP3
    46. James Shea (2:08): MP3
    47. Sandra Lim (1:52): MP3
    48. Mecca Sullivan (2:25): MP3
    49. Danny Snelson (3:29): MP3
    50. Michelle Taransky (2:00): MP3
    51. Herman Beavers (4:05): MP3
    52. Adrian Khactu (2:26): MP3
    53. Julia Bloch (0:53): MP3
    • complete reading (2:36:46): MP3

    December 28, 2008

    Featuring:

    Noah Eli Gordon, Lorraine Graham, Rob Halpern, Durriel Harris, Carla Harryman, Elizabeth Hatmaker, Jeanne Heuving, Paul Hoover, Bill Howe, Lisa Howe, Javier Huerta, Paolo Javier, Kevin Killian, Aaron Kunin, Joseph Lease, Walter Lew, Bill Luoma, Philip Metres, Kasey Mohammad, Bill Mohr, Rusty Morrison, Aldon Nielsen, Tom Orange, Craig Perez, Donna de la Perriere, Kristin Prevallet, Lisa Robertson, Jeffrey Robinson, Kit Robinson, Jerry Rothenberg

    • (in)complete recording (1:31:09): MP3

    December 28, 2007

    • Organized by Robert Archambeau and Patrick Durgin at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recorded by Aldon Nielsen.

    Featuring:

    Joe Amato, Robert Archambeau, Ray Biancht, Tisa Bryant, Dodie Bellamy, Charles Cantaloupo, Stephen Cope, Josh Corey, Joel Craig, Elizabeth Cross, Garin Cycholl, Michael Davidson, Patrick Durgin, Joel Felix, Kass Fleischer, C.S. Giscombe, Renee Gladman, Chris Glomski, Steven Halle, Duriel Harris, Bill Howe, Pierre Joris, Jennifer Karmin, Kevin Killian, David Lloyd, Nicole Markotic, Cate Marvin, Philip Metres, Laura Moriarity, Simone Muench, Aldon Nielsen, Mark Nowak, Kristy Odelius, Bob Perelman, Kristin Prevallet, Jen Scappetone, Robyn Schiff, Susan Schultz, Don Share, Ed Skoog, Chuck Stebleton, Mark Tardi, Catherine Taylor, Tony Trigilio, Nick Twemlow, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, Barrett Watten, Tyrone Williams, Tim Yu

    1. Joe Amato
      • "This poem is...this next one..." (1:59): MP3

    2. Robert Archambeau
      • Sheena is a Punkrocker (2:29): MP3

    3. Ray Bianchi
      • Glistening Cantos (1:31): MP3

    4. Tisa Bryant
      • California Negroes (4:53): MP3

    5. Dodie Bellamy
      • Snow Globe (2:08): MP3

    6. Charles Cantaloupo
      • Bethlehem (2:47): MP3

    7. Stephen Cope
      • 13 Ways of Looking at the Assassination of the President (2:27): MP3

    8. Josh Corey
      • Lecture on Modernism (3:28) MP3

    9. Joel Craig
      • Ry Cooder (1:36): MP3

    10. Elizabeth Cross
      • The Most Desirable Romance in the World (2:29): MP3

    11. Garin Cycholl
      • Hostile Witness (2:12): MP3

    12. Michael Davidson
      • Bad Modernism (2:25): MP3

    13. Patrick Durgin
      • Relay Excerpts (1:58): MP3

    14. Joel Felix
      • The Geometric Cloves (1:19): MP3

    15. Kass Fleischer
      • Personality to Configure (1:55): MP3

    16. G.S. Giscombe
      • Prairie Silo (3:34): MP3

    17. Renee Gladman
      • The Ravikians (2:21): MP3

    18. Chris Glomski
      • Infinity (2:27): MP3

    19. Steven Halle
      • Elegaic Stanzas for K.C. (1:09): MP3

    20. Duriel Harris
      • "Lord bless you...you certainly are looking fine" (2:26): MP3

    21. Bill Howe
      • "Collosal reptiles..." (2:26): MP3

    22. Pierre Joris
      • Lines Written From Returning to These Shores After a Long Absence (1:39): MP3

    23. Jennifer Karmin
      • "Imaginary, consider whether it moves you..." (1:50): MP3

    24. Kevin Killian
      • Norwegian Wood (1:50): MP3

    25. David Lloyd
      • Sill (1:44): MP3

    26. Nicole Markotic
      • "Joseph Smith lives behind a Magritte painting..." (2:12):MP3

    27. Cate Marvin
      • Flowers Always (2:06): MP3

    28. Philip Metres
      • (Sings) (1:51): MP3

    29. Laura Moriarity
      • "Welcome dear chaos..." (3:53): MP3

    30. Simone Muench
      • Dear Leather Face (1:40): MP3

    31. Aldon Nielsen
      • The Virginia Monologues (2:02): MP3

    32. Mark Nowak
      • Coal Mountain (1:33): MP3

    33. Kristy Odelius
      • "Baby, what kind of help do you really want?.." (1:18): MP3

    34. Bob Perelman
      • Current Poetics; "I toy with you..." (2:31): MP3

    35. Kristen Prevallet
      • The Day Lady Died: For Benazir Bhutto (1:44): MP3

    36. Jennifer Scappetone
      • Corcerning Lasts Made in Illinois (1:27): MP3

    37. Robyn Schiff
      • "Has no fly laid a sac of eggs..." (1:41): MP3

    38. Susan Schultz
      • "3,900, 1.2 million, god fascism?..." (2:06): MP3

    39. Don Share
      • At Home (1:56): MP3

    40. Ed Skoog
      • Funny Narrative; Weird (3:00): MP3

    41. Chuck Stebleton
      • Frisco Seal; Millions Now Living Will Never Die (1:48): MP3

    42. Mark Tardi
      • "the roadsides favor promiscuity..." (1:52): MP3

    43. Catherine Taylor
      • "Patti Hearst is my mother..." (1:00): MP3

    44. Tony Trigilio
      • They Sound Bells For Us (2:57): MP3

    45. Nick Twemlow
      • Topeka Topeka (2:40): MP3

    46. Quraysh Ali Lansana
      • The Parable of Jacob (3:01): MP3

    47. Lina Ramona Vitkauskas
      • Erection: A Single Entendre (1:07): MP3

    48. Barrett Watten
      • Correlation of "Paterson" Book 1 (4:05): MP3

    49. Tyrone Williams
      • "blast theory can you see me now caption only..." (1:37): MP3

    50. Tim Yu
      • Love Poem (2:07): MP3
    • complete reading (2:07:08): MP3

    December 26, 2006

    Featuring:

    Aaron Kunin, Adam Fieled, Sasha Steensen, Dennis Barone, Aldon Nielsen, Ben Friedlander, Bill Howe (quartet), Bob Perelman, Brent Cunningham (phone call with "Chris"), Brian Kim Stefans, C. A. Conrad, Camille Martin, Cathy Eisenhower, Charles Bernstein, Christian Bök, Eduardo Espina, translation by Loren Goodman, Elaine Terranova, Ethel Rackin, Evie Shockley, Frank Sherlock, Hank Lazer, Herman Beavers, Jena Osman, Jennifer Scappetone, Joan Retallack, Caroline Bergvall, Johanna Drucker, John Wilkinson, Josh Schuster, Kathy Lou Schultz, Lamont Steptoe, Laura Moriarty, Leevi Lehto, Linda Russo, Linh Dinh, Loren Goodman, Matthew Cooperman, Michael Tod Edgerton, Nat Anderson, Nick Monfort, Norma Cole, Patrick Durgin, (Patrick introduces himself as Charles Bernstein), Rachel DuPlessis, Ron Silliman, Susan Schultz, Timothy Yu, Tom Devaney, Tom Orange, Tracie Morris, Tyrone Williams, Carla Harryman, Barrett Watten, Walter Lew, (odd sounds are first, Walter throwing himself across a grand piano, then later rushing out to cut Aldon Nielson's tie in half, then finally throwing himself back over piano), Will Esposito, and Yunte Huang

    1. Caroline Bergvall
      • "when you write again..." (1:09): MP3

    2. Joanna Drucker
      • Total Wreck (1:27): MP3

    3. John Wilkinson
      • "climb the sand horn..." (1:34): MP3

    4. Josh Schuster
      • Poem for John Weiners (0:22): MP3
      • reading from One Thousand Recipes (1:12): MP3

    5. Kathy Lou Schultz
      • last section of Geneaology (2:20): MP3

    6. Lamont Steptoe
      • Spookism (1:19): MP3
      • Passage and Gone (0:59): MP3

    7. Laura Moriarty
      • reading from Ultravioleta (3:34): MP3

    8. Leevi Lehto
      • reading a sound poem (2:09): MP3

    9. Linda Russo
      • "if you experience sudden pain..." (2:47): MP3

    10. Linh Dinh
      • Rueful Outlay For Conscript (2:11): MP3

    11. Loren Goodman
      • Life a Game (2:36): MP3

    12. Matthew Cooperman
      • "there's certain patterns of experience known as habbits..." (2:50): MP3

    13. Michael Tod Edgerton
      • "Narcissus from beneath the shadow escapes from the body..." (2:10): MP3

    14. Nathalie Anderson
      • "first night together and he said don't..." (0:50): MP3

    15. Nick Montfort
      • I Icing Sing (1:13): MP3

    16. Norma Cole
      • Pluto's Disgrace (3:13): MP3

    17. Rachel Blau DuPlessis
      • reading from Draft of 75 Doggerel (3:08): MP3

    18. Ron Silliman
      • "this April eve you do deceive..." (0:29): MP3

    19. Susan Schultz
      • reading from Dementia Blog (2:56): MP3

    20. Timothy Yu
      • "in a time of fragrant falling love is something we rarely think of..." (1:57): MP3

    21. Tom Orange
      • "like the subtle body from the skin of both worlds...." (1:58): MP3

    22. Tracie Morris

    23. Tyrone Williams
      • How Do I Cross Out the X, Malcolm? (1:47): MP3

    24. Carla Harryman
      • Devouring (1:44): MP3

    25. Barrett Watten
      • Dream (1:53): MP3
      • Dream of a Post-Soviet MLA (2:40): MP3

    26. Will Esposito
      • "a heavy foliage..." (1:23): MP3

    27. Yunte Huang
      • "dot com..." (0:59): MP3

    • Various Readers part 2 (32:05): MP3
    • Various Readers part 3 (40:05): MP3

    December 28, 2005

    at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington D.C.

    1. Joel Bettridge
    2. reading from Presocratic Blues
      • "At the Grocery..." (1:19): MP3
      • "Philolaus walking through the park..." (0:43): MP3
      • After Treating a Patient for yet Another Unknown Ailment Hippocrates Records a Note to Self (0:34): MP3
      • Eurytus Having Drunk Too Much is Most Himself When Speaking (0:59): MP3

    3. Louis Cabri
      • Foamula (2:36): MP3

    4. Joshua Clover
      • "Let's talk about space then..." (1:53): MP3
      • Poem Oh Let's Kiss and Make Up (1:36): MP3

    5. Michael Cross
      • Cede (3:46): MP3

    6. Brent Cunningham
    7. reading from Orations of Trillius Petronius
      • 6th Oration: Tulia, My Constant (2:37): MP3
      • 8th Oration: Prometheus Thinks of His Mother (2:40): MP3

    8. Richard Deming
      • The Sound of Things and Their Motion (1:35): MP3
      • Political Poem (1:30): MP3
      • From Some Elsewhere (1:23): MP3

    9. Jeff Derksen
      • The Vestiges or a Creative Destruction (3:55): MP3

    10. Patrick Durgin
      • To My Imitators (1:15): MP3
      • Was Not Was (1:31): MP3

    11. William Howe
      • 716a (0:51): MP3
      • 719 (0:27): MP3
      • 724 (0:33): MP3
      • 722 (0:42): MP3

    12. Aaron Kunin
      • The Sore Throat (1:54): MP3

    13. Nicole Markotic
      • "dictate the prose back home..." (1:52): MP3

    14. Camille Martin
      • "wither and weather the withering weather..." (1:56): MP3
      • "ice crystals on a cold surface..." (1:27): MP3
      • "even a neutral mood coats the range of surface..." (0:57): MP3
      • "no point in the flood..." (0:54): MP3

    15. Laura Moriarty
      • four minute synopsis of A Tonalist Thinking (4:00): MP3
      • "to be of music..." (1:18): MP3

    16. Aldon Nielsen
      • Inauguration by Lorenzo Thomas (1:10): MP3
      • Song by Lorenzo Thomas (0:49): MP3
      • "the ear of the behearer..." (1:16): MP3

    17. Bob Perelman
      • Only One of Us is Henry James (1:31): MP3
      • Ideal Reader (0:12): MP3
      • Student Publication (0:14): MP3
      • Pound's Penis (aside) (0:46): MP3
      • Epic Proportions (0:31): MP3
      • Theater of Cruelty (0:46): MP3
      • Poetic Sex (0:20): MP3
      • Enemy Readers (0:46): MP3
      • Faith Based Lyric (0:38): MP3
      • The Jack Spicer Memorial Neuron (0:14): MP3
      • Stein and Miss Murphy (0:35): MP3
      • Envoi (0:35): MP3

    18. Joan Retallack
      • sections from The Reinvention of Truth (4:14): MP3

    19. Jennifer Scappettone
      • Derrida is Dead 2 (2:17): MP3
      • Derrida is Dead 2.009 (1:57): MP3

    20. Susan Schultz
      • The Last Modernist (1:55): MP3
      • Expectant Mother (1:45): MP3

    Complete Recording (1:27:35): MP3

    December 29, 2004

    Featuring:

    Will Alexander (Compound Hibernation), Kazim Ali, Rae Armantrout (2,3), Alicia Askenase (Osso Buco), Dennis Barone (Wishbone), Herman Beavers (Taking Up Base, After April 15th This Won't Matter), Steve McCaffery (Part 63), Lee Ann Brown, David Buuck, Mark Wallace, Louis Cabri (from Becoming Kitsch), C.A. Conrad introducing Gil Ott Recording (Stingera), C.A. Conrad (The Department of Refusals and Constant Wartime), Brent Cunningham (City of the Sun, Truth is the Flaw), Michael Davidson (The Public Sphere, Poor Yorick, Arcadia), Tom Devaney (Blindfold), Linh Dinh (Continuous Bullets Over Flat Earth, No Biggies, Holes), Greg Djanikian (Buying a Rug), Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Forward Slash), Patrick Durgin (For Jackson MacLow), Norman Finkelstein (Collage 4), Kristen Gallagher, C.S. Giscombe (The Old Northwest) (cut off), Loren Goodman, Hassen, Bill Howe, Jessica Lowenthal, Pattie McCarthy, Chris McCreary, Jenn McCreary, Mark McMorris, Mike Magee, Camille Martin, "continental sweep",Brigette Byrd, Charles Bernstein, "Ballad of the Girly Man", Laura Moriarty, Eileen Myles, Jena Osman, Bob Perelman, Ethel Rackin, Kathy Lou Schultz, Frank Sherlock, Ron Silliman, Juliana Spahr, Chris Stroffolino, Kevin Varone, Mark Wallace, from "Clowns Against Fences" [working title], Barrett Watten

    1. Part One (1:01:09): mp3
    2. Part Two (1:01:42): mp3

    December 27, 1996

    at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington D.C.

    1. Charles Bernstein
      • Don't Be So Sure (Don't be Saussure) (0:46): MP3
      • The Knees Have It (0:30): MP3
      • Gertrude and Ludwig's Bogus Adventure (1:37): MP3
      • Ruminative Ablution (0:58): MP3
      • from an ongoing interview with Tom Beckett (2:37): MP3
      • Innappropriate Touching (1:47): MP3
      • He's So Heavy He's My Sokal (2:44): MP3

    2. Norma Cole
      • A Poet Enters the Body of Expectation (0:42): MP3
      • Artificial Memory (4:44): MP3

    3. Rachel Blau DuPlessis
      • reading from Draft 29: Intellectual Autobiography (4:22): MP3
      • reading from Draft 23: Findings (3:43): MP3

    4. Peter Gizzi
      • Pierced (7:24): MP3

    5. Loss Glazier
      • Windows 95 (5:28): MP3
      • Ole/ Embedded Object (2:05): MP3

    6. Carla Harryman
      • Fairy Tale (7:03): MP3

    7. Hank Lazer
      • reading from 3 of 10 (1:02): MP3
      • reading from Days (3:07): MP3

    8. Steve McCaffery
      • reading from TeachableTexts (6:47): MP3

    9. Douglas Messerli
      • First Words (3:20): MP3
      • Aesthetics (0:41): MP3
      • Never Having to Been Where the Sun Rose (1:18): MP3

    10. Jennifer Moxley
      • Out of the Cradle Endlessly (1:55): MP3
      • Ode to the Man in the Mire of Babylon (1:41): MP3
      • Where Was I Going? (3:27): MP3

    11. Aldon Nielsen
      • Manufacturer's Warning (0:19): MP3
      • "when things decay" (0:38): MP3
      • After Autumn (0:19): MP3
      • Unwieldy Aphorism (0:27): MP3
      • Supple Mint (0:32): MP3
      • Lafayette Square (0:30): MP3
      • American Songbag (1:03): MP3

    12. Ted Pearson
      • reading first stanza from all of his (then) 13 books (6:09): MP3

    13. Bob Perelman
      • The Alphabet (0:46): MP3
      • In a Nutshell (1:09): MP3
      • Lord Randal (2:16): MP3
      • The Mask of Rhyme (2:17): MP3

    14. Stephen Rodefer
      • Imitation W (4:56): MP3

    15. Juliana Spahr
      • Thrashing Seems Crazy (2:45): MP3

    16. Barrett Watten
      • Bad History 9 (3:18): MP3

  64. Part One (57:34): MP3
  65. Part Two (57:11): MP3
  66. Part Three (4:50): MP3

December 28, 1989

At Bick's Books in Washington D.C.

Featuring:

  1. A.L. Nielsen (30:59): MP3
    • Introduction (0:47): MP3
    • Self-Organizing Networks (0:59): MP3
    • Letter Home (1:18): MP3
    • Half a Poem for David Bromige (0:51): MP3
    • Silent Partners (4:11): MP3
    • The Day Lady Died (0:12): MP3
    • 30 Things About Zebras (2:27): MP3
    • Progasm (0:53): MP3
    • Doc Watter's Residency (3:51): MP3
    • Caldonia Softens (1:15): MP3
    • Snow Over Johannesburg (1:53): MP3
    • from Part Two of "Essays" (6:04): MP3
    • Brown Coeds Nabbed (1:04): MP3
    • Photo Opportunity (1:26): MP3
    • My Dinner With Andrea (2:04): MP3

  2. Charles Bernstein (28:58): MP3
    • Opening Comments (1:31): MP3
    • Fragments from the 17th Manifesto of Nude Formalism (1:17): MP3
    • Gosh (1:27): MP3
    • The Cost of Doing Business (2:10): MP3
    • Emma: (0:42): MP3
    • Ding Dong You Are Wrong (1:34): MP3
    • No Way (0:26): MP3
    • Thrush (1:39): MP3
    • Freud's Butcher (1:22): MP3
    • Water Poem (0:45): MP3
    • Vault and Volley (:52): MP3
    • How I Painted Certain of My Pictures (7:36): MP3 [N.B. first five words cut off: "You say I'm like a ..."]

  3. Bob Perelman (39:57): MP3
    • Introduction (0:22): MP3
    • Picture Writing (3:54): MP3
    • Chronic Meanings (6:28): MP3
    • Free Prose (6:11): MP3
    • Seduced by Analogy (2:17): MP3
    • Problems of Everyday Life (1:00): MP3
    • from The First World (1:47): MP3
    • Fable (1:28): MP3
    • Back to the Present (2:19): MP3
    • The View from the Dollar Bill (1:34): MP3
    • The Family of Man (1:45): MP3
    • Here (1:38): MP3
    • Ground (1:33): MP3
    • selectiongs from "Clippings," Section 4 of Captive Audience (5:59): MP3

  4. Marjorie Perloff (33:20): MP3
  5. (Note: in this talk, Perloff discusses the impotus for and content of her book, "Radical Artifice")

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