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Steve McCaffery

Interviewed by Charles Bernstein on LINEbreak (1995)

  1. Part 1 (29:05): MP3
  2. Part 2 (29:00): MP3

CARNIVAL


Segue Series Reading with Dick Higgins at the Ear Inn, February 7, 1979

  1. "Four Statements for Charles Bernstein" (1:45): MP3
  2. "Sonnet" (0:40): MP3
  3. Poem beginning "You can say anything you want to..." (0:46): MP3
  4. "Reproduction of the Image of an Adult Walking" (1:03): MP3
  5. "The" (1:46): MP3
  6. Engineering Koans (various) (6:14): MP3
  7. "The Parables" (3:43): MP3
  8. Short Pieces beginning with "Deep Vinegar" (various) (4:08): MP3
  9. with Paul Dutton and Rafael Barreto-Rivera (also members of The Four Horsemen)
  10. "Mushy Pea: Six London Texts" (6:03): MP3
  11. "The Precepts" (3:35): MP3
  12. "This piece starts about 4 Inches down from the top and about 3 and half inches in..." (2:20): MP3
  13. A Selection of untitled 'Transforms' (6:01): MP3

  14. Complete Reading (37:39): MP3
    See also, the Six Fillious Reading, featuring McCaffery, which took place immediately prior to his reading.

Reading at the Village Gate, NY, June 18, 1984.

Featuring Charles Bernstein, Steve McCaffery, and Erica Hunt.
0:00 3 FIFTHS EQUALS (from Legend, read with Steve McCaffery)
15:18 Introduction to Entitlement
16:49 Entitlement (Charles Bernstein as John Milton, Diane War as Jenny Lind, Erica Hunt as Liubov Popova)
complete recording (24:35): MP3

St. Mark's Talks, New York City, January 10, 1985

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, January 11, 1985

  1. Possession (9:32): MP3
  2. The Prose Edda (3:16): MP3
  3. Mozart in Tibet (6:50): MP3
  4. The Black Debt (6:56): MP3
  5. White Pages (11:18): MP3
  • complete reading (37:52): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, May 21, 1990

  1. Command Filter with Negative Entailment (4:25): MP3
  2. Poem (Ulcered Hectic in our Cake...) (1:01): MP3
  3. Codicil (2:33): MP3
  4. Geiger (3:38): MP3
  5. The Master of the Broken Urn (5:08): MP3
  6. Storax (2:40): MP3
  7. Glossarate (A Culture is a Lexicon) (4:00): MP3
  8. Poem (Finesse Quite at Large...) (3:24): MP3
  9. Poem (Nine. Seven. Six. Three. Two...) (6:33): MP3
  10. The Black Debt (11:42): MP3
  • complete reading (45:29): MP3

Reading for Wednesday @ Four Plus, SUNY Buffalo, February 20-21, 1991

February 20 - complete reading (30:51): MP3

  1. Code of System Four (11:20): MP3
  2. Invariant (4:02): MP3
  3. Little House (3:32): MP3
  4. Foucault Acrostic (2:58): MP3
  5. At corners collating when the dislocation fades (30:51): MP3

February 21 - complete seminar (1:24:01): MP3

  1. The Kommunist Manifesto or Wot We Wukkers Want (6:01): MP3
  2. Appropriation As My Beatrice: Insufficiencies of Theory to Poetical Economies (33:51): MP3
  3. the distinction between theory and poetics (8:28): MP3
  4. the abandonment of primary texts (8:44): MP3
  5. theory in critical vs. creative writing (6:08): MP3
  6. the distinction between primary/secondary texts and high/low art (9:33): MP3
  7. a critique of Bourdieu and contemporary theory (10:50): MP3

Reading for Wednesdays @ 4 Plus SUNY Buffalo, November 15, 1995

  • complete reading (47:52): MP3

Reading for Wednesdays @ 4 Plus SUNY-Buffalo, April 3, 1996

  • Poetics & Practice of Avant-Pop Literature (lecture and reading) (1:27:34): MP3

MLA Offsite Series Reading at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington D.C., December 27, 1996

  • reading from TeachableTexts (6:47): MP3
  • Reading at SUNY-Buffalo, November 6, 1997

    1. Introduction (1:48): MP3
    2. The Printer to the Reader (5:33): MP3 (from Theory of Sediment, 1991)
    3. Little Hans (3:03): MP3
    4. To Never Leave the Feeding Hand Unbitten (2:09): MP3
    5. Sin Having Settled (2:03): MP3 (from Proper Names)
    6. The Baker Transformation (5:39): MP3
    7. What As Poetic (4:58): MP3 (a gift to Charles Bernstein)
    8. Namings (14:00): MP3
    9. A Picture (4:50): MP3 (from Panopticon)
          Read with Karen Mac Cormack
    10. The Curve To Its Answer (4:01): MP3 (from Theory of Sediment)
    11. The Word (4:00): MP3 (from Panopticon)

    Reading at the Kelly Writers House with Jed Rasula, April 4, 2000

    1. Introduction by Bob Perelman (2:49): MP3
    2. Introductory remarks (12:38): MP3
    3. Steve McCaffery and Jed Rasula read their work (49:42): MP3
    4. Q & A on Imagining Language (32:03): MP3

    On "What's the Word" Program #163 - Contemporary Language Poetry

    • Complete Reading (29:11): MP3
    • Modern Language Association, 2003, produced by Sally Placksin

    Appearing on Cross Cultural Poetics, Episode #64, "Language Falls Apart," with host Leonard Schwartz, 2005

    complete recording (29:15): MP3

    Chax Press book launch held at and cosponsored by The Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, March 15, 2008 - on POG Sound

    • Complete Reading (27:55): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, November 15, 2008

    • complete reading (34:05): MP3
    1. The Dangers of Poetry and Spam (11:52): MP3
    2. Digital Poetics (2:31): MP3
    3. Prologue (5:34): MP3
    4. Still Life with Radishes and Counter-Intelligence (2:30): MP3
    5. Little League (3:53): MP3
    6. Percival (7:34): MP3

    Explodity: An Evening of Transrational Sound Poetry, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, February 4, 2009

    1. Introduction by Nancy Perloff (1:21) : MP3

    2. Historic Repertoire
    3. "The Birds" by Aristophanes, 360 BCE (1:28) : MP3
    4. "Sound-Rel" by Raoul Hausmann, 1919 (1:50) : MP3
    5. "Le bonbon" by Robert Desnos, 1923 (0:48) : MP3
    6. "Epithalame" by Clement Swenssen, 1947 (1:14) : MP3
    7. Excerpt from "Jappements à la lune" by Claude Gauvreau, 1982 (1:30) : MP3

    8. Personal Repertoire
    9. "Cappucino: a Suffix Structure" (2:55) : MP3
    10. "This Face of Mine Enemy" (2:22) : MP3
    11. Zaum' Acrostic for Marjorie Perloff (5:29) : MP3
    12. On a line of Artaud's (3:08) : MP3

    On Cross-Cultural Poetics with Leonard Schwartz, February 28, 2009:

    • Complete Reading and Discussion from Slightly Left of Thinking (28:20): MP3

    On Cross-Cultural Poetics with Leonard Schwartz, Episode #184, "Pear Diving," February 22, 2009

    Complete Recording (4:22): MP3

    On Cross-Cultural Poetics with Leonard Schwartz:

    • Complete Reading (17:00): MP3

    Performing the Premiere of Carnival, Panel 3 for The Other Room, Leeds Art Gallery, UK, June 7, 2011

    in conjunction with Information as Material

    also featured: Alan Halsey, Karen Mac Cormack, and Geraldine Monk



    Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, January 21, 2012

    • complete reading (36:50): MP3

    EPC@20 Celebration, Thursday, September 11, 2014

    • Opening Remarks (11:37): MP3

    McCaffery singles

    1. Coleridge in Calgary (3:25): MP3
    2. Some Versions of Pastoral (4:21): MP3
    3. Sin Having Settled (2:03): MP3
    4. Suggestion But No Insult (1:22): MP3
    5. The Baker Transformation (6:40): MP3
    6. What As Poetic (4:48): MP3
    7. The Kommunist Manifesto or Wot We Wukkers Want (5:54): MP3 TEXT

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