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Recorded Poems on Harry's House Vol 2 CD

  • I lay with francis in the margin - Fred Moten (0:56): MP3
  • nothing even more and another - Fred Moten (0:26): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, February 23, 2013

  • complete recording (38:03): MP3

Reading at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, February 24, 2010

special thanks to Ben Cartwright

  1. b jenkins (1:25): MP3
  2. fishbone / joseph jarman (0:43): MP3
  3. elvin jones, malachi favors, steve lacy (0:36): MP3
  4. alexander weheliye, lygia clark, ed roberson (0:33): MP3
  5. sherrie tucker, francis ponge, sun ra (0:31): MP3
  6. james baldwin (1:49): MP3
  7. tony oxley / frederick douglass (1:29): MP3
  8. jose munoz (0:55): MP3
  9. ann evetkovich / kathleen stewart (0:46): MP3
  10. nathaniel mackey (0:55): MP3
  11. q.b. bush (1:07): MP3
  12. cove (1:06): MP3
  13. sleater-kinney (1:27): MP3
  14. eric dolphy (0:58): MP3
  15. general baker (1:18): MP3
  16. chrisshonnah grant / vicor feldman (1:01): MP3
  17. elixabeth cotton / nahum chandler (7:27): MP3
  18. julian djibril (0:56): MP3
  19. lorenzo bird (2:09): MP3
  20. fred hopkins (1:00): MP3
  21. b jenkins (1:25): MP3

complete recording (54:35): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, January 16, 2010

  1. Introduction (5:07): MP3
  2. b jenkins (2:03): MP3
  3. gayl jones (1:13): MP3
  4. michael hanchard / woody guthrie (1:44): MP3
  5. thelma foote / lindon barrett (1:13): MP3
  6. frank ramsay / nancy wilson (0:57): MP3
  7. arthur jafa and greg tate (1:37): MP3
  8. piet mondrian (1:31): MP3
  9. carrie tirado bremen (1:33): MP3
  10. b jenkins (1:23): MP3
  11. block chapel (17:06): MP3
Complete Recording (38:00): MP3 (note: recording cuts off prematurely at the end)

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, February 28, 2008

  1. Introduction by Tracie Morris and Jessica Lowenthal (8:10): MP3

  2. From B Jenkins

  3. Gary Fisher (3:42): MP3
  4. Walter Benjamin/Julian Boyd (1:57): MP3
  5. William Parker/Fred McDowell (2:21): MP3
  6. Almeida Ragland/Cecil Taylor (1:22): MP3
  7. Peck Curtis (1:47): MP3
  8. John Thompson (1:51): MP3
  9. George Gervin/Michael Fried (0:25): MP3
  10. Adrian Piper (0:28): MP3
  11. Mike Davis and Glynda White (1:29): MP3

  12. From Hughson's Tavern

  13. Metoike (4:01): MP3
  14. jazz (as ken burns) (1:56): MP3
  15. The Club (0:54): MP3
  16. There is Blackness (0:52): MP3
  17. Here It Is (2:08): MP3
  18. Abduction Song (0:45): MP3
  19. Look at the Death of All These White People in Baltimore County (1:26): MP3
  20. Fugitivity is imminent to the thing but is manifest transversely (2:18): MP3
  21. The Various Project (1:02): MP3
  22. The Salve Trade (4:12): MP3
  23. Code and Tone (1:39): MP3

  24. From I ran from it and was still in it.

  25. "I come from around..." (1:56): MP3
  26. "I pray to the elegant string..." (0:46): MP3
  27. "I burn communities..." (0:48): MP3
  28. "I want to work each other remotely..." (0:41): MP3
  29. "I wish for other singing..." (0:48): MP3
  30. "I saw tschibumba blue all blue..." (0:44): MP3
  31. "I need to get closer to Jesus..." (0:45): MP3
  32. "I thought about you as the new science..." (0:42): MP3
  33. "I got something that makes me want to shout..." (0:46): MP3
  34. "I carry the particles from market to market..." (0:47): MP3
  35. "I like to enjoy myself..." (0:55): MP3
  36. "I am foment..." (0:49): MP3
  37. Q & A (16:01): MP3

  38. Complete Recording (1:12:46): MP3

Black Kant (Pronounced Chant): a Theorizing Lecture at the Kelly Writers House, February 27, 2007

"Black Kant (Pronounced Chant)" concerns itself with the relationship in Kant's late philosophy between race and the imagination. The paper attempts to mobilize the poetry of Norman H. Pritchard as a theoretical lens and amplifier through which to see and hear Kant more imaginatively, which is to say accurately. The paper is predicated on the notion that attention to the nexus of race and imagination opens up a particular way of understanding blackness as political and aesthetic fugitivity and on the hope that such an understanding might offer a corrective to tendencies to pathologize blacks and blackness.

  • Complete Recording (1:13:28): MP3
  1. introduction (1:44): MP3
  2. opening remarks (1:44): MP3
  3. Kant's deployment of race as constitutive of the teleological principle (5:44): MP3
  4. the aesthetic experience of blackness in relation to a natural history of inequality, and the question of breaking the law in relation to the desire to be free and an original lawlessness (4:53): MP3
  5. blackness as activated in the work of its own self-destruction (5:22): MP3
  6. the black radical tradition in relation to the paradoxs of Kantian regulation, sense and nonsense in relation to poetry (7:43): MP3
  7. the poetry of Norman H. Pritchard, race in Kant as incantatory gesture (4:28): MP3
  8. considering a new black studies and aesthetic (6:07): MP3
  9. the work of blackness as inseperable from the violence of blackness, the movement towards/against death, and blackness as modality of life's constant escape (9:48): MP3
  10. Q&A Discussion (25:40): MP3

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