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  • A conversation with Charles Bernstein at WPS1.Org
    Clocktower Studio, New York, May 23, 2005
  • Complete Reading (28:32): MP3
  • Close Listening produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1
  • Studio Engineer: Darrell McNeill
  • © 2005 Nick Piombino & Charles Bernstein

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, January 27, 1979

  1. From "A Hundred Posters" (6:31): MP3
  2. Annexing Glass (2:52): MP3
  3. Promethean (0:39): MP3
  4. Untitled ["Debussy and Ravel appealed to me for sympathy..."] (2:12): MP3
  5. Feelings in Matter (1:08): MP3
  6. The Sirens (0:46): MP3
  7. An Explanation of Listening (2:14): MP3
  8. Untitled ["What greater disappointment to love..."] (3:06): MP3
  9. Turning Away From A Kiss (3:58): MP3
  10. From "Before" (9:13): MP3
  11. From "Call Collect" (9:28): MP3
    Complete reading (42:20): MP3

Lobby Press Reading, 1983

Complete Reading (11:15): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, February 16, 1985

Complete reading (40:54): MP3
  1. Introduction (1:55): MP3
  2. Source (8:51): MP3
  3. A Simple Invocation Would Be (4:09): MP3
  4. The Tower of Babel (12:36): MP3
  5. Reminders Given (2:35): MP3
  6. An Angel Fell Under a Shadow of Conceptions (1:21): MP3
  7. A Preface to Precision (2:04): MP3
  8. Beauty is not Always like Swans (2:03): MP3
  9. My Lady Carries Stones (1:06): MP3
  10. The Simple Poetry of Sleep (3:04): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, Feruary 17, 1988

Complete reading (38:08): MP3
  1. Introduction (1:53): MP3
  2. In the Center of Movement a Debate (2:45): MP3
  3. My Lady Carries Stones (1:46): MP3
  4. Manhattan (4:12): MP3
  5. The Pyramids (0:45): MP3
  6. In the Botanical Gardens (0:20): MP3
  7. Stet (10:11): MP3
  8. Anon (2:30): MP3
  9. Boundaries of Blur Diary Excerpts (6:59): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, April 22, 1989

Complete reading (38:21): MP3
  1. Introduction (0:58): MP3
  2. Gentle Instructor (3:47): MP3
  3. Codex (1:18): MP3
  4. The Frozen Witness (1:22): MP3
  5. The Poor is a Fact (0:50): MP3
  6. Excerpts from the "Boundaries of Blur" Journal (26:34): MP3
    1. Aftermath (9:17): MP3
    2. 7-11-88 (5:41): MP3
    3. 8-25 (1:47): MP3
    4. 8-28 (2:30): MP3
    5. 9-4 (0:50): MP3
    6. 9-10 (3:13): MP3
    7. 9-14 (0:46): MP3
    8. 9-20 (1:35): MP3
    9. 10-27 (0:32): MP3
    10. 10-28 (2:02): MP3

Living Theater, NYC, March 28, 1990

with
Jackson Mac Low and Bernstein (27:07): MP3
"Slowed Reason," collaboration with Bernstein (1:37): MP3

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, April 7, 1990

Complete reading (44:12): MP3

Reading and Discussion at the University at Buffalo, 1990

December 5

  1. Happenstance (5:41) : MP3
  2. Fantasy (4:12) : MP3
  3. The Broken Angel (2:37) : MP3
  4. Codex (1:43) : MP3
  5. An Odd Reprisal (2:07) : MP3
  6. Interior Demolition (2:19) : MP3
  7. X (published in "Avec", ed. Cydney Chadwick, David Bromige and Jim McCrary, Vol 2, No 1, 1989) (6:34) : MP3
  8. The Silence Spoke (0:53) : MP3
  9. The Frozen Witness (1:28) : MP3
  10. Manhattan (1:39) : MP3
  11. "Any m meant they came to a destination" (1:47) : MP3
  12. "The simple poetry of sleep" (3:13) : MP3
  13. Aphorisms (written in 1987) (5:10) : MP3
  14. Step (6:30) : MP3
  15. Complete Reading (45:52)

Poems from The Frozen Witness, Poems (Sun & Moon, 1988), and Light Street (Zasterle Press, 1996)

December 6

  1. Seminar Part I (46:06)
  2. Seminar Part II (46:00)          
  3. Seminar Part III (46:05)

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, February 2, 1991

Complete reading (44:08): MP3

Reading for the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poets Series at the Ceres Gallery, New York, October 28, 1998

  1. introduction (1:50): MP3
  2. Jungle Moves (4:26): MP3
  3. The Pyramids (0:40): MP3
  4. The Broken Angel (3:24): MP3
  5. Living is Heavy (1:58): MP3
  6. The Frozen Witness (2:00): MP3
  7. The Phases of the Moon (9:51): MP3
  8. Perhaps the Dream of Writing & Whoever Listens Lovingly (3:24): MP3
  • complete recording (27:33): MP3

Reading at the University at Buffalo, September 28, 2000

  • 1. Introduction (5:15) : MP3
  • 2. Opening: Email Responses (2:11) : MP3
  • from Poems (Sun & Moon, 1988)
  • 3. "Somewhere around St. Thomas" (3:04) : MP3
  • from Light Street (Zasterle Press, 1996)
  • 4. The Broken Angel (2:54) : MP3
  • from Theoretical Objects (Green Integer, 1999)
  • 5. 3rd Silent Manifesto (2:46) : MP3
  • 6. Missing (2:40) : MP3
  • 7. Solitaire (2:57) : MP3
  • 8. Submission (3:30) : MP3
  • 9. Cold Comfort (5:45) : MP3
  • 10. Eurydice Pleading with Orpheus to Stay Home (4:03) : MP3
  • from Rhizome #4 (ed. Standard Schaefer and Evan Calbi, 2000)
  • 11. The Wandering Poem (3:43) : MP3
  • 12. With Open Arms (6:21) : MP3
  • Complete Reading (45:08) : MP3

Reading at WKCR-FM, New York, on March 29, 2002

  1. 3rd Silent Manifesto (1:50): MP3
  2. Automatic Manifesto #7 (3:38): MP3
  3. Between the Voices (3:39): MP3
  4. Cold Comfort (4:35): MP3
  5. Dust (1:48): MP3
  6. Eurydice Pleading (3:33): MP3
  7. Imbroglio & Frozen Witness (4:56): MP3
  8. Impasse (2:55): MP3
  9. Interior Demolition (2:14): MP3
  10. Introduction & Allegro (1:40): MP3
  11. Missing (2:17): MP3
  12. Perhaps the Dream of Writing (2:27): MP3
  13. Solitaire (2:36): MP3
  14. Submission (3:16): MP3
  15. Broken Angel (3:16): MP3
  16. The Sphynx (2:02): MP3
  17. The Wandering Poem (2:44): MP3
  18. Time Bomb (1:23): MP3
  19. Whoever Listens Lovingly (1:25): MP3
  20. With Open Arms (5:30): MP3

WKCR reading produced by Charles Bernstein & Tom Kelly

Reading as part of The Line Reading Series, December 3, 2002

complete reading (25:30): MP3

KSDT, UCSD radio, broadcast Sunday, April 24, 2005

  1. Cut Here (published on As/Is) and Drew's Atlantic Sky (After Black Atlantic Sky by Drew Gardner, published in Slope 17) (4:44): MP3
  2. Silenced(published on Fait Accompli 7/12/04) (4:22): MP3
  3. 7/31/97 (published on As/Is poetry blog 7/11/03) (0:30): MP3
  4. Stick Dairyman (published on Stamen Pistel poetry blog 7/5/04) (1:00): MP3
  5. June Behead (published on Stamen Pistel 6/21/04) (0:58): MP3
  6. Sorry for the Delay (published on Stamen Pistel 6/18/04) (0:42): MP3
  7. Sotto Voce and Shelter Angel (published on Shampoo 17 poetry web site) (1:10): MP3
  8. Poems from Hegelian Honeymoon (published by Chax Press in 2004) (4:09): MP3
  9. Who Owns the Words: The Thought and The Poem (published on Fait Accompli) (3:09): MP3
  10. Career of the Poet (published on As/Is poetry blog) (2:54): MP3
  11. History's Echoic Flying Lessons (published on nemski.com) (2:28): MP3

Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club/Segue Series, Nov. 11, 2006

  1. Introduction (5:19) : MP3
  2. Opening: Nick Piombino on the Contradicta series (1:49) : MP3
  3. Contradicta (various) (6:50) : MP3
  4. Opening: On literary time & Fait Accompli (NY: Heretical Texts, 2007) (2:41) : MP3
  5. Selected Fait Accompli weblog entries:
    March 11 (4:24) : MP3
  6. April 26 (6:20) : MP3
  7. May 4 (2:19) : MP3
  8. May 6 (2:05) : MP3
  9. May 8 (3:23) : MP3
  10. Complete Reading (35:10): MP3

The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, 1/19/2011

    reading from Contradicta: Aphorisms (Green Integer) and new "Contradicta"
    intro: Joanna Fuhrman
    note: at the event drawings by Toni Simon were projected
    Complete reading (25:36): MP3

Contradicta: Aphorisms, with drawings and video by Toni Simon

reading by Piombino at Poetry Project, as above 1/19/11:

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Reading for the Segue Series at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, April 30, 2011

    • complete reading (26:45): MP3

SpokenHeard with Nick Piombino and Susan Dobbe Chase, November 2, 2014

Complete Recording (30:05): MP3

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