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Appearing on Public Access Poetry with Yuki Hartman, October 20, 1977

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Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, November 18, 1978

  1. About (2:49): MP3
  2. Do You Know What (2:20): MP3
  3. Aubade (0:42): MP3
  4. Transparencies (3:32): MP3
  5. untitled (2:33): MP3
  6. The Sentences Got Out of Their Box (7:26): MP3
  7. Scripture (1:31): MP3
Complete Recording (23:41) MP3

Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, Spring 1980

Complete reading with Hannah Weiner and Charles Bernstein (20:06): MP3

Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, November 10, 1984

  1. Introduction (0:52): MP3
  2. Our Nuclear Heritage (0:52): MP3
  3. How History Is Read (1:13): MP3
  4. Don't Give Up the Ship Is the Ship (4:47): MP3
  5. Go Ahead, Press It (1:58): MP3
  6. Pleonexia (3:26): MP3
  7. Osteoid Osteoma (3:20): MP3
  8. Analytic and Synthetic Apparatus (3:01): MP3
  9. Art and Science and Politics (6:08): MP3
  10. A Short Poem (1:20): MP3
  11. On the Skin of Burnt Children (0:20): MP3
  12. The Marginal Arts (0:25): MP3

Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, December 13, 1986

Complete reading (29:38): MP3

Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, February 6, 1988

Complete reading (35:14): MP3

Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, February 17, 1988

Complete Recording (35:03): MP3

Reading at the Ear Inn, New York, November 16, 1991

Complete Reading (26:25): MP3

A Reading at Reed College, 1991

Complete reading (25:38): MP3

Wednesdays @ 4 Plus Series, SUNY-Buffalo, February 19, 1992

  1. Opening Poem (2:40): MP3
  2. A Drawing on Strauss (2:52): MP3
  3. When She Comes (1:08): MP3
  4. From In Case (1:43): MP3
  5. More From In Case (0:53): MP3
  6. A Comment on Michael Lally (2:49): MP3
  7. Epistle Apology (4:31): MP3
  8. The Edge of Possession (2:15): MP3
  9. Plain and Fencing Rhetoric (2:58): MP3
  10. Free Radicals (3:59): MP3
  11. Accidentals (3:40): MP3
  12. Live Action Language (6:01): MP3
  13. Empire of Rats I (3:08): MP3
  14. Empire of Rats II (5:49): MP3
Complete reading (37:37): 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 (5:39): MP3
  2. Old and New Ben (3:22): MP3
  3. Wet Behind (the Ears) (2:52): MP3
  4. Self Hatred or the PC Section (6:24): MP3
  5. How a Poem is Composed (5:00): MP3
  6. Free Readicals (4:37): MP3
  7. excerpt from Nuke Man (3:06): MP3
  • complete recording (31:00): MP3

Post-Invasion Poetics Reading: October 17-18, 2003

The Environmental View of Humanity in Nature, The Structural View of the Human Environment at the Kelly Writers House (3:33):
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Reading at the Institute for Contemporary Art (5:29): MP3

Segue Reading at Bowery Poetry Club, March 29, 2009

Environmental Poetics
As the environmental model of the planet begins to take hold in the culture, a new set of social classes emerges based on the individual’s view of nature. (Source: Michael Thompson)

Social Being

View of Nature

The Ineffectual

Lottery Controlled Cornucopia

The Hierarchist

Isomorphic Nature

The Hermit

Freely Available Cornucopia

The Entrepreneur

Skill-Controlled Cornucopia

The Sectist

Accountable Nature

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1. Beautiful Poems for My Friends
2. Against Symbolism Alone
3. Four Parallel Poems: Environmental Parallel Poem, EPP2, Parallel Anthem, Nature Red in Parallel or the Politics of Fear
4.. Scenes from Fallen Arches: A Mystery Play in Eden
5. Mote Removal: Clean Speak

recording of reading (incomplete) (14:17): MP3

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