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St. Mark's Talks

Curated and Moderated by Charles Bernstien


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October 25, 1984

"Politics and Language"

November 11, 1984

  • "line music counterpoint disjunction and the measure of mind"

  • David Antin, part 1, includes introduction by Bernstein (45:44) MP3
  • part 2 (22:45) MP3
  • discussion (46:16) MP3

December 9, 1984

  • "Various Devices -- Oppositional Poetics"

  • Barrett Warren [unavailable: pending permission of the author]

January 10, 1985




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    Feb. 28, 1985

  • George-Therese Dickinson and Peter Searton
  • not recorded at the request of the poets

    March 31, 1985

    Language and 'Paradise'

  • only the last ten minutes of the talk by Lyn Hejinian were recorded

  • Lyn Hejinian (9:03): MP3

April 24, 1985

"Sound and Sentiment, Sound and Symbol"

May 2, 1985

June 6, 1985

October 4, 1985

  • "Condition, Information, and the Paranoia of the New"

  • David Bromige (1:34:00): MP3
  • discussion (1:01:20): MP3

October 25, 1985

  • "Writing from a House of Women"

  • Judy Grahn (1:25:46): MP3
  • discussion (42:39): MP3

November 11, 1985

"Subject Matter"

January 26, 1986

  • on the Black Arts movement, projective verse, and cinema

  • Lorenzo Thomas (1:13:19): MP3
  • discussion (42:35): MP3

March 23, 1986

  • "Mysteriously Speaking of the Mysterious Byzantine Proposals of the Poem"

  • introduction (2:48): MP3
  • Barbara Guest (24:59): MP3
  • discussion (54:21): MP3

April 13, 1986

  • "Postmodernism: Sign for a Struggle, the Struggle for the Sign" (draft)

  • introduction (3:43): MP3
  • Ron Silliman (1:34:33): MP3
  • discussion (40:39): MP3

  • Silliman pubished the final version of this talk in Poetics Journal, No. 7, September, 1987, pp. 18–39. Reprinted in Contemporary American Poet-Critics, translated into Serbian by Dubravka Djuric and published in Gradina, Vol. 26, No. 2–3, 1991, Nis, Yugoslavia, pp. 162–179

May 25, 1986

  • the first half of the talk "Celine, Pound, and Fascism" by Bob Perelman was not recorded

  • Bob Perelman (50:18): MP3

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