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PoemTalk #159, Discussing bpNichol's "Dada Lama" and "A Small Song That Is His," feat. Tracie Morris, Douglas Kearney, and Derek Beaulieu

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Appearing on Close Listening with Charles Bernstein, October 22, 2018

Program One: Reading

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  1. Introduction (2:55): MP3
  2. That Loud Ass Colored Silence Protest (2:53): MP3
  3. Said (3:43): MP3
  4. Freedom, Freedom, Turn Me (8:42): MP3
  5. Big Thicket Pastoral (6:25): MP3
  6. Introduction to Ecce Enim Lepus (3:26): MP3
  7. Ecce Enim Lepus (1:50): MP3
  8. Bro Rabbit Cross (1:23): MP3
  9. Bro Rabbit Meets Sourful Mother (2:28): MP3
  10. Veronica the Face of (1:54): MP3
  11. Bro Rabbit is in (1:24): MP3
  12. Introduction to Headnote to a Done Poem (3:04): MP3
  13. Headnote to a Done Poem (4:22): MP3
  14. Introduction to Poems About Prince (1:40): MP3
  15. Introduction to 1999 1982 (1:41): MP3
  16. 1999 1982 (0:45): MP3
  17. Introduction to Thieves in the Temple 1990 (2:04): MP3
  18. Thieves in the Temple 1990 (1:25): MP3
  19. Introduction to Batdance 1989 (2:04): MP3
  20. Batdance 1989 (1:34): MP3

Complete reading (55:41): MP3

Program Two: Conversation

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Complete conversation (37:11): MP3


Home recordings for PoemTalk, October 7, 2022

  1. Static [take 1] (0:52): MP3
  2. Static [take 2] (0:52): MP3
  3. Static [take 3] (0:54): MP3
  4. Welters [take 1] (1:08): MP3
  5. Welters [take 2] (1:05): MP3
  6. Welters [take 3] (1:03): MP3

City Planning Poetics Series, The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 23, 2018

  1. Introduction (13:43): MP3
  2. Opening remarks (2:06): MP3
  3. F.U.GITIVITY (3:07): MP3
  4. On legibility and access to language (8:11): MP3
  5. A Breathtaking House (1:17): MP3
  6. That Loud Ass Colored Silence (4:29): MP3
  7. On Wakanda and the formation of class (4:56): MP3
  8. Q&A (27:47): MP3

Complete recording (1:29:32): MP3

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, March 25, 2018

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Vocarium Reading Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 2, 2017

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Also featuring Tracie Morris.

The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, September 21, 2017

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Reading for LA-Lit, 4 October 13, 2005

  1. On his body of work (8:28): MP3
  2. On creating a language (3:42): MP3
  3. Reading "Poem with Some Sand" (6:13): MP3
  4. On repetition and sampling (9:29): MP3
  5. Reading "The Orange Alert" (2:26): MP3
  6. On anxiety (5:16): MP3
  7. On capturing African-American Experiences (7:11): MP3
  8. On performativity (9:35): MP3
  9. Reading "At the Pink Teacup" (3:23): MP3
  10. On the writing process (7:54): MP3
  11. Background on the poem "Rallying" (3:41): MP3
  12. Reading "Rallying" (4:07): MP3
  13. On circling an issue (9:11): MP3
  14. (dig) Bloom is Boom, Sucka! (7:51): MP3
  • Part A (52:23): MP3
  • Part B (36:18): MP3

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