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Various talks and readings for Performed Poetics, a celebration of Jerome Rothenberg's 90th birthday and the works of Eric Mottram, King's College London, March 12-13, 2022

Mottram & Rotehnberg celebration


Conversation with Robert Creeley (tape begins after start), SUNY Buffalo, November 2, 1992

Complete Recording (1:31:51): MP3

Reading at SUNY Buffalo, September 23, 1992

Introduction by Robert Creeley, hosted by Charles Bernstein

  1. Introduction (5:57): MP3
  2. From "Raise the Wind for Me" (4:01): MP3
  3. White (3:01): MP3
  4. From "Peace Projects & Brief Novels (4:08): MP3
  5. Peace Project #2 (3:46): MP3
  6. Youth (5:36): MP3
  7. Letter to Lee Harwood (8:56): MP3
  8. Twenty-Third Legal (1:33): MP3
  9. Twenty-Eighth Legal (1:16): MP3
  10. From "Season of Monsters" (8:56): MP3
  11. Introduction to "Estuaries" (3:14): MP3
  12. March 23, 1990 (2:20): MP3
  13. Civil War (2:19): MP3
  14. From "Lodge" (7:55): MP3

Complete reading (1:03:55): MP3

Lecture on Hugh Macdiarmid, SUNY Buffalo, October 8, 1992

  • Lecture on Hugh Macdiarmid, in Charles Bernstein's seminar (second of three lectures; others on Bunting and Jones) (01:34:58): MP3

Reading at Sub-Voicive, The Archers Bricklane, London, 1992

Courtesy of King's College Archives (Mottram Collection)

  1. With Maquis (10:19): MP3
  2. A Conversation. 2 (2:26): MP3
  3. Tyranny, a report (4:47): MP3
  4. So far (3:07): MP3
  5. Oracle (2:22): MP3
  6. Escapes (1:30): MP3
  7. "That boy would never be again..." (1:15): MP3
  8. William Blake 1803 (1:40): MP3
  9. Homage to Paul Eluard (4:48): MP3
  10. For S (1:01): MP3
  11. Copan (1:11): MP3
  12. "Below this house stone basement..." (1:24): MP3
  13. "She wasn't exactly innocent..." (0:31): MP3
  14. "And what do poets do in a destitute time..." (2:27): MP3

Tracks 1, 4–8 from Resistances : homage to René Char (1991).
Tracks 2 & 3 from Season of monsters (1991).
Tracks 9–14 from Estuaries : poems 1989–91 (1992).

Complete reading (38:48): MP3

Segue, May 13, 1984

KPFA, November 2, 1982, recorded by (and coutesy of) John Whiting

Interview with Erik Bauersfeld (26:02): MP3

  1. Elegy 40 (8:31): MP3
  2. Elegy 15 (6:43): MP3
  3. Homage to Ferenc Juhasz (8:47): MP3
  4. Elegy 13: Spicer (3:11): MP3
  5. Therianthropy (5:05): MP3
  6. From "Interrogation Poems" (4:24): MP3
  7. Interrogation Poem 29 (2:03): MP3
  8. Interrogation Poem 31 (0:41): MP3
  9. Interrogation Poem 52 (2:28): MP3
  10. Elegy 26: Hendrix (6:25): MP3

Complete reading (48:45): MP3

Reading at Foster Clough, Hebden Bridge (UK), September 19, 1976

Side A (39:50): MP3

Side B (42:10): MP3

Buffalo and NY recordings by Charles Bernstein. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 1992 Eric Mottram. Used with permission of Eric Mottram. Distributed by PennSound.