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Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University

Birds of Metal in Flight: An Evening of Poetry with 5+5, February 25, 2015

Chinese and American Poets reading for Xu Bing's "Phoenix" at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City.

Marilyn Nelson, Bei Dao, Afaa Weaver, Zhai Yongming, Pierre Joris, Xi Chuan, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Zhou Zan, Charles Bernstein, Ouyang Jianghe, and Xu Bing. Organized by Lydia Liu

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  1. Introduction by James Kowalski and Lydia Liu (8:38): MP3
  2. Marilyn Nelson (5:27): MP3
  3. Bei Dao (7:03): MP3
  4. Afaa Weaver (9:05): MP3
  5. Zhai Yongming (10:16): MP3
  6. Pierre Joris (8:40): MP3
  7. Xi Chuan (11:31): MP3
  8. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge (8:04): MP3
  9. Zhou Zan (10:29): MP3
  10. Charles Bernstein (7:42): MP3
  11. Ouyang Jianghe (4:10): MP3
  12. Closing remarks: Xu Bing (10:52): MP3

Complete reading (1:42:26): MP3

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