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Close Listening: A Reading and conversation with Charles Bernstein, March 6, 2009

Program 1: Full reading of selected poems: (26:31): MP3

    from Prose of Fact:

  1. Title (0:33): MP3
  2. Summer Letters (1:42): MP3
  3. Untitled (0:36): MP3
  4. from The Landing of Rochambeau:

  5. The Dream Dream (1:09): MP3
  6. The Landing of Rochambeau (3:52): MP3
  7. Cloud (0:28): MP3
  8. from Post Hoc:

  9. The Second City (2:02): MP3
  10. Troth (1:10): MP3
  11. Century of Hands (1:49): MP3
  12. The Terror (1:07): MP3
  13. from The Arcades:

  14. 2-12-91 (1:16): MP3
  15. 2-15-91 (0:41): MP3
  16. 2-28-91 (0:59): MP3
  17. Zombies (1:05): MP3
  18. Translation (1:50): MP3
  19. New & Uncollected:

  20. Aninversary (0:36): MP3
  21. Rebarbative (1:12): MP3
  22. Bad Modernism: Intertices (1:24): MP3
  23. Bad Modernism: The White City (0:54): MP3

Program 2: Conversation with Charles Bernstein

Complete conversation (29:53): MP3

© 2009 Michael Davidson and Charles Bernstein


A poetry reading by Michael Davidson, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia PA, November 17, 2015

Full Reading (1:05:56): MP3

Convergence on Poetics, University of Washington Bothell, North Creek Events Center, September 27-30, 2012

  • Michael Davidson (10:55): MP3
  • Complete recording (2:02:52): MP3

  • Listen to entire event here

Group Reading at Modernist Studies Association, Hallwall's Contemporary Art Center, Heatstrings, Buffalo, October 7, 2011

  • Michael Davidson (4:53): MP3

"Pregnant Men: Modernism, Disability, and Biofuturity in Djuna Barnes," Kelly Writers House, February 7, 2011

  • Complete reading (1:21:58): MP3

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Reading at Alan Golding's House, Louisville, KY, February 20, 2010

  • Complete reading (4:07): MP3

MLA Off-Site Reading at the Rotunda, Philadelphia, December 29, 2009

  • Complete reading (2:36:46): MP3

At The Kootenay School of Writing

Reading at "N 49 15.832 – W 123 05.921 Positions Colloquium" on August 21, 2008 (1:23:10): MP3

MLA Offsite Reading, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, December 28, 2007

Complete reading (2:25): MP3

Reading for Double Change, Paris, May 7, 2007

Appearing on Cross-Cultural Poetics #74, "Face to Face," 2005

  • Complete Program (29:20): MP3

Reading and Discussion for Heatstrings with David Bromige at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, April 23-24, 1998

Complete Reading (38:19): MP3

  1. Introduction by A.L. Nielsen (3:18): MP3

  2. from Rewrites:
  3. Subject Matter (2:18): MP3
  4. You Were Saying (2:46): MP3

  5. from Post Hoc:
  6. Thinking the Alps (5:09): MP3
  7. Troth (1:15): MP3
  8. The Terror (1:18): MP3

  9. "The Analogy of the Ion" (4:46): MP3

  10. from The Arcades:
  11. Correspondence (2:55): MP3
  12. Intention (1:07): MP3
  13. Mapping (1:00): MP3
  14. Zombies (1:12): MP3
  15. Translation (1:56): MP3
  16. The Autobiography Project (3:09): MP3
  17. My Invisible (1:41): MP3
  18. Henry James in Hoboken (0:48): MP3
  19. final poem (1:37): MP3

Complete Discussion (1:21:73): MP3

Reading with Travis Ortiz and Charles Bernstein at U.C. Berkeley, February 7, 1995

  • Complete reading (1:26:37): MP3

Wednesdays at 4Plus, University at Buffalo, October 12, 1994

  • Introduction (3:45): MP3
  • Complete Reading (50:04): MP3

Segue Series Reading at Ear Inn, October 1988

  • Complete Reading (37:09): MP3

Michael Davidson presenting "The Prose of Fact" at New Langton Arts, July 20, 1978

From the Talk Series curated by Bob Perelman

  • Complete Reading (34:55): MP3

Reading at the MLA Off-Site Reading in Chicago, December 28, 2007

  • Bad Modernism (2:25): MP3

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