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Close Listening: Reading and Conversation, January 5, 2006

Program One:

Interview with Charles Bernstein (27:02): MP3

Program Two:

Complete Program (26:56): MP3

Singles:

Close Listening is produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1
Studio Engineer: David Weinstein
photo from session
© 2007 Alan Davies and Charles Bernstein.


Recording for Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry, December 8, 2015

Full recording available here.

Segue Series reading at the Zinc Bar, January 19, 2013

Complete Recording (27:31): MP3

Inaugural Reading, University of Windsor, September 28, 2011

Part One:

Audio recording (18:43): MP3

Part Two:

Audio recording (15:37): MP3

Part Three:

Audio recording (17:55): MP3

From Charles Bernstein's Portraits Series: Alan Davies Draws a Blank, January 5, 2007

Alan Davies
Alan sat in front of Pecan's just before the Close Listening taping.
(mp4, 29 seconds, 5.8 mb)


Bowery Poetry Club (Segue Series, New York), November 5, 2005

Book 7 (35:25): MP3

Double Happiness (Segue Series, New York), May 5, 2001

  • 1. Introduction (3:13): MP3
  • 2. Book One (21:19): MP3
  • *
  • Complete Reading at Double Happiness (24:36): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, April 11, 1997

  1. Cold Spring (22:15): MP3
  2. Question and Answer Session with Louis Cabri, Joshua Schuster, and Gil Ott (32:47): MP3

Ear Inn, New York, February 17, 1996

Full Reading (20:56): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, February 25, 1995

  • Complete recording (26:54): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, May 1, 1993

  • Complete recording (24:23): MP3

Ear Inn, New York, February 22, 1992

Full Reading (28:12): MP3

  1. Opening Remarks (2:22): MP3
  2. The Poet Addresses the Reader (1:36): MP3
  3. Let’s Caress the Lucid Force of Verse (1:13): MP3
  4. How Nice it Would be to Have Time Here (0:47): MP3
  5. It is a Mirror With or Without Reflections (0:19): MP3
  6. Tounge in her Cheek (0:35): MP3
  7. In The Air at Night (0:27): MP3
  8. I Used to be a Person who Wrote Literature (0:38): MP3
  9. I am on top of you Elise (0:24): MP3
  10. Stridently Avoiding the Lyrical (1:02): MP3
  11. Well Let’s See (0:35): MP3
  12. Adam intwined Pleasures (0:40): MP3
  13. Seeing Out of Just like this Eyes (0:25): MP3
  14. The water didn’t get any better after watergate (1:06): MP3
  15. What is Meaning anyway (0:58): MP3
  16. There’s a firm wind out (0:48): MP3
  17. From the Cement Bridge (0:33): MP3
  18. Healing Soothes the Soul (1:40): MP3
  19. Four Geese Just Flew North (0:33): MP3
  20. Food and a Bird Feeder (0:43): MP3
  21. They say the Watching mist Must Go (0:59): MP3
  22. A Moment of Strong Spirit (0:27): MP3
  23. How Far Can we be From People and Still be One of Them (1:00): MP3
  24. Look ash the Cask of Reasoning (0:38): MP3
  25. When I Try to Remember (0:22): MP3
  26. For Tess (1:26): MP3
  27. Rocks Trees Water Sky (0:20): MP3
  28. The Aids Crisis (0:34): MP3
  29. My Birthday (0:53): MP3
  30. For Jessica (0:37): MP3
  31. Oh Coitus (0:43): MP3
  32. Satori Poem (0:24): MP3
  33. In this Small and Simple World (0:34): MP3
  34. The Beholder is in the Eye of the Beauty (0:18): MP3
  35. Poem for the Lowrie Sight (1:17): MP3

Ear Inn, New York, February 4, 1989

Full Reading (33:09): MP3

  1. Opening Remarks (2:17): MP3
  2. 3E 42nd Street (1:57): MP3
  3. Desire (1:03): MP3
  4. The Idea of Order at Lizard Key (0:30): MP3
  5. Capitalism and Form (2:25): MP3
  6. Early English (1:02): MP3
  7. You Except somethings (0:24): MP3
  8. Afterwards (0:35): MP3
  9. The Fifties (0:37): MP3
  10. There is No Other (0:36): MP3
  11. Bush (0:15): MP3
  12. Unseen I see it All (1:04): MP3
  13. The Eighties (0:27): MP3
  14. The Bounty Moves me like a Weathered Twig (0:33): MP3
  15. Reality Rears it’s Ugly Head (0:33): MP3
  16. Literature (0:17): MP3
  17. Loose your Tongues (0:33): MP3
  18. A Few Thoughts on Suffering and Happiness (2:25): MP3
  19. How Much of the Time are you Spending Here (1:28): MP3
  20. The Generations (0:38): MP3
  21. Poetry Should be as well Written as Silence (0:39): MP3
  22. Erase me with your Hands (0:28): MP3
  23. Then Came the Nuclear Monsoons(1:39): MP3
  24. Untitled (3:55): MP3
  25. In Placements (1:14): MP3
  26. Shared Sentences (5:36): MP3

From Live at the Ear Inn, February 4, 1989

From SHARED SENTENCES (4:42): MP3

Ear Inn, New York, February 13, 1988

Full Reading (33:33): MP3

  1. Opening Remarks (0:34): MP3
  2. The Scrape of Flesh on the Soul (6:49): MP3
  3. Remarks on Wittgenstein (10:16): MP3
  4. I want to Touch Your Little Nipples (1:18): MP3
  5. Desires (0:52): MP3
  6. Untitled (0:34): MP3
  7. The Idea of Order at Lizard Key (0:37): MP3
  8. To See You in Other Places (0:53): MP3
  9. An Hour of This is Worth 100 Days (0:40): MP3
  10. Capitalism and Form (2:25): MP3
  11. Going off Half Cocked: Pornography for Peter Ganig (2:10): MP3
  12. Lipstick on my Dipstick (1:29): MP3
  13. Early English (0:39): MP3
  14. You Except Somethings (0:49): MP3
  15. Epi Thalamus (3:28): MP3

Ear Inn, New York, November 17, 1984

Full Reading (35:08): MP3

  1. Lynne Tillman (34:36): MP3
  2. Recognition (34:04): MP3
  3. Telephone Message (0:48): MP3

New York Talk, New York, NY, March 27, 1984

  • "If Words Had Meaning" (2:08:05): MP3

"Language/Mind/Writing," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, October 29, 1982

From the Talk Series curated by Bob Perelman

  • Complete Recording (19:45): MP3

Ithaca, NY, May 8, 1982

  • Full Reading (45:48): MP3
  • 1. This predilection for the mind in art. Where did I get it? I, a private and concrete individual, hate structures, and if I reveal Form in my way, it is in order to defend myself (5:38): MP3
  • 2. "101" (10:29): MP3
  • 3. Caring More For You By Far (15:26): MP3
  • 4. L I E S (6:25): MP3
  • 5. SHARED SENTENCES (6:21): MP3

Ear Inn recordings by Charles Bernstein. These recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. ©2015 Alan Davies. Used with permission of Alan Davies. Distributed by PennSound.