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Erica Hunt

photo by Charles Bernstein © 2006

Close Listening - reading and conversation with Charles Bernstein at Clocktower Studio, New York, June 20, 2005


  1. introduction by Charles Bernstein (0:45): MP3
  2. on poetry as social praxis (14:20): MP3
  3. on the influence of jazz (2:33): MP3
  4. on the sources for her works (2:50): MP3
  5. on identity poetics and the Twenty-First Century Foundation (5:32): MP3
  6. on the Cave Canem Workshop (2:32): MP3
Complete Recording (28:34): MP3


Complete Recording (30:39): MP3

from Piece Logic

  1. The small print (1) (0:56): MP3
  2. The small print (2) (0:53): MP3
  3. "The great reigns are only the enlarged projections of little thieves" - Augustine (6:07): MP3
  4. Invisible Hands (3:18): MP3
  5. Proof (1:55): MP3
  6. Poem for a Second (1:36): MP3
  7. Poem for the Future (1:30): MP3
  8. There's Living Done (1:31): MP3
  9. from Arcade

  10. Ecstasy (1:24): MP3
  11. The Voice of No (1:01): MP3
  12. Arcade (3:12): MP3
  13. (parabola) -- from The Long View (2:04): MP3
  14. #4 ("not a branch stirred") from Piece Logic (1:42): MP3
  • Close Listening produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1
  • © 2005 Erica Hunt and Charles Bernstein
  • WPS1 Studio Engineer: Darrell McNeill

Erica Hunt and Charles Bernstein Reading at Segue at the Zinc Bar, NYC, January 28th 2018

  • Kate Mcintyre's introduction (1:53): MP3
  • Erica Hunt, sets 1 and 2 (44:50): MP3
  • Complete Recording (1:37:17): MP3
  • Video Excerpt, beginning in progress of Bernstein's first set:

Erica Hunt & Tonya Foster: conversation and reading, March 11, 2017

Adam Fitzgerald salon, New York (1:27): MP3

Reading at the Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York, October 1, 2016

Reading by Erica Hunt (26:26): MP3

WHAT I SAY Anthology Reading for the 2016 National Black Writers Conference at AWP, Brooklyn, NY, March 31, 2016

reading by Erica Hunt (7:24): MP3

complete reading (1:54:16): MP3

"I, You, We With An Aside on Zee and They" talk for the Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics Lecture Series, Pratt Institute, MFA Writing Program, Brooklyn, New York City, December 4, 2015

Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, New York City, October 12, 2013

Complete reading (31:22): MP3

Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 24, 2009

reading with Kathleen Fraser (54:44): MP3

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complete discussion (26:53): MP3

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Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, January 17, 2009

  1. introduction (6:37): MP3
  2. Stumped by Achilles' infinite steps (2:51): MP3
  3. Prime Space (1:06): MP3
  4. The statues try to speak but their lips move very slowly (0:43): MP3
  5. Curmudgeon (0:05): MP3
  6. Privacy (0:07): MP3
  7. What part of this present do you like? (0:03): MP3
  8. In walk-through attire there's no deliberate fashion (0:31): MP3
  9. The approximate metaphor for the way I do my jobs (0:11): MP3
  10. No two vowels the same (0:21): MP3
  11. There's more than meets the on and on (0:17): MP3
  12. All these relays have shortened the time it takes (0:18): MP3
  13. Thomas (2:33): MP3
  14. What We Do Not Dream We Cannot Manufacture (1:01): MP3
  15. The Slippery Slope (1:11): MP3
  16. This is no time for nail-biting (1:03): MP3
  17. Love (2:47): MP3
  18. Rorschach of Race in America (22:00): MP3

complete recording (45:20): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #11, discussing Hunt's "the voice of no," October 6, 2008

listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

From Charles Bernstein's Portraits Series: As If We Might Join Our Hearts to Sound, November 16, 2007

Erica Hunt and Ehrlich Marty
Erica and Marty had collaborated once before, at Harvard. Now they brought the show to New York, to Cue Art Foundation in Chelsea. This was their last piece of the set.
(mp4, 3 min. 7 sec., 30.7 mb)

Reading with Akilah Oliver, and Tribute to kari edwards, Belladonna* Reading Series, Dixon Place, New York, December 12, 2006

Poetry and Empire: Post-Invasion Poetics, KWH and ICA, UPenn, October 17-18, 2003

Friday, October 17, reading from Piece Logic and The Great Brains (8:40): MP3
Saturday, October 18 reading (3:41): MP3

Reading as part of The Line Reading Series, October 3, 2000

complete reading (30:11): MP3

Expanding the Repertoire: Continuity and Change in African-American Writing, Participating in Panel Discussions at Small Press Traffic, April 2000

Erica Hunt on Tonya Foster and Swarm of Bees in Hight Court, April 23, 2016: video

Reading For SUNY-Buffalo Wednesdays @ 4 Plus with introduction by Charles Bernstein, March 2, 1994

complete reading (53:54) MP3

Reading for Segue Ear Inn Reading Series, June 8, 1985

complete reading (39:07) MP3

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