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Bhanu Kapil

Poetry reading at the Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, September 27, 2016

  1. Introduction of Bhanu Kapil (5:01): MP3
  2. Bhanu Kapil introduces her own work (8:03): MP3
  3. Introduces her poem, "A Healing Narrative" (0:41): MP3
  4. "A Healing Narrative" (1:38): MP3
  5. "Meat Forest 1979" (2:33): MP3
  6. "Vertigo" (2:31): MP3
  7. "What is Ban" (4:02): MP3
  8. "Abiogenesis" (3:04): MP3
  9. "Copper Notes for Ban" (3:12): MP3
  10. Interlude: commentary, introducing Ban en Banlieue Suburban, dedication to Lucas de Lima (4:18): MP3
  11. "Ban en Banlieue Suburban" (dedicated to Lucas de Lima) (3:11): MP3
  12. Interlude: reflections on the year (2:18): MP3
  13. "Anamorphia for Ban" (dedicated to Eunsong Kim) and ending (7:13): MP3
  • Complete Reading (47:37): MP3
    • Reading for the MFA Reading Series, Boise State University, Boise, April 27, 2012

      • Complete reading (34:08): MP3

      Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna* Reading Series, New York, September 25, 2009

      Complete recording (1:17:43): MP3

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      On A Voice Box at SPT Aggression, CCA, Oakland, May 31, 2008

      • Complete reading (16:16): MP3

      Reading from Humanimal (Kelsey Street Press 2009)

      Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, February 16, 2008

      • Introduction and opening notes (1:57): MP3
      • Humanimal (16:23): MP3

      Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, December 15, 2007

      1. Introduction (beginning cut off) (1:48): MP3
      2. from Incubation: a space for monsters (12:48): MP3
      3. Humanimal 1 (2:34): MP3
      4. Humanimal 2 (3:35): MP3
      • Complete reading (24:48): MP3

      Reading from The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press 2001)

      Recorded by Ross Craig, Berkeley, October 9, 2006

      1. Intro/Vertical, Notes (8:06): MP3
      2. Twelve Questions (0:52): MP3
      3. 1. What is the shape of your body? (4:26): MP3
      4. 3. Describe a morning you woke without fear. (1:09): MP3
      5. 11. Where did you come from/how did you arrive? (1:40): MP3
      6. 33. Tell me what you know about dismemberment. (1:37): MP3
      7. 42. Tell me what you know about dismemberment. (1:08): MP3
      8. 47. Where did you come from/how did you arrive? (0:44): MP3
      9. 22. Describe a morning you woke without fear. (1:01): MP3
      10. 53. What are the consequences of silence? (0:50): MP3
      11. 54. How will you/have you prepare(d) for your death? (0:49): MP3
      12. 77.How will you live now? (0:57): MP3
      13. 95. How will you begin? (0:58): MP3
      14. 96. What is the shape of your body? (0:08): MP3
      15. 97. Who is responsible for the suffering of your mother? (0:47): MP3

      Reading for the Belladonna* Series, NYC, April 26, 2002

      1. Introduction (1:56): MP3
      2. From The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (4:50): MP3
      3. The Wolf Girls of Midnapore (10:24): MP3
      • Complete reading (17:41): MP3

      Left Hand Reading Series, Boulder, April 19, 2001

      • Introduction (2:22): MP3
      • Complete reading (13:31): MP3

      English Department Reading Series, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2001

      1. Excerpt from the Wolf Girls of Midnapur (7:55): MP3
      2. Reading from the Autobiography of a Cyborg (10:15): MP3
      3. The Birth (2:57): MP3
      4. Going Beyond Pleasure in Three Easy Steps (12:36): MP3
      5. In Their Relation to Skin (1:59): MP3
      6. Tower Hill (2:28): MP3
      • Complete reading (36:01): MP3
      • Left Hand Reading Series, Boulder, September 16, 1999

        • Introduction (2:02): MP3
        • Complete reading (13:31): MP3

        Recorded Poem on Harry's House Vol 2 CD

        • Ban - Bhanu Kapil (2:59): MP3

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