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Hannah Weiner

LINEbreak interview with Charles Bernstein, 1995

  1. Introduction (0:19): MP3
  2. On how she began writing poetry and creating performance work (4:45): MP3
  3. On the Clairvoyant Journal (1:28): MP3
  4. Reading from the Clairvoyant Journal ["4/29 la for the book"] (3:16): MP3
  5. On embarrassment, the diaristic tradition, and literary experiment (2:33): MP3
  6. On writing prose poetry (0:46): MP3
  7. On judging a good poem from a bad poem (0:58): MP3
  8. Reading from "paw" (7:13): MP3
  9. On seeing words (0:53): MP3
  10. On the performative aspect of "paw," paw actually existing in HW's forehead, and the word as healing (4:21): MP3
  11. On her studies at Radcliffe (1:34): MP3

Complete program (29:44): mp3

Full transcript of this interview: pdf

Celebration of Hannah Weiner's Open House, November 11, 2007

For video and audio recordings, click here.

Reading at the Poetry Project, October 28, 1998

  • Part One (18:17): MP3
  • Part Two (14:11): MP3
  • Part Three (17:46): MP3

The Radio Reading Project, interviewed by Ernesto Grosman, 1998

Complete recording and more info here.

Reading at the Ear Inn, May 3, 1997

  • Complete reading (46:54) (low recording quality, .WAV in archive): MP3

"PAH" (discussing astrals), Bibilo's, November 20, 1994

Complete recording (25:18): MP3
Excerpt from end of reading, "Astral Vision" (Felix, Charles, godzilla) (5:45) MP3, text (variant)

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, November 20, 1993

  1. Introduction by Laynie Brown (3:57): MP3
  2. Astral [Felix] (1:31): MP3
  3. From "Silent Teachers" (1:40): MP3
  4. In the Entrotico (1:24): MP3
  5. Felix (1:06): MP3
  6. Introduction, "Silent Teachers" (7:05): MP3
  7. Silent Teachers (15:14): MP3
  8. Page Number O (6:11): MP3
  9. The Calm (8:03): MP3

Complete reading (46:33): MP3


Published by Xexoxial (Madison, 1990), along with an audio cassette. Recorded by Bruce Andrews in New York, 1989. Text remains available from publisher.

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, June 15, 1985

Complete reading (32:05): MP3

Reading from Spoke, Ear Inn, New York, October 10, 1983

Complete reading (38:01): MP3

Excerpt from "Spoke" from Live at the Ear (1983)

Complete excerpt (5:40): MP3

Clairvoyant Journal, 1981

Clairvoyant Journal, 1981 (20:22): MP3

Performed by Charles Bernstein, James Sherry, and Hannah Weiner. Recorded 1981, New York City, and previously unissued; from the archive of Charles Bernstein and published here by permission of Charles Bernstein for Hannah Weiner in trust.

Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, Spring 1980

Complete reading with Charles Bernstein and James Sherry (20:06): MP3

Reading with Mel Freilicher, December 1978

  1. Virgin from Little Book (11:22): MP3
  2. Darrel's Book (3:12): MP3
  3. ChicThree (1:42): MP3
  4. Jimmy's Book (3:49): MP3
  5. Russell's Book (4:06): MP3

"May" from the Clairvoyant Journal

"May" excerpt, from Kenning #12 - WAY (6:12): MP3

"May" - full version (19:55): MP3

Performed by Rochelle Kraut, Sharon Mattlin, and Hannah Weiner. Recorded by Charlie Morrow live at St. Mark's Poetry Project circa 1978. Used by permission of Charles Morrow Associates Inc & Charles Bernstein for Hannah Weiner in trust.

Clairvoyant Journal, 1978