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Matvei Yankelevich and Eugene Ostashevsky, October 11, 2012


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Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, reading and discussion in conjunction with Close Listening, November 3, 2010

English translation read by Charles Bernstein.

  1. Ludwig Joseph Johann, translation by Thomas Epstein (4:17): MP3
  2. Ludwig Joseph Johann (2:49): MP3
  3. But as in Anyone's Body, translation by Genya Turovskaya (0:38): MP3
  4. But as in Anyone's Body (0:32): MP3
  5. You See the Mountains and Think Them Immobile, translation by Lyn Hejinian (3:23): MP3
  6. You See the Mountains and Think Them Immobile (3:15): MP3
  7. Possible Indications, translation by Genya Turovskaya (2:48): MP3
  8. Possible Indications (2:29): MP3
  9. It is Told in the Qur'an, read with Kevin Platt (7:21): MP3
  10. To Trofim K. Dragomoshchenko, translation by Genya Turovskaya (3:57): MP3
  11. To Trofim K. Dragomoshchenko (2:59): MP3
  12. The Grandmother Story (introduction to Untitled Poem), translated by Kevin Platt (3:52): MP3
  13. Untitled Poem, translation by Jacob Edmund (1:27): MP3
  14. Untitled Poem (1:55): MP3
  15. introduction to To a Statesman, read with Kevin Platt (3:34): MP3
  16. To a Statesman, translation by Genya Turovskaya (4:54): MP3
  17. To a Statesman (3:29): MP3
  18. There They Go, translation by Genya Turovskaya (2:38): MP3
  19. There They Go (2:15): MP3
  • complete reading (1:00:27): MP3 / MOV
  • complete conversation (29:38): MP3 / MOV

Anna Hallberg, reading and disucssion in conjunction with Close Listening, October 6, 2010

English translations by the author and friends, read by Michelle Taransky

  1. Seven Sprinkler, from Friktion (Friction) (2:26): MP3
  2. Four Blade, from Friktion (Friction) (1:02): MP3
  3. Eight Catatonia, from Friktion (Friction) (1:19): MP3
  4. from på era platser (On Your Marks) (9:14): MP3
  5. from Mil (Mile) (8:22): MP3
  6. Poem (Dead Brown Limbs...), from Kolosseum (Colosseum) (2:47): MP3
  7. Poem (Crashing into the Cold Light...), from Kolosseum (Colosseum) (6:03): MP3
  • complete reading (31:24): MP3 / MOV
  • complete conversation (27:56): MP3 / MOV

Jörgen Gassilewski, reading and disucssion in conjunction with Close Listening, October 6, 2010

English translations by the author and friends, read by Charles Bernstein

  1. introduction (2:08): MP3
  2. The Marking of the Kerosene is High (1:26): MP3
  3. Grind and Drill (2:16): MP3
  4. To Whom Should You Talk (1:15): MP3
  5. Plant That is Green and Nice (1:00): MP3
  6. Paper of the Center, it is to Know (1:10): MP3
  7. Turning Back Right After Starting Off (1:39): MP3
  8. The Stork Founding a Home (1:00): MP3
  9. The Third Test of the Land, Following (1:25): MP3
  10. All Days in the Class (1:23): MP3
  11. The Weapon and a Forlornness (1:28): MP3
  12. Test Run and Refreshments are Offered (1:23): MP3
  13. I Love You in a Hundred Languages (2:06): MP3
  14. I Love You is a Beautiful and Useful Phrase (0:53): MP3
  15. I Love You (1:02): MP3
  16. I Love You Too (1:03): MP3
  17. When A Joyful Thing Falls (8:52): MP3
  18. Untitled (6:34): MP3
  • complete reading (38:13): MP3 / MOV
  • complete conversation (28:10): MP3 / MOV

Mark Weiss, The Whole Island reading and discussion, September 30, 2010

  1. introduction (2:09): MP3
  2. opening remarks by Mark Weiss (2:09): MP3
  3. discussion of The Whole Island (3:46): MP3
  4. Homeland - José Martí (1:59): MP3
  5. Martían Text - Lorenzo García Vega (1:27): MP3
  6. "I Will Never Leave Them" and "On my neighbor's door..." by Vergilio Piñera (4:12): MP3
  7. "Cuban Poets Don't Dream Anymore" and "Poetics" by Heberto Padilla (3:48): MP3
  8. Fable - Gastón Baquero (3:33): MP3
  9. The Girl in the Forest - Eliseo Diego (2:23): MP3
  10. "Little Elegy", "Use of the Plural" and "This Grammar Book" by Fina García Marruz (4:10): MP3
  11. "Woman Emerging from the Closet", "Loss of the Love Poem Called 'Mist'" and "In the Vortex of the Cyclone" by Luis Rogelio Nogueras (5:06): MP3
  12. from Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Raúl Hernández Novás (5:13): MP3
  13. Maleva and the Children in Paradise - Soleida Ríos (2:38): MP3
  14. Herbalist - Alessandra Molina (2:03): MP3
  15. discussion (16:52): MP3
  • complete reading (1:01:35): MP3 / MOV

Tianna Kennedy and Tomomi Adachi, in conjunction with the EDIT Series, February 18, 2010

Tianna Kennedy

  • complete discussion (29:52): MP3

Tomomi Adachi

  1. Untitled (1:56): MP3
  2. Face for Voice and Gesture (4:16): MP3
  3. Anata 5 (2:17): MP3
  4. Sekkan no Shu (2:04): MP3
  5. Voice Sound Poetry Form Begun With -X- (1:46): MP3
  6. Opus Ki (1:54): MP3
  7. Second Hand (3:17): MP3
  8. Introduction to Voice and Infrared Sensor Shirt (2:25): MP3
  9. Voice and Infrared Sensor Shirt (6:19): MP3

Christian Bök, reading and discussion November 18, 2009

  1. introduction by Jessica Lowenthal (2:51): MP3
  2. introduction by Keagan Sparks (7:57): MP3
  3. Seahorses and Flying Fish (Seepferdchen und flugfische) by Hugo Ball (1:18): MP3
  4. Karawane by Hugo Ball (0:46): MP3
  5. Excerpt from Eunoia, from Chapter "I" for Dick Higgins (1:38): MP3
  6. Excerpt from Eunoia, Excerpt from Chapter "U" (1:31): MP3
  7. Voyelles by Arthur Rimbaud (1:39): MP3
  8. Vowels (1:27): MP3
  9. Phonemes (1:53): MP3
  10. Vocables (1:45): MP3
  11. Valuvëula (1:51): MP3
  12. Two Equal Texts (1:31): MP3
  13. Ten Maps of Sardonic Wit (1:13): MP3
  14. From "Patent # 3,005,282" by Godtfred Kirk Christiansen (0:58): MP3
  15. From "The Great Order of the Universe" by Democritus (0:59): MP3
  16. Excerpt from "Busted Sirens" (3:29): MP3
  17. American Dada (1:10): MP3
  18. Sipher ING-ARD614 (1:59): MP3
  19. The Doomsday Song, For Frederiech Nietzsche upon the Death of Superman (1:14): MP3
  20. From "The Ursonate" (1:53): MP3
  21. Aria of the Three-Horned Enemy, From "The Princess of the Stars" (4:01): MP3
  22. "Mushroom Clouds" from The Cyborg Opera (2:14): MP3
  23. "Synth Loops" from the Cyborg Opera (1:56): MP3
  24. Totenklage (1:58): MP3
  25. Q & A and Discussion with Christian Bök (41:07): MP3
  • Complete Recording (1:33:08): MP3   MOV

Dmitry Golynko, November 10, 2009

  1. Shashenka / сашенка [Russian] (3:07): MP3
  2. Shashenka / сашенка [English] (3:13): MP3
  3. She Has Been Given / она отдана [Russian] (2:00): MP3
  4. She Has Been Given / она отдана [English], translation by Rebecca Bella (2:09): MP3
  5. ET 22 / ЭВ 22 [Russian] (1:17): MP3
  6. ET 22 / ЭВ 22 [English] (1:04): MP3
  7. ET 23 / ЭВ 23 [Russian] (1:01): MP3
  8. ET 23 / ЭВ 23 [English] (0:58): MP3
  9. ET 24 / ЭВ 24 [Russian] (1:16): MP3
  10. ET 24 / ЭВ 24 [English] (1:08): MP3
  11. ET 25 / ЭВ 25 [Russian] (1:15): MP3
  12. ET 25 / ЭВ 25 [English] (1:13): MP3
  13. Whip it Out / вынь да положь, translation by Rebecca Bella (7:50): MP3

note: Dmitry Golynko's reading was a part of the Close Listening series, Art International Radio, operationg at ARTonAIR.org

Régis Bonvicino, October 13, 2009

  • Conversation (29:27): MP3
  • Reading (34:52): MP3

Segmented Reading: Translations Read by Charles Bernstein

  1. Introduction (2:15): MP3
  2. El Mataa (1:08): MP3
  3. El Mataa (1:09): MP3 tr. Odile Cisneros
  4. "Imagem impossível," interspersed with "Image Impossible"(3:12): MP3 tr. Charles Bernstein
  5. Outra tempestade (0:42): MP3
  6. Another Storm (0:48): MP3 tr. Odile Cisneros
  7. Poema sério (0:48): MP3
  8. Serious Poem (0:37): MP3 tr. Odile Cisneros
  9. Tatugem (0:55): MP3
  10. Tattoo (2:11): MP3 tr. Charles Bernstein
  11. Azulejo (0:34): MP3
  12. Blue Tile (0:27): MP3 tr. Charles Bernstein
  13. Azulejo (0:26): MP3
  14. Caminho de hamster (1:12): MP3 tr. Odile Cisneros
  15. The Hampster's Way (1:14): MP3
  16. Definitions of Brazil with Charles Berstein (7:21): MP3
  17. Cocaine Kate (3:58): MP3 tr. Charles Bernstein and Maria do Carmo Zanini
  18. Prosa (0:55): MP3
  19. Prose (1:04): MP3 tr. Charles Bernstein
  20. Untitled (1:05): MP3
  21. Sem título (1:14): MP3 tr. Odile Cisneros

note: Régis Bonvicino's reading was a part of the Close Listening series, Art International Radio, operationg at ARTonAIR.org

Wystan Curnow Reading, April 14, 2009

  1. introduction by Al Filreis (2:22): MP3
  2. introduction by Bob Perelman (3:03): MP3
  3. Keeping to Myself (1:25): MP3
  4. Cancer Daybook (7:47): MP3
  5. Shored Up (3:25): MP3
  6. Riffing on Tzara (6:20): MP3
  7. Down Comes a Nude (0:33): MP3
  8. Paris Sucks (0:30): MP3
  9. Listen Here (0:41): MP3
  10. Young Yvonne (3:06): MP3
  11. Portrait of Picabia (2:47): MP3
  12. Max (9:48): MP3
  • Complete Reading (41:57): MP3   MOV

Wystan Curnow Lecture, "Curating as a Critical Practice," April 7, 2009

Complete Lecture (1:22:03): MP3   MOV

Zhimin Li, February 4, 2009

  1. introduction by Jessica Lowenthal (2:32): MP3
  2. introduction by Charles Bernstein (7:13): MP3
  3. Live in Light of Love, to Emma (3:19): MP3
  4. Contrast (1:07): MP3
  5. A Soul (1:08): MP3
  6. Non-Presence I (3:07): MP3
  7. Non-Presence II (4:37): MP3
  8. Non-Presence III (2:44): MP3
  9. Non-Presence IV (1:44): MP3
  10. Non-Presence V (2:06): MP3
  11. Non-Presence VI (2:07): MP3
  12. Non-Presence VII (2:50): MP3
  13. Non-Presence VIII (0:58): MP3
  14. Non-Presence IX (2:00): MP3
  15. Non-Presence X (1:54): MP3
  16. Non-Presence XI (1:16): MP3
  17. Non-Presence XII (2:09): MP3
  18. Non-Presence XIII (2:11): MP3
  19. Non-Presence XIV (2:07): MP3
  20. She (3:48): MP3
  21. Lecture on New Chinese Poetry: The Origin and the Development from the Prespective of Cultural Exchanges Between China and the West (46:29): MP3
  • Complete Reading (1:39:45): MP3
  • Breyten Breytenbach, December 4, 2008

    • 1. Introduction by Rita Barnard and Breyten Breytenbach (10:16): MP3
    • 2. Looking for the Road (8:32): MP3
    • 3. A Black City (4:22): MP3
    • 4. Letter to a Butcher from Abroad (7:40): MP3
    • 5. In a Burning Sea (1:36): MP3
    • 6. Transit (5:26): MP3
    • 7. Your Letter (4:16): MP3
    • 8. Goya (1:45): MP3
    • 9. The Way Back (1:51): MP3
    • 10. All One Horse (5:27): MP3
    • 11. Prayer (2:43): MP3
    • 12. Q & A with Breyten Breytenbach (20:59): MP3

    • Complete Reading (1:14:58): MP3
    • New European Poets, September 23, 2008

      • 1. Introduction (4:03): MP3
      • 2. Discussion (30:51): MP3
      • 3. Q & A with the Audience (8:55): MP3
      • 4. Adam Sorkin (11:01): MP3
      • 5. Marella Morris-Feltrin (6:55): MP3
      • 6. Murat Nemet-Nejat (6:17): MP3
      • 7. J.C. Todd (5:12): MP3

      • Complete Reading (1:13:37): MP3
      • Cecilia Vicuña, April 15, 2008

        • 1. Introduction by Al Filreis (2:54): MP3
        • 2. Introduction by Charles Bernstein (6:58): MP3
        • 3. Poems and Songs by Cecilia Vicuña (40:08): MP3

        • Complete Reading (50:23): MP3

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