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Portraits 11

Ben: "Maybe Not"

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Ben Yarmolinsky
Ben sat on the stoop across from my apartment.
June 21, 2008
(mp4, 30 sec., 11.2 mb)

Hank Eats the Shell ("The Shrimp is a poem in itself")

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Hank Lazer
Before our reading at the University of Southern Alabama, we went to a restaurant in middle of a long dock. I though I could see Galvaston, like in the Apollinaire's "Annie" ("Sur la côte du Texas / Entre Mobile et Galveston il y a / Un grand jardin tout plein de roses.")
Mobile, September 20, 2008
(mp4, 24 sec., 4.9 mb)

Marjorie & Joe

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Marjorie Perloff
Marjorie and Joe were sittin' on the dock as she told me about the first time she went to New Orleans, when she was a 21-year-old Barnard senior.
Mobile, September 20, 2008
(mp4, 50 sec., 18.9 mb)

Claude’s Prepositions

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Claude Royet-Journoud
I dropped by Claude’s apartment early in the afternoon on Rue de l’Aqueduc while I was in Paris for my Double Change reading. We talked through the day, just until I had to leave for Lyon.
Paris, October 25, 2008
(mp4, 36 sec., 9.4 mb)

Alan's Print Performances

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Alan Loney
Alan came by and we talked versions, versioning, and the unfolding folds of the definitive.
March 3, 2009
(mp4, 1 min. 6 sec., 24.4 mb)

Li: The Snow of Yesteryear

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Li Zhimin
Zhimin had come to Penn to give a talk on Chinese poetry and to read is own poems. A few days later he visited use on 92nd.
February 8, 2009
(mp4, 1 min., 22.4 mb)

video portraits home page

Portraits series 1 : Régis Bonvicino, George Lakoff, Heny Hills, Mimi Gross, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Caroline Bergvall
Portraits series 2
: Pierre Joris, Wystan Curnow, Levhi Lehto, Robert Grenier, James Sherry, Johanna Drucker
Portraits series 3
: Ann Lauterbach, Karen Mac Cormack, Steve McCaffery, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Nick Piombino, Richard Tuttle
Portraits series 4
: Rod Smith, Nicole Brossard, Douglas Messerli, Peter Middleton, Norman Fischer, Tina Darragh
Portraits series 5
: Myung Mi Kim, Charles Alexander, Alan Davies, P. Inman, Phong Bui, Bob Perelman
Portraits series 6:
Kenneth Goldsmith, John Yau, Peter Gizzi,  Dubravka Djuric,  Elizabeth Willis, Tan Lin
Portraits series 7: John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, George Kuchar, Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Howe, Sigmund Laufer
Portraits series 8: Maggie O'Sullivan, Christian Bök, Darren Wershler, Tonya Foster, Marty Ehrlich & Erica Hunt, Lev Rubinstein
Portraits series 9: David Antin, Ted Greenwald, Jerome Rothenberg, Diane Rothenberg, Ron Silliman, Joel Kuszai
Portraits series 10: Peter Gizzi, Elizabeth Willis, John Tranter, Bruce Andrews, Cecilia Vicuña, Tom Raworth
Portraits page 11: Ben Yarmolinsky, Hank Lazer, Marjorie Perloff, Alan Loney, Claude Royet-Journoud, Li Zhimin
Portraits page 12: Arkadii Dragomoschenko

Thanks for Steve McLaughlin for technical and design assistance. These video recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the artist. ©2006-2012 Charles Bernstein. Used with permission of Charles Bernstein. Distributed by PennSound.