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by Abbott, Keith; Hofer, Jen; Yamashita, Karen Tei; Zivancevic, Nina
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This is the first half of the Naropa Summer Writing Program 2002 Faculty Reading with Jen Hofer, Keith Abbott, Nina Zivancevic and Karen Tei Yamashita. On this first half of the recording are Hofer, reading mainly from her book Slide Rule, and Keith Abbott, reading one poem, and mainly from his body of prose work. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Abbott, Keith; Ping, Wang; Thomas, Lorenzo
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First half of a reading by Keith Abbot, Wang Ping, and Lorenzo Thomas. Abbott reads "Zabioni," "What you know with no name for it," "Doing it to death," and others. Ping reads "Flash of selfish consciousness" and "8000 miles of clouds and rains." Thomas reads "Morning raga," "The sadness of space exploration," "The midnight sun," "An education" and "Hollandaise salsa." (Continues on 97P036)
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by Abbott, Keith; Ping, Wang; Thomas, Lorenzo
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Second half of a reading by Keith Abbot, Wang Ping, and Lorenzo Thomas. Thomas reads a selection of work for approximately twenty minutes, including "Multicultural," "The mockingbirds," "For almost a year to the day," and "Tar baby." (Continued from 97P035)
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Second half of a Kathy Acker and Michael Brownstein reading. Acker finishes reading her poem "Sex Show." (Continued from 79P097)
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by Acker, Kathy; Brownstein, Michael
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First half of a Kathy Acker and Michael Brownstein reading. Brownstein reads a selection of poems, including "Paris Visitation," "Distance Between People," and "Breakdown On Broadway." Kathy Acker selections include "Sex Show." (Continues on 79P097)
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by Acker, Kathy; Codrescu, Andrei; Holman, Bob; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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First half of an evening of poetry, prose, and music with Naropa faculty members Steven Taylor, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, Kathy Acker, and Bob Holman. Taylor is joined by Stephan Ielpi, Elliot Greenspan, and members of the Diggers. Highlights include Taylor's "I have seen the promised land," Codrescu's "Circle jerk," and Holman's "Rare and beautiful things at half price." (Continues on 91P159)
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Second half of an evening of poetry, prose, and music with Naropa faculty members Steven Taylor, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, Kathy Acker, and Bob Holman. Acker and Holman read from their works, including Holman's "For the birds," "Hey, what did I say," and "Censor not." (Continued from 91P158)
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by Adam, Helen
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First half of a lecture by Helen Adam on topics including repetition, Percy Shelley, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, poets as music makers, and ballads. Readings include "The Looking Glass" and "A Smuggler's Song." A question and answer period follows the lecture. (Continues on 79p026.)
Topics: New American Poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
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by Adam, Helen
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Helen Adam class focusing on the appeal of narrative verse. Topics include the works of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, James Thompson, Allen Ginsberg and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with a list of the great narrative poems and discussions of aspects of witchcraft and the darkness of Scottish border ballads.
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by Adam, Helen
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Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.)
Topics: New American Poetry, performance poetry
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by Adam, Helen
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Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.) Keywords: New American Poetry, performance poetry, music in literature
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by Adam, Helen; Duncan, Robert
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First half of a reading by Robert Duncan and Helen Adam. Duncan reads a number of his poems and Adam sings her ballads. With an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. (Continues on 76p016.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, music and literature, San Francisco Renaissance
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by Aebi, Irene; Elmslie, Kenward; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Lacy, Steve; Owen, Maureen; Patton, Julie; Regan, Max; Taylor, Steven; To
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Panel discussion on the visual arts and perfection including the vision between amateurs and professionals, poetry and prose happening anywhere, black prayer meetings and improvising with words, and keeping the world safe for poetry.
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by Aebi, Irene; Elmslie, Kenward; Lacy, Steve; Owen, Maureen; Patton, Julie; Taylor, Steven; Torres, Edwin; Waldman, Anne; Welish, Marjorie
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A panel on visual arts and performance chaired by Anne Waldman. Panelists Marjorie Welish, Maureen Owen, Edwin Torres, Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Kenward Elmslie, Julie Patton, and Steven Taylor make individual statements about the relationships between the creative arts and respond to questions from the audience. The panelists discuss their performance and collaboration work in writing, music, and other art forms. Several panelists place themselves in a historical context, discussing their...
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by Aebi, Irene; Elmslie, Kenward; Lacy, Steve; Owen, Maureen; Patton, Julie; Taylor, Steven; Torres, Edwin; Waldman, Anne; Welish, Marjorie
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A panel with Anselm Hollo, Lisa Jarnot, Simon Ortiz, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Kristen Prevallet, and Andrew Schelling. The panelists discuss investigative poetics -- poetics based on significant prior investigation into a particular topic, person, history, etc. -- their own personal projects, and giving suggestions to people pursuing investigative poetics for themselves.
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve
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First half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi discussing how they choose poems to set to music and the process of setting the piece to music. Lacy and Aebi perform "I cut the curtains of deception." They teach the class the song, "I said to joy." The class learns and sings the song while Lacy plays the piano. Other songs include "I know the truth," "Song of the woods," "I live like a cuckoo," "The whisper," "The smiles,"...
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve
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Second half of a class with Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy discussing the formation of the Art Song Trio and the series "Nine love songs." On this part, the discussion continues and focuses on the importance of practicing and performing on a regular basis in order to improve as an artist. (Continued from 01P095)
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve
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First half of a class with Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy discussing the formation of the Art Song Trio. There is discussion about the difficulties of writing music to accompany a poem. Lacy and Aebi illustrate this point using a series called "Nine love songs." A recording from the series titled "You want to know" is played. Several other recordings are played including "I'm out," "Remark," "In the great monotony," "To marry," and...
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Second half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi on writing song lyrics inspired by Johnny Hodges. They discuss the work "Dreams" as a function of the unconscious in song writing. The class also includes readings by Anne Waldman. Lacy and Aebi perform "Somebody Special," words by Brion Gysin, and Lacy plays a recording of Gysin performing "Permutations." (Continued from 01p090.) Keywords: Music and literature, jazz, performance in literature
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve
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Second half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi discussing how they choose poems to set to music and the process of setting the piece to music. Lacy and Aebi perform "I cut the curtains of deception." They teach the class the song, "I said to joy." The class learns and sings the song while Lacy plays the piano. Other songs include "I know the truth," "Song of the woods," "I live like a cuckoo," "The whisper," "The...
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve; Waldman, Anne
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Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy lecture on improvisation and collaboration in jazz. Lacy and Aebi discuss their musical background and the history of putting literature to jazz. The recording includes brief performances and ends with a question and answer session.
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi on writing song lyrics inspired by Johnny Hodges. They discuss the work "Dreams" as a function of the unconscious in song writing. The class also includes readings by Anne Waldman. Lacy and Aebi perform "Somebody Special", words by Brion Gysin, and Lacy plays a recording of Gysin performing "Permutations." (Continues on 01p091.) Keywords: Music and literature, jazz, performance in literature
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by Alexander, Charles; Ortiz, Simon; Waldman, Anne; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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This tape contains the end of the final poem read by Simon Ortiz on Tape 01P071. This is part 2 of 2.
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by Allen Ginsberg
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by Allen Ginsberg
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by Allen Ginsberg
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by Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg course on 19th Century Poetics: William Blake. This portion of the class continues from the previous tape 81P164 talking about "The Mental Travelor" and its relation to "The Four Zoas." There is much discussion by AG leading the class through line by line of the readings with explantions of characters and Blake's interpretation of life and its meaning and imagination.
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by Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg presents a class on "Spiritual Poetics." Ginsberg discusses the influence of haiku on the Beats and the relative merits of tape recorders and notebooks for writing poetry. He then reads and comments on selections from the Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. (Continued on 74P003). This is part 1 of 3.
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by Allen, Paula Gunn; Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a performance with Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, Paula Gunn Allen, and Allen Ginsberg. Taylor opens singing several songs including "London" by William Blake, set to music by Tuli Kupferberg. Waldman reads excerpts from Iovis and Kaliyuga Blues. Paula Gunn Allen's performance includes "Never cry uncle," "Heyoka (Coyote tale)," "Koshkalaka (Ceremonial dyke)," "That's a switch or so she said," and "Quien es que anda (Who is it...
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by Augustine, Jane
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First half of a Jane Augustine class. Augustine lectures on feminist studies, focusing on Clarise Lispector. Other topics include the avant-garde and the ego, the penis, and the French feminists. (Continues on 90P076)
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A Jane Augustine class discussing the connections between imagism and objectivism, HD's life, and the similarities between HD and Lorine Niedecker's writing.
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Tape 1 of 2 containing a class taught by Jane Augustine. Topics include gender politics, the power structures inherent in sex, and Buddhism. Augustine cites the work of such writers as Helen Cixous, Luce Iragaray, and Julia Kristeva.
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by Augustine, Jane
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Second half of a Jane Augustine class on feminist studies, focusing on Clarise Lispector. This portion of the class is a question and answer session. (Continued from 90P075)
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by Augustine, Jane; Brakhage, Stan; Collom, Jack; Ginsberg, Allen; Hollo, Anselm
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Anne Waldman chairs a Naropa Summer Writing Program colloquium on surrealism with Jack Collom, Allen Ginsberg, and others. An unidentified participant, probably Jane Augustine, reads Kurt Schwitters's Anna Blume. Jack Collom speaks about surrealism and Alexander Pope ("Sir Real") and reads selections from The rape of the lock. Someone identified only as "Jonathan" reads a selection from Alice in Wonderland. Allen Ginsberg reads poetry by Philip Lamantia including Putdown of...
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by Augustine, Jane; Codrescu, Andrei; Collom, Jack; Hollo, Anselm
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First half of a reading with Jane Augustine, Andrei Codrescu, Anselm Hollo, and Jack Collom. Highlights include Jane Augustine reading a long poem in which a second voice repeats the first word of each section throughout that section, and Andrei Codrescu reading "Memogasoline." (Continues on 88P020)
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by Augustine, Jane; Heller, Michael; Hollo, Anselm
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A reading with Jane Augustine, Michael Heller, and Ansel Hollo. Each reads many of their own poems. Augustine focuses somewhat on mountains.
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka. He discusses Langston Hughes, the Harlem Renaissance, Negritude, indigenisme and black modernism. He covers Hughes's life and writings including "Red haired baby," "Montage of a dream defined," and his translations. Baraka also talks about Haitian indigenisme poets, negritude poets Leon Damas and Aime Cesaire, including Cesaire's "Notes on return to my native land." (Continued on 84P006)
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on topics including Harlem, modernism, Langston Hughes, black literature, Civil War, abolition, reconstruction, Richard Wright, Black Arts Movement, the beat generation, and underground ideologies. (Continues on 84p004.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. Subjects include Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, music composition, and a discussion of his murdered sister. Works by the class are also included in the discussion. (Continued from 85p088.) Keywords: New American Poetry, Black Arts Movement, New York School, sound poetry, music in literature, political poetry
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on topics including black literature, Black Arts Movement, assassinations of the 1960's, colonialism, Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition, and a reading of the "Defeat Reagan" poem. (Continued from 84p003.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. The discussion covers Miles Davis, the Poetry Orchestra Project, formalism, relationship of society to art and film, satire vs. social protest, Ed Dorn, black literature, Henry Jones, W.E.B. DuBois, and Mark Twain. (Continues on 85p089.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Baraka, Amiri
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An Amiri Baraka lecture, discussing the need for a cultural revolution now in the United States, and discussing a new forum for sharing creative work about, and building political power for, significant cultural and political change.
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Amiri Baraka prepares a class for a musical performance. He creates a bass line, assigns students to categories of musical instruments, and tells them they will be playing against his recording of the bass line. He goes over basic rhythmic concepts. The tape ends abruptly.
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The class includes a discussion of form over content, a tape of Miles Davis, and a performance by Poetic Justice including David Nelson and Pam Donald. (Continued from 85p086.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka. He reads and discusses the book, Confirmation: Anthology of African-African Women, including Margaret Walker, Jane Cortez, Dub Poets and Mikey Smith. (Continued from 84P005)
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by Baraka, Amiri
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A lecture by Amiri Baraka on the politics of poetics. The lecture ends with a question and answer period covering topics such as jism and jazz, grants in music, whores, hypocrisy, Bob Dylan, and Noam Chomsky.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, protest poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of an Amiri Baraka lecture on various subjects including poetry as the basis of all writing, William Shakespeare, dub poets, the United States in Grenada, Brahma, Mark Twain, slave writing, African syntax, and critical realism. (Continues on 84p002.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of an Amiri Baraka lecture on various topics including structuralists and deconstructuralism, alienation, sorrow songs, Stevie Wonder, and content as principle. (Continued from 84p001.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race, Black Arts...
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. Subjects include Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, music composition, and a discussion of his murdered sister. Works by the class are also included in the discussion. (Continued from 85p088.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The discussion covers Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amos Moore, John Cage, Robert Duncan, T.S. Eliot, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, Allen Tate, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and German expressionism. (Continues on 85p087.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Kyger, Joanne; Waldman, Anne; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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First half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion. They propose definitions for the term and look at...
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Orlovsky, Peter; Ortiz, Simon
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Simon Ortiz reads from Fight Back and from Sand Creek. Peter Orlifsky plays a song on banjo, then monologues seeming improved. Diane Di Prima is wished a happy 50th birthday. Allen Ginsberg sings a few songs which are sound like earlier versions than found on Holy Soul Jelly Roll box set, and reads White Shroud. Amiri Baraka delivers a good performance with poems centered around African American history (wise) and Jazz.
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Amiri Baraka, and Steven Taylor performing songs. Ginsberg reads "Howl" and "Footnote to Howl." Taylor sings "The virus will take one in ten" and "As I walked out one morning." Waldman reads "May I speak thus" and other poems. Baraka reads "The mind of the president," "The best kept secret," "Masked angel costume,"...
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion. They propose definitions for the term and look at...
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by Baraka, Amiri; Ortiz, Simon
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Amiri Baraka reads "Wailers," "Sounding," and "How to beat Reagan." Simon Ortiz sings "Whale gave this song." This appears to be the second half of a two-part recording. The first half does not exist.
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by Baraka, Amiri; diPrima, Diane
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First half of a reading by Amiri Baraka, Diane diPrima and Robert Duncan. Baraka reads "Afro-American lyric," "Inside out," "I love music," "Malcolm remembered," "Against bourgeois art" and "Dope." diPrima reads "Revolutionary letter # 31," "To the patriarchs (for Inez Garcia)," "Ave," and an excerpt from Loba. (Continued on 75P109.)
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by Baraka, Prevallet, & Richards
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This faculty reading includes Amiri Baraka reading "Somebody Blew Up America" and "The Mind of the President" and talking about his murdered daughter; Kristin Prevallet reading predominantly political pieces such as "Force," "Norm" and "Blueprint for a Revolution"; and Deborah Richards reading "Notes from the Margin," "Some Notes from a Looseleaf War Journal," and "Author's Note." This is part 1 of 2.
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71U031 is part 2 of Gregory Bateson's 1971 lecture on consciousness and psychopathology.
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71U031 is part 1 of Gregory Bateson's 1971 lecture on consciousness and psychopathology.
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by Bateson, Gregory
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Gregory Bateson lectures on "Orders of Change". While acknowledging the difficulties of speaking about change and stability due to the slippery positioning of the "it" of which one is speaking: "it" as existent thing or as "piece of descriptive material." Bateson distinguishes between levels of change, suggesting that more superficial changes serve the function of protecting deeper propositions. This is lecture 2 in a series of lectures. This is part 2 of...
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by Bellamy, Dodie; Harryman, Carla; Swenson, Cole; Taylor, Steven
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A reading by Carla Harryman, Dodie Bellamy, Cole Swenson and Steven Taylor. Taylor reads "Aroika" and "He who passes away is loved." Bellamy reads a "Letter to Sam Delasandro from Mina Harper." Swenson reads three poems based on the work of Delacroix including "Here," "Other weddings, other ghosts" and other poems. Harryman reads "Gardener of stars" and "M."
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by Bellamy, Dodie; Killian, Kevin; Kyger, Joanne; Raworth, Tom; Warshall, Peter
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A reading with Naropa faculty members Joanne Kyger, Dodie Bellamy, Kevin Killian, Tom Raworth, and Peter Warshall. Many of the readings are dedicated to friends who have passed on, including Naropa teacher Rick Fields. Joanne Kyger reads from her history of the Buddhist teacher Naropa as well as a poem by Rick Fields. Dodie Bellamy reads from "The letters of Mina Harker." Kevin Killian reads his poetry including some poems written in response to the AIDS epidemic. British poet Tom...
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Second half of a faculty reading with Steven Taylor, Dodie Bellamy, Kass Fleisher and Junior Burke including "Strip mall bohemia," "The mountain whippoorwill," "Geneology," "Holy thursday," "The curator's husband: A voice mail," "Boxing Day," and others. (Continued from 02P095)
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by Berkson, Bill
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A class, "Transmitting," taught by Bill Berkson at the Naropa Institute June 21, 1978. Among the various topics covered in Berkson's lecture: D.H. Lawrence, Rudy Burkhardt, Willem de Kooning, Clark Coolidge, John Cage, Alex Katz and Charles Reznikoff. Berkson also reads and discusses his poem "Negative." This is class 2 of 2.
Bill Berkson lecture on Joe Brainard and collaboration. Distinguishing between institutional collaboration and hands-on collaboration, Berkson reviews collaborations in the 1950's and 1960's involving Brainard, Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers, himself and others. Berkson also discusses literary criticism as a form of collaboration, and his views on intellectual property rights.
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by Berkson, Bill
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A Bill Berkson class on poetics, focusing on the work of Frank O'Hara and other poets of the New York School. He reads portions of O'Hara's book Second Avenue and looks at the importance of place in poetry. Berkson talks about European influences on poets in New York, the influence of movies on O'Hara, and other aspects of the poetry of the New York School writers, including their influence on his own work.
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by Berkson, Bill
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A class taught by Bill Berkson at the Naropa Institute June 19, 1978. For the first part of the class Berkson focusses on the work of John Ashbury, reading and discussing his work. For the second part of the class, Berkson focuses on the work of W.H. Auden and William Carlos Williams. This is class 1 of 2.
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by Berkson, Bill
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Bill Berkson reads an autobiography that he wrote for the Gale Research Company. He talks about his family, his New York City childhood, and his life as a writer and teacher, including his memories of fellow poets.
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by Berkson, Bill; Mayer, Bernadette
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First half of a Bernadette Mayer, Bill Berkson and Lewis Warsh reading. Berkson reads "From a childhood," "Dangerous enemies," "Roots," "Levantine," "Camera ready like a dream," "Duchamp dream," "Space dream," "Mother's mother," "To Lynn," "Breath," "Marco Polo," "Christmas Eve," "Negative," "The living brain," "Wake-up call" and other poems....
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by Berkson, Bill; Mayer, Bernadette; Warsh, Lewis
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Second half of a Bernadette Mayer, Bill Berkson and Lewis Warsh reading. Warsh reads "Quarter to four," "Footnote," "Afternoon in October," "Stolen words," Walking through air" and other poems. (Continued from 78P101B)
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by Bernstein, Charles
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A lecture by Charles Bernstein on poetics. Bernstein reads from "Fragments from the 17th Manifesto of Nude Formalism by Hermes Hermeneutic" and "The Second War." Discussion includes the holocaust, Heidegger, racism, radical modernism, the effects of World War II on American culture, and Reznikoff's "Holocaust." The lecture ends with a question and answer session.
Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry, war in literature, antiwar literature
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by Berssenbrugge, Mei Mei; Guest, Barbara; Waldman, Anne
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A Barbara Guest Tribute with Barbara Guest and Anne Waldman. The tribute includes Waldman discussing Guest's titles, Guest's biography on HD, and a reading. Guest continues a discussion on what a poem is, followed by a reading and comments on erasure, hauntedness, physicallity, and destructiveness, a discussion on ego, availability of information, and "experimental" being gone from Naropa.
Topics: Mei Mei Berssenbrugge, Barbara Guest, Anne Waldman
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by Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei; Ducornet, Rikki
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Reading at Naropa University, featuring Rikki Ducornet reading from her novel Gazelle and Mei Mei Berssenbrugge reading from Nest and the long poem "Safety." This is part 2 of 2.
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by Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei; Kyger, Joanne; Osman, Jena; Perelman, Bob
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First half of a poetry reading with Jena Osman, Bob Perelman, Mei Mei Bersenbrugge, and Joanne Kyger. Osman reads from "Press scrutiny." Bersennbrugge reads from her book, Nest, and Perelman reads "Fake dream: the library," "Today's lament," "Ode to James Fennimore Cooper," and others. (Continues on 01P026)
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A reading (tape 2 of 2) held at Naropa University June 6 2003. Robin Blaser concludes the evening of readers that included Elizabeth Robinson and Kenneth Irby. Blaser reads from his books The Holy Forest and Wonders as well as newer work. This is part 2 of 2.