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The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



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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 Snyder, Gary
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Gary Snyder gives a class as the first of a four class series during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. Snyder discusses the origins of literature and its evolution in pre-literate and literate societies. He talks about the differences between poetry and prose, emphasizing the musicality of poetry. He also discusses various forms of literature that exist throughout the world, such as sacred and secular song.
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Allen Ginsberg discusses early 20th century French modernism, focusing on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire and Jules Laforgue, and the paintings of Paul Cezanne and the Cubists.
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Topics: beat movement, protest poetry, literature and society, technology and 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 Grenier, Robert
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The first tape in a series of tapes that cover a class given by Robert Grenier that covers topics of language, place, and the object. He gives reference to many artists including Larry Eigner and reads some of Eigner's work.
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First half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture about the art of Sufi traveling. He focuses on travel in the world of Islam, discussing the history of nomadic travel and tradition. He relates several anecdotes about Ibn Arabi and recites a Sufi traveling song. (Continues on 91P150)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A class about the history of poetry, in a series of classes by Allen Ginsberg in 1975. Ginsberg discusses the work of Ezra Pound, 18th and 19th century poetics, and sound and rhythm in poetry. Ginsberg reads poetry selections, followed by a class discussion. (Continues on 75P008)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac, discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on where the two met and their relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. This workshop took place...
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a class with William S. Burroughs discussing various sources for writing, including dreams, voices (external and internal), and cut-up, giving examples from his own work. Burroughs emphasizes the importance of egolessness to the writer and presents his sources as a means to that end. In the course of the discussion, Burroughs airs many of his ideas about consciousness. There are questions and answers halfway through the session.(Continues on 76P021)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen
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A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Topics included are nuclear weapons, disarmament, the Equal Rights Amendment, aliens, dreams, function of the artist, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, space travel, television, and economics. Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature
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by Collom, Jack; Henderson, David; Waldman, Anne; Zamora, Daisy
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Continued from 04P015 this panel of PoEthics, recorded June 7, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, is mostly a question and answer period. Topics covered include, Poets Against the War, poetry in capitolism, the state of American values, and motivation to keep writing. This is part 2 of 2.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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William S. Burroughs reads from "The Place of Dead Roads" and "The Cat Inside." Keywords: beat movement, experimental writing
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by Burroughs Jr. , William S.; Burroughs, William S.
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A William S. Burroughs, Sr. and William S. Burroughs, Jr. reading. The reading displays a contrast between William S. Burroughs Jr.'s writings and the writings of his father, William S. Burroughs, Sr. William S. Burroughs Jr. reads a series of short poems and plays the harmonica, followed by William S. Burroughs Sr. reading from his then unpublished work, The Gay Gun. (Continues on 79P104)
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by Allen Ginsberg
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by Koch, Kenneth
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A Kenneth Koch class at the Naropa Institute. This recording begins halfway through the class and consists primarily of Koch's answers to student questions. Koch discusses his teaching experience in public schools and at Columbia University, and his own process of writing and revision.
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by Bye, Reed; Waldman, Anne; Whalen, Philip
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Reed Bye, Hamlet, August 1980. Philip Whalen, Pericles, August 1980. On the first half of the recording, Reed Bye continues his class on Shakespeare's "Hamlet," focusing on Hamlet's conversations with Ophelia and Gertrude. In the second half, Philip Whalen presents a class on Shakespeare's "Pericles," concentrating on anachronisms in the play, its staging, and the educational background of the playwrights and audiences of Shakespeare's period. (Continued from 80P163). This...
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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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First half of a Steven Taylor lecture on the history of music, beginning with music in ancient Egypt, Sumer, and Greece and moving on to the evolution of music in European countries. He discusses the Greek modes and plays examples of music from different periods. The lecture ends with a recording of an Ed Sanders musical setting of a latin phrase. (Continued on 86P053)
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71U031 is part 1 of Gregory Bateson's 1971 lecture on consciousness and psychopathology.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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End of a class with William S. Burroughs, finishing with a question and answer session with Burroughs responding to remarks about women, non-referential images, non-linear thinking, and telepathy. (Continued from 76p020-021.) Keywords: Beat Movement, Experimental Writing, Aural Poetry, Consciousness and Literature
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by Snyder, Gary
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First half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg. from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg discusses the 19th century American poet, Walt Whitman, and a French poet of the same period, Arthur Rimbaud. He also discusses the poets' biographies and their innovative approaches to style and poetics, followed by a reading by Ginsberg of a selection of Whitman's and Rimbaud's work. (Continues on 75P017)
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen
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The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Thomas, Lorenzo
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Second half of a lecture by Lorenzo Thomas titled "The Poetics of the Blues." Thomas dicusses courtly tradition, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Afro-American poetry, Steve Henderson, Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Amiri Baraka, Black Voices anthology, Sonia Sanchez,and the Negritude Movement. The lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 89p113.) Keywords: New American Poetry, Black Arts Movement, Umbra, music and literature
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An interview with William S. Burroughs for Loka magazine with additional commentary by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The interview covers topics such as government, the New Age movement, identity, biology, cloning, war, escapism, and gurus. Keywords: beat generation, political poetry, activist poetry
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First half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey) lecture on the temporary autonomous zone, or the pleasures of disappearance. Wilson looks at the ways in which individuals and groups have created alternatives or found refuges from dominant repressive social realities. He gives examples of groups who created islands of autonomy in repressive cultures, such as pirates and colonists who joined the colonized. He also looks at how artists and writers have achieved temporary autonomous zones in...
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by Bye, Reed
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Reed Bye, Hamlet, August 1980. Reed Bye presents a second class on Shakespeare's Hamlet, discussing the medieval view of the universe and the revolution of thought in the Renaissance, the four humours and the four elements, modes of action in the play, and the musci of the speheres. The class also performs a close reading of Hamlet's "to be or not to be" speech. (Continued on 80P164). This is class 3 of 4.
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by Katz, Eliot; Levitsky, Rachel
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A reading, June 19, 2004 held at Naropa University including Eliot Katz and Rachel Levitsky. Katz reads new and old poem. Levitsky reads a selection of her translations of Zhang Er and ends with a lengthy reading from her manuscript in progress Neighbor. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act III scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores. This is class 3 of 4.
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. The discussion includes rules for wishing, the dogma of science, L. Ron Hubbard, The Big Lie, and sympathetic magic. The class also includes a question and answer session covering subjects such as memory, Henry Miller, dreams in writing, and defining the soul. (Continues on 86p002.) Keywords: beat movement, magic and poetry, mysticism and literature, science and literature, consciousness and literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg concludes a class on Ezra Pound, discussing Pound's emphasis on the approximation of classical quantitative prosody and the Cantos.
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by Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Jones, Hettie; Kyger, Joanne; Vega, Janine Pommy
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A panel of four women writers from the Beat Generation, including Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Hettie Jones, and Janine Pommy Vega, discuss their own work and influences as well as the context and history of the Beat Generation, and their role within that context.
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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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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
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by Sanchez, Sonia; Taylor, Steven; Torres, Edwin; Waldman, Anne; Wellman, Mac
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Opening panel from week four of the 2003 Summer Writing Program. The topic is "Performance and Collaboration." The panel includes Sonia Sanchez, Mac Wellman and Edwin Torres with chair Steven Taylor. Highlights include discussion of the potential of performance and collaboration, Sonia Sanchez on the limiting of labeling performances according to genre and race, Mac Wellman on "the hoax" as a genre of writing, and a discussion of the social responsibility of the poet.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A continuation of a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, Allen Ginsberg draws parallels between Gregory Corso and Shakespeare, reading verse by both authors. Later Allen goes deeper into the text of Act I of Shakespeare's Tempest. This is class 2 of 4.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Tape 5 of an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on such movements as the Futurists, Acmeists, and Imaginists as well as readings of work by various artists including Osip Mandelstam, Jorge Ivanov, Nikolai Gumilev, William Carlos Williams, and Anna Akhmatova.
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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 Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 18, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act I scene 1 and 2 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores, Aristotle's poetic and dramatic theories, Ezra Pound's four parts of poetry, and Ginsberg's own poetic influences...
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by Kyger, Joanne; Oliver, Akilah; Sikelianos, Eleni; Waldman, Anne
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The opening panel of week three of the 2003 Naropa Summer Writing Program, featuring Eleni Sikelianos, Joanne Kyger, Akilah Oliver, and Anne Waldman discussing cultural activism and writing.
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by Corso, Gregory; Kyger, Joanne
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This section of Beat and other Rebel Angels course taugh by Joanne Kyger in 1991 begins with students reading papers based on their learnings of Lew Welch. Joanne then proceeds to give a detailed account of Gregory Corso's life with anecdotal stories interspersed. She talks of his incarceration and first finding literature and writing while in Clinton jail and how he first met Allen Ginsberg. The students then read Corso's poem "Marriage." A tape of Corso reading his poems "All...
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by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Ginsberg, Allen; Rome, David; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg reads "Ayer's rock," "December 1974," "Hospital window," "C'mon Jack," "Don't grow old" and "Father death blues." Waldman reads "Musical garden," "Energy crisis," "Boulder poem" and "Shaman hisses." David Rome reads Trungpa's "Song of the white banner," "Letter to...
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses politics, attitude, anxiety, aggression, and nonviolent action. Ginsberg discusses Rainer Maria Rilke with Philip Whalen, reads an improvised poem, asks a student to do the same, then discusses the process. The tape ends with some talk about Naropa's money problems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, West Coast poetry, spiritualism and literature, beat...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The first class in an Allen Ginsberg course on Expansive Poetics. Ginsberg opens the class with a brief history of the topics of courses he has taught in the past. He then explains his expectations for this course and the material he plans to cover in the sourcebook/anthology he is compiling. He then reads Geza Roheim's Children of the desert, Shelley's Hymn to intellectual beauty, Ode to the West Wind and the end of Adonais. The class discusses rhythm and the expansive breath and how it...
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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 Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continues on 76p019.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental...
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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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Second half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs. Burroughs reads "Take Nirvana" and "Twilight's last gleaming," with the first appearance of Dr. Benway. (Continued from 76P122.)
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First half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, 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," "Changes...
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A William S. Burroughs reading compiled from a number of works. Burroughs covers topics from miracles and magic to the Titanic, narcotics, the supernatural and hospitals.
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Second half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture about the art of Sufi traveling. He continues his discussion on nomads followed by a brief talk about the travels of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. He ends the lecture discussing the future of travel. (Continued from 91P149)
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A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of clases by Ginsberg in the summer of 1975. Ginsberg discusses the metaphysical poets during the seventeeth century, specifically John Donne and Andrew Marvel. Ginsberg reads and discusses several of Donne's and Marvel's poems. There is also a discussion of the metaphysical poets and gnosticism.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a performance of music and poetry by Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, and Allen Ginsberg. Waldman performs "Bardo corridor" and other poems. Ginsberg and Taylor sing "Infant joy" and "The Tiger" by William Blake. Ginsberg reads and sings his own work, including "Spot anger" and many others. (Continued from 88P017)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act IV scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores and quotes from Elizabethan poets, Calderon's La Vida Es Sueno and Henry King's image of a bubble. This is...
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. This half contains additional commentary by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. Included is a question and answer session that covers the space shuttle Challenger explosion, lucid dreaming, yoga, feminine energy, DNA, the Dalai Lama, and music. Waldman also discusses the ego, rituals, science and why questions, death, birth, mortality, and the bodhisattva. (Continued from 86p001.) Keywords: beat movement,...
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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 Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Ginsberg, Allen
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The opening session of On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Allen Ginsberg, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and others make welcoming remarks and introduce films that were shown at the event.
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 12 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen focuses on the similarities between the three poets discussed in the course: Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, and Lew Welch and also discusses a variety of other topics. (Continued from 80p114.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams and prosody. Included are discussions on Williams's poems: "Thursday," "To Elsie," "Horned Purple," and "The Term." This class also covers the importance of Williams to Robert Creeley and Williams's translations from Chinese. (Continues on 76p051, currently not available.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, Black Mountain School, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature,...
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by Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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A class by Peter Lamborn Wilson including discussion on Hermetic linguistics, Nietzsche's anti-linguistics, The Will to Power, duality, mysticism, John Zerzan's "Elements of Refusal", modernism, avant garde, 17th century poetry, Arthur Rimbaud, Sufi ethnology and linguistics, poet vs. shamans, Plato's cave, and archetypes.
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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 Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Tibetan poetry reading with English translations by David Rome, August, 1975.
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by Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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Second half of part 1, of a two-part class, by Peter Lamborn Wilson on utopian poetics. Wilson discusses "imaginal quanta," education, the role of the poet in utopia, the unity of the fulfillment of individual and group, the role of apocalypse in Western thought, and the role of abstract thought in the human transformation from foraging to agriculture.(Continued from 93P066)
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by Blaser, Robin; Durand, Marcella; Sanders, Ed; Sikelianos, Eleni; Waldman, Anne; Warshall, Peter
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A panel with Eleni Sikelianos, Peter Warshall, Ed Sanders, Marcella Durand and Robin Blaser. The panelists discuss various ideas of community and the way in which writing affects society.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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by Gladman, Renee; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Hunt, Laird; Kapil Rider, Bhanu
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A panel with Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Bhanu Kapil Rider, Renee Gladman, Laird Hunt, and members of the audience in a wide ranging discussion of writing fiction across cultures, personally and within narratives; how that fiction can be received; objectivity; and our currently multimedia-ed, overpopulated world.
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by Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The class consists of notes on Jane Austen and readings of her work, discussion of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys, and a discussion of the goddess and her role in women's writings. Readings make up most of the class. (Continued on 77p073.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Henderson, David; Mullen, Harryette; Waldman, Anne; Zamora, Daisy
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The opening panel of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University recorded June 7, 2004. The topic of the panel is Po/Ethics, poetry and ethics. This panel is chaired by Anne Waldman who gives opening remarks on paying attention in our times. The panel features, Jack Collom on Ethics as a practice contrary to nature and the contrast of ethics and morality; Harryette Mullen on the negotiation between the stuggel to be a good human being versus the struggle to be a good artist and the curage...
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by Brown, Rebecca; Delany, Samuel R.; Evenson, Brian; Kapil Rider, Bhanu
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A Panel recorded June 22, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, on Narrative and Identity, Brian Evenson, Chair. Panelists are Samuel R. "Chip" Delaney, Rebecca Brown, and Bhanu Kapil. Topics cover personal identity vs. narrative identity, writing from the other, experimental narrative and experimental identity, structure and identity, code and catagory in identity, stable and unstable identities and narrative. The Panel is followed with a Q&A.
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First half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses word choices, vividness, juxtaposition, sound, epics, the concept of "first thought, best thought" and Buddhism. (Continues on 82P316B)
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by Carroll, Jim; Taylor, Steven
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Final third of a reading with Jim Carrol's "Genius is not a generous thing," "I want the Angel" and "A day at the races" from Forced Entries. The reading ends with an acknowledgment to all of the participants. (Continued from 95p069-070.) Keywords: New American Poetry, performance poetry, political poetry, music and literature
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by Vicuna, Cecilia
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Cecilia Vicuna gives a lecture on Word and Thread. She opens with a chant and then leads into a discussion of language and the various forms in which it manifests. Examples include textile, line and word. She traces the origin of many words including: polvo, order, line and nombre. There are many references to Andian Quechua culture and the quipo. The lecture closes and is followed by many students questions. July 15, 1994.