A series of readings, archival and contemporary (though aren’t all readings recorded already archival?).
Some things to think about while we are watching and/or listening to the performance. What differentiates these performances from visual art/theatre performances? What is specifically “poetry”?
What is the relationship between the performer and the audience?
What are We sitting through when we are sitting through a poetry reading? What is happening in the space? What is the air contributing? The light?
Start at 5:25
Anne Waldman and Ted Berrigan 1973
at Berkeley (start at 21:18)
IN YOUR EAR Matvei Yankelevich
at Berkeley 26:00
WAYS OF READING:
LISTEN TO HER READ DONNE
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
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