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Jun 20, 2008 Kyger, Joanne
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Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she reads the poetry of Simon Ortiz and Lewis MacAdams, listens to an interview done with Ortiz by MacAdams, and discusses Ortiz's ideas and poetics. This is tape 1 of 2.
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The Virtual Worlds video archive is dedicated to the academic investigation and historical preservation of documentation of virtual worlds. This collection is a collaborative effort of the How They Got Game Project of the Stanford Humanities lab, as part of the Preserving Virtual Words project funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) funded by the U.S. Library of Congress. Groups at the University of Illinois, University of Maryland, and Rochester...
Topics: virtual world, virutal worlds, metaverse, second life, wolrd of warcraft
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Mar 20, 2008
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A PDF containing photos related to the Tim Leary Archives.
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Mar 19, 2008 David Cope
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David Cope talks about imagist and objectivist poetry. He reads several of his poems including "Baseball" and "The Stars". He and Allen Ginsberg dialogue about some other poets. Resnikov, Hartley, etc. Gergory Corso tells a story about Trungpa Rinpoche continues on 80P125. This class is part 4 of 4.
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Mar 19, 2008 Tim Leary
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This is a compilation item: each of these PDFs should be transferred into it's own item.
The Aaron Swartz Collection
Mar 6, 2008
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February 29, 2008 Topics: intro, feeds (library catalogs and ONIX), coverthing, full text, book reviews
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Mar 5, 2008 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Ginsberg, Allen; Zamora, Daisy
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Daisy Zamora and Lawrence Ferlinghetti read original poetry, Allen Ginsberg reads poems by Nicanor Parra. Zamora's poems also read in English included, "Death's Makeup," and "What Hands in my Hands."
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Feb 26, 2008 Kapil Rider, Bhanu; Mullen, Laura; Polito, Robert; Yau, John
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A prose panel from week 3 of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa in 2002, featuring Robert Polito the art of Jim Thompson discussing briefly Ida Lupino, Jim Thompson & the WPA and on the composition of his book on Thompson, Savage Beauty, ending with brief note on Bob Dylan's Time out of Mind and Love and Theft. Laura Mullen reads a cycle of vignettes on composition. John Yau reads an essay on Andy Worhol titled, "Double Self-Portrait." This panel is followed with a Q&A...
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Feb 26, 2008 Bye, Reed; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Reed Bye reads pieces including "Life and Death," "Life and Death," and "Simple House," and "To a Prisoner Waiting." Anne Waldman reads pieces including "Stones," "Waiting," and "Animals." Allen Ginsberg reads his "Ode to Failure," a Sapphic poem, and "Classical Bathtub Thoughts" among others. continued from 80P171
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Feb 26, 2008 Whalen, Philip
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A class, "Rotating Shakespeare," taught by Philip Whalen at the Naropa Institute August 8, 1980. Whalen continues discussing Pericles and Shakespeare in general. This is part 3 of 3.
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Feb 26, 2008 Whalen, Philip
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A class, "Rotating Shakespeare," taught by Philip Whalen at the Naropa Institute August 8, 1980. Whalen continues his lecture and discussion into Shakespeare's play Pericles. Whalen opens the class us for discussion. This is part 2 of 3.
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Feb 26, 2008 Whalen, Philip
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A class, "Rotating Shakespeare," taught by Philip Whalen August 6, 1980. Whalen speaks at length about the historical circumstances of Shakespeare's play Pericles. Whalen spends the majority of the class reading from the play. This is part 1 of 3.
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Feb 25, 2008 The Open Mind
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Theme: biography Guest: Fred Allen & Steve Allen
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Feb 25, 2008 The Open Mind
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Theme: Health Guest: Mary Catherine Bateson Date: 1988/04/30
Topics: health, AIDS, Mary Catherine Bateson
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Feb 25, 2008 The Open Mind
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Theme: The Law Guest: Abrams, Floyd Date: 1987/06/26 Air Date: 1987/09/05
Topics: Floyd Abrams, law, legal studies
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Feb 25, 2008 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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Feb 25, 2008 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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Feb 25, 2008 Bye, Reed
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Reed Bye, Hamlet, August 1980. Reed Bye presents a class on Shakespeare's Hamlet. In this class, Bye and the students continue their reading of Hamlet, debating the timing of the seduction of Gertrude and focusing on the appearance of the ghost of the king. (Continued from 80P161). This is class 2 of 4
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Feb 25, 2008 Bye, Reed
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Reed Bye, Hamlet, August 1980. Reed Bye presents a class in the series "Rotating Shakespeare" on the play Hamlet. Bye describes the history of criticism on Hamlet and the origins of the Hamlet story, then presents a cosmological interpretation of Hamlet. The class then reads through the play, interspersing the reading with discussion of individual scenes. (Continued on 80P162). This is class 1 of 4.
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Feb 25, 2008 Kyger, Joanne
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This is class II of a series taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger continues to discuss Coyote in brief, but focuses the main part of the class on the poetry of Native American poet Simon Ortiz, which she reads extensively for about 40 minutes with light discussion of the work intermittently. This is class 2 of 12.
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Feb 25, 2008 Kyger, Joanne
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This is the second class in a series given by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger looks heavily into Native American storytelling and poetry, focusing mainly on the plethora of Coyote Stories that are told in many different traditions, including here the Achomawi and Okanagan, and also on the works of native poets Jaime de Angulo and Simon Ortiz. This is class 1 of 12.
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Feb 25, 2008 Kyger, Joanne
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Joanne Kyger concludes a class by reading Simon Ortiz's "The saga of coyote" and discussing its parallels in Western culture and mythology. This is tape 2 of 2.
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Feb 25, 2008 Kyger, Joanne
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In this class Kyger finishes discussing Burroughs, and students read their papers. Kyger reads Burroughs' poem Thanksgiving Day 11-28-86. John Weiners is introduced with a detailed biography on him and his growing mental illness. Two poems from his Hotel Wentley collection, Poem for record players and Poem for painters, are read aloud by students. Kyger then gives a detailed biography of Bob Kaufman, and reads All those ships that never sailed from his book Ancient rain '56-'76. She also...
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Feb 25, 2008 Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso entitled Poetry the Container. The class includes Corso reading his works City Child's Day and Mortal Infliction and discussion of student work. This is workshop 1 of 2.
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Feb 25, 2008 Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including the Beatnik image, Jack Kerouac, Big Sur, On the Road, and the old days at Naropa. This is class 6 of 8.
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Pacifica Radio Archives is considered by historians and scholars to be one of the oldest and most important audio collections in the world. Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts. The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve the creative work generated by, or produced in...
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Feb 13, 2008 Dawson, Fielding
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Fielding Dawson continues his fiction workshop at the Naropa Institute, discussing the usefulness and dangers of ambition, and presenting tips for writing a novel. This is part 2 of 2.
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Feb 13, 2008
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Feb 13, 2008
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Feb 13, 2008 Dorn, Ed
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Ed Dorn finishes his reading with "Period Westerns" and "An Opinion on a Matter of Public Safety."
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Feb 13, 2008 Dorn, Ed
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This is the second class in a series taught by Ed Dorn in the summer of 1977. Disscussion and reading of "Gunslinger" Influences on "Gunslinger" Continued discussion and reading of "Gunslinger" Dorn's early experiences in the West. The Dive-away car life and being on the road, pre-Jack Kerouac. Writing "Gunslinger". This is part 1 of 2.
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Feb 13, 2008 Dorn, Ed
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This is the first class in a series taught by Ed Dorn in the summer of 1977. In this class the works of Edward Abbey are contrasted with JB Jackson's. Also a History of the Mayans and Aztecs are given with selection read from Aztec writing. The class continues on the next tape 7P006. This is part 1 of 2.
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Feb 13, 2008 Hawkins, Bobbie Louise
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A reading by Bobbie Louise Hawkins. She reads narratives from her collection, "Almost Everything," prefaced by a brief explanation of the material.
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The Globe Radio Repertory was founded in Seattle in 1982 to bring the classics of world literature to a new and wider audience. Radio was chosen as medium because it communicates best the essential qualities of classical literature; namely, strong plots and vivid characters fashioned out of a use of language whose roots lie in oral tradition. The Globe produced four major series over the next decade, beginning with Don Quixote, and subsequently, Dead Souls, Madame Bovary, and last, 16 Stories...
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Feb 11, 2008 Whalen, Philip
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Second portion of Philip Whalen lecture "Writers on Writing" that begins with PW talking about the book "Magnetic Fields." There is then more discussion regarding Gertrude Stein where PW mentions the "Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" as good insight into Stein's process and work. He then talks about musical literature in response to an audience question where he mentions the book "The Banquet Years." Then he reads portions of "Tender Buttons"...
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Feb 11, 2008 Whalen, Philip
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Philip Whalen talking about Writers on writing. He opens by reading "the art of fiction" by Henry James and then "composition as explanation" by Gertrude Stein. He offers commentary during these readings intermittently. He then talks about time, relativity and his writing process. As he continues, he begins to mention specific writers and their writing and how they were influenced or how they influenced him. He speaks of Virginia Wolfe, Rilke, Faulkner, "The Sound and...
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Feb 11, 2008 Whalen, Philip
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Final portion of a Philip Whalen lecture. This portion of the lecture is just a series of questions and answers primarily dealing with vocabulary: its importance and ways to improve. Series 87P047 and 87P048
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Feb 9, 2008 Allen Ginsberg
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Feb 9, 2008 Allen Ginsberg
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Feb 8, 2008 Allen Ginsberg
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Feb 8, 2008 Whalen, Philip
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A lecture, "Writers On Writing," delivered at the Naropa Institute June 24, 1987. Whalen spends the majority of the lecture discussing various practices of Zen Buddhism. Whalen also discusses the work of Richard Deurden, Gertrude Stein and Leslie Scalapino.
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Feb 8, 2008 Tallman, Warren
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A class on Robert Creeley taught by Warren Tallman in 1991 at Naropa. Tallman's role in the San Francisco Renaissance put him in contact with many authors that shaped the later 20th century, including Charles Olson and Allen Ginsberg, which gives him a unique perspective on the poetry and life of Robert Creeley. In this class Tallman discusses Creeley's poems Kore, The Gift, and Somewhere.
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Feb 8, 2008 Tallman, Warren
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Warren Tallman contrasts the attitude toward language of the poets of the modern period (which he defines as spanning 1600 to 1900) and those of the postmodern period (spanning in his definition 1900 to the present), and prophesies the imminent return of "personal poetry" to the fore. Using examples from Chaucer, Yeats and Donne, Tallman proposes that consonants lead the mind to speech, while vowels lead it to song. Other topics covered include Freud and Jung (including a discussion...
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Feb 8, 2008 Moore, Thurston
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Recorded March, 9th, 2006 at the Boulder Theater, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth performs his poetry and music as part of a benifit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esperanza. For the first half of the recording, Thrurston reads poems from his books, Alabama Wildman, What I like About Feminism and Nice War, the latter two in their entirety. The second half is a set of songs mostly from the Sonic Youth Ep, Rather Ripped (release date, June 2006) including, Lights Out, Incinerate, Sleeping Around,...
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Feb 8, 2008 Strangers Die Every Day
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Strangers Die Everyday, recorded live on Digital Media at Boulder Theater March 9th, 2006 as part of a benefit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esparanza.
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Feb 8, 2008 Clay, Steve; Wille, Andrew
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A Steve Clay interview, Conversation on Craft. Andrew Wille interviews Steve Clay about being the publisher of Granary Books. They focus on the history, the process, the technology, and the use of collaboration.
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Feb 8, 2008 Snyder, Gary
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Gary Snyder chairs a colloquium consisting of unnamed faculty members in which they discuss art in terms of right occupation, entertainment. product, process, morality, quality, and one's audience.
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Feb 8, 2008 Blaser, Robin
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A lecture by Robin Blaser involving the reading of pieces by various artists including Blaser as well as discussion. Topics of readings and discussion includes the topic of "irreparables" the philosophies and terms surrounding it.
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Feb 8, 2008 Blaser, Robin
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The end of the Q & A session following Robin Blaser's lecture at Naropa University June 27, 2001. This is part 1 of 2.
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Feb 8, 2008 The Open Mind
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Theme: Publishing Guest: Lynn Nesbit Date: 1989/04/30
Topic: publishing, Lynn Nesbit
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Feb 8, 2008 Blaser, Robin
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A lecture given by Robin Blaser June 27, 2001. Blaser spends the majority of the lecture speaking about what her terms "cultural despair." He also discusses at length the practive and process of writing his libretto. After his lecture the floor is opened up for Q & A. This is part 1 of 2.
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Feb 8, 2008 Grenier, Robert
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Robert Grenier on language part 4 July 1992. Grenier reads poetry by Kenneth Irby, references works by Ezra pound, and D. H. Lawrence and discusses the relation of language to place.
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Feb 7, 2008 Grenier, Robert
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The fourth tape in a series of five containing a class taught by Robert Grenier. Subject matter of the class includes the work of Joanne Kyger as well as that of Kenneth Irby.
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Feb 7, 2008 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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Feb 7, 2008 Grenier, Robert
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Tape 3 out of a 5 tape series that features Robert Grenier giving a class on nature poetry in relation to language poetry. Grenier makes reference to various artists and reads excerpts of their work as well as his own work.
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Feb 7, 2008 Collom, Jack; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Waldman, Anne
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A memorial reading for Robert Duncan recorded Oct. 18, 1988 at Naropa featuring Anne Waldman, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Jack Collom and others.
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Feb 7, 2008 Ducornet, Rikki
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Recorded July 3rd, 1999 at Naropa, Rikki Ducornet reads her four part essay on Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. The essay covers the catalogical, misogynistic, and scatalogical elements in Swift's work. After reading her essay she answers questions from the audience.
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Feb 7, 2008 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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Feb 7, 2008 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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Feb 7, 2008 Bye, Reed
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Reed Bye, Hamlet, August 1980. Reed Bye presents a class on Shakespeare's Hamlet. In this class, Bye and the students continue their reading of Hamlet, debating the timing of the seduction of Gertrude and focusing on the appearance of the ghost of the king. (Continued from 80P161). This is class 2 of 4
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Feb 7, 2008 Bye, Reed
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Reed Bye, Hamlet, August 1980. Reed Bye presents a class in the series "Rotating Shakespeare" on the play Hamlet. Bye describes the history of criticism on Hamlet and the origins of the Hamlet story, then presents a cosmological interpretation of Hamlet. The class then reads through the play, interspersing the reading with discussion of individual scenes. (Continued on 80P162). This is class 1 of 4.
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Feb 7, 2008 Brownstein, Michael; Brownstein, Michael; Brownstein, Michael; Collom, Jack; Collom, Jack; Collom, Jack; Mayer, Bernadette
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A reading on August 3, 1985 at Naropa Institute introduced by Anne Waldman. The readers, reading their own work or collaborations, included Bernadette Mayer, Michael Brownstein and Jack Collum.
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Feb 7, 2008 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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Feb 7, 2008 Gilbert, Alan; Hunt, Laird
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A reading, tape 2 of 2, given by Alan Gilbert and Laird Hunt at Naropa University June 19, 2004. Gilbert reads from two long poems in progress. Hunt reads from a selection of prose concluding with 1 1/2 chapters from his manuscript Dear Laird Hunt Author of The Impossibly." This is part 2 of 2.
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Feb 7, 2008 Field, Thalia; Myles, Eileen; Pate, Alexs
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This is reading given during the summer of 2000 with Thalia Field, Alexs Pate, and Eileen Myles. In this reading there is a variety of prose and poetry best showing what they were working on at the time.
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Feb 7, 2008 Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Jones, Hettie; Vega, Janine Pommy
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Summer Writing Program faculty reading from 2000. Bobby Louise Hawkins reads from what she describes as a novel in progress tentatively titled Welcome to the Bon Voyage Hotel. Janine Pommy Vega reads from her book of poems The Mad Dogs of Trieste. Hettie Jones reads several of her own poems.
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Feb 7, 2008 Bye, Reed; Rosenthal, Bob; Waldman, Anne
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A reading of the work of three Indian poets. The original language is read first, followed by the english translation. Reed Bye, Anne Waldman, and Bob Rosenthal read the translations.
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Feb 7, 2008 DuCharme, Mark; Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Hollo, Anselm; Waldman, Anne
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Reading of Ted Berrigan's Sonnets. Naropa students, faculty, and friends read Berrigan's Sonnets in "round-robin" style.
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Feb 7, 2008 Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Orlovsky, Peter; Rowan, Peter; Waldman, Anne; Whalen, Philip
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A reading and musical performance by Allen Ginsberg, Peter Rowan, Michael Brownstein, Philip Whalen, Peter Orlovsky, and Anne Waldman. The reading serves as a fundraiser for Naropa.
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Feb 7, 2008 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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Feb 7, 2008 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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Feb 7, 2008 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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Feb 7, 2008 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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Feb 7, 2008 Ducornet, Rikki; Ellsworth, Michelle; Field, Thalia; Fleisher, Kass; Pate, Alexs
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Rikki Ducornet chairs a panel on Voice and Chararcter delivered July 1st, 2003, at Naropa University. Panelists include, Kass Fleisher on the political structures of the sentence and creating a paralell structures in prose to overcome the traditional structures of prose; Michelle Ellsworth discusses the voice as character in performance; Alexs Pate discusses how in his work he seeks to appropriate the traditional structers of prose to create a new space; and Thalia Field discusses the uses of...
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Feb 7, 2008 Orlovsky, Peter
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First class of seven taught by Peter Orlovsky in series titled, Poetry for Dumb Students. Orlovsky reads the poetry of Nikolai Klyuev. Students then read their own poetry followed by brief discussions as a class.
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Feb 7, 2008 The Open Mind
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Theme: Foreign Affairs Guest: Aryeh Neier Date: 1998/09/16
Topic: Aryeh Neier, Foreign Affairs
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Feb 7, 2008 McClure, Michael
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Michael McClure, Poetry Workshop, June 1978. In his second class, McClure asks students to tell jokes and engage in conversation using the poetry deck they created in the first class. McClure then leads the students in a sonnet exercise, discussing the history of the sonnet in Italian and English. This is class 2 of 5.
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Feb 7, 2008 McClure, Michael
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Michael McClure, Poetry Workshop, July 1978. McClure concludes his series of classes with exercises that use the word deck to create stories. In addition to asking the students to read and discuss each other's word deck stories, McClure discusses Byron's "Don Juan," Burroughs' cut-up method, Mallarme's poem "Throw of the dice," and warns that the word deck exercise is too simple to generate poetry by itself. This is class 5 of 5.
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Feb 7, 2008 McClure, Michael
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Michael McClure, Poetry Workshop, July 1978. Michael McClure continues his series of workshops focusing on exercises that make use of decks of cards with words on them. In this class, McClure discusses his invented "beast language," relates a story about making a boxing poster of Jean Harlowe and Billy the Kid, and briefly discusses Rimbaud and Lorca before working with the word decks. This is class 4 of 5.
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Feb 7, 2008 McClure, Michael
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Michael McClure, Poetry Workshop, July 1978. McClure begins by pointing to a language of crisis in a sonnet by Keats and by Shelley, discussing the "systemless system" of a two-year old girl and of poetry, and describing Keats' notion of negative capability. Students read exercises in which a deck of words provides the vocabulary of a poem, and McClure gives a new assignment, to put together a word deck that creates a biographical portrait. This is class 3 of 5.
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Michael McClure, Poetry Workshop, June 1978. McClure introduces the students to a method of poetic composition called a "spider," involving dividing one hundred words basic to one's life, under the headings of the five senses. After describing the exercise, student s write their own spiders and discuss them. This is class 1 of 5.
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Feb 7, 2008 Brownstein, Michael
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Tape 3 of a 3 tape series. Features Michael Brownstein reading from his novel entitled Country Cousins. The series includes readings of his works from various genres including the short story, poem, and novel.
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Feb 7, 2008 Brownstein, Michael
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This recording is the wrap-up on a Q and A session given by Tom Veitch and Michael Brownstein. Its contents discuss Carlos Castaneda; tribal influence, consciousness, and substance use, and writing technicalities such as writing schedules. It also contains a brief reading by Brownstein of Jet Set Melodrama.
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Feb 7, 2008 Randall, Margaret; Zamora, Daisy
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This is the final segment of a Margaret Randall workshop. In this continuation from 90P063, 90P064, 90P065, and 90P066 Daisy Zamora is discussing the recent election in Nicaragua that elected Violeta Chamorro. She discusses the campaigning, the 17.5 million dollars given to the Chamorro campaign by the US and the promises, vote buying, economic embargo and deflated spirit of the Nicaraguan people that all played apart in the election process. She details the different party promises and...
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Feb 7, 2008 Randall, Margaret; Zamora, Daisy
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Margaret Randall Workshop continued from 90P065 which discsusses the idea of separating the dichotomy in political action. She mentions Ruth Hubbard's "The Politics of Women's Biology" and how the environment is not a split cause, but a global one that adjoins to politics. Daisy Zamora then talks to the class about the ongoing struggle in Nicaragua under Violeta Chamorro and the Agency of International Development and the involvement of the United States.
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Feb 7, 2008 Randall, Margaret
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This is the third tape of a workshop with Margaret Randall. The students express their feelings and views regarding activism in Latin American countries. Margaret talks mainly about collective memory and the power of creation as writers. She mentions her time in Uruguay and Nicaraguan Sandanistas. Related tapes 90P063, 90P064, 90P066
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Feb 7, 2008 Waldman, Anne
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This tape is of a Gertrude Stein Marathon reading. It is the second of two tapes that includes Naropa students and faculty performing poems and a play by Stein. Performed works include "Short Sentances," "History Slowly", "As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story," and Making of Americans."(89P099)
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Feb 7, 2008 Hejinian, Lyn
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A workshop taught by Lyn Hejinian at the Naropa Institute July 9, 1992. Hejinian spends most of the class discussing the work of Francis Ponge, Clark Coolidge and Steve Benson. The class ends with students reading their workshop assignments.
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A workshop taught by Lyn Hejinian at the Naropa Institute July 6, 1992. Hejinian begins the class by discussing the work and person of Gertrude Stein. She then speaks a bit about Russian Formalism and ends the class by inviting her students to read their poems.
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Feb 7, 2008 Jarnot, Lisa
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Lecture by Lisa Jarnot on the concept of Field Theory. Jarnot cites many artists as instrumental in shaping the concept and the body of work around the concept.
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Feb 7, 2008 Warsh, Lewis
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A continued discussion of the autobiography in writing covering topics such as journaling, letters, and integration of biographical and imediate exterior impressions. This is part 2 of 3.
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Feb 7, 2008 Warsh, Lewis
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Lewis Warsh class on the autobiography in writing. The class covers composition of poetry and prose, letters and biography in a range of workd including Gurtrude Stein, Kenneth Koch, and his own compositions in dealing with the autobiographical in writing. This is part 1 of 3.
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Feb 7, 2008 Warsh, Lewis
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a continuation of a Visiting Poets class conducted by Lewis Warsh in 1978 (78P073 side two) covering autobiographical writing of prose and poetry, how the writer makes it into writing. In this class he focuses on letters and journals as a way to generate material for writing and as writing. This is part 3 of 3.
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Feb 7, 2008 Scalapino, Leslie
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This is the first day of a Leslie Scalapino workshop (7-17-1989) on the poetic diary form. She reads excerpts from her book "Way" and "That they were at te Beach." She also reads from "Confessions of Lady Nijo" and heavily references her essay and interaction with "Japanese Court Poetry" and Izumi Shikibu. She reads a piece of her essay referencing Mallarme's "Tomb of Anatole." Additionally, she talks about Steven Benson and their creation of...
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Feb 7, 2008 Moore, LeRoy
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This is tape 2 of a LeRoy Moore lecture on the history and theory of nonviolence. Moore talks about a few examples of nonviolent figures in history including Ghandi and MLK Jr. He describes Ghandi's theory on the three reactions to violence, Johann Galtung's personal and structural violence with examples of violent social structures and how modern structure fits into this. Moore also notes feminist influences on the theory of non-violence and the connection between property owning and violent...
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Feb 7, 2008 Moore, LeRoy
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This is tape 1 of a LeRoy Moore lecture on the history and theory of nonviolence. Moore talks about a few examples of nonviolent figures in history including Ghandi and MLK Jr. He describes Ghandi's theory on the three reactions to violence, Johann Galtung's personal and structural violence with examples of violent social structures and how modern structure fits into this. Moore also notes feminist influences on the theory of non-violence and the connection between property owning and violent...
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Feb 7, 2008 Brown, Lee Ann
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Lee Ann Brown workshop. Brown and students have an informal discussion about small press publications and an unidentified project the class is working on involving ziplock bags and other materials.
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Feb 7, 2008 Brown, Lee Ann
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A lecture delivered by Lee Ann Brown at the Naropa Institute July 4, 1992. Brown speaks extensively about the chance operations/ experiments of the Oulipian school of writing citing/ reading several poems as well as her own as examples.
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Feb 7, 2008 Welish, Marjorie
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A lecture, "The Lyric Lately," deliverd by Marjorie Welish at Naropa University July 11, 2001. Welish's lecture focuses on select New York School poets and their relation with the "lyric." After the lecture Welish opens up the room for a Q & A session.