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Favorite Performances?

January 17, 2006

Dear CVM Readers,
We ask you the same question that Charles Bernestein asked the Buffalo poetics list:

Thinking of poetry as performance, but not necessarily separating the poem from its performance, I would appreciate it if Poetics subscribers (*lurkers alert!*) would provide a list of the poetry readings that you most valued over the past few years. If possible (though hardly necessary!), please provide a description of the style of performance or performances and also discuss what you particularly valued about the reading or readings.
-Charles Bernstein

We’ll go first:

1. Robert Creeley
@ University of Chicago’s Poem Present Series
April 1, 2004
Listen/Watch here

2. Charles Bernstein
@ Discrete Reading Series
November 21, 2004
Listen here

3. Stacy Szymaszek with Silliman
@ Chicago Poetry Project
January 24, 2004
It was Stacy, not grand-daddy Silliman that rocked the house (or library). Szymaszek easily became my favorite woman reader, EVER. Her book length project, Some Mariners, made for an engaging and rewarding listening experience.

NOW YOU….

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