Commentaries

Regarding and beholding

Teaching Stevens's "The Snow Man"



Each January, at our "Mind of Winter" event, I lead a communal interpretation of Wallace Stevens's "The Snow Man." This year we caught it on video, and here it is.

her Emily Dickinson

Charles Bernstein hosted the "Linebreak" radio series, which, in digital form, was originally presented in RealAudio format and then converted to mp3. (MP3 of course is PennSound's and many others' preferred format - downloadable, nonproprietary, free.)

In the spring of 1995, in New York, Charles conducted an interview with Susan Howe that has all along been my favorite of the Linebreak shows. We've now segmented it - by topic - and created what amounts to a table of contents. Above is a snapshot from the freshly revised Susan Howe PennSound page.

Charles Bernstein hosted the "Linebreak" radio series, which, in digital form, was and mostly still is in RealAudio

Ron Silliman reading at KWH earlier tonight

Ron read a sampling from the 1000-page The Alphabet, taking sections in (why not?) alphabetical order. He ended with a beautiful piece from VOG about Larry Eigner. I don't think I've ever heard him read so well. He was on.

Here's the video recording of the event.

when words peel away

Screen is a short video that shows the 3D-text-based, virtual reality experience of hypertext in a "CAVE" at the University of Iowa. Click here to watch the video.