Impromptu handheld video by George Quasha of David Antin's talk on Kathy Acker at the conference on her work at NYU, 11-8-02. . Not announced as a formal talk piece, this talk nevertheless has most of the characteristics of Antin's intentional "talk piece"/"talk poem" presentations called "talking," many of which are published in transcriptions in books like "Talking" (1974), "talking at the boundaries" (1976), and "tuning" (1986). In the early 1970s Antin began presenting these events and subsequent transcriptions as poems. (GQ was evidently the first person to suggest to DA that his talking should be viewed as his poetry. This was following his 1971 Cooper Union talk, and DA replied to the effect, "That may well be." But GQ's remark was apparently not the directly consequential one, as DA remembers Elly Antin's remark following his later talk at Pomona ["This is a poem"] as the starting point of his intentional talk poems.]

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