1. Exploring Of Possibilities Of Passion, February 14, 2003


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    Recorded at the University of California, Berkeley. For this one, the university's art department had just pulled its sponsorship of the performance series. there were CANCELED signs all over the place! we replaced them and went in. my plan was to talk to the people who came to the performance in the hall outside the room. BUT THEY WERE WAXING THE HALLS! but the janitors, who recognized me from the first week, said we should go into the room...which was open, lights on...so, as i sometimes do, i did as i was told! as each person entered, i warned them: "ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THIS PERFORMANCE IS ILLEGAL. WE ARE TRESPASSING!" only the first couple hightailed it. the rest [maybe 12 people] just sat down outraged! and as we talked about the two censorings in one week...they got more outraged! i started reading the poems that i read outside the cafe. things got magical when i had different people read my poems while sitting beside me. marie read sexy. but things went beyond the frame when a guy....maybe of arab stock, maybe a slight c.p....read TORTURES. each event in the poem boiled his emotions more and more...so much so, he sometimes had to scream before going on! and when he got to the last line ["but all in all, life has been good!], he laughed deeply, almost out of control, in relief that life is indeed good! (we got all of it on video!) DANGEROUS STUFF! More: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/UCB2003_FebApr/index.html

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      • GV21 THE WANDA COLEMAN PROJECT: Genius. (period)


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        (LOW RESOLUTION SCREENING) Feedback should kindly be forwarded to Bob Bryan at bryworld@aol.com website: (www.graffitiverite.com) GV21 is a full-on Documentary Interview with the Brilliant Poet / Writer / Journalist Wanda Coleman that is flat-out Genius. This is "THE" must-see interview if you've ever loved Wanda or if you're interested in finding out what her philosophical and realistic approach to her Art and complex life was all about. It Includes interview plus masterful and memorable personal Poetry Readings by Wanda Coleman. 80 minutes of Raw, Brilliant & Unadulterated magic. THE BOB BRYAN EFFECT Commentary by Wanda Coleman, Poet, Writer & Journalist Given that I am from the African-American subculture where questions are used to intimidate, oppress and confuse, it is rare that I enjoy either conducting interviews, or being the subject of them. However, independent and direct in his manner, and radiating empathy (without being precious or solicitous), Bob Bryan interviews his subjects in an unforgettable manner. Cool yet excited, all in the same moment, he is asks frank, inoffensive questions of genuine interest. At times his questions are startling, because they force the interviewee to assess and summarize quickly, leaving very little opportunity for B.S. He does not arouse suspicion, and does not give off the impression that he has some hidden agenda other than the subject at hand. Because of his careful research, he asks questions that have not been asked 100 times before. (In my case, he asked about how I think! This seldom happens.) This does not mean that a Bob Bryan interview is easy. It is not, because, in my case, it demanded that I do some sharp and quick thinking on timeworn-and-worry swollen feet. Bob Bryan may not know it, but he asks consummate clean questions, questions that are free of the sociological garbage of assumption, implication and innuendo - questions that told me, in my case, that he was open to what I had to say, and that if he had any preconceptions, he was keeping them to himself. The Bob Bryan experience is lean, comfortable and professional, and one of the best I've ever had. ---Wanda Coleman, Poet, Writer & Journalist

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        • Marilyn Chin, Toi Derricotte, and Percival Everett: The Voices of Women in American Poetry:


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          Moderated by Alice Quinn, Executive Director, Poetry Society of America. The Poetry of America’s 2014 national series The Voice of Women in American Poetry celebrates an enormous literary heritage. Distinguished contemporary poets—both male and female—will gather in five cities around the country to pay tribute to the immense achievement of a wide range of poets, from Phyllis Wheatley and Anne Bradstreet to Adrienne Rich and Lucille Clifton. In Los Angeles, join poets Marilyn Chin on Ai, Toi Derricotte on Anne Sexton and Percival Everett on Gertrude Stein. Co-presented with Poetry Society of America.

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          • 9th Annual Poetry Workshop Public Reading


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            Hosted by Mary Jane Dickerson at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library on April 30, 2012.

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            • Mentor & Mentored 04


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              An intergenerational poetry series that presents both the mentor and the mentored: how does poetry travel from generation to generation, what are the themes, the sounds, what changes and what stays the same. Recorded before a live audience by PhillyCAM #4 features Leonard Gontarek, Jen Anolik, and Sarah Munroe These programs are presented by Moonstone Arts Center, a non-profit whose mission is to stimulate communication and education in the community across traditional lines of separation such as ethnicity, age, gender etc. For more information: moonstoneartscenter.org

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              • Poetry Reading


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                Dany Laferrière, Cécile Mainardi, Michael Ondaatje, and Jacques Réda read from their works of poetry at Maison de la Poésie on Sunday, Sept. 22. Join us at the home of poetry, the Maison de la Poésie, for an afternoon of beautiful readings with four extraordinary poets. Contemporary Poets says Michael Ondaatje, “writes for the eye and the ear simultaneously.” Cécile Mainardi, joins us from her home in Nice and is the author of more than 10 collections. Her most recent book, Rose activité mortelle, was awarded the Prix de l’Académie française. Grégoire Leménager, in the Nouvel Observateur, says Dany Laferrière’s recent, The Enigma of the Return, which moves fluidly between free verse and prose, “is a magnificent book.” Winner of the Grand Prix de Poésie del’Academie française and the Prix Goncourt for poetry, and author of some 75 collections, Jacques Réda takes us out into the streets of Paris and the world of music. Not to be missed. Co-sponsored by the Maison de la Poésie

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                • JAN SLAM poetry competition


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                  • Apple & Quill Presents Tina Hall and Sarah Sgro, October 9, 2013


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                    Hamilton College's Burke Library presents Apple & Quill: Creative Arts at Burke, a new creative arts series focusing on creative writing, music, and the visual arts. With support from Hamilton’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) and Audiovisual Services, this series will be recorded and archived for future teaching and research opportunities. The fall 2013 series showcases creative writing by Hamilton's own faculty and students. October's event features Tina Hall, Associate Professor of English, and Sara Sgro, of the class of 2014, along with open mic participants. Chapters: Sara Sgro: 1:30 Tina Hall: 19:30 Will Newman: 35:10 John Rufo: 38:25 Margie Thickstun: 42:50 Liza Strauss: 44:15 Jim Anesta: 46:00 Lisa Forrest: 48:10 Song: Winter Moon by Lisa Forrest & David Mussen http://s3.amazonaws.com/robot_holiday/2011/18_Winter_Moon.mp3

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                    • Seamus Heaney


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                      Seamus Heaney launches the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts at a packed Newcastle Civic Centre on the 13th October 2009. This video has been produced by NCLA as a record of this landmark event. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ncla/archive/events/item/seamus-heaney

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