The Eternal Poetry Festival (61 minutes)
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Audio recording of collaborative spoken poetry by Bern Porter and Mark Melnicove. Date unknown (ca. 1980s-1990s).
Side A, beginning of audio program:
BP: This is Bern Porter and Mark Melnicove in South Harpswell, Maine, producing in a spontaneous unrehearsed manner a bouquet of words and sounds for our friends in Germany via Stuttgart.
MM: And this is Mark Melnicove and Bern Porter here in South Harpswell, Maine, producing through a variety of sounds and words some greetings for our friends in Stuttgart, Germany.
BP: Somewhere gone ...
Side A: end (30:35-59):
BP [while MM counts]: Uncounted night. Most improbable Master of the Universe, how serenely he sits, his unzipped, his un-sipped tea his curls like [audio cut off]
Side B, beginning:
BP: These newest days a foliage covers my dreams impossible to obscure...I name my children...
MM: Abel Cain...
Side B, end:
[note BP speaking in low voice at approx. 30:41 is actual end]
Harpswell, Maine, USA
spoken word, poetry collaboration, contemporary poetry, experimental poetry
American Studies | Art Practice | Creative Writing | Poetry
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Porter, Bern and Melnicove, Mark, "The Eternal Poetry Festival (61 minutes)" (9999). Miscellany. 2.