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Gowanus
Continent of Fire


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Naked Kitchen
When I lie on my couch…
Steel Works
William Considine at No Se No
New York Poem at Brooklyn Army Terminal
Mayakovsky’s Dialogue with His Mother, by Nina Zivancevic (excerpt)
Lincoln in Queens
Electra (excerpt)
My Life Underground with Dobie Gillis
Blake
A Vision of the Ideal
The Flag Ceremony (Excerpt)
Sharon Take and William Considine 1983

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Persephone’s Return
Unseen
Gowanus

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Gowanus

A poem with music and video. A man rediscovers his creative sources in exploring and reflecting on the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. Poem by WIlliam Considine, music by Cosmo D. Video of the Gowanus Canal.



Continent of Fire

poem by William Considine, video of forest fire outside Boulder, Colorado, June 2012, guitar by Max Davies, sound production by Ambrose Bye



Naked Kitchen

Play by William Considine, in performance at the Ear Inn, New York City, in March 1984, directed by Louisa Flaningam, with Sharon Take and David Stocker, set by John Shaw, video by Edmond Chibeau. An archetype of domestic drama, “kitchen sink” drama.



When I lie on my couch…

Poem about traffic, taxis, work, cars, daffodils, video by Mitch Corber. Read the poem.



Steel Works

Poem by William Considine, about steel mills and the Pittsburgh area, a catalog of names and sound poem, video by Mitch Corber. Read the poem.



William Considine at No Se No

Poet William Considine meets video at No Se No social club, New York, 1983, recites excerpts from his verse play, “Agamemnon, King of Cars.” Read the text.



New York Poem at Brooklyn Army Terminal

Poem by William Considine at opening of Pan Arts exhibition at Brooklyn Army Terminal, September 24, 1983. Read the poem.



Mayakovsky’s Dialogue with His Mother, by Nina Zivancevic (excerpt)

Play by Nina Zivancevic, Poets Theater Festival, St. Marks Poetry Project LaMama Theater, May 1989, with William Considine as Mayakovsky and Nina Zivancevic as his mother.



Lincoln in Queens

Poem by William Considine, music by Gerry Hemingway, produced by Leigh Block. Lincoln in Queens is a tale in seven segments: Iron, Unemployed, A Vision, Depression, Journey, The Furies, and Offering.



Electra (excerpt)

Electra in performance at Brooklyn Army Terminal, October 1983, excerpt. Verse play by William Considine, directed by Kevin O’Brien, with Sharon Take, David Stocker, Susan Riskin, Marjorie Ohle, set by John Shaw. In Pan Arts exhibition.



My Life Underground with Dobie Gillis

Poetry video, poem by William Considine, produced and directed by Edmond Chibeau, music by Gerry Hemingway, painting by John Shaw. Read the poem.



Blake

Poetry video, sonnet by William Considine, images by William Blake, produced and directed by Edmond Chibeau. Read the poem.



A Vision of the Ideal

Poetry video, poem by William Considine, video by Edmond Chibeau, dancer Amy Reusch.



The Flag Ceremony (Excerpt)

Poem by William Considine, concerning childhood in a steel town in the 1950’s. Video by Michael Lazarin.This is an excerpt.



Sharon Take and William Considine 1983

Sharon Take and William Considine reciting poetry in September 1983 at Gillespie’s Tavern, Lispenard Street, New York City, prior to Sharon playing Electra in Bill’s play in the next month.



Persephone’s Return

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Unseen

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Gowanus

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