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The French Connection

3 poets connect with France & Gertrude Stein

Karren Alenier, Andrea Carter Brown, and Margo Berdeshevsky present Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons and their r response poems and more through Stockbridge Library.

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One Breath Rising

Five poets present Tender Buttons response poems

Karren Alenier, Jacqueline Johnson, Roger Sedarat, Margo Stever, and Nancy White present five of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons and their r response poems.

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A Blue Coat.

One  Tender Buttons & one response poem

Karren Alenier presents Gertrude Stein's Tender Button "A Blue Coat." and her response poem.

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W-E TriCoastal Reading

Five poets present Tender Buttons response poems

Karren Alenier, Nils Michals, Susana Case, Carolyne Wright, and Brad Richard read their response poems and discuss them in an unedited video.

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Arts Club Reading

Four poets present Tender Buttons response poems

The Arts Club of Washington sponsored a reading of From the Belly with Marty Sanchez-Lowery, Henry Crawford, Hiram Larew, and Don Illich.

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Words Out Loud

Four poets present Tender Buttons response poems

Words Out Loud & Phil Wexler hosted a From the Belly Reading with a ModPo focus that included Barbara Goldberg, Margy Ross, Hal Greenwald, Karren Alenier

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Brahms Leider Project

two poems

Hosted & conceived by DC Musica Viva's Carl Banner  & led by Anne Becker, Karren performs with several poets.

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Cafe Muse at The Writer's Center

six poets present Tender Buttons response poems

 Karren moderates and does short reading. Includes Michael Davis, Burgi Zenhaeusern, Henry Crawford, Indran Amirthanayagam, & Barbara Goldberg.

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Rivertown Poets Reading

eight poems

Karren gives a Valentine's reading.

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52nd Radical Poetry Reading

five poems

Karren reads with EJ Antonio, Meg Kearney, JoAnne McFarland. Find her reading 3rd (28 minutes in).

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Lit Balm

six poems

Karren reads with Linda Pastan, Jean Nordhaus, Rose Solari. Her theme is "girl talk."

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Broadstone Books

eight poems

Karren reads with Don Thompson & John Repp, all authors of Broadstone Books.

Karren Alenier Reading How we Hold OnV2.

Poets vs The Pandemic

seven poems

Karren reads a selection of poems, most from how we hold on,  that speak to turbulence. Mervyn Taylor & Julie Marie Wade read as guest poets.

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Stockbridge Library Reading

ten poems

Karren reads a selection of poems from how we hold on with mother figures in them.

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Book Launch Reading

nine poems

Karren reads from the Jamaican poems in how we hold on. The reading was dedicated to Jim Rich, her late spouse.

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National Poetry Month 2021

one poem

Stockbridge Library for NPM: Karren reads “sunset from the cliffs” from how we hold on.

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KARREN READS

one poem

“you can tell ‘em I’ll be there” first published in Written in Arlington, edited by Katherine E. Young and is also in how we hold on.

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Road Reading

from San Francisco

Karren Alenier reads “repeating repeating” in her collaborative program “Poetry in Red Dress.” This event celebrating Gertrude Stein took place January 15, 2013, at Books and Bookshelves.

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Great Wall

Mao Zedong poem

In a voice over, Karren Alenier reads “Snow” by Mao Zedong as a slide show of photos by Bob Hohl rolls. Jim Rich produced this video.

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I Want to Be Loved by You

three poems

10 minutes in, Karren gives her reading from the I Want to Be Loved by You anthology. Others as Grace Cavalieri, Susana Case, Margo Stever.

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Rivertown Poets Reading

eight poems

Karren gives a Valentine's reading.

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52nd Radical Poetry Reading

five poems

Karren reads with EJ Antonio, Meg Kearney, JoAnne McFarland. Find her reading 3rd (28 minutes in).

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Lit Balm

six poems

Karren reads with Linda Pastan, Jean Nordhaus, Rose Solari. Her theme is "girl talk."

Karren Book sm.jpg

Broadstone Books

eight poems

Karren reads with Don Thompson & John Repp, all authors of Broadstone Books.

Karren Alenier Reading How we Hold OnV2.

Poets vs The Pandemic

seven poems

Karren reads a selection of poems, most from how we hold on,  that speak to turbulence. Mervyn Taylor & Julie Marie Wade read as guest poets.

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Stockbridge Library Reading

ten poems

Karren reads a selection of poems from how we hold on with mother figures in them.

Karren 4-15-21.jpg

Book Launch Reading

nine poems

Karren reads from the Jamaican poems in how we hold on. The reading was dedicated to Jim Rich, her late spouse.

Karren 4-7-21 v2.jpg

National Poetry Month 2021

one poem

Stockbridge Library for NPM: Karren reads “sunset from the cliffs” from how we hold on.

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KARREN READS

one poem

“you can tell ‘em I’ll be there” first published in Written in Arlington, edited by Katherine E. Young and is also in how we hold on.

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Road Reading

from San Francisco

Karren Alenier reads “repeating repeating” in her collaborative program “Poetry in Red Dress.” This event celebrating Gertrude Stein took place January 15, 2013, at Books and Bookshelves.

IMG_3094.jpg

Great Wall

Mao Zedong poem

In a voice over, Karren Alenier reads “Snow” by Mao Zedong as a slide show of photos by Bob Hohl rolls. Jim Rich produced this video.

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