"Untitled talk on postmodernism," New Writing Colloquium, Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, B.C., August, 1985
    "The Evolution of the Sentence in George Oppen's Verse," The Pleasure of Being Heard: First Symposium on the Work of George Oppen, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, June, 1986
      "'My Vocabulary Did This to Me'," Jack Spicer/White Rabbit Conference, New College of California, August, 1986
        "Untitled talk on postmodernism," Conference of the International Association of Philosophy and Literature, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, May, 1987
          "Poets and Intellectuals," Panel on The Political Potential of Modern Poetry, Conference of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, December, 1987
            "Negative Solidarity: Revisionism and 'New American Poetics'," Panel on Ideology and Literary Change, Conference of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, CA, December, 1987
              "When first I saw that form endearing: Joyce's Choices and Our Own," James Joyce Symposium, University of California, Santa Cruz, April, 1988
                "Canons and Institutions: New Hope for the Disappeared," Poetry and Social Policy Series, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, November, 1988
                  "Poet-Critics versus the Critical Tradition," 1989 Symposium, Reconstructing Cultural Criticism in America, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, April, 1989 [Rewritten in 1991 as "The Dysfunction of Criticism"]
                    "What Do Cyborgs Want? / (Paris, Suburb of the Twentieth Century)," Respondent to Jean Bauldrillard's "Transpolitics, Transexuality, Transaesthetics," President's Lecture, Conference on Modern Communication and The Disappearance of Art and Politics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, May, 1989
                      "The New Sentence," (translated by Viktor Mazin), 1989 International Summer School—Language, Poetry, Consciousness, Poetic Function and the Soviet Culture Foundation, Leningrad, USSR, August, 1989
                        "Who Speaks? Ventriloquism and the Self in Contemporary Poetry," VIII Tucson Poetry Festival, Tucson, AZ, March, 1990; revised versions given in the California Writers Series, Diverseworks Arts Space, Houston, TX, March, 1991, and in the Southwest Symposium, University of New Mexical, Albuquerque, NM, April, 1991
                          "I Wanted to Write Sentences: Decision Making in the American Longpoem," Conference of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, CA, December, 1991
                            "The Dysfunction of Criticism: Poets and the Critical Tradition of the Anti-Academy," Conference of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, December, 1991
                              "Reference and Resistance: Poetry and the Metaphors of Conduction," Summer Program of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July, 1994
                                "Wild Form," Fourth Annual Poetry Conference: Exploring Form and Narrative, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, June, 1998
                                  "The Desert Modernism," Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2000
                                    "Plotless Prose: Robert Duncan's H.D. Book," presented at the University of Kansas Poetics Seminar, October, 2000; at the Poetry Center of San Francisco State University, October, 2000; at Lannan Series at Georgetown University, March 2003, and at the Theorizing Series at the University of Pennsylvania, March, 2003
                                      "The Dangerfield Conundrum: A Roundtable on Humor in Poetry," edited by Rachel Loden & K. Silem Mohammad from the HumPo Listserv, published in Jacket 33, July, 2007
                                        Text Festival, keynote presenter, Manchester, UK, May, 2009 
                                           "What Is the State of American Poetry? Leading American Poets Speak," Huffington Post, September 11, 2010
                                            "On The Opening of the Field, by Robert Duncan," paper presented at "Poetry in 1960—A Symposium," Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, December 6, 2010
                                              "Un-scene, ur-new: The History of the longpoem and 'The Collage Poems of Drafts'," paper presented as part of Rachel Blau DuPlessis event at Temple University, December 2011
                                                43rd Poetry International Festival; featured participant in a series of readings, talks, interviews, workshops & events with poets from different countries including Sascha Aurora Akhtar, Vahe Arsen, Najwan Darwish, Dolores Dorantes, Ulrike Draesner, Olli Heikkonen, L.K. Holt, Hedi Kaddour, Marije Langelaar, Jan Lauwereyns, Marcio-Andre, Chus Pato, Tomas Salamun, K. Satchidanandan, K. Schippers, Karen Solie, Inuo Taguchi, Umar Timol, B. Zwaal; Rotterdam, Netherlands;  June 12–17, 2012
                                                  Felix Poetry Festival; series of readings & events with Chus Pato, Jan Lauwereyns, Will Stone, Ronelda Kamfer, Emilian Galaicu-Paun, Leonard Noles, Swoon, Alastair Cook, Bernard Dewulf, Luc Fierens, and Dirk Elst; Antwerp, Belgium, June 15, 2012

                                                  US Poets in Mexico, weeklong course plus reading with Nicole Cooley, Tom Sleigh, Lynn Emanuel, Mark Weiss, Suzanne Jill Levine, Mario Bojoroquez, Ruben Marquez, Alvaro Solis, Ambar Past, Maruch Mendes Peres, Gabriel Magana Merlo, & David Berrigan, Merida, Yucatan, January 7-11, 2013

                                                  StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival, 2014, Round-table and readings with Carol Ann Duffy, Paul Muldoon, Louis de Bernieres, Sujata Bhatt, John Burnside, David Constantine, Tishani Doshi, Menna Elfyn & Brian Turner, St. Andrews, Scotland, March 5-9, 2014

                                                  US Poets in Mexico, weeklong course plus reading with Anselm Berrigan, Andrei Codrescu, Cathy Wagner, Maria Baranda, Clare Sullivan, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Natalia Toledo, Leah Silvieus, Guadalupe Ángela, & Rocío González, Oaxaca, October 27-31, 2014

                                                  Avant Canada & bpNichol Symposium, presentation & reading with a. rawlings, Adeena Karasick, Braydon Beaulieu, Christian Bok, Gary Barwin, Gregory Betts, derek beaulieu, Jay MillAr, Karl Jirgens, Louis Cabri, Margaret Christakos, Michael Nardone, Nicole Markotic, Rachel Zwolf et al, St. Catherines, Ontario, November 5-7, 2014

                                                  Windsor International Writers Conference, presentation & reading with Nino Ricci, Naomi Ragen, William Bruce Cameron, Gordon Kirkland, William Pace, Richard Sykes, Michael Greyeyes, Carol McAdoo Rehme, David Prosser, Christopher Heard, Windsor, Ontario, November 13 - 16, 2014

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