The poet teaches in a performance writing program. These pieces exist as print texts and performances. Perhaps extending the movement familiar in drama where the actor and directors revisit the text in order to realize new performances, there is also a degree of appropriation in which the writer follows a procedure, taking a prior text as "source."

Readings: Online Poems

The poem is also published by the Poetry Foundation. Here is an afternote by Bergvall on her versions, shared by Al Filreis

Poetry Audio:

Bergvall reading of Via on ubuweb
Two performance of Franker Tale are available from Pennsound.


Other Materials of Note


Kaplan, Genivieve. How we read Caroline Bergvall’s “Via” and Why we should care. Jacket 2 magazine. 2009. http://jacketmagazine.com/38/bergvall-by-kaplan.html