This is the work of performance artist, Bob Price (Birdman). It contains poetry, short stories, essays, pictures and audio clips. The piece evolved from The Practice Record and Analysis of the Birdmanwhich was originally written as a contextual essay accompanying the "Project Demonstrating Excellence" (dissertation) for a Ph.D. from The Union Institute. It continues to grow.

Bob Price is a member of the Tsalagiyi Nvdagi tribe based in Texas. He is now living in Portland, Oregon and his current e-mail address is

He is currently a Faculty Consultant for the MA program in Professional Studies (MAPS) at Thomas Edison State College.

His  NEWEST WORK   is currently being linked the expanding hypertext poem, "A Thousand Words".

The following is a list of chapters of The Practice Record and Analysis of the Birdman. Each link goes to another Table of Contents containing link to more specific sections. The numbers of each specific section correspond to the Tsan, or verses, of the T'ai Hsuan Ching translated by Derek Walters. These Tsan create a cyclic structure for the entire work.

 One may access this work randomly, in the spirit of the T'ai Hsuan Ching by choosing the random button at the bottom of each Table of Contents. The random button at the bottom of this page will take you to one of the five other Tables of Contents. A random button at the bottom of each of the other Table of Contents pages will take you to a randomly selected passage from its respective chapter.

 I. Introduction

 II. Lizard

 III. Lion

 IV. Dog

 V. Mockingbird

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