Charles Bernstein: Outside of Tune, Inside of Time

Charles Bernstein’s response / closing talk at the Outside-in / Inside-out conference in Glasgow this past October. Inspired by the recently published fifth volume of Poems for the Millennium, Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present, edited by Jerome Rothenberg & John Bloomberg-Rissman, this festival and symposium opened up views to poetry past, present, and potentially future with the question: Is … Read more Charles Bernstein: Outside of Tune, Inside of Time

Jackson Mac Low Writing Through Ezra

Writing through Ezra (PoemTalk #46) Jackson Mac Low, “Words nd Ends from Ez” POEMTALK Jackson Mac Low, Ezra Pound LISTEN TO THE SHOW Writes Al Filreis, PoemTalk’s producer & host: PoemTalk travelled to Bard College, where we gathered with Charles Bernstein, Pierre Joris, and Bard’s own Joan Retallack to talk about Jackson Mac Low‘s Words nd Ends from Ez (1989). The project was composed in ten parts, one part each for sections (sometimes called “decades”) of Ezra … Read more Jackson Mac Low Writing Through Ezra

Charles Bernstein Interview in Brooklyn Rail…

… check it out, excellent! Charles Bernstein by Phong Bui CHARLES BERNSTEIN with Adam Fitzgerald by Charles Bernstein Charles Bernstein is the author of Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (University of Chicago Press, 2011); All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010); Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School, 2008); and Girly Man (Chicago Press, 2006). He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is … Read more Charles Bernstein Interview in Brooklyn Rail…

Charles Bernstein Reads "All the Whiskey in Heaven"

At Kelly Writers House last night, Charles Bernstein reads the title poem of his just-published volume of selected poems, All the Whiskey in Heaven:

Book Party for "All the Whiskey in Heaven"

A poetry reading and book party with Charles Bernstein celebrating the release of All the Whiskey in Heaven 6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe The Kelly Writers House 3805 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104 All the Whiskey in Heaven brings together some of Charles Bernstein’s best work from the past thirty years, an astonishing assortment of different types of poems. Yet, despite the distinctive differences from poem to poem, … Read more Book Party for "All the Whiskey in Heaven"

Charles Bernstein Interview

An excellent interview by Jay Sanders with Charles Bernstein in the new issue of BOMB, the occasion being the publication of Bernstein’s new volume of selected poems, All the Whiskey in Heaven; Here’s an extract: JS: In your and your poetic peers’ early work, you feel that intensity of purpose, of provocation, amidst what was perceived as a staid poetic and political climate. Drawing on peculiar inspirations and tactics, … Read more Charles Bernstein Interview

Poetry & Cultural Studies: A Reader

On Saturday September 19, Maria Damon & Ira Livingston‘s excellent compilation Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader (published by University of Illinois Press) was launched with a reading at Bowery Poetry Club. Genereous to a fault, Maria invited me (who am not a contributor to the book) to take part in the launch reading. Meanwhile PennSound has made the reading available: click here. Below a few photos of the … Read more Poetry & Cultural Studies: A Reader

Wish I was there…

Faculty of English University of Cambridge You are invited to The Judith E Wilson Poetry Lecture by Charles Bernstein a poetry reading / performance / talk, entitled On Election Day (for Emma) 7 May 2009, 5.00 pm Little Hall, Sigdwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue [UK] Free entry. All welcome. ——————— In conjunction with the lecture the following events will be taking place in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty … Read more Wish I was there…

One busy week…

Well, indeed, that was one busy week:  after picking up Habib Tengour at Newark airport early Sunday afternoon (with about an hour extra time in customs thanks to his Arab passport), we made it in good time to the Bowery Poetry project for the Poems for the Millennium volume 3 presentation & reading, with co-editors Jerome Rothenberg & Jeffrey Robinson, Bob Holman, Anne Waldmann, Cecilia Vicuña, Charles Bernstein, Nicole … Read more One busy week…

Marinetti's Manifesto Meets MoMA

Yesterday at high noon I saw a man wielding a hammer in a glass house & screaming how beautiful speed & war are. That was Charles Bernstein reading F.T. Marinetti‘s The Founding and manifesto of Futurism on the 100th birthday of its publication in the Paris newspaper Le Figaro (see yesterday’s post). Charles did smash the pulpit, but refrained from having a go at the glass walls or at … Read more Marinetti's Manifesto Meets MoMA