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Charles Bernstein

Bernstein is the author of 40 books, including All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, forthcoming 2010), Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School, 2008); Girly Man (University of Chicago, 2006), and My Way: Speeches and Poems (Chicago, 1999). He is the co-founder and co-editor, with Al Filreis, of PENNsound (writing.upenn.edu/pennsound); editor, and co-founder, with Loss Pequenño Glazier, of The Electronic Poetry Center (epc.buffalo.edu); co-editor, with Hank Lazer, of Modern and Contemporary Poetics, a book series from the University of Alabama Press (1998-); and host and co-producer of LINEbreak and Close Listening, two radio poetry series. He is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

Talks & Events

  • Speakeasy: Writing and Contemporary Art

    CHARLES BERNSTEIN
    January 9, 2010

    How does writing, as a practice, inform contemporary art and vice versa? Speakeasy, a semi-annual series of talks and presentations, will interrogate Artspeak’s mandate to encourage dialogue between visual art and writing. From text based art, visual poetry, and parallel texts to activities of publication and research, how do writing practices and concerns intersect with contemporary art practices? This multipart series will take place at Artspeak from January to April 2010.

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010 1pm

    CHARLES BERNSTEIN

    IS ART CRITICISM 50 YEARS BEHIND POETRY? OR AREN’T YOU THE KIND THAT TELLS? (Introduced by Jacqueline Turner)

    The first talk in the series will examine poetry and art criticism, as well as Charles Bernstein’s collaborations with artists such as Richard Tuttle.

    Bernstein is the author of 40 books, including All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, forthcoming 2010), Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School, 2008); Girly Man (University of Chicago, 2006), and My Way: Speeches and Poems (Chicago, 1999). He is the co-founder and co-editor, with Al Filreis, of PENNsound (writing.upenn.edu/pennsound); editor, and co-founder, with Loss Pequenño Glazier, of The Electronic Poetry Center (epc.buffalo.edu); co-editor, with Hank Lazer, of Modern and Contemporary Poetics, a book series from the University of Alabama Press (1998-); and host and co-producer of LINEbreak and Close Listening, two radio poetry series. He is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Podcast available here.