Commentaries - February 2012

From left to right: George Economou, Murat Nemet-Nejat, Bob Perelman. See this 2009 interview with Nemet-Nejat conducted by Kent Johnson, published in Jacket issue 37. And listen to Nemet-Nejat’s six-minute reading at a program on “new European poets” in 2008: MP3.

The Journal of EPSIANS

The journal’s title EPSIANS derives from EPSI, i.e., English Poetry Studies Institute of Sun Yat-sen University (P. R. China). The journal is international in scope, open to Chinese and English-speaking scholars, and is mainly devoted to poetry studies with occasional contributions on other related topics. The first issue was published in September of 2011, and can be downloaded here.

Papers submitted to the journal should be sent to:

Deadline for contribution to the third issue is June 1, 2012.


[free PDFs of issue 1 and 2 here]

 Editor-in-Chief: Ou Hong
Honorary Editors:
R. D. Gooder; Marjorie Perloff; J. H. Prynne                 
Executive Editor:
Li Zhimin
Board of Editors:
Charles Altieri; Daniel Albright; Charles Bernstein; Craig Dworkin; R. D. Gooder; Daniel Jernigan; Li Zhimin; Julia Lovell; Joyelle McSweeney; Ou Hong; Marjorie Perloff; J. H. Prynne; Claude Rawson; Joshua Scodel; John Wilkinson; Xie Ming; Zhang Yuejun; Zheng Jie. 

The Second Issue contains the following 

Charles Bernstein:
In Unum Pluribus
: Toward a More Perfect Invention

Ou Hong:
Literature Teaching Overseas: A Culture-Loaded Process

Marjorie Perloff:
Becoming a Critic: An Academic Memoir

J. H. Prynne
Poetry and Sympathy: An Example from Coleridge

Second Issue will be published in March of 2012

For further information write to the Editors atEnglish Poetry Studies Institute, School of Foreign Languages,
Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China

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Bruce Andrews, Edwin Torres, and Charles Bernstein on April 8, 1999

PennSound has replaced the low-res version of these tapes, so now possible to see in full-screen. The program took place at the Whitney's Philip Morris space, across from Grand Central terminal in New York.

Bruce Andrews

Crease (26:51): MP3

Edwin Torres

Super Fine Pitch (26:19): MP3

Charles Bernstein

Talk To Me (19:16): MP3

program curated by Debra Singer

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. © 2012 Bruce Andrews, Edwin Torres, and Charles Bernstein. Used with permission of Bruce Andrews, Edwin Torres, and Charles Bernstein. Distributed by PennSound.

Susan Bee Laufer (at age 9) with David Brinkley on the Huntley/Brinkley Report, NBC, 1961. In the background is her oil painting of "Girl with a Dog," at Galerie St. Etienne, NYC.

read the E-Ratio interview