Charles Bernstein

Charles Olson reading in Berlin in 1966

Olson and his translator Klaus Reichert, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Dec. 15, 1966. This recording has by far the best version of "Maximus, to Himself." While PennSound has another recording, the quality is poor. Thanks to Norbert Lange for making this recording available to us. 

The George Kuchar Reader, ed. Andrew Lampert

Primary Information has just published The George Kuchar Reader, a 336 page Kuchar extravaganza, chocked full of color and black and white images from letters, reviews, publications and including Kuchar's comics and visual art and much in Kuchar's own handwriting. It is a must have book for anyone interested in Kuchar and a great introduction for those new to his work.  The book ends with a set of emails written in Kuchar's last years that provide a glimpse into the personal life of this relatively private man, who made an essential contribution to the art of the movies. And while movies are  the center of Kuchar's work, this book makes clear what a great writer he was -- and what a madcap graphic artist. 

Thanks to the Primary Information, here is Andrew Lampert's introduction.  You can order the book here. 

Hannah Weiner: poem for LeWitt, 1970 telegram work, letter for Acconci

Two new pieces for the Hannah Weiner Archive, courtesy James Meyer.  Weiner destroyed most of her work from this before the early 70s; the Weiner archive at UCSD has almost no letters by her.

See also Weiner's 1970 Radcliffe Alumni questionnaire (thanks to Kaplan Harris)

Hannah Weiner's poems for Marjorie Strider (1934-2014)

Marjorie Strider worked with Hannah Weiner and John Perreault on "Street Works" (1969). Weiner wrote two poems for Strider.  (Reprinted from Hannah Weiener's Open House, ed. Patrick Durgin.)