Charles Bernstein

Robert Kelly and Bruce McPherson on Thomas McEvilley

photo of Thomas McEvilley by Joyce Burstein

Bruce McPherson read Robert Kelly's tribute to Thomas McEvilley, along with his own, at The Arimaspia launch and McEvilley celebration at the Poetry Project last week. My preface to The Arimaspia was published in Hyperallergic.

Essential Foreman: Two new books by Richard Foreman

The Manifestos and Essays  from Theater Communications Group -- includes all Foreman's early essays, starting in 1972 (from Performance, October, TDR, PAJ) plus two new interviews and "film notes."


Plays with Films
, ed.
 Rainer J. Han­she, intro.  George Hunka . Texts of the final three productions of Richard Fore­man’s On­to­log­i­cal-Hys­teric The­ater at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bow­ery: Zom­boid! (2006), Wake Up Mr. Sleepy! Your Un­con­scious Mind is Dead! (2007), and Deep Trance Be­hav­ior in Pota­toland (2008).

CFP: The 3rd Convention of the Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics, Shanghai, China, Dec. 18-19, 2014

The 3rd Convention of the Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics will take place in Shanghai from December 18 to19, 2014. This convention will be hosted by Shanghai University and co-sponsored by Central China Normal University, Foreign Literature Studies, Forum for World Literature Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and China Three Gorges University. Papers are called from scholars all over the world.

Ruffneck Constructivists: Class visit to Kara Walker's ICA show

photos by Brooke Sietinsons

"Ruffneck Constructivists" -- a group show curated by Kara Walker -- opened at the ICA last week. Walker will be giving a talk / slide show at Penn's Humanities Forum on Friday; I will be joining her for that.  

This past Monday, English 111 -- my Experimental Writing seminar (offered through Penn's Creative Writing Program) -- visited the ICA and the students performed their poems, written in response to the show, as well as to the 5oth anniversary ICA show on the second floor. Brooke Sietinsons was there taking pictures. The full set of photograph is on Flicker.