Charles Bernstein

'The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind,' ed. Claudia Rankine, Max King Cap, & Beth Loffreda


Collected over the past four or five years, this forum offers a wide, and usefully conflicting, set of short essays, mostly by poets, on how race figures in their work. Max King Cap curates a set of images by visual artists that speak both directly and obliquely, to the issues at hand; Cap provides short commentaries for each image.

'Active Romanticism: The Radical Impulse in 19th-century and Contemporary Poetic Practice,' ed. Jeffrey Robinson & Julie Carr

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Cover image: Rückenfigur by Susan Bee (2013), oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.; courtesy of the artist.

Dan Beachy-Quick / Julie Carr / Jacques Darras / Rachel Blau DuPlessis / Judith Goldman / Simon Jarvis / Andrew Joron / Nigel Leask / Jennifer Moxley / Bob Perelman / Jeffrey C. Robinson / Jerome Rothenberg / Elizabeth Willis / and Heriberto Yépez
288 pp.

Muenster, Essen, Dresden, Berlin, and Amsterdam readings in May

Weds., May 6, Amsterdam,  8:30pm at Perdu: with Susan Bee  and new translations by 

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  • John Yau talking to Penn students

    photo: Charles Bernstein / PennSound

    Just before his Kelly Writers House reading on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, John Yau spoke with the students in my New American Poetry class, English 288 at Penn. He spoke about a wide variety of topics, including discussion of Further Adventures in Monochrome  (first question) and other of his works, poetry and identity, white people playing Asians in Hollywood films, the allure of Humphrey Bogart, and  recent poetry convtroversies.

    Hannah Weiner at Kunsthalle (Zurich)

    Hannah Weiner (1928 - 1997)
    Curated by Franziska Glozer
    Feb. 21 to May 17 
    Kunsthalle Zurich

    This is the first museum show of Hannah Weiner's work. 

    Exhibition booklet: detailed essay by Glozer and installation shots: pdf