Charles Bernstein

Robert Creeley in conversation with Alan Riach at the University of Waikato, NZ, 1995

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Alan Riach interviews Robert Creeley, University of Waikato, New Zealand, July 26, 1995
(51:15): MP3
Creeley reads two poems:
"I Know a Man" (0:25): MP3 (Creeley discusses the poem at the beginning of the interview)

I love speech! (or anyway, it's complicated): Parsing at 39

cover by Susan Bee

Parsing was published 39 years ago in 1976 by Asylum's Press, the press I started (with Susan Bee) to publish my first book, Asylum. There were under 50 copies made, xerox, side-staple.

The first part of the book, “Sentences,” is composed almost entirely from setences taken from two sources and both are oral histories: Working by Studs Terkel and Yessir, I’ve Been Here a Long Time: Faces and Words of Americans by George Mitchell. I lifted and arranged sentences from these vernacular speech transcriptions and placed them amidst sentences I generated myself. All the sentences in this first part are vernacular and start with an "I" or a "You" or an "It."

'The Genealogy of Robert Grenier’s Drawing Poems' by Albert Gelpi

Imprint vol. 23 no. 1 (Fall 2004)
Published by The Associates of the Stanford University Libraries
republished with permission from the author and Stanford


Jay Sanders and Charles Bernstein interview each other on Close Listening

Bernstein and Sanders, photo by Susan Bee.

Whitney Museum curator of performance Jay Sanders and poet Charles Bernstein discuss their work in, on, and around sound, performance, installation, dance, poetry, theater, poetics, curating, editing, and essay writing. They also reflect on their previous collaboration curating the 2001 exhibition Poetry Plastique at the Marianne Boesky Gallery. This event was organized as part of the exhibition S/N, curated by the 2014–15 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Independent Study Program. The event took place at The Kitchen in New York.