Charles Bernstein

Joshua Weiner and Vaclav Paris on Attack of the Difficult Poems

photo © 2011 Lawrence Schwartzwald: Katie Couric

Václav Paris
"Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Marjorie Perloff’s Unoriginal Genius, and Charles Bernstein’s Attack of the Difficult Poems"
Jourrnal of Modern Literature
35:3 (2012)

Joshua Weiner
"A Hazard of New Fortunes"
Los Angeles Review of Books
(Sept. 19, 2012)

Selected Days by Stephen Ratcliffe

The ordinariness of the uncanny in the paratactician's dream: Attention, drift, perception, modulation, citation, repetition, speculation, description, reflection, observation, insinuation. In Stephen Ratcliffe's Selected Days, each day is much like the next. The difference is poetry.

40th college reunion

April 9 , 1969

My fortieth college reunion is coming up next week. I will be in the Fall Convergence poetics conference in Bothell (near Seattle). Asylum's Press recently published my college senior thesis on Stein and Wittgenstein. The picture here is from Spring of my freshman year, during the occupation of Harvard's University Hall on April 9, 1969. Next to me is Richard Hyland.

What Is a Poet? Meeting Louis Simpson in 1984

Bernstein, Vendler, Jay, Perloff, Altieri, Stern, Ignatow, Simpson, Lazer, Levertov, Burke

In 1984, Hank Lazer convened this group for “What Is a Poet?” Lots more (and higher-res) photos and a pdf, newly OCR’d and hi-res, along with Lazer’s intro, is at EPC Library.
full res photo above.

Redell Olsen, “Not, A Conceptual Art Poetics”

Redell Olsen will appear in Paris at Poets & Critics, Paris, Sept. 27 and 28. 

“Not, A Conceptual Art Poetics”  from  I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women. Eds. Caroline Bergvall, Laynie Browne, Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place (Les Figues: Los Angeles, 2012):