Charles Bernstein

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Distributing Service (catalog, c. 1978)

Around 1978, Bruce Andrews, Ron Silliman and I  started a service to make xerox copies of out of print work available. The catalog began with this introduction:


Even when published, writing we wish to read often goes out of print with dismaying rapidity – closing off a dialogue. Out-of-print and unpublished works may still circulate among a limited circle of friends. Here, we hope to sustain that dialogue, and expand that circle.

 Several types of material are available. Photocopies of out-of-print books and unpublished manuscripts are available at the cost of the photocopying and packaging plus a twenty-five cent royalty to the author. These works will be sent side-stapled with card stock covers, stamped by L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E and numbered. In a few cases, a small number of books are available in their original published form at the price specified. All orders must be prepaid and include the cost of postage (see table below).

 –– Charles Bernstein, Ron Silliman, & Bruce Andrews

pdf of the catalog

I Don't Remember






I made this work for A.I.R. Gallery's current postcard benefit, "Wish You Were Here"
which opened June 27 and goes to July 21.
All postcards, from 300 artists, at $45.
(Collection: Jane Swavely.)

the featured image (top) and the images below are details.

Stubborn Poetries: Poetic Facticity and the Avant-Garde by Peter Quartermain (with discount offers)

from Hank Lazer's & Charles Bernstein's  Modern and Contemporary Poetics series
see discount offers below

6 x 9 · 264 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8173-5748-1 · $39.95 $27.97 paper
ISBN: 978-0-8173-8671-9 · $39.95 $27.97 ebook

Stubborn Poetries is a study of poets whose work, because of its difficulty, apparent obduracy, or simple resistance to conventional explication, remains more-or-less firmly outside the canon.