Charles Bernstein

Dubravka Djurić on Close Listening

Photo by Susan Bee, Belgrade, 2019.

Dubravka Djurić talks with me on Close Listening, recorded in Belgrade on July 26, 2019:

Conversation with Dubravka Djurić (44:53): MP3

This is the second of two shows. The first, a poetry reading by Djurić, was recorded on April 29, 2007, and is available at her PennSound page.

Thirty years of teaching

On April 4, 2019, the Kelly Writers House gave me a great send off for my Penn retirement at the end of this academic year. Thanks to Al Filreis and Jessica Lowenthal, and to Susan Bee, for all the organizing. ’Twas a swell time, with BBQ and whiskey and lots of friends, fellow poets, and current and former students. 

Mixtape: Retirement party and book + links

I am retiring from Penn at the end of the month. Al Filreis and Jessica Lowenthal, working with Susan Bee, gave me a great farewell party on April 4, 2019, with many friends, from far and near and some exuberant words were spoke! The video and audio is now online here.

CAAP November 2019 in Hangzhou: CFP

The 8th International Conference of the Chinese/American Poetry and Poetics (CAAP)
Hangzhou, China / November 1-3, 2019

Hosted by
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University and
Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
Co-sponsored by
Chinese Department, Fudan University
Center for English Literatures of Central China Normal University,
Foreign Literature Studies (Journal)
International Journal of Poetry and Poetics (Journal), and
Foreign Language and Literature Research (Journal)

Carolee Schneemann on Hannah Weiner

Carolee Schneemann (2007) by Emma Bee Bernstein; Hannah Weiner and and Kitella (1967) by Schneemann

In late January of 2016, I phoned Carolee Schneemann and we talked for an hour or so. I had invited her to share her memories and impressions of Hannah Weiner, part of an oral history I have been compiling. What follows is a selective transcript of her remarks, with some clarifications in parentheses and interpellations in brackets. When I learned that Schneemann had passed away last week, I went back to the recording. She was generous, spirited, and finally thankful that I was working to raise awareness about Hannah Weiner’s work. I gathered from the conversation that she felt a strong kinship with Weiner. Those who have studied Weiner’s career know that its continuities are sometimes overlooked and that she dearly sought to be understood, as much as her work was in some sense a process of understanding. I think Carolee understood it. After all, she was there. 
— Patrick Durgin, 3/11/19