Charles Bernstein

As If We Might Join Our Hearts to Sound: Erica Hunt & Marty Ehrlich

video portrait (Nov. 16, 2007)

Erica and Marty had collaborated once before, at Harvard. Now they brought the show to New York, to Cue Art Foundation in Chelsea. This was their last piece of the set.

Tonya's Lost New Orleans

video portrait of Tonya Foster (1/8/2008)

 Tonya grew up in New Orleans and was heading down for the Spring. Now she was graduate student at CUNY, about to write a dissertation of poetry and place. We had just eaten in the new sushi joint across the street. I asked her what she missed most about what is gone in New Orleans.
January 8, 2008
(mp4, 37 seconds, 27.6 mb)

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Dark City

pdf now on-line from PIP

Dark City was was published by Douglas Messerli's Sun & Moon Press in 1994 and has long been out of print. Messerli's Project for Innovative Poetry (PIP) has now made available at PDF of the book. Download here.

Flesh memory­­, for Akilah Oliver

Drawing of Akilah Oliver by Susan Bee.
Presented at the Oliver memorial at the Poetry Project, New York, June 15, 2011. All quoted material is from the work of Akilah Oliver.

“language is a skin
memory is a skin
forgetting is a skin”