Charles Bernstein

Sigmund Laufer Holocaust Series (1960-1964)

Susan Bee talk and ppt

Sigmund Laufer, First day of school, Berlin, Germany, 1926

The Brodsky Gallery at Kelly Writers House (at Penn) has an exhibit of the Holocaust etchings by Sigmund Laufer. This show will be up through December 2011. Susan Bee, his daughter, gave a talk about his work this past Thursday and Susan (with my intermittent help) presented a ppt on Laufer's life and work, which we are making available here. A fine discussion, led by Al Filreis's incisive comments, followed.

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Edited by Irene Gammel and Suzanne Zelazo (MIT Press)

Ireme Gammel at launch, Naumann Gallery, NY, 11/4/11; photo by Ch. Bernstein

This is a long, awaited, much-needed collection of the exuberant and enthralling poetry of the great American Dada poet "Baroness" Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. The book is a sumptuous collection of poems and images, as much art catalog and text collection. And Irene Gammel tells me there are still significant uncollected poems, which I hope can be brought together in a web archive.

Frank O'Hara, French tr. of Meditations in an Emergency

tr. Olivier Brossard & Ron Padgett

Méditations dans l'urgence 
collection américaine, editions joca seria
 

How to Be European: a video by Anya Lewin

Imagine a school where one learns how to be European in a changing Europe.

Poetic Justice (1979)

digital edition at Eclipse

Craig Dworkin, a.k.a. Eclipse,  has just made available a page-for-page scan of Poetic Justice.