Charles Bernstein

David Antin at the Poetry Project on Dec. 3, 2014

Video I made of most of David Antin's talk earlier this month. Antin talks about living with Parkinson’s Disease, about an early job, about Freud, and much in between. Antin’s talk was part of the launch for his new selected talks, edited by Stephen Fredman, titled How Long Is the Present (University of New Mexico Press).

Six books by Hannah Weiner from Eclipse (free digital versions)

Craig Dworkin just posted six Hannah Weiner books on Eclipse.
All free digital versions.

NEW TO THE ARCHIVE:  
in appreciation of the new typographically correct edition of Hannah Weiner's Clairvoyant Journal by Bat-editions (France), the editorial and archival work of Patrick Durginand the dedicated stewardship of Charles Bernstein, Weiner's literary executor, Eclipse is proud to present six of Weiner's books: Sun June 9, issued as one of Diana's Bimonthly "Deduction of the Innocents" pamphlets in 1975; the original Angel Hair edition of Clairvoyant Journal; the fourth Potes & Poet's pamphlet, Nijole's House, issued in 1981; SPOKE (Sun & Moon, 1984); the seminal clairvoyant journal work The Fast, published by United Artists Books in 1992; and Sixteen, elegantly hand-set at Awede Press in 1983.

Emma's Dilemma: Henry Hills's film featuring Emma Bee Bernstein, with an appreciation by Kevin Killian

Microscope version

PennSound presents a full-length (83 minute) version of Henry Hills's film Emma's Dilemma (1997-2012), which had its premiere at the Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn). Kevin Killian has written an appreciation for this release. 

Trouble viewing?: try it on PennSound
 
Additional parts of the film (including Richard Foreman and Ken Jacobs sections): here.

Kevin Killian on Emma's Dilemma:

From the archive (1990): Mike Freakman on the culture wars, with special reference to Dick Cheney

Like Big Dick "Don't-Pull-My" Cheney said in a briefing a few days ago: "Either they play ball or we cut off their balls -- or find someone who will."

I could not  find a publisher for this piece in 1990; it is published here for the first time. With Cheney in the news this week, the work came to mind –– anyway for the last line. In 1990, Cheney was the Secretary of War under Bush I. 

Report from Washington

by Mike Freakman

Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 1990 – Senator Laughton O'Buoy (R-GA) charged today that there were twenty "pipe-smoking" drug addicts in the State Department.
            "Drug users and sympathizers have infiltrated the news media, education, and the arts," Sen. O'Buoy told Stifled Yawn in an exclusive interview.  "We are beginning to see a close connection between drugs, pornography, and flag burning."