Charles Bernstein

TLS's J. C.. on "Attack of the Difficult Poems"

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 On April 8 and 15, J.C. in his NB column in the TLS took up one of the keynote essays in Attack of the Difficult Poems, “Against National Poetry Month as Such.”

Susan Bee: Recalculating -- New Paintings

at A.I.R. in Brooklyn, opens 5/26

May 25-June 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 26, 6-8 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street, #228, in DUMBO, Brooklyn
GALLERY HOURS: Wed-Sun, 11AM - 6PM

Digital preview:
thirty-seven new paintings now on-line

E-Poetry [ 2011 ] : International Digital Language | Media | Arts Festival

SUNY-Buffalo

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TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
May 18-21, 2011 festival website
program PDF (Draft)participants

poster: Charles Bernstein / Loss Pequeño Glazier, "Two Birds with One Stone"

Elizabeth Willis, five poems from "Address"

New from Wesleyan University Press

cover Address

At Sybil, the English portal of Sibila: Five poems from Willis's  Address: "How about," "Address," "Take This Poem," "A Species Is an Idea," "In Strength Sweetness," and "Witches." Address is a stunning book. There is a directness of social address in these poems that is powerful, haunting, ironic, and structurally perspicacious.

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Sasha Chernyi's "Poems from Children's Island"

Translated from Russian by Kevin Kinsella
from Katie Fowley's  Lightful Press

If you, like me, sometimes wonder why chocolates don’t grow on beds and frogs don’t use pillows, if you think that girls are cheese and boys potatoes (or is it the other round a way?); if you, even just once in a scarlet moon, imagine that little mouses are far braver than humungous lions, then these poems may be for you. Not recommended for adults! as these rimes are far too clever, and besides adults don’t like poetry.