Charles Bernstein

Ken Edwards on Poetry/UK in the 70s, Moser on Introvert, Attack review, Caen pix

Maggie O'Sullivan and Bob Cobbing in 1985.
Maggie O'Sullivan and Bob Cobbing in 1985.

In "Good times, bad times," Ken Edwards discusses Robert Sheppard's new book, When Bad Times Made for Good Poetry and his own central work in the innovative poetry scene in the U.K. from the mid-70s to the mod-80s, while he was editing Reality Street. He also touches on the contemporary U.K. reaction to L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E.

Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions

... just when you thought it was safe to go back to the poetry waters ....

Attack cover

Attack of the Difficult Poems
Essays and Inventions
University of Chicago Press

Frank Kuenstler's films

@ PennSound Cinema

"El Atlantis" (1973, 21 minutes)
from footage from the early or mid-1950s; soundtrack – a toy piano, played by Kuenstler, "tape slowed, edited, adjusted to fit the images" [Michael O'Brien]

Frank Kuenstler (1928-1996) was a poet best known for his remarkable LENS (1964, published by Film Culture; available in full from Eclipse). While Kuenstler's  work as a film maker was rumored, the films themeselves only surfaced recently, ...

Johanna Drucker on Close Listening

@ PennSound

Drucker by Bernstein
photo © 2006 Charles Bernstein

complete reading (28:41): MP3
complete conversation with Charles Bernstein(29:47):
MP3
Kelly Writers House, March 14, 2011