Charles Bernstein

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'T'-Space reading

On October 14, 2023, I received the 11th Annual 'T' Space Poetry Award at ‘T’ Space Reserve in Rhinebeck, NY. The event coincided with the opening of Giuliano Fiorenzoli’s exhibition “Because of seeing architecture” at ‘T’ Space’s newly completed Archive Gallery. As a result, I gave an archetechture-themed reading. In addition to brief talks by Steven Holl and Fiorenzoli prior to my reading and award presentation, Nate Wooley performed an improvised set of inventive trumpet music afterwards.

Dominique Fourcade on Pierre Alferi

an alferienne cinematography 

and to begin with, bare, your sentence, I want you bare, and having for purpose just existence

Pierre Alferi (April 10, 1963 – August. 16 2023)

Jean-Jacques Poucel, Anne Portugal, Alferi, Cole Swenson at NYU April 25, 2014 (photo © Charles Bernstein)

Pierre Alferi died yesterday in Paris. Poet and editor. I first met Pierre at the Objectivist conference at Royaumont in 1989. He did a simultaneous trnaslation of my talk on Charles Reznikoff (later published as "Reznikoff's Nearness." (Pictured here with Karl Rakosi.) Pierre went on to edit, with Olivier Cadiot, in the mid-1990s, the literary sensation, Revue de littérature générale. His first book in English translation was published by Douglas Messerli's Sun & Moon Press: Narural Gaits, translated by Cole Swenson (and available as a pdf here).  He has a book forthcoming in December, also translated by Swenson, In the StreetHere is what I wrote for that:

Keith Waldrop (1932-2023)

photo by Charles Bernstein (2009)

[This obituary comes from Peter Gale Nelson. Listen to Keith Waldrop on PennSound, including my Close Listening conversation with him., & read some poems at his EPC page.]