Charles Bernstein

Artifice of Absorption: EPC Digital Library

cover of 'Paper Air' edition by Susan Bee

Gil Ott published “Artifice of Absorption” as a special issue of Paper Air in 1987. A revised version of the work is included in A Poetics, published by Harvard University Press in 1992. A Poetics remains in print: order it here. This html edition, created around 2014, uses the text from A Poetics, although the notes are in a separate file in this html version, while they are formatted as footnotes in A Poetics. I prefer the format in A Poetics. 

HTML Edition of Artifice of Absorption

Allen Fisher on Close Listening

photo ©2019 Charles Bernstein

I recorded a Close Listening program with Allen Fisher on November 29, 2019, in London. We talked about the relation of decoherence and entanglement, both key terms for Fisher's collage aesthetic. Along the way, we addresses a constellation of topics, including source texts, pattern recognition, the political allegory of poetic space, performance,  and the relation of Fisher's painting to his poetry. 

(33:36): MP3

Sound / Writing: essays on homophonic translation

Sound /Writing: 
traduire-écrire  le son et le sens
homophonic translation — traducson — Oberflächenübersetzung
edited by Vincent Broqua and Dirk Weissmann / 356 pp. 
is just out from Editions des Archives Contemporaines
Print edition available soon; I will post information here when I have it.  

Close Listening with Claude Royet-Journoud

© 2008 Charles Bernstein

I recorded this Close Listening conversation with Claude Royet-Journoud in Paris on November 24, 2019. We talked about his early years in London, his editing of Siècle à mains, meeting Anne-Marie Albiach, his extraordinary poetry interview program for France Culture, as well as his trips to the United States. 

Boat Ride on West Lake (Pastoral)

 Nie Zhenzhao asked me to write a poem about West Lake in Hangzhou, a frequent subject of Chinese poetry. He wants to do a collection of poems by foreigners about West Lake. 

Boat Ride on West Lake (Pastoral)