Charles Bernstein

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

Joan Retallack on Close Listening

@ PennSound

Joan Retallack:  cover of How to Do Things with Words

Joan Retallack on Close Listening
February 26, 2011
reading  (27:04)   MP3
conversation with Charles Bernstein & Al Filreis (32:19)   MP3

The Son of Chico Dusty

Bernstein's Web Log now at Jacket2

Bernstein@J2
Bernstein@J2

I am putting on a new Jacket: New "web log" posts will be right here at Jacket 2 <https://jacket2.org/commentary/charles-bernstein>, while archives of posts from previous years will be accessible from link on the sidebar.