Charles Bernstein

Patterns/Contexts/Time: A Symposium on Contemporary Poetry (1990)

edited by Phillip Foss & Charles Bernstein: pdf

Patterns/Contexts/Time: A Symposium on Contemporary Poetry, ed. Phillip Foss & Bernstein in Tyuonyi (Sante Fe, 1990), 128pp: pdf

Amit Chaudhuri in conversation with Charles Bernstein

McNally-Jackson books, NY, Sept. 6, 2022

photo: Susan Bee / PennSound

My conversation with Amit Chaudhuri at the South Street Seaport McNally-Jackson took place on September 6, 2022, celebrating the release of Sojourn from New York Review Books. We also discussed his 2021 book with NYRB, Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music. 

Charles Bernstein at Poetic Research Bureau, with conversation with Johanna Drucker

Los Angeles, April 28, 2002

Reading at the Poetics Research Bureau, Los Angeles, on April 28, 2022, followed by a conversation with Johanna Drucker.

Getting It Together: A Film on Larry Eigner, dir. by Leonard Henny

with a commentary by George Hart

Getting It Together: A Film on Larry Eigner, directed by Leonard Henny (1973).
© Estate of Leonard Henny. Used with the permission of Alexander Henny.
from the PennSound Cinema & Eigner pages

A Space of Poetry: An Interview With Douglas Messerli

Interview by Martin Nakell

Martin Nakell and Douglas Messerli, with Rebecca Goodman (2008)

Douglas and I agreed to limit the discussion that follows on his poetry. His prodigious output in nearly every genre of writing imaginable is legendary. It would take an unimaginable amount of time to discuss it all in one interview; that discussion would take up a prohibitive amount of space in a journal to print.

That turns out to have been a very right decision, for, with that constraint, we are able to hone in on some complicated issues significant to the most prescient writing practices of our time. And Douglas Messerli is among those at the very forefront, re-imagining poetry in the most abundant of excitements imaginable. Having been a reader, and lover, of Douglas’ work over many years, I learned things, saw things – nuances – in his poetry I hadn’t previously noticed, which gave me a more intimate awareness of the scope of his work, increasing my appreciation for the impact it makes. ‘Twas a lovely experience of engaging with the spirit of Douglas Messerli – his mind of poetry, his “space of poetry,” his energetic commitment to opening up the challenging and rewarding art of poetry – for which I thank Douglas. An experience I’m glad to share.
--Martin Nakell