Islets/Irritations: Kindle edition of 1983 book
"Islets/Irritations...seems more a field of possibilities than a book of poems, a language whose vocabulary ranges from a technical jargon to TV GUIDE synopses to truncated letters addressed to former co-workers...Few writers ever achieve as rich a combination of image and statement as Bernstein does. It is a dazzling kaleidoscope..."
- Steve Roberts, Poetics Journal
Don Wellman review in Sagetrieb
Kenneth Funten, Los Angeles Times
Arakawa cover for first edition: