Charles Bernstein’s most recent books are Pitch of Poetry (2016) and Recalculating (2013), both from the University of Chicago Press. He is the co-editor, with Tracie Morris, of The Best American Experimental Writing 2016 (Wesleyan University Press, 2017). He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is co-director of PennSound.
APR 2017 | Critics Page
Kharms’s obliquely allegorical dark comedies are at once mystical and mythic, Daoist and Dadaist, daring and deranging, surrealist and satiric, metaphysical and metafictional.
JUNE 2011 | Books
Charles Bernstein is the author of Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (University of Chicago Press, 2011); All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010); Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School, 2008); and Girly Man (Chicago Press, 2006).
JUL-AUG 2009 | Books
While Greg Amess novel, Buffalo Lockjaw, contains all the elements of a classic Buffalo storysnow, sports, drinking, despairAmes has created a narrator, James Fitzroy, who rises above caricature.
JUL-AUG 2007 | Poetry
JUN 2006 | Poetry
The truth is hidden in a veil of tears/The scabs of the mourners grow thick with fear…
DEC 06-JAN 07 | Books
The Weather Undergounds 1974 Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism was a poetic manifesto on community and justice. Although self-conscious and moralistic, a recently-reissued collection of the groups poetry is a sweet alternative to US coup hounds.
NOV 2004 | Poetry
Home team suffers string of losses. - Time to change loyalties…
APR 2017 | Editor's Message
Illustrations by Drea Cofield.
DEC 11-JAN 12 | Film
George Kuchar (19422011) was one of the most creative, original, and influential filmmakers of our time, straddling two generations of North American iconoclasts, from Stan Brakhage, Ken Jacobs, Rudy Burckhardt, Kenneth Anger, and Michael Snow to Warren Sonbert, Ernie Gehr, Abigail Child, and Henry Hills.
APR 2007 | Books
Jerome Rothenberg was born in America in 1931. That year, 1931, also marks the beginning of the poet’s parallel, imaginative, investment in the Central European world of his parents, a world that had ceased to exist by the time Rothenberg had moved from babe to boy.
MAR 2006 | Books
The Poems of Charles Reznikoff is necessary reading for anyone interested in 20th-century American poetry. Reznikoffs astonishingly engaging and quietly powerful work has been steadily gaining a passionate following.
SEPT 2006 | Books
Bob Dylan and his Chronicles came to mind this past season at two unexpected placesthe retrospective of the sculptor Eva Hesse at the Jewish Museum and Richard Foremans most recent show, Zomboid!
MAY 2005 | Poetry
Creeley, who was born in 1926, was active right up to his last weeks, both writing poems and giving readings.