Charles Stein is a poet, artist, and classicist. He holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He taught for many years in the MFA Art Writing program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His work can be explored at www.charlessteinpoet.com
StrokeBy Charles Stein
fantastic tangle of minatory tubes / subject to pressures of mind / tensions and distensions of a world release / radical interrupts in chaos itself
PHILIP TAAFFE with Charles Stein
Since the 1980s Phillip Taaffe has been forging a distinct visual language of density and delight, mining the history of forms to create layered, optically charged paintings.
What is Art?By Charles Stein
The act of art is an act of value bestowalone allows a value to emerge (who knows its sources, its provenance?) for delectation or abhorrence or indifferencethe hazard of that.
Gregory Corso’s The Golden Dot: Last Poems, 1997–2000By Charles Stein
Gregory Corso died more than twenty years ago, but his meticulously composed final poems are presented here for the first time, thanks to the tireless efforts of Raymond Foye and George Scrivani in retrieving its manuscript and preparing it for publication.