The New Social Environment#240

Etel Adnan with Charles Bernstein

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Join legendary poets and artists Etel Adnan and Charles Bernstein for a broadcast conversation that was also included as a feature conversation in the Rail’s February 2021 issue.

To celebrate our participation in Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair, we’ve organized a week of NSE programming highlighting the many voices involved in art books and publishing. From February 24-28, you can view our virtual table and enjoy all the fair has to offer here.

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“We don’t think the same way in every language. Language is a tool that acts on us, collaborates with thinking, is not neutral.”

Read the whole interview: https://brooklynrail.org/2021/02/art/ETEL-ADNAN-with-Charles-Bernstein

In this talk

Etel Adnan

A black and white photo of poet and painter Etel Adnan in a hillside meadow beneath clouds.
Simone Fattal
Poet, essayist, and painter Etel Adnan was born on February 24, 1925, in Beirut, Lebanon. She studied philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, as well as at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. She has written more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, and essays, including Time (Nightboat Books, 2019), translated by Sarah Riggs and winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, Surge (Nightboat Books, 2018), and Night (Nightboat Books, 2016). Her poetry collection Sea and Fog (Nightboat, 2012) won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry and the California Book Award. She is also the recipient of a PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award and in 2014 was named a member of the Ordre de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, one of France’s highest cultural honors.

Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein
Portrait drawing by Phong H. Bui
Charles Bernstein is a poet and a scholar. He is a foundational member and leading practitioner of Language poetry. Between 1978-1981, with fellow poet Bruce Andrews, he published L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine, which became a forum for writing that blurred, confused, and denied the boundary between poetry and critical writing about poetry. Since the 1970s Bernstein has published dozens of books, including poetry and essay collections, pamphlets, translations, collaborations, and libretti. His poetry has been widely anthologized and translated, and it has appeared in over 500 magazines and periodicals. His most recent book is Near/Miss, from the University of Chicago Press.