from The Brooklyn Rail
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.
Read the interview: https://brooklynrail.org/2021/02/art/ETEL-ADNAN-with-Charles-Bernstein
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 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.