Archivi tag: Charles Bernstein

new from il verri editions: “eco / echo”, poems of charles bernstein translated into italian

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ECO / ECHO: Poems of Charles Bernstein translated and edited by Carla  Buranello, with additional translations by Luigi Ballerini, Marco Giovenale, Gherardo Bortolotti, and Milli Graffi. Published by Il Verri Editions. Avaialbe now HERE (, at bookstores and online. 296 pages.

Eco / Echo collects the poems chosen by the translators  starting from Senses of Responsibility in 1979 up to the latest book released in the United States in Topsy-Turvy. But this is not a bilingual facing-pages collection. It is a two-faced book: on way the poems in Italian, flip the book around (topsy-turvy), you get the poems in English.  The book also includes an essay by Bernstein on the relationship between contemporary American poetry and Italian poetry and an introduction by the editor. For Bernstein, echopoetics is to think of writing as a form of listening towards a non-linear resonance of one motif bouncing off another. Even more, it is the feeling of allusion in the absence of allusion. In other words, the echo I’m looking for,  Bernstein  tells us —is an empty space: the shadow of an absent source.


one from charles bernstein (in ‘the brooklyn rail’, april, 2022)

17 mars, à marseille: charles bernstein,dialogue et lectures bilingues


for the launch of “the l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e book” in a french translation

For the launch of the The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book in a French translation by Amélie Ducroux, the publisher, Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre (PURH) has orgnizaed an events in Paris and the Université de Rouen.

Review of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, le livre  by Emmanuel Laugier in Matricule des Anges (Dec. 2021) #228: pdf

Paris: Weds., March 23, 7:30pm (19h30) 
POETES AMERICAINS de la mouvance l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e

at « l’ours et la vieille grille », 9 rue Larrey, Paris 75005, métro Monge ou Censier-Daubenton
Featuring Susan Bee, Amélie Ducroux, Sally Silvers, Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein and Christophe Lamiot Enos (invited by Paul de Brancion). Mostly bilingual.

Paris: Fri., March 25, 7:30pm (19h30), doors open 19h.
at the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 11 Rue de Médicis, 75006
Andrews and Bernstein, with Lamiot Enos: English only

Rouen: Poésie, (é)motions: March 21, 2022
Université de Rouen, Mont-Saint-Aignan, Salle des Conférences / Maison de l’Université
Anne-Laure Tissut et Christophe Lamiot Enos (ERIAC)
9h30 : Ouverture de la journée : Anne-Lise Worms (Vice-Présidente du Conseil Académique), François Bessire (ancien Directeur des Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre)
I9h45-10h: Introduction —  Christophe Lamiot Enos (ERIAC, Université de Rouen)
10h-10h30 : lectures—Bruce Andrews
10h30-11h : table ronde, avec Bruce Andrews, Susan Bee, Charles Bernstein, Amélie Ducroux, Isabelle Garron, Sally Silvers, modérateurs Christophe Lamiot Enos et Anne-Laure Tissut, la revue L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E à la fin du XXème siècle (émergence, ambitions, réceptions, représentations), aux USA, en poésie et ailleurs
1h00-11h30 : discussion et pause café
11h30-12h : intervention—Susan Bee
12h-14h30 : discussion et pause déjeuner
14h30-15h30 : interventions—Sally Silvers, Charles Bernstein
16h-17h : table ronde, tous les participants, avec plus particulièrement Isabelle Garron, modérateurs Christophe Lamiot Enos et Anne-Laure Tissut, la revue L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E aujourd’hui, aux USA, en France, en poésie et ailleurs : enseignements, embranchements, jeunes pousses, avenirs, au regard du Nouveau monde, anthologie des poésies en France de 1960 à 2010.

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, le livre is part of the TO series, edited by Lamiot. This series includes blingual collections, not otherwise published in English, by Hank Lazer, Norman Fischer, ALice Notley, Roger Kamenetz, Joe Ross, Laynie Brown, Lee Ann Brown, and others, as well as manifestoes by Lamiot.

& just before the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book launch

Charles Bernstein (with Martin Richet)
at Le Centre international de poésie Marseille
6:30pm (18h30), Thurs., March 17, 2022 (bilingual)
and earlier that day Susan Bee and Bernstein: worskhop on collaboration

phone-a-poem highlights

Phone-A-Poem Online presents highlights from an installation that celebrates the popular Cambridge-based poetry hotline, Phone-A-Poem (1976-2001). Founded by Peter Payack (and later edited by Roland Pease), Phone-A-Poem invited hundreds of poets—including Allen Ginsberg, Jane Kenyon and James Tate—to create answering-machine length recordings of individual poems which the public could access by dialing the hotline. In honor of the series, the Poetry Room has digitized select recordings from the archive and commissioned several new answering-machine poems (of 90-seconds or less) by such poets as Dan Beachy-Quick, Charles Bernstein, C.A. Conrad, Jon Cotner, Forrest Gander, Gabriel Gudding, Dorothea Lasky, Paul Legault, Filip Marinovich and Anne Waldman.

etel adnan with charles bernstein

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.

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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.


charles bernstein: the poetry of idiomatic insistences

Charles Bernstein: The Poetry of Idiomatic Insistences, edited by Paul Bové, from boundary 2 / Duke University Press (308pp, $12) Ordering information and TOC:

This issue includes Bernstein’s most informative and significant international interviews, many published here in English for the first time. Through prefaces and essays responding to translations of his work, including translations appearing for the first time in this issue, contributors place Bernstein’s work in both global and local contexts. Includes an extended review of Topsy-Turvy.

Contributors: Luigi Ballerini, Runa Bandyopadhyay, Charles Bernstein, Paul A. Bové, Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Natalia Fedorova, Feng Yi, Jean-Marie Gleize, Susan Howe, Yunte Huang, Pierre Joris, Abigail Lang, Leevi Lehto, Marjorie Perloff, Ian Probstein, Ariel Resnikoff, Brian Stefans, Enrique Winter

(On-line with library access to b2 in early Nov.)

charles bernstein: “content’s dream”

A digital edition (pdf) of Content’s Dream: Essays 1975-1984, by Charles Bernstein, has just been made available by Douglas Messerli, working with Pablo Capra, for Green Integer. Sun & Moon Press published this near 500-page collection thirty-five years ago (in 1986). Northwestern republished it, but that edition is out of print. The book is on line as a pdf, for a nominal charge, which will help support this great independent press. Get it at —>–&BookID=437

cover by Susan Bee


nuovo commento, #15: luigi ballerini su charles bernstein

in rete i pdf dei due libri di norman h. pritchard


The Matrix (1970)



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grazie a Charles Bernstein e Jacket2


son[i]a #328: charles bernstein (radio web macba)

in uscita: “topsy-turvy”, di charles bernstein

From University of Chicago Press at the end of April
176pp, paper & ebook (audiobook info soon)

In his most expansive and unruly collection to date, the acclaimed poet Charles Bernstein gathers poems, both tiny and grand, that speak to a world turned upside down. Our time of “covidity,” as Bernstein calls it in one of the book’s most poignantly disarming works, is characterized in equal measure by the turbulence of both the body politic and the individual. Likewise, in Topsy-Turvy, novel and traditional forms jostle against one another: horoscopes, shanties, and elegies rub up against gags, pastorals, and feints; translations, songs, screenplays, and slapstick tangle deftly with commentaries, conundrums, psalms, and prayers.
Though Bernstein’s poems play with form, they incorporate a melancholy, even tragic, sensibility. This “cognitive dissidence,” as Bernstein calls it, is reflected in … [click here to read]

“a quel paese”: mostre di rogelio lópez cuenca

A quel paese

Rogelio López Cuenca

a cura di Anna Cestelli Guidi

Inaugurazione presso la Fondazione Baruchello: venerdì 12 marzo dalle 16.00 alle 20.00

Inaugurazione presso la Real Academia de España en Roma: venerdì 12 marzo dalle 17.30 alle 20.30

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writers against trump: charles bernstein