Charles Bernstein





Charles Bernstein


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in New York, New York, The United States
April 04, 1950

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Charles Bernstein is an American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein holds the Donald T. Regan Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the most prominent members of the Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets). In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, Bernstein was awarded the Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been a visiting professor at Columbia University, Brown University, and Princeton University.

Bernstein's highly anticipated new work, All the Whisky in Heaven, will be published in Spring 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Also to be released in the upcoming year is a Comp
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A Poetics

4.27 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Girly Man

4.09 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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All the Whiskey in Heaven: ...

4.04 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Content's Dream: Essays 197...

4.38 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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My Way: Speeches and Poems

4.10 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Dark City

4.07 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1994
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Republics of Reality: 1975-...

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Attack of the Difficult Poe...

4.30 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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The Politics of Poetic Form...

4.36 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Islets/Irritations

4.31 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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“Michael writes of sun, but all I can think of is sunsickness, too much in the sun never a daughter. As if God's light still shone on we who have shaded our eyes. A few phrases remain but the drift is vanish. No way out and no way in--a straight call to blast, Adrift on stage for all to view--the cringe, the sigh, the curveilinear clide. The scholar-trancemaker hangs from the end of a trope and asks to be cut down. An umbilical cord signifies no less. Yet despite, i can now see or is it all a mitake? & does it splatter?”
Charles Bernstein, Dark City

“What falls on air yet's lighter
than balloon? What betrays time
yet folds into a cut? Who flutters
at the sight of song then bellows
into flight? What height is
halved by precipice, what gorge
dissolved by trill? Who telling
tales upbraids a stump when
prattle veils its want?

Stone breaks it not, nor diamonds,
yet splits with just one word: it's
used for casting devils out; still,
fools obey it first. ”
Charles Bernstein



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