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Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions
Charles Bernstein is our postmodern jester of American poesy, equal part surveyor of democratic vistas and scholar of avant-garde sensibilities. In a career spanning thirty-five years and forty books, he has challenged and provoked us with writing that is decidedly unafraid of the tensions between ordinary and poetic language, and between everyday life and its adversaries. ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published April 30th 2011 by University of Chicago Press
(first published April 15th 2011)
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Bernstein is so pleasant to read, and this book is filled with great essays that suggest some of the best ways one might approach poetry & teach it. And for that, this is an incredibly important book, for those who teach, or should be teaching poetry.
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 ...moreMore about Charles Bernstein...