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Charles Bernstein is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is codirector of PennSound. He is the author of Pitch of Poetry and Recalculating, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Obras por Charles Bernstein

A Poetics (1992) 68 exemplares
My Way: Speeches and Poems (1999) 58 exemplares
Content's Dream: Essays 1975-1984 (1986) 47 exemplares
Girly Man (2006) 47 exemplares
Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (1996) 43 exemplares
Dark City (1994) 36 exemplares
The Sophist (1987) 32 exemplares
Recalculating (2013) 29 exemplares
With Strings (2001) 28 exemplares
Rough Trades (1900) 23 exemplares
Pitch of Poetry (2016) 17 exemplares
Islets/Irritations (Roof Books) (1992) 16 exemplares
Shadowtime (Green Integer) (2005) 16 exemplares
The Nude Formalism (20 Pages) (1989) 9 exemplares
Near/Miss (2018) 8 exemplares
Poetic Justice (1979) 8 exemplares
Log Rhythms (1998) 6 exemplares
Disfrutes (1981) 6 exemplares
World On Fire (2004) 5 exemplares
Senses of Responsibility (1979) 5 exemplares
Umbra (2010) 5 exemplares
The Subject (1995) 4 exemplares
The occurrence of tune (1983) 3 exemplares
Let's Just Say (2003) 3 exemplares
Parsing 2 exemplares
Shade 2 exemplares
Asylums 1 exemplar

Associated Works

180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuidor — 365 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems (2006) — Editor — 98 exemplares
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Periodics, Number 5, Spring 1979 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Talisman, Number 4, Spring 1990 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Sulfur 9 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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NOTE: The below 'review' is basically obsolete b/c of info rc'vd from Chris Mason following this. Any reader of this 'review' shd also read Chris's comment to get a fuller perspective. I accept Chris's comment that people published by pod books weren't chosen b/c of their grant-getting status. The publishing on bks by Pierre Joris & Allen Fischer supports that. Nonetheless, I leave my original 'review' MOSTLY (but not entirely) as is b/c it helps the reader understand Chris' comment & b/c it provides info of relevance.

ORIGINAL 'REVIEW' (somewhat edited):

One of the 4 bks that I know of published by the unfortunately short-lived "pod books". I've already reviewed Bruce Andrews' pod books "Love Songs". As I try to make clear every once in a while, these reviews are often just chapters (or paragraphs) in an ongoing rumination that often has little to do w/ the bk supposedly under scrutiny here. This is particularly the case now. I'm not going to say anything about Bernstein's writing - wch isn't meant as a slight of Charles.

What I am going to say something about is what motivates who gets published by who(m). I 1st got into something somewhat related a little in my review of Batworth's poetry bk [by mentioning how my personal relationship w/ the author might influence the review:] & then wrote more about it in my comments back & forth w/ writer Bruce Stater in response to HIS response to my review of a bk called "L=I=N=K=L=A=G=E".

Marshall Reese & Kirby Malone were both writers heavily interested in sound & visual poetry & 'language writing' in the mid to late '70s. They started "e pod" magazine & "pod books" to further their involvement in this interest. However, I don't think it's unfair to say that they had grant-getting interests in mind too [again, read Chris's comment following - b/c, in the light of it, what I've written here IS probably unfair:]. 'Language Writing' was the academic thrill of the mnth to grant-givers at the time. In the 1979-80 NEA Fellowships for Creative Writers, at least 14 of the recipients were associated w/ 'language writing'.

SO, it's the late 1970s & Kirby & Marshall were choosing who to publish pod books by. I'm fairly certain that "e pod" & "pod books" was supported by grant money (probably from the NEA) so keeping it all w/in the community heightened the chances of grant-decider's acceptability. Charles & Bruce were the publishers of "L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E" magazine wch was enjoying a prominent reputation at the time & wch had substantial participation by many writers. They were also recipients of NEA grants for 1979-80 - as was Marshall (who "pod" also published a bk by).

3 of the 4 "pod"s were thus by NEA creative writer grant recipients & the 4th was by Chris Mason - who was part of the same collective that Kirby & Marshall were [but Fischer & Joris weren't NEA grant recipients - but I didn't know about their bks:]. In Chris's case, the grant was gotten for publishing Widemouth Tapes - the audio arm of the Merzaum Collective publishing 'empire' that "pod" etc was also a part of.

I think all the above-mentioned folks do interesting work. I think Chris Mason, esp, is an excellent & unique writer. My point is more that decisions were probably made for economic reasons as much as for critical ones. By the 1981-82 NEA season it's possible that only one writer associated w/ 'language writing' got the grant. 'Language Writing' was no longer the flavor of the mnth. Kirby had moved onto theater by then, Marshall had moved onto other things too. Whether either of these guys have spent much time writing since then I don't know.

Don't misunderstand, both Kirby & Marshall have always done sincere & interesting work w/ a political bent that's rooted in current concerns. But what people don't see who are witnessing such things as bk publishing from the outside is that it's not only the mainstream popular press that has economic pressures determining content. Navigating thru the grant world involves alotof of the same pressures - just disguised. Were their other writers at the time whose work wd've been even more phenomenally of the moment theoretically & technically who might've been a better choice for a "pod book"?

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tENTATIVELY | Apr 3, 2022 |
Bernstein is in top form. The influence of revolutionary poetics is apparent now across the internet, film, television and literature. Bernstein is without a doubt a fundamental contributor to these evolutions, and this book should not be missed.
easyreeder | Jun 10, 2007 |

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