CHARLES BERNSTEIN

Department of English
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6293
charles.bernstein --at-- english.upenn.edu
http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein


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BOOKS


POETRY

Full-length

Recalculating (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013)
All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010)
Blind Witness
: Three American Operas (music by  Ben Yarmolinksy) (Queens, NY: Factory School, 2008)
Girly Man (University of Chicago Press, 2006)
Shadowtime (libretto for an opera with music by Brian Ferneyhough) (Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2005)
With Strings
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001)
Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 2000)

Dark City (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1994)

Rough Trades (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1991)

The Sophist (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1987; rpt. Cambridge, UK: Salt Publishing, 2004)

Islets/Irritations (New York: Jordan Davies, 1983; rpt. New York: Roof Books, 1992)

Controlling Interests (New York: Roof Books, 1980)
(ebook via Amazon)
Legend, with Bruce Andrews, Steve McCaffery, Ron Silliman, Ray DiPalma (New York: L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E/Segue, 1980)

Poetic Justice (Baltimore: Pod Books, 1979)

Shade (College Park, MD: Sun & Moon Press, 1978)

Parsing (New York: Asylum's Press, 1976)

Asylums (New York: Asylum's Press, 1975)

Shorter collections, collaboarations, and limited editions

95 Theses (Calgary: No Press, 2016)
Short Course, with Ted Greenwald (Victoria, TX: Chax Press, 2016)
Amberianum
[Philosophical Fragment of Caudio Amerbiam] (Calgary: No Press, 2016)
Recantorium
(e-pamphlet), in English, French (tr. Abigail Lang), and Italian (tr. Milli Graffi) (Italy: HGH 2013 via Gammm.org)
Last Words from ‘Sentences My Father Used’ (Calgary: No Press, 2012)
Morality
(e-pamphlet) (Molossus World Poertry Portfolio #38, 2011)
Umbra
(Tucson; Chax Press, 2010)
Three Works
(Unpublishable #28, /Ubu, 2008)
Warrant
(New Delhi: Aark Arts / Contemporary World Poetry), 2005
Some of These Daze, with Mimi Gross (New York: Granary, 2005)
World on Fire (Nomados, 2004)
Let's Just Say
(Tucson: Chax Press, 2003)
Log Rhythms, with Susan Bee (New York: Granary Books, 1998)

Reading Red, with Richard Tuttle (Köln: Walther Konig, 1998)
Little Orphan Anagram, with Susan Bee (New York: Granary Books, 1997)
The Subject (Buffalo: Meow Press, 1995)
Fool's Gold, with Susan Bee (Tucson: Chax Press, 1991)

The Absent Father in Dumbo (Canary Islands: Zasterle, 1990)

The Nude Formalism (Los Angeles: 20 Pages [Sun & Moon], 1989)

Four Poems (Tucson: Chax Press, 1988)

Veil (Madison, WI: Xexoxial Editions, 1987)

Resistance (Windsor, VT: Awede Press, 1983)

Stigma (Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1981)

The Occurrence of Tune (New York: Segue Books, 1981)

Disfrutes (Boston: Potes and Poets Press, 1981; 2d edn 1999)

Senses of Responsibility (Berkeley: Tuumba Press, 1979; rpt. Providence: Paradigm Press, 1989)


ESSAYS

Pitch of Poetry(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016)
Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
My Way: Speeches and Poems (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999)
A Poetics (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992)

Content's Dream: Essays 1975-1984(Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1986; rpt Northwestern University Press, 2001)

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A Conversation with David Antin (New York: Granary Books, 2002)


EDITOR

PennSound (with Al Filreis)
Electronic Poetry Center (with founder Loss Pequeño Glazier)
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S/N: NewWorldPoetics, with Eduardo Espina (2010- )
American Poetry after 1975 (Duke University Press, 2009) (Special Issue of boundary 2, 36:3)Selected Poems by Louis Zukofsy (New York: Library of America, 2006)
Close Listening: WPS1/PennSound poetry radio (2004-)
Poetry Plastique,
ed. with Jay Sanders, exhibition catalog (New York: Granary Books / Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2001)
99 Poets/1999: A Special Issue of boundary 2 (Vol.26, No.1: Duke University Press, 1999)
Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998)
LINEbreak, poetry interviews, host/co-producer. Twenty-six 30-minute programs, dist. Public Radio Satellite Program and on the Internet at the EPC (1995-96)
Live at the Ear : A CD anthology of Ear Inn readings (Pittsburg: Elemenope Productions, 1994)
"13 North American Poets", with Susan Howe, in TXT #31 (Le Mans, France and Bussels: 1993)
The Politics of Poetic Form: Poetry and Public Policy (NY: Roof, 1990)
Patterns/Contexts/Time: A Forum: 1989, with Phillip Foss in Tyuonyi (Sante Fe, 1990).
"L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Lines" in The Line in Postmodern Poetry, ed. Frank/Sayre (Urbana: University of Illinois, 1988)
"43 Poets (1984)" in Boundary 2 (Binghamton, 1987)
The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book, with Bruce Andrews (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984)
"Language Sampler" in Paris Review, No. 86 (New York: 1982)
L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, with Bruce Andrews (New York: 1978-1981); Vol. 4 copublished as Open Letter 5:1 (Toronto: 1982)
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Modern and Contemporary Poetics, Editor, with Hank Lazer, of a book series from the University of Alabama Press (1998 - )
Electronic Poetry Center, Editor, with Loss Pequeno Glazier (1995- )
PennSound, Director , with Al Filries (2003 - )

TRANSLATION

Charles Bernstein, Gedichte und Übersetzen. Bd. 1.2, tr. Versatorium (Malta, Olso, Vienna: Quintano, 2017)
Teške Pesme [Carls Bernstin] [selected poems], ed & tr. Dubravka Djuric (Montenegro: d.o.o. OKF Cetinje) 2016
Sign Under Test, tr. Ian Probstein (Textonica Media LLC: 2017): selected poems, bilingual, with audio recordings in England and Russian for each poem.
•Denken dat ik denk dat ik denk: Een introductie tot zijn poëzie, tr. Ton van ‘t Hof, Sarah Posman, Samuel Vriezen (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Stanza, 2016)
Beomlott mondatok. tr. (Hungarian), with an afterword, Eniko Bollobás et al. (Budapest: Pen Club, Plurilica, 2015)
•Tutto il whiskey in cielo / Tutto il meraviglioso in terra: Trilingual English/Italian/Hungarian (Milan: Cassa dell Poesi and Budapest: Pen Club Hungary & Janus Pannonius Foundation, 2015). Janus Pannonius Grand Prize Poetry publication.
•Angriff der Schwiergen Gedichte. tr. (German) Tobias Amslinger , Norbert Lange, Léonce W. Lupette and Mathias Traxler. Germany: Lux Books, 2014.
•Gedichte und Übersetzen, tr. (German) Versatorium and Peter Waterhouse, Vienna: Edition Korrespondenzen,, 2013 (catalog)
Verteidigung der schwierigen Gedichte: Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie 2015 an Charles Bernstein an das VERSATORIUM und an Tobias Amslinger - Norbert Lange - Léonce W. Lupette - Mathias Traxlerund seine Übersetzer ins Deutsche Hg. Hermann Wallmann und Kulturamt der Stadt Münster (Daedalus Verlag Münster, 2015)|
*Blanco Inmóvile, tr. Enrique Winter (Spanish): Guayaquil, Ecuador: Fondo de Animal Editores, Quimera tr. series), 2013; preface and selection at Transtierros. Kriller 71 Ediciones (Barcellona)
Bid&Co (Venezuela); Abuso de sustancias (Santiago, Chile: Alquimia Ediciones)
L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E POETICS, tr. Luo Lianggong, et al. Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, China, 2013
•L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E ¡CONTRAATACA! Poéticas selectas (1975-2011), ed./tr. Heriberto Yépez, et al., intro. Eduardo Espina (Mexico, Mex: Aldus, 2013); auotbiographical interview; "Poetics of the Americas"; full book from Academia.EDU
•Pied bot [Shade & The Occurence of Tune]] tr. Martin Richet . Collection Américaine, Editions Joca Seria, Nantes, France. 2012. Afterword by Jean-Marie Gleize. •Shadowtime, tr. Juliette Valery (Droit de Cités, 2011)
•Selected Poems, tr. Nie Zhenzhao and Luo Lianggong (first edition: Nanjing, China: Yilin Press, 2010; second edition: Wuhan, China: Central China Normal University Press, September 2011)•L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E POETICS (selected essays), tr. Luo Lianggong, et al. (Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, Feb 2013)
•Parsing / Jäsentäen, tr. Leevi Lehto (Helsinki: Natamo, 2009)
Shadowtime, tr. Juliette Valery (Droit de Cités, 2011)
Charles Bernstein: Interviews and Writings, tr. Zeyar Lynn (Rangoon/Yangon, Burma/Myamar: The Eras' Publishing House, July 2009)
Decantando: Poema de Charles Bernstein s [Portuguese], tr. Regis Bonvicino (Sao Paulo: Martins Editoria, Fall, 2007)
Runouden puolustus. Esseit ja runoja kahdelta vuosituhannelta  (A Defence of Poetry. Essays and Poems From Two Millennia
) [Finnish], tr./ed. Leevi Lehto (Helsinki: Nihil Interit and Kirja kerrallaan, Fall 2006)
La política de la forma poética [The Politics of Poetic Form], tr.Jorge Miralles, Néstor Cabrera, Nora Leylen, and Beatriz Pérez, with intro by Cabrera (La Habana: Torre de Letras, 2006)
Asile, tr. Paul Keineg (Marseille: Un Bureau sur L'Atlantique 1998)
Un Test de Poésie, tr. collectively at Royaumont (Marseille: Un Bureau sur L'Atlantique 1995)
Selected Poems [Spanish], tr. Ernesto Grosman (Buenos Aires: Xul, forthcoming)
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Red, Green, and Black by Olivier Cadiot (Hartford: Potes & Poets, 1990)
The Maternal Drape by Claude Royet-Journoud (Windsor, VT: Awede Press, 1984)


MUSIC THEATER

Breathtails for Anne LeBaron (2009-2011)
Shadowtime -- libretto for an opera with composer Brian Ferneyhough in/aroundWalter Benjamin; commissioned by the Munich Bienalle for May 2004 premiere and subsequent performance at the Fesitval d'Automme in Paris, and the Lincoln Center Festival in New York. CD from NMC (2006)
Blind Witness News -- libretto for an opera with composer Ben Yarmolinsky: American Opera Projects, Blue Door Studios (NY), December 3-4, 1990.
The Subject -- libretto for an opera with Yarmolinsky, excerpts performed at "Friends & Enemies of Music", Greenwich House, NY, Nov. 1991 & Feb. 1992; full reading Feb. 1992
The Lenny Paschen Show -- libretto for an opera with composer Ben Yarmolinsky American Opera Projects, Blue Door Studios (NY), Nov. 1992
Cafe Buffe -- libretto commissioned for composer Dean Drummond and New Band Tour
; first performed in 2010 at Montclair State University.


TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania (2003 -)

SUNY Distinguished Professor; David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters, Department of English, State University of New York at Buffalo; Director, Poetics Program; Associate Member, Program in Comparative Literature (1990-2003 )

Bain-Swiggett Visiting Professor of Poetry, Princeton University (Fall 2011)
Visiting Professor, Department of English, Columbia Univeristy (2002)
Visiting Professor, Graduate Writing Program, City College of the City of New York, CUNY (1998)
Butler Professor (Visiting), Department of English, State University of New York at Buffalo (1989)
Lecturer, Creative Writing Program, Princeton University (1989, 1990)
Faculty member/series coordinator, Wolfson Center for National Affairs, New School for Social     Research (1988)
Visiting Professor, Department of English, Queens College of the City University of New York (1988)
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego (1987)
 

FELLOWSHIPS, MEMBERSHIP AND HONORS


Janus Pannonious Grand Prize for Poetry (2015)
Münster Prize for International Poetry (2015)
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania (2009)
Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching, University of Pennsylvania (2005)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2006)
SUNY Distinguished Professor (2002)
Roy Harvey Pearce/Archive for New Poetry Prize of the University of California, San Diego; for lifetime contribution to poetry and scholarship (1999)
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1990 and 1995)
University of Auckland Foundation Fellowship (1986)
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1985)
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship (1980)
William Lyon McKenzie King Fellow at Simon Fraser University (1973)
Phi Beta Kappa (of Alpha) (1972)
ASCAP (ASCAP Standard Award; 1993-2004)
Poets and Writers Directory of American Writers


SCHOOLS

A.B., Harvard College [Philosophy concentration](1968-1972)
Bronx High School of Science (1964-1968)

 


PERSONAL

Date of Birth: April 4, 1950
Married to Susan Bee (Laufer)
Children: Emma (1985-2008) and Felix (b. 1992)