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Ann Lauterbach Reading

Ann Lauterbach reads from two collection of poetry If In Time: Selected Poems 1975-2000 (New York, Penguin, 2001) and Hum (New York: Penguin, 2005). Lautebach is Ruth and David E. Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature and Director of Bard's Graduate Writing Program. She is also the author of The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience (New York: Viking, 2005).



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Conversations and readings with poets and artists, produced in cooperation with PennSound and hosted by Charles Bernstein, the American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein was born in New York City in 1950. He is a foundational member and leading practitioner of Language poetry. Bernstein was educated at the Bronx High School of Science and at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy with Stanley Cavell and wrote his final thesis on Gertrude Stein and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

In the mid-1970s Bernstein became active in the experimental poetry scenes in New York and San Francisco, not only as a poet, but also as an editor, publisher, and theorist. With visual artist and wife Susan Bee, Bernstein published several now well-known poets whose work is associated with Language writing.