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Anna Hallberg Reading

The Swedish poet and critic Anna Hallberg reads from her work. The English translations were written collaboratively by the author and friends; on this program they are read by Michelle Taransky. Her first book was the collection of poetry Friktion ("Friction", 2001). Three years later it was followed by På era platser ("On Your Marks", 2004). Hallberg has been nominated for The Nordic Council's Literature Prize and other awards. In 2008, her third volume Mil ("Mile") was published. (32 minutes)


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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.