Follow us on:


Cia Rinne Conversation

Cia Rinne, born in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a poet and artist based in Berlin. Her visual, acoustic and conceptual poetry in different languages has been pubished and exhibited internationally. She has collaborated with Tomomi Adachi and the Berlin Sound Poetry Quoi Tête on sound performances, and on a dance piece with choreographer Anna Melnikova. She has also worked on documentary projects, including a book on the Roma of seven different countries. 


Close Listening


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.