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Dominique Fourcade Reading

Poet and art critic Dominique Fourcade reads Tout arrive, which was included in his 2001 book Est-ce que j'peux placer un mot? (P.O.L.). Host Charles Bernstein
then reads from Everything Happens, Stacy Doris’s English translation of Tout arrive, which
was published by The Post-Apollo Press in 2000. Fourcade, one of France's most respected poets, lives in Paris; among his other works are
Citizen Do (P.O.L.), Click Rose (Sun & Moon Press), a translation of
Fourcade’s work by Keith Waldrop, and XBO (Sun & Moon Press), translated by Robert Kocik (28 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.