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George Kuchar Reading, Part 2

George Kuchar reads from his Letter to Bob Cowan (c. 2002), Tribute to Curt MacDowell (2008), French Fried (on French films) (2007), AncesTree (2009), and two recent letters of recommendation. Legendary filmmaker George Kuchar frequently collaborates with his twin brother, Mike Kuchar, as in the 1965 classic Sins of the Fleshapoids; Mike directed and George played the lead. His films made at San Francisco Art Institute include Kiss of Frankenstein (2003), the script of which is available at the Electronic Poetry Center at Penn. (27 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.