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Hank Lazer Reading

Hank Lazer reads from a selection of recent poetry. Lazer's poetry collections include The New Spirit,
Elegies & Vacations (Salt, 2004), and
Days. He is co-editor, with host Charles Bernstein, of the Modern and
Contemporary Poetics Series
for the University of Alabama Press. Lazer
lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (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.