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Joel Kuszai Conversation

Joel Kuszai talks to Charles Bernstein about his new book Accidency and its sampling of the author's earlier poems as well as Elizabethan poetry. Kuszai discussed the importance of Jackson Mac Low and Paul Goodman and the relation of poetry to anarchist education theories, as well as his own work as a teacher and publisher.

Joel’s Kuszai’s first book, Accidency, was published in 2011 by Roof Books. He teaches at Queensborough Community College and is the publisher of Factory School books.


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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.