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Jorgen Gassilewski Reading


>Jorgen Gassilewski
reading his poems, with Charles Bernstein

reading the translations, which were written by the author and friends.

Gassilewski is a Swedish writer, translator, cultural journalist and

critic. His literary debut was the collection of poetry Du

("You", 1987). All in all he has published nine books, most

recently the novel Goteborgshandelserna ("The Gothenburg

Events", 2006). (39 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.