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Julie Patton Reading

Julie Ezelle Patton is a permaculturist, poet, performer, artist, and sculptor. Her poetics take the form of scrolls, extended texts, limited edition work, performances, and site-specific installations. In this program Patton reads, performs and rips Car Tune, Using Blue to Get Black, Scribbling thru the Times, and Notes for Sum (Nominally) Awake. Patton’s most recent book is Notes for Some (Nominally). Patton is a self-proclaimed "phonemenologist" who has toured and recorded with Ravi Coltrane, Uri Caine, Paul van Curen, and others. Her book length serial poem B (Tender Buttons Press) and Writing with Crooked Ink (Belladonna) are forthcoming. Listen to more work by Patton on her PennSound page. Close Listening is produced and recorded by Charles Berntein for Clocktower Radio in collaboration with PennSound. You can listen to the full set of programs at where the Julie Patton segements are the 139th and 140th in the series (the first show in the series was in 2003.


Close Listening


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.