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Keith Waldrop Reading

Keith Waldrop reads selected works from his 40-plus years as a published poet, sharing selections from A Windmill Near Cavalry (1968), Windfall Losses (1977), The Garden of Effort (1975), The Ruins of Providence (1983), A Ceremony Somewhere Else (1984), Hegel's Family (1989), The Locality Principle (1995) and The House Seen From Nowhere (2002). Keith Waldrop received the 2009 National Book Award for Poetry for Transcendental Studies, published by the University of California Press (26 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.