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Pierre Joris Interview

Pierre Joris in conversation with
Charles Bernstein on nomadic poetics, translation, writing in the
"other" tongue, international poetics, and Abdelwahab Meddeb's The Malady of Islam. Joris is the author of href="">A Nomad Poetics, a
collection of essays and href="">Poasis, a collection
of his poems, both from Wesleyan. He is also the translator of Paul Celan and
Pablo Picasso, and editor, with href="">Jerome Rothenberg, of
Poems for the Millennium – the major anthology of innovative world


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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.