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Pierre Joris Reading

Pierre Joris reads recent poems.
Joris is the author of A Nomad Poetics, a collection of essays and Poasis, a collection
of his poems, both from Wesleyan. He is also the translator of Paul Celan and Pablo Picasso, and editor, with
Jerome Rothenberg, of
Poems for the Millennium – the major anthology of innovative world
poetry. See also the Bernstein WPS1 interview in Edition #10.



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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.