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Rosmarie Waldrop Reading

Rosmarie Waldrop reads from Hölderlin Hybrids, from her 2004 New Directions collection, Blindsight. Waldrop is the author of more than three dozen books of poetry, fiction and criticism, most recently her trilogy Curves to the Apple: The Reproduction of Profiles, Lawn of Excluded Middle, Reluctant Gravities (New Directions, 2006) and Dissonance (if you are interested), a collection of essays (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Since 1968, Waldrop and her husband Keith have been co-editors and publishers of Burning Deck Press (34 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.