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Thomas McEvilley Reading

Thomas McEvilley reads Homer, Sappho, and Aeschylus in Greek, with translation and commentary. McEvilley is the Director of the new Art Criticism and Writing Program at The School for Visual Arts in New York. His most recent book is The Triumph of Anti-Art: Conceptual and Performance Art in the Formation of Post-Modernism. His other books include The Shape of Ancient Thought, Art and Discontent, Art and Otherness, The Exile's Return: Toward a Redefinition of Painting for the Post-Modern Era, and a poem/novel, North of Yesterday. (24.5 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.