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Zeyar Lynn Reading

Zeyar Lynn returns for his second show on Close Listening, with poetry readings from Bones Will Crow, the new anthology of Burmese poetry. Zeyar presents three of his poems, both in Burmese and English, titled My History Is Not Mine, The Way of the Beards, and Slideshow. Later, Zeyar and Charles Bernstein discuss his work, the situation for poetry in Myanmar, and personal influences.


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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.