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Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein is the author of All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2010), Girly Man (University of Chicago Press, 2007) and Shadowtime (Green Integer, 2005). He is Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. His program, Close Listening, is produced in cooperation with PennSound, and engages poets and artists in conversations, readings and more.


Tyrone Williams

Tyrone Williams speaks about his upbringing an experiences growing up working class in Detroit. Hosted by Charles Bernstein.


Close Listening: Ko Ko Thett

Ko Ko Thett is a poet, editor and translator from Burma/Myanmar. He writes in English and his first book The Burden of Being Burmese was published in 2015 by Zephyr Press. It was hailed by John Ashbery as “brilliantly off-kilter.” With James Byrne, he is the editor of Bones Will Crow, an anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry and he is a translator of the speeches of Aung San Suu Kyi. A student activist during the military dictatorship in Burma, ko ko thett spent many years living in exile in Finland, Austria, and the U.S.. He has recently returned to Yangon.


Colin Browne

This episode is a feature on Colin Browne, the author of Abraham, published by Brick Books, 1987; Ground Water, published by Talonbooks, 2002; and The Shovel, published by Talonbooks, 2007. 


Harold Schimmel Pt.1, Reading

On of two Close Listening programs on Harold Schimmel, this episode features a live reading of poetry in Hebrew and English. Schimmel reads a few early American (English) poems and then reads some of his Hebrew poemsoffering line-by-line spontaneous translations.


Harold Schimmel Pt.2, Talk

In Close Listening program two on Harold Schimmel, he talks about his decision to write in Hebrew -- a language he hardly knew.


Zeyar Lynn, Conversation, host

Zeyar Lynn Reading, host

Wystan Curnow Interview, host

Will Alexander, The Politics of Poetry , host

Tracie Morris Reading, host

Tracie Morris Interview, host

Tonya Foster Reading, host

Tonya Foster Conversation, host

Thomas McEvilley Reading, host

Thomas McEvilley Interview, host

Ted Greenwald Conversation, host

Ted Greenwald, host

Tan Lin Reading, host

Tan Lin Interview, host

Stanley Cavell Conversation, host

Sergei Gandlevsky Interview, host

Samuel R. Delany Conversation, host

Rosmarie Waldrop Reading, host

Rosmarie Waldrop Conversation, host

Robert Grenier Interview, Pt. 2, host

Robert Grenier Interview, Pt. 1, host

Richard Tuttle Reading, host

Richard Tuttle Interview, host

Richard Foreman Reading Prose, host

Richard Foreman Reading Plays, host

Richard Foreman Interview, host

Reina María Rodríguez Interview, host

Régis Bonvicino Reading, host

Régis Bonvicino Interview, host

Redell Olsen Reading, host

Redell Olsen Interview, host

Rae Armantrout Reading, host

Rae Armantrout Interview, host

Pierre Joris Reading, host

Pierre Joris Interview, host

Peter Gizzi Reading, host

Peter Gizzi Interview, host

Patricia Spears Jones, Femme Du Monde, host

Oh! Sandy! A Remembrance, producer

Norman Fischer Reading, host

Norman Fischer Interview, host

Nick Piombino Interview, host

Nathaniel Mackey Reading, host

Nathaniel Mackey Conversation, host

Naomi Replansky Conversation, host

Mónica de la Torre Reading, host

Mónica de la Torre Interview, host

Mira Schor Reading, host

Mira Schor Interview, host

Mimi Gross Interview, host

Miles Champion Reading, host

Miles Champion Conversation , host

Michael Davidson Reading, host

Michael Davidson Interview, host

Mei-mei Berssennbrugge Reading, host

Mei-mei Berssennbrugge Interview, host

Matvei Yankelevich, Conversation, host

Matvei Yankelevich Reading, host

Marjorie Perloff Reading, host

Marjorie Perloff Conversation, Part 2, host

Marjorie Perloff Conversation, Part 1, host

Lisa Robertson, Cinema of the Present, host

Lee Ann Brown Interview, host

Lawrence Joseph Reading, host

Lawrence Joseph Interview, host

Khin Aung Aye & James Byrne, Conversation, host

Kevin Dumouchelle, host

Ken Jacobs Reading, Pt. 2, host

Ken Jacobs Reading, Pt. 1, host

Ken Jacobs Interview, host

Keith Waldrop Reading, host

Keith Waldrop Conversation, host

Julie Patton: I'm Not Black, I'm Blue, host

Julie Patton Reading, host

Jorgen Gassilewski Reading, host

Jorgen Gassilewski Conversation, host

John Yau Reading, host

John Yau Interview, host

John Tranter Reading, host

John Ashbery Conversation, host

Johanna Drucker Reading, host

Johanna Drucker Conversation, host

Joel Kuszai Reading, host

Joel Kuszai Conversation, host

Joan Retallack Reading, host

Joan Retallack Conversation, host

Jerome McGann Reading, host

Jerome McGann Conversation, host

Jay Sanders, Part 2, host

Jay Sanders, Part 1, host

Hank Lazer Reading, host

Hank Lazer Interview, host

Gerrit Lansing Reading, host

Gerrit Lansing Conversation, host

George Kuchar Reading, Part 2, host

George Kuchar Reading, Part 1, host

George Kuchar Interview, host

Fred Wah Reading, host

Fred Wah Conversation, host

Erín Moure Reading, host

Erín Moure Conversation, host

Erica Hunt Reading, host

Erica Hunt Interview, host

Elizabeth Willis Reading, host

Elizabeth Willis Interview, host

Edition #72: Jean-Michel Rabate, host

Edition #71: Eileen Myles Interview, host

Edition #70: Eileen Myles Reading, host

Edition #69: Dominique Fourcade Interview, host

Edition #47: Maggie O'Sullivan Interview, host

Edition #41: Myung Mi Kim Interview, host

Drew Milne Reading, host

Drew Milne Interview, host

Douglas Messerli, Interview, Pt. 1, host

Douglas Messerli Reading, host

Douglas Messerli Interview, Pt. 2, host

Dominique Fourcade Reading, host

Dmitry Golynko Reading, host

Dmitry Golynko Conversation, host

Daphne Marlatt , host

Close Listening, host

Cia Rinne Reading , host

Cia Rinne Conversation, host

Bruce Pearson Interview, host

Bill Berkson in Conversation, host

Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Reading, host

Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Conversation, host

Anna Hallberg Reading, host

Anna Hallberg Conversation, host

Ann Lauterbach Reading, host

Ann Lauterbach Interview, host

Alexander Skidan Reading, host

Alexander Skidan Conversation, host

Alan Loney Reading, host

Alan Loney Interview, host

Alan Davies Reading, host

Alan Davies Interview, host

Al Filreis, host

Abigail Child Reading, host

Abigail Child Interview, host

A.L. Nielsen Reading, host

A.L. Nielsen Interview, host