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Charles Bernstein

2023 Season

Charles Bernstein is the recipient of the 11th Annual ‘T’ Space Poetry Award. He read poetry on the theme of architecture at the inaugural opening of the Archive Gallery as part of the 2023 Synthesis of the Arts Season, in conjunction with Giuliano Fiorenzoli’s Because of seeing architecture.

His reading was supported in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul of New York and the New York State Legislature.


Charles Bernstein was born in New York City in 1950. He is the author or editor of over 50 books, ranging from collections of poetry and essays to pamphlets, libretti, and collaborations, most recently Topsy-Turvy (2021) and Pitch of Poetry (2016), both from the University of Chicago Press. His work was the subject of The Poetry of Idiomatic Insistences, edited by Paul Bove, the Fall 2021 issue of boundary 2. From 1978-1981 he co-edited L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine with Bruce Andrews. In the 1990s, he co-founded the Poetics Program at the State University of New York – Buffalo. Bernstein co-directs of PennSound and is Donald T. Regan Professor, Emeritus, of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the winner of the 2019 Bollingen Prize from Yale for lifetime achievement in poetry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He lives in Brooklyn and Valatie, NY.

Video: Poetry Reading, Giuliano Fiorenzoli Opening

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