Writing At Wesleyan Presents Charles Bernstein At Russell House

Tomorrow night, celebrated poet and essayist Charles Bernstein will read at Russell House.

Charles Bernstein is the author of All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010), Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays & Inventions (Chicago 2011), Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School 2008), Girly Man(Chicago 2006), and My Way: Speeches and Poems(Chicago 1999). He is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-directs PennSound.

Date: Wednesday, September 14th

Time: 8 P.M.

Place: Russell House (350 High Street)

A book signing and reception will follow the event.

For more information, please visit The Russell House Prose and Poetry Series.

Here’s a stanza of Bernstein’s “A Test of Poetry”

What do you mean by rashes of ash? Is industry
systematic work, assiduous activity, or ownership
of factories? Is ripple agitate lightly? Are
we tossed in tune when we write poems? And
what or who emboss with gloss insignias of air?
Read the rest of the poem here.

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