The Ear Inn Series: Bernstein, Ives, Schoonebeek

The Ear Inn Series: Bernstein, Ives, Schoonebeek

Photo by Lawrence Schwartzwald

Help us welcome one of the founders of the Ear Inn Series back to the Ear Inn! We’ll be upstairs, kids. Behind the black door, beneath the red light.

Charles Bernstein is an American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein holds the Donald T. Regan Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the most prominent members of the Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets). In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, Bernstein was awarded the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. Educated at Harvard College, he has been visiting Professor of Poetry, Poetics, and Creative Writing at Columbia University, the University at Buffalo, Brown University, and Princeton University. A volume of Bernstein’s selected poetry from the past thirty years, “All the Whiskey in Heaven,” was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Bernstein’s continued commitment to small presses remains strong – In the same year that FSG released his major collection, Chax Press released “Umbra,” a collection of Bernstein’s latest translations of poems from multiple languages. The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein is forthcoming from Salt Publishing. Bernstein served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry, Poetics, and Theory at Princeton University in the Fall Term of 2011. In May of the same year, The University of Chicago Press released Bernstein’s collection of essays, “Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions.”

Lucy Ives is the author of a long poem, Anamnesis, published by Slope Editions on the last day of 2009; the forthcoming Nineties, a short novel; and Orange Roses, a poetry collection forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in fall 2013. Her poems have appeared in The Colorado Review, Conjunctions, Fence, Ploughshares, Volt, and 1913, among others. A deputy editor at Triple Canopy, she is co-editor of Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism, published by Triple Canopy and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

Danniel Schoonebeek’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Guernica, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. In 2012, he was an Emerging Poets resident at Poets House and a writer-in-residence at Oregon State University. He writes a monthly column on poetry for The American Reader, hosts the Hatchet Job reading series in Brooklyn, and works as associate editor at PEN America.


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