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Charles Bernstein: Portraits, Series 10

Peter & the Analogue World, March 17, 2008

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Peter Gizzi
We were on the roof of the Clocktower, just about to go to the Chinatown for lunch. On a clear day you can Queens, which is just over Peter's left shoulder.
(mp4, 28 sec., 10.5 mb)

Liz's Hair, March 17, 2008

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Elizabeth Willis
It was windy, but not the kind of wind I remember from Buffalo, where I first met Liz almost 20 years ago.
(mp4, 28 sec., 10.6 mb)

John's Trip, April 3, 2008

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John Tranter
John: What are you doing here?
(mp4, 38 sec., 14.4 mb)

Bruce's War, April 12, 2009

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Bruce Andrews
We'd just come to the party after Anne and Tonya's reading. Bruce'd just turned 60 on April 1. ... The Iraq war was five years old.
(mp4, 43 sec., 13.4 mb)

Cecilia: Dancing the Lines, April 15, 2008

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Cecilia Vicuña
Cecilia came to the last poem of her Kelly Writers House reading. She weaves and unweaves the strands of the poetics of the Americas, redrawing the borders of our poetics with the string-like lines of her words, making imaginary fabrics in which we are embraced.
(mp4, 2 min. 8 sec., 47.5 mb)

Tom: The Night the Lights Went On, May 14, 2008, London.

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Tom Raworth
Tom, Maggie O'Sullivan and I had spent the day walking around London & Tom pointed out the place his father worked and also the place where he had one of his first jobs. When Tom was young, during the Blitz, the city was blacked out at night. But Tom remermbered a night, at the end of the war, when crowds gathered in the streets and the lights went on. 1945.
(mp4, 24 sec., 9.2 mb)

Video Portraits Home Page

  • Portraits series 1 : Régis Bonvicino, George Lakoff, Heny Hills, Mimi Gross, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Caroline Bergvall
  • Portraits series 2 : Pierre Joris, Wystan Curnow, Levhi Lehto, Robert Grenier, James Sherry, Johanna Drucker
  • Portraits series 3 : Ann Lauterbach, Karen Mac Cormack, Steve McCaffery, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Nick Piombino, Richard Tuttle
  • Portraits series 4 : Rod Smith, Nicole Brossard, Douglas Messerli, Peter Middleton, Norman Fischer, Tina Darragh
  • Portraits series 5 : Myung Mi Kim, Charles Alexander, Alan Davies, P. Inman, Phong Bui, Bob Perelman
  • Portraits series 6 :Kenneth Goldsmith, John Yau, Peter Gizzi,  Dubravka Djuric,  Elizabeth Willis, Tan Lin
  • Portraits series 7 : John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Howe, Sigmund Laufer
  • Portraits series 8: Maggie O'Sullivan, Christian Bök, Darren Wershler, Tonya Foster, Marty Ehrlich & Erica Hunt, Lev Rubinstein
  • Portraits series 9: David Antin, Ted Greenwald, Jerome Rothenberg, Diane Rothenberg, Ron Silliman, Joel Kuszai
  • Portraits series 10: Peter Gizzi, Elizabeth Willis, John Tranter, Bruce Andrews, Cecilia Vicuña, Tom Raworth
  • Portraits page 11: Ben Yarmolinsky, Hank Lazer, Marjorie Perloff, Alan Loney, Claude Royet-Journoud, Li Zhimin
  • Portraits page 12: Arkadii Dragomoschenko, Susan Howe, Ernie Gehr

Thanks for Steve McLaughlin for technical and design assistance. These video recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the artist. ©2006-2012 Charles Bernstein. Used with permission of Charles Bernstein. Distributed by PennSound.