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Charles Bernstein: Portraits, Series 5

Myung & the heaviness of the snow, December 12, 2006

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Myung Mi Kim
The great snowstorn of 2006 had done serious damage to Buffalo. Myung moved to the city about a year before I moved to Penn. So our plan to work together got scuttled.
(mp4, 39 seconds, 6.3 mb)

Charles Bound, January 15, 2007

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Charles Alexander
The esteemed poet-bookmaker speaks about the significance of binding.
(mp4, 33 seconds, 6.6 mb)

Alan Davies Draws a Blank, January 5, 2007

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Alan Davies
Alan sat in front of Pecan's just before the Close Listening taping.
(mp4, 29 seconds, 5.8 mb)

P. Inman: Which Side Are You On?, November 18, 2006

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Peter Inman
It was after my Baltimore i.e. reading with Rod. I found a red alcove in the noisy bar. I’d first met Peter and Tina almost thirty years before in D.C., probably at a reading I did for Doug Lang at Folio Books in DuPont circle.
(mp4, 42 seconds, 8.3 mb)

Phong's New York, June 4, 2007

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Phong Bui
We went up to the roof of the Clocktower and I asked Phong —. the publisher of the Brooklyn Rail — that age-old New York question about art and real estate.
(mp4, 1 min. 44 sec., 16.4 mb)

Bob Perelman, September 6, 2007

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It was the first week of classes at Penn and Bob stopped by my office for a drink. I asked how his liked his new neighborhood in Manhattan, where he and Francie have a apartment.
(mp4, 44 seconds, 32.8 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.