Charles Bernstein in Cambridge

Thursday 7th May, The poetry of Charles Bernstein: talks and discussion

2 - 4pm:

  • Allen Fisher, 'Readdressing Constructivism and Conceptual Art: aspects
    of work factured by Charles Bernstein'

  • David Nowell-Smith, 'Slurring the / unslurrable ; Satire and Subject in
    "The Lives Of The Toll Takers"'

  • Redell Olsen, 'Absorbing Dysraphism; strings attached: a reading of Charles Bernstein'


  • Charles Bernstein, 'On Election Day (for Emma)', a poetry reading / performance / talk

Friday 8th May, The Politics of Poetic Form: a symposium

10am - 12pm:

  • Drew Milne, 'The persistence of poetic forms: from lyric to text'
  • Ian Patterson, 'Containers, pulses, lentil: Tel Quel, and Veronica Forrest-Thomson'


  • Poetry readings / performances by Allen Fisher & Dell Olsen

2 - 4pm:
  • Peter Middleton, 'Dynamical Analogies: Charles Olson's poetics of energy'
  • David Ayers, 'Literature and Revolution: The Politics of the Politics of Poetic Form.'


  • Charles Bernstein: Response: The Attack of the Difficult Poems


  • Poetry readings / performances by Maggie O'Sullivan & Tom Raworth

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

Admission is free.

Events organised by Drew Milne and funded by the Judith E Wilson Fund.

Enquiries: agm33[at]cam[dot]ac[dot]uk (Drew Milne)

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