Monday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Charles Bernstein
@ Bridge Street Books
Please join us at Bridge Street Books

7:00 PM, Sunday, November 19, 2006

for a reading by


to celebrate the publication of his new book Girly Man

Charles Bernstein is the author of 30 books of poetry and libretti, including Girly Man (University of Chicago Press, 2006), Shadowtime (Green Integer, 2005), With Strings (University of Chicago Press, 2001), and Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (Sun & Moon Press, 2000). He has published two books of essays and one essay/poem collection: My Way: Speeches and Poems (University of Chicago Press, 1999); A Poetics (Harvard University Press, 1992); Content's Dream: Essays 1975-1984 (Sun & Moon Press, 1986, 1994; reprinted by Northwestern University Press, 2001). Bernstein is Donald T. Regan Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-founder and co-editor, with Al Filreis, of PENNsound (; and editor, and co-founder, with Loss Pequeno Glazier, of The Electronic Poetry Center ( In 2006, Bernstein was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M street

open Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
(202) 965-5200

In business for over twenty years, Bridge Street is one of a rare breed these days--a successful independent bookseller. It has what is certainly the best poetry section in Washington, well-stocked in alternative poetry and poetics as well as mainstream. Bridge Street also has extremely good selections in Philosophy, Politics, Cultural Theory, Women's Studies, Film, Music, and other areas. They also have a plethora of quality sale books.

Manager (& well-known poet!) Rod Smith has been organizing readings in the Washington Area since 1988 and has brought Rae Armantrout, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, John Cage, Kevin Davies, Lyn Hejinian, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Tom Raworth, Lisa Robertson, Leslie Scalapino, Chris Stroffolino and many other important writers to DC.