Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 pm
@ Bridge Street Books
Please join us Wednesday, April 17th at 8 PM for a reading & publication celebration of RECALCULATING (The University of Chicago Press), Bernstein's first collection of new work in seven years. Poet, essayist, theorist, and scholar Charles Bernstein was born in New York City in 1950. He is a foundational member and leading practitioner of Language poetry. Since the 1970s Bernstein has published dozens of books, including poetry and essay collections, pamphlets, translations, collaborations, and libretti. Bernstein lives in New York and is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, co-editor of the Electronic Poetry Center, PennSound, and cofounder of the SUNY-Buffalo Poetics Program. Among his many publications are All the Whiskey in Heaven, Shadowtime, Girly Man, With Strings, My Way: Speeches and Poems, Content's Dreams, Islets/Irritations, and Controlling Interests.
Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M streetopen Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
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.