Sunday, June 21, 2009

Charles Bernstein & Judith Goldman

(LISTEN TO THIS READING here and here)

6:30 pm || $5 USD

CHARLES BERNSTEIN's books include Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School), libretti for Ben Yarmolinksy's music; Girly Man (University of Chicago Press), now in paperback; Shadowtime (Green Integer), libretto for Brian Ferneyhough’s opera on Benjamin; Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (Sun & Moor Press), Content's Dream: Essays 1975-1984 (Northwestern), and Controlling Interests (Roof). He lives in New York and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-directs PennSound. More info: http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein/.

JUDITH GOLDMAN is the author of Vocoder (Roof Books 2001) and DeathStar/Rico-chet (O Books 2006), as well as a chapbook, "The Dispossessions" (Atticus/Finch (forthcoming June 2009)). Her work appears or will appear in recent issues of Wig, Parameter, 580 Split, onedit, model homes, and cannot exist. She was a coeditor in the Krupskaya Collective from 2002 through 2004 and coedits the annual anthology War and Peace with Leslie Scalapino (#4 due out in June). Currently, she teaches as a professor and Harper Schmidt Fellow in the arts humanities core and the creative writing department at the University of Chicago; at her home in Chicago, she has started an inter-arts performance series combining music, sound art, visual art and installation, and performance poetry.