Charles Bernstein

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Charles Bernstein (born April 4, 1950) is an American poet, essayist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein holds the Donald T. Regan Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the most prominent members of the Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets). In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academ ...

Charles Bernstein Poems

Gertrude and Ludwig's Bogus Adventure

for Gabriele Mintz

As Billy goes higher all the balloons
Get marooned on the other side of the
Lunar landscape. The module's broke—

Why I Am Not a Buddhist

Reality cons me as it spur(n)s me.
This is the road to eternal
Consanguinity, eloping with
Hope and leaving me to pick

High Tide at Race Point

A commercial with no pitch.
A beach without sand.
A lover without a love.

Thank You for Saying Thank You

This is a totally
accessible poem.
There is nothing

Dear Mr. Fanelli,

I saw your picture
in the 79th street
station. You said
you'd be interested

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