Nov. 1, 2010
Multi-faceted artist Bernstein will present Ida Beam free events
Poet, essayist, critic, multi-media artist and librettist Charles Bernstein will present a series of free events during his Ida Beam Visiting Professor residency at the University of Iowa Nov. 11-13.
The events include:
-- A free reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Dey House on the UI campus.
Bernstein, who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and directs the Electronic Poetry Center at SUNY-Buffalo, is prominent in the "language poetry" movement. He has written more than 30 books of poems, essays and opera libretti, and a volume of his selected poetry, "All the Whiskey in Heaven," was published this year.
He also portrayed Dr. Simon in the movie "Finding Forrester" and appeared in a series of Yellow Pages commercials with Jon Lovitz.
Read a recent interview at http://bombsite.com/issues/111/articles/3454.
He is an Ida Beam guest of the Writers' Workshop, the English Department and the International Writing Program. For information about the Ida Beam program, visit http://provost.uiowa.edu/faculty/idabeam.
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