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Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein is currently the Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University Pennsylvania. He is the author of over twenty collections of poetry, including All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (2010) and Girly Man (2006). His most recent collection of essays is The Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (2011). Bernstein is the edi- tor of several collections, including American Poetry after 1975 (2009) and Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word (1999). He is editor of the Electronic Poetry Center.



Spring 2012 | Poetry

At dusk I found it silent there And sudden caught it in my hand It squeaked and hollered with despair But I was young of ruthless mind. I scooped and cupped it in my palm So it would no more come to harm Yet quick I knew to let it go It was not mine [...]