The University of Chicago, Rosenwald Hall
Bernstein is the author of 30 books of poetry and libretti, including the recent title Girly Man (University of Chicago Press, 2006). Beyond his affiliation with the LANGUAGE poets, Bernstein has become a movement unto himself as one of the most important and active living American poets. He is currently Donald T. Regan Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-founder and co-editor, with Al Filreis, of PENNsound; and editor, and co-founder, of The Electronic Poetry Center (epc.buffalo.edu). From 1990 to 2003, he was David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Director of the Poetics Program, which he co-founded, with Robert Creely. In 2002, he was appointed SUNY Distinguished Professor (the University’s highest rank). In 2006, Bernstein was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
This event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc. and was co-sponsored with Poem Present.