The Lark Episode 9: Charles Bernstein

 

We sit down with Professor Charles Bernstein of the University of Pennsylvania for a discussion of poetry, politics, and the art of cliché.

A renowned poet, professor, and literary theorist, Charles Bernstein has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and from the Roy Harvey Pearce/Archive for New Poetry Prize of the University of California, San Diego.  A founding member of the Language Poets and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he won the Münster Prize for International Poetry in 2015.  To learn more, visit https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/charles-bernstein.

Photo credit: https://www.english.upenn.edu/people/charles-bernstein

 

The Lark Episode 8: Liliane Weissberg

 

We sit down with Professor Liliane Weissberg of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss the life and works of Swiss author Robert Walser (1878-1956).

 

The Lark Episode 7: Sara Sligar

 

We sit down with Sara Sligar, a novelist and Ph.D candidate in English, to discuss detective fiction, absolute truth, and Law & Order: SVU.

 

The Lark Episode 5: Poetry and Garbage

 

We sit down with Orchid Tierney, a PhD candidate at Penn, for a discussion of cyborg culture, global warming, and the metaphoric dimensions of garbage.

 

The Lark Episode 3: A Hundred Thousand Billion Poems

 

We sit down with Professor Michelle Taransky of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss the Oulipo, a French literary group whose members describe themselves as "rats who build the labyrinth from which they plan to escape."

 

The Lark Episode 2: Kafka

 

We sit down with Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté for a discussion of Kafka on the 101st anniversary of the publication of "The Metamorphosis."

 

The Lark Episode 1

 

In the inaugural episode of The Lark, we sat down with Lynn Levin, an acclaimed poet and Penn professor, for a discussion of poetry, the Garden of Eden, and a few minor virtues.

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