Oh, well, sorry, & you have made clear that you don't want to give a
name, so that's fine by me.
I enjoy Bernstein, & he can be a comic.
On 8-Mar-05, at 8:17 AM, Richard Jeffrey Newman wrote:
> Actually, no, Doug, it's not Charles Bernstein, whom I have never heard
> read, but whose essays and some of whose poems I have liked a lot.
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> Subject: Re: & in Fantastic Providence
> I assume it's Charles Bernstein, Max. Who has written some poems
> recently that are very funny, especially a poem that declares its
> transparency. Having heard him read a number of times, I would agree
> that he could have played the borscht circuit, but he is also, in my
> mind, obviously not others', a very interesting critic, & a poet
> capable of a variety of tones & plays against the conventional grain.
> The 'papers' he gives ate conferences tend to be deliberately
> anti-academic, & (at least ofr an audience like me) tellingly comic.
> On 7-Mar-05, at 1:32 PM, cooee wrote:
>> on 7/3/05 12:52 AM, Richard Jeffrey Newman at
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>>> like stand-up
>>> comedy--and tired, shallow 1950s, Jewish, psychoanalytically
>>> stand-up shtick at that--than poetry, and yet he reads well in that
>>> vein and
>>> people really like his work.
>> No doubt several on this list know immediately who this poet is, and
>> it is
>> tantalising for me not to know. I suppose I'm so ill-read or so
>> forgetful I
>> don't deserve to know.
>> Max Richards
>> I've been enjoying all the messages on this subject.
>> Coincidentally, my son is briefly here from Byron Bay NSW, bringing a
>> compilation CD he made for my Christmas present but never got round to
>> delivering. On it (from a 3CD album called I think The Beat
>> I am now listening to bits of Kerouac, Burroughs (heroin relaxes the
>> chords, says my son), Ginsberg, none of them great to listen to but
>> historical curiosities now. And 27 seconds of Carl Sandburg 'On
>> saying he was one round 1910...
> Douglas Barbour
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> care to be more
> precise about whatever
> it is you are
> saying, I said
> Bill Manhire
Department of English
University of Alberta
Edmonton Alberta T6G 2E5 Canada
(780) 436 3320
care to be more
precise about whatever
it is you are
saying, I said