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Charles Bernstein (b. 1950) is the author of thirty books of poetry and libretti, as well as two books of essays and one essay/poem collection. He edits a number of publications, including the Electronic Poetry Center (epc.buffalo.edu), which he co-founded. He is also the co-editor of PENNsound and the Modern and Contemporary Poetics series at the University of Alabama Press. With Bruce Andrews, he was co-founder and co-editor of the eponymous journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E (1978-1982).
Bernstein's work has been anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Poetry, The Oxford Book of American Poetry, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, among others. He has lectured throughout the United States and Europe and has been host and co-producer of three radio poetry series. Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the SUNY Distinguished Professor Award (2002) and other honors, Bernstein published his latest original work, Girly Man, in September 2006.