by Charles Bernstein & David Antin


ISBN: paper: 1-887123-55-5. $12.95.

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A four-month interchange between the poet/essayist Charles Bernstein and artist/poet/critic David Antin. Ideas on art, poetry, as well as Antin's transition to site-specific talk performances are discussed. The combination of the speed of electronic transmission and the rigors of writing as opposed to talking make this book, in Antin's words, "a cross between an 18th-and 21st-century text." A Conversation with David Antin presents the entirety of this dialogue between two of the most important figures on the contemporary poetry scene.

The text is complimented by Album Notes, a collection of photographs from Antin's life with extended annotations—"shaggy dog stories"— verbal elaborations of the pictures which, together, add further dimension to the work of a writer and thinker Jerome Rothenberg has termed "as important a poet as we've got in America."

"Antin is what it means to be avant-garde." —Marjorie Perloff, author of 21st Century Modernism

June 2002. ISBN 1-887123-55-5 $12.95 PB 6 1/2" x 9" 128 pp

Other Granary publications by these authors:
Log Rhythms (by Charles Bernstein & Susan Bee)
Little Orphan Anagram (by Charles Bernstein and Susan Bee)
Poetry Plastique (co-edited by Charles Bernstein)

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