Granary Books, 1998. Item #GB_64
8 1/2 x 11 in., 24 pp., saddle-stitched wrappers.
In this book, Susan Bee sets and illustrates a long serial poem by Charles Bernstein, offering a running visual dialogue with the poem’s textual acrobatics. Together they explore the psychopathology of everyday life: at times dark, at times dizzyingly demented, swerving from the wildly comic to the searingly political and from the whimsical to the elegiac.
Printed offset in black ink on white paper by Brad Freeman. Cover designed by Philip Gallo and Susan Bee, then laser-printed in color at The Hermetic Press. This is from an edition of 500 copies. As new.
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. Read more at epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein/.
ABOUT SUSAN BEE: Susan Bee is a painter, editor, and book artist living in New York City. Bee has had four solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery in New York, as well as solo shows at Kenyon College, Columbia University, and other venues. Her work has been included in numerous group shows and has been widely reviewed. Her books and paintings are in many private and public collections. Bee was the co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues from 1986-1996 and is the co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists Writings, Theory, and Criticism, published by Duke University Press in 2000. She co-edits M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online.
Granary Books has published six of Bee's artist's books, including The Burning Babe & Other Poems with Jerome Rothenberg (2005), A Girl's Life with Johanna Drucker (2002), Bed Hangings with Susan Howe (2001), and Talespin (1995). She has collaborated with Charles Bernstein on five books: Log Rhythms (1998) and Little Orphan Anagram (1997) with Granary, The Occurrence of Tune (1981), Fool's Gold (1991), and The Nude Formalism (1989). She teaches in the School of Visual Arts MFA in Art Criticism program. Learn more at epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bee/.