Charles Bernstein: Outside of Tune, Inside of Time


Charles Bernstein’s response / closing talk at the Outside-in / Inside-out conference in Glasgow this past October. Inspired by the recently published fifth volume of Poems for the Millennium, Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present, edited by Jerome Rothenberg & John Bloomberg-Rissman, this festival and symposium opened up views to poetry past, present, and potentially future with the question: Is there something in poetry ‘outside’ (economically, racially, nationally, formally, etc.) and ‘subterranean’ (suppressed by political and poetic hegemonies) that may lie at the heart of the most vital poetic practice?

Video by Nicole Peyrafitte.

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