Charles Bernstein & Maggie O’Sullivan

Charles Bernstein is author of Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays & Inventions (University of Chicago Press, 2011), All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010, paperback 2011),  Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School, 2008); Girly Man (Chicago Press, 2006), Shadowtime (Green Integer, 2000) and Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (Sun & Moon, 2000). From 1978-1981 he co-edited  L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine. In the 1990s, he co-founded and directed the Poetics Program at the State University of New York – Buffalo. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is co-director of PennSound .  More info at

Maggie O’ Sullivan is a British-based poet, performer and visual artist.  For over thirty years, her work has appeared extensively in journals and anthologies and she has performed her work, often in collaboration, internationally.  She is the editor of out of everywhere: an anthology of contemporary linguistically innovative poetry by women in North America and the UK (1996) and collaborated with Bruce Andrews on eXcLa (1993).  Recently is Body of Work – which collects her now out of print London-based booklets made between 1975 and 1987 (2006), WATERFALLS (2009) and ALTO (2009). The Salt Companion to Maggie O’Sullivan is now out. murmur is due from Veer (2011).  For extensive online recordings, visit her author page at PennSound.  Her website is