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Controlling Interests CONTROLLING INTERESTS
by Charles Bernstein

"In the poems of Controlling Interests Bernstein continually reveals his desire for the concomitance of the individual and the world, of all language and experience . This book is one of the most original and imaginative in American lyric verse"
- Douglas Messerli

"Bernstein presents the reader with a world in which the articulation of an individual language is all but prevented by the official discourses that bombard the consciousness from all sides . He [is] on to something important"
- Marjorie Perloff

"It is writing of absolute necessity, demanding not to be appreciated, but understood"
- Ron Silliman

78 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-03-2
Publication date: September 1980

$14.95

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Islets/Irritations ISLETS/IRRITATIONS
by Charles Bernstein

In Islets/Irritations Bernstein relentlessly explores the nature of...language, comprehension, communication...This is serious writing that demands close reading.

Islets/Irritations...seems more a field of possibilities than a book of poems, a language whose vocabulary ranges from a technical jargon to TV GUIDE synopses to truncated letters addressed to former co-workers...Few writers ever achieve as rich a combination of image and statement as Bernstein does. It is a dazzling kaleidoscope...
- Steve Roberts, Poetics Journal

101 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-47-6
Publication date: September 1983

$9.95

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The Politics of Poetic Form THE POLITICS OF POETIC FORM
by Charles Bernstein, Ed.

"The First World examines our historical(hysterical) moment with the liberated coherence of a Brecht or Rabelais. Perelman's demolition of inscribed cultured myths repersents a celebratory reawakening of language to its larger conseqences. Its implicit question is, are we to be plutal and particular, or are we to sit in rows taking dictation."
- Michael Palmer

246 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-35-3
Publication date: January 1986

$12.95

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Occurrence of Time THE OCCURRENCE OF TUNE
by Charles Bernstein & Susan Bee

"absolute sense of discohesion-"but I want to see you"-as if to discourage me. a number of alternatives hoist themselves forward. "deep stuff": no I would just as soon not."

- from The Occurence of Tune.

ISBN-10: 937804088
Publication date: September 1981

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