Charles Bernstein

1950 (New York) –

As a young poet not yet committed to that career, Bernstein travelled to San Francisco to meet Silliman; they became (and remain) colleagues in the ‘Language’ poetry movement Bernstein was instrumental in founding. Creeley was a long-term colleague in Buffalo — they were central to the starting and running of a renowned poetry program. Higgins was also a long-term colleague and correspondent. Bernstein wrote a libretto for Ferneyhough based on Walter Benjamin’s writings, and was a great (and fond) admirer of Guest, who had been inspirational to him.

Charles Bernstein knew…