The Argotist Online
Bernstein is Regan
Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of 22
books of poetry, including With Strings, Republics of Reality:
1975-1995, Content's Dream: Essays 1975, A Poetics, Shadowtime, and
his most recent, Girly Man.
He was one of the foremost theorists of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E group; and his two
collections of essays (Content's Dream: Essays 1975 and A Poetics)
expand a position on poetry established on his close reading of the philosophy
of Marx and Wittgenstein, and the writings of Gertrude Stein, Louis Zukofsky,
William Carlos Williams and others.
Three short poems from Girly Man
Bridges Freeze Before
(Written to the tune of composer Charles Bernsteinís theme for Nightmare on Elm Street)