Articles written by: Charles Bernstein

Image Credit: Susan Bee, Votes for Women, 2018, 30" x 40", oil, enamel, sand, linen, Courtesy of the artist
Arts & Culture / The Reading Room / Vol. 2 No. 1-2

Poetic Citizenship and Negative Dialectics

Poetry is best that governs least. No it isn’t. Poetry and citizenship are inconsolably incommensurable, conjoined at the heart but beating time to different drummers. From time to time. Aesthetic justice is symbolic and dwells next to, not in, the world of political action. Give me a break! The politics […]

Shields Green
Arts & Culture / Politics / The Stage / Vol. 1 No. 3-4

Shields Green

Shields Green* (1826-1859) The life lives after the life As a seed is a void in the world-as-is Opening paths to worlds-could-be. If and as, where and when, remains Sewn into the Heavenly Garment Of the Unknown, halfway between there And hereafter, lodged in an either Of times’ remorseless ether […]

Our United Fates
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Our United Fates

From one many Many one Facts on ground Head in clouds More perfect, less perfect Imperfect, just perfect Less than we thought More to become No man’s land That is our land Sojourners on way To where we cannot say Don’t forget that caviar Is just fish eggs in a […]