The 2021 Kenneth A. Lohf Poetry Reading: Charles Bernstein

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6 PM

Join us in J. Pierpont Morgan’s historic library for an evening with distinguished American poet Charles Bernstein. The winner of the 2019 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry for lifetime achievement, Bernstein first came to prominence in the 1970s as one of the seminal figures of “Language poetry.” Among his many publications are the collections Near/Miss, All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems, Recalculating, and essays on poetics, including Attack of the Difficult Poems and Pitch of Poetry. Bernstein’s most recent collection of verse is Topsy-Turvy, published by The University of Chicago Press in 2021. He is the co-director of PennSound and the Donald T. Regan Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

The reading will take place in J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library. In compliance with city guidelines, museum visitors 12 and older must show proof of at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the FDA or the World Health Organization. Seating for this event will be at 75% capacity, click here for more information about our visitor guidelines and safety protocols.


$15; $10 for Morgan Members; limited free for students with a valid ID.

Charles Bernstein. Photography by Dirk Siba.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.