Truth Be Told
Charles Bernstein — In 2021, boundary 2 published Charles Bernstein: The Poetry of Idiomatic Insistences, edited by Paul Bove, which collected interviews as well as essays on his work from an international perspective. Neeli Cherkovski reviewed his Near/Miss in the November 2020 Brooklyn Rail.Charles Bernstein
Charles Bernstein is the author of more than twenty books. He teaches at UPenn.
from “All this is a continuation of the lie, but . . . if I remain consistent, it comes close to the truth”By Alina Stefanescu
MAY 2023 | Poetry
Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her partner and several intense mammals. Recent books include a creative nonfiction chapbook, Ribald (Bull City Press Inch Series, Nov. 2020) and Dor, which won the Wandering Aengus Press Prize (September, 2021). Her debut fiction collection, Every Mask I Tried On, won the Brighthorse Books Prize (April 2018). Alina's poems, essays, and fiction can be found in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, World Literature Today, Pleiades, Poetry, BOMB, Crab Creek Review, and others. She serves as poetry editor for several journals, reviewer and critic for others, and Co-Director of PEN America's Birmingham Chapter. She is currently working on a novel-like creature. More online at www.alinastefanescuwriter.com.
Philip Guston Now—A Personal MeditationBy Phong Bui
MAY 2023 | ArtSeen
It is good to remind ourselves that for every demigod, tyrant, or dictator, their most fierce adversaries are the free thinkers, artists, writers, poets, and other creatives. We should also be reminded that painting, being the oldest form of human expression, long before the invention of language, has held an unusual and sustaining power to reflect directly or indirectly our perpetual struggles among ourselves while providing healing agencies through the artists inner impulses, guided by their ideals of truth that are opened to constant self-corrections without fear from others.
Playing with the Truth: Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Resistance and the Memory of Marcel MarceauBy Christopher Atamian
JUNE 2021 | Dance
Christopher Atamian writes about the art and life of Marcel Marceau. He shares an interview with the renowned mime and choreographers daughter Camille, who sets the record straight on her fathers activities during World War II following Jonathan Jakubowiczs film Resistance released this past year.
Richard Jackson with Jeffrey Grunthaner
DEC 22–JAN 23 | Art
Richard Jackson often gets referred to as a performance painter; and while theres some truth to this, I think its more interesting that he works in and around the gestural properties of paintingoften liberating paint and pigment from the direction of the artists hand entirely. It would be inaccurate to classify him as a digital artist, yet his work uses technology to extend (and often complicate) the limits of what viewers might understand as an organized and balanced composition.