RADIO // Close ListeningWystan Curnow Interview
Hosted by Charles Bernstein
Originally aired 6/11/09
Charles Bernstein speaks with with Wystan Curnow; they discuss his perception of geographic location as an aesthetic category and his work as an art writer, critic and curator. Curnow also discusses in detail his 1983 poem The Western, whose language is entirely appropriated from a comic book. Curnow is a poet and critic from New Zealand. While teaching American poetry at the University of New Zealand, where he has been a professor, he has curated shows and written about the intersection between image and text. He is closely associated with such artists as Billy Apple, Max Gimlet, Len Lye and Colin McCahon (27 minutes).
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