Charles Bernstein (1950) is an American poet, essayist and literary scholar. Since the 1970s, Bernstein has published dozens of books, including poetry and essay collections, pamphlets, translations, collaborations, and libretti. His books of poetry include Girly Man (2006), With Strings (2001), Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (2000), Dark City (1994), Rough Trades (1991), The Nude Formalism (1989), Stigma (1981), and Parsing (1976). He is the author of three books of essays, My Way: Speeches and Poems (1999), A Poetics (1992), and Content’s Dream: Essays 1975-1984 (1986). Between 1978 and 1981, together with fellow poet Bruce Andrews, he published L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine, which became a forum for writing that blurred, confused, and denied the boundary between poetry and critical writing about poetry. Bernstein serves as the executive editor, and co-founder, of The Electronic Poetry Center at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His honors and awards include Yale University’s 2019 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, the Roy Harvey Pearce/Archive for New Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently, he is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.