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Baruch College's Jewish Studies Center Welcomes Poet Charles Bernstein


                                                           Charles Bernstein

NEW YORK, NY- November 5, 2012 The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College will present a reading and discussion by poet Charles Bernstein. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., November 7, in Engelman Recital Hall inside the colleges Newman Vertical Campus.

Charles Bernstein, the Donald T. Regan Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will read from his work and discuss his influences, inspiration and the use of language within diverse social contexts. Known for his early influence in language poetry, which focuses on the readers role in bringing meaning out of a work and downplays expression, Bernstein has incorporated language from the corporate world, literary jargon, popular culture, advertising, and politics into his writing.

WHAT: A Reading and Discussion with Poet Charles Bernstein

WHEN: 6 p.m. 7 p.m. (refreshments will be served)
Wednesday, November 7

WHERE: Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue and 25th Street, B2 Level
Room: Engelman Recital Hall

Admission is free, but books will be available for purchase. To register, please e-mail .

The Jewish Studies Center in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College reflects the legacy and heritage of the college, its tradition of educating New York City immigrants, its diverse population, and its special relationship to and place within Manhattan.


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to


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