* 04.04.1950, New York City, Združene države Amerike živi v: New York City, Združene države Amerike
Charles Bernstein was born April 4, 1950 in New York City. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and Harvard College, from which he graduated in 1972. He is married to the painter, Susan Bee, and has two children.
Bernstein is the author or editor of over 50 books, ranging from full-length collections of poetry and essays to pamphlets, libretti, and collaborations. Among the many significant anthologies he edited are L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, which was anthologized as The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book in 1984, American Poetry after 1975 (2010), or the audio poetry anthology Live at the Ear (1994).
He is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is co-director of PennSound (writing.upenn.edu/pennsound), a project he founded together with Al Filreis. With Loss Pequenño Glazier he founded the Electronic Poetry Center (epc.buffalo.edu). He is coeditor of Modern and Contemporary Poetics, a book series from the University of Alabama and has been host and co-producer of two radio poetry series.
In 2006, Bernstein was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.