EarSay is delighted to announce the publication of Warren Lehrer and Dennis J Bernstein’s new book Five Oceans in a Teaspoon (Paper Crown Press, September 2019). Place your preorder now and reserve a seat for the Sept 27th NY Book Launch event at the Chelsea (Market) Wine Vault, 410 West 16th Street at Ninth Avenue. 7 pm. Free with a reservation:

“Brilliant and beautiful! Thank you for bringing in the new.”Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, author of The Color Purple.

“Bernstein and Lehrer—the Lennon and McCartney of viz-lit—have reunited at the height of their creative powers. Five Oceans in a Teaspoon speaks to the madness, vulnerability, aspiration and language of our time. The gutsiness and raw emotion of the writing, revelatory appeal of the visual compositions, and brevity of the form creates an intensely moving experiential journey.” Steven Heller, Design and Visual Culture Historian, author New York Times Book Review Visuals column

“In the long history of graphic word works, few, if any, have this range and repleteness…A completely virtuosic work.” Johanna Drucker Foremost Vis Lit scholar, Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, UCLA

“Five Oceans in a Teaspoon re-envisions a poetry memoir via a textual kaleidoscope… Bernstein and Lehrer are the Rodgers and Hart of Visual Poetry.” Bob Holman Poet, poetry activist chronicler, founder: Bowery Poetry Club

Book Launch on September 27th
. If you’re in the New York Area, please come celebrate the publication of Five Oceans in a Teaspoon at the NY Book Launch Performance/Reading Bash at Chelsea (Market) Wine Vault Event Space. Seating is Limited.

Hosted by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, with Warren Lehrer & Dennis J Bernstein and Special Guests Judith Sloan, J-Ha Hasegawa, Andrew Griffin, Alicia Waller & others.

Event is FREE with a reservation.


Stay tuned for information about the Five Oceans in a Teaspoon exhibition at City Lore Gallery in NYC Sept 19-Oct 19, the Bay Area Book Launch Oct 10, an Evening at the Letterform Archive in San Francisco Oct 11, and other performance/readings and book fair appearances.