Jerome Rothenberg Reading from ‘Eye of Witness’

Here, the first 10 minutes (then my iPhone claimed fullness) of Jerome Rothenberg’s reading (at Page 22 this past Sunday) from EYE OF WITNESS, his amazing new book just out from Black Widow Press. Although billed as a “Reader”, this book is way more than a Selected gathering of poems, essays & translations. It is a true book of its own, an assemblage that organises fifty some years of work into a new “grand collage” structurally related to the ways in which Jerry organized his anthologies. It allows for a rich, always new or renewed presentation of a magisterial ouevre.

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Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris is a poet, translator, essayist & anthologist who has published more than 50 books, most recently, Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press and The University of California Book of North African Literature (volume 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour. Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited & translated by Joris, and Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, essays on Joris’ work edited by Peter Cockelbergh, came out in 2012. Forthcoming are Barzakh — Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press) & Breathturn Into Timestead:The Collected Later Poems of Paul Celan (FSG).

Comment on “Jerome Rothenberg Reading from ‘Eye of Witness’”

  1. –Jerome Rothenberg’s
    EYE OF WITNESS–A spectrum that is authorative, global— and a pleasure to read.
    Bravo Jerry!
    Rochelle Owens

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