Robert Kelly’s Homage for Jerome Rothenberg @ 80

Unable to be present in person for the celebratory gathering for Jerome Rothenberg @ 80 at the Graduate Center last Friday, Robert Kelly sent the following homage, which I read as part of the introduction to Jerome Rothenberg’s reading (the other part being David Antin’s homage, read by Charles Bernstein & published here). “I wish I could be there now to thank and praise and celebrate—bless you all for doing it for me.  But … Read more Robert Kelly’s Homage for Jerome Rothenberg @ 80

Jerome Rothenberg @ 80: A Celebration

At CUNY Center for the Humanities (New York) Friday, December 9 Martin E. Segal Theater CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (diagonally across from the Empire State Building) 6pm (sharp) to about 9:30pm Poet, translator, editor, anthologist, Jerome Rothenberg is joined by friends and collaborators for an exploration of his influential work. Papers on, and celebrations of,  Rothenberg’s work will be presented by  Susan Howe, Carolee Schneemann, Ammiel Alcalay, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Anne Waldman, … Read more Jerome Rothenberg @ 80: A Celebration

Retrievals Reviewed

This review of JR’s latest book just out in the Jewish Daily Forward; first paras below; you can read the whole essay here. Lost Poems Shed Light on Jerome Rothenberg’s Work Author and Translator Made Considerable Contribution to Canon By Jake Marmer Retrievals: Uncollected & New Poems, 1955-2010 By Jerome Rothenberg Junction Press, 178 pages, $21  Author and translator of nearly 100 books of poetry as well as editor of … Read more Retrievals Reviewed

Weekend Reading: Rexroth, Césaire & Collage

With the summer all but gone, the Maghrebi anthology all but done, the first week of teaching behind me, & a long weekend ahead, there may even be time to get some leisurely reading done. Returning to Brooklyn after 3 months on the road, I found a trove of books that had arrived or that I hadn’t gotten to in the spring. Below, a few of these (more over … Read more Weekend Reading: Rexroth, Césaire & Collage

Before Columbus Book Award for Poems for the Millennium 3

In advance of an official announcement, this is to report that Poems for the Millennium, volume 3: The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry, edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey Robinson, will receive a 2010 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.  It’s our understanding that there will be fourteen such awards over all, including Amiri Baraka’s The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music and … Read more Before Columbus Book Award for Poems for the Millennium 3

MaelstrÖm Revolution Festival

Thursday May 27th 7pm MaelstrÖm Revolution Festival Jerome Rothenberg/Pierre Joris/Nicole Peyrafitte + a group of Belgian & US Artists at The Invisible Dog 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn * * * complete tentative line-up as of this morning: The evening starts at 7pm -David Giannoni – Dwayne Morgan – Antoine Boute – Jerome Rothenberg – Vincent Tholomé —First Break— – Olivier Dombret – Benjamin Pottel – Kat Georges and Peter … Read more MaelstrÖm Revolution Festival

This & That

Nearly a week without a post — rushing between Brooklyn & Albany, getting ready to move from the latter to the first, trying to finish various large projects before having to crate the library, etc. etc., has taken its toll. Was going to put up some photos from my guest appearance on Nicole Peyrafitte’s ever so enjoyable Song & Food show at 5C last Friday (with Mike Bisio on … Read more This & That

"Whisk! Don't Churn!" Reviews & more

Two reviews of Nicole Peyrafitte & Michael Bisio’s CD Whisk! Don’t Churn!: — Laura Hinton: “How to Cook Live Poetry: The performance Art of Nicole Peyrafitte” —>here —Greg Haymes review in the Albany Times Union: —>here * * * A good piece by David Noriega on Jerome Rothenberg’s “total translations” of the Navaho Horse Songs (with soundfiles) at the Poetry Foundation’s site: —>here * * * Since the publication … Read more "Whisk! Don't Churn!" Reviews & more