Poems for the Millennium, volume 5: Barbaric Vast & Wild…

…just out from Black Widow Press! POEMS FOR THE MILLENNIUM, VOLUME 5: Barbaric Vast & Wild: An Assemblage of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present Edited with commentaries by Jerome Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman Barbaric Vast & Wild is a continuation and a possible culmination of the project that began with Jerome Rothenberg’s Technicians of the Sacred in 1968 and led to the first four volumes of … Read more Poems for the Millennium, volume 5: Barbaric Vast & Wild…

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 … Read more Jerome Rothenberg Reading from ‘Eye of Witness’

Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader

Yesterday, Monday (September 16), was the official publication date for Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader, co-edited with Heriberto Yépez & published by Black Widow Press (Joe Philips & Susan Wood) in Boston. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy but meanwhile have to make do with JR’s words: “The design of the book follows the layout of my anthologies such as Poems for the Millennium &  Technicians of … Read more Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader

On Collaboration

Very pleased that Jerome Rothenberg posted a text of mine you can check out on his blog: Poems and Poetics: Pierre Joris: From “Double-Gazing Semes after … By Jerome Rothenberg [What follows is the opening of Pierre Joris’s introduction to Synopticon: A Collaborative Poetics by Louis Armand & John Kinsella (Litteraria Pragensia, 2012). That my own interplay with Joris has been essential to my life as a poet goes … Read more On Collaboration

JR Prague Interview

Interview with Jerome Rothenberg 27.04.2012 © Petr_Machan_PragueWritersFestival_2012 Jerome Rothenberg at the Prague Writers’ Festival Jerome Rothenberg was a guest at this year’s Prague Writers’ Festival and the acclaimed American poet spoke to me about his experience translating German and Czech poets, giving Nezval a voice in English and not speaking Yiddish with Paul Celan. Literalab: You’ve translated a number of German poets such as Paul Celan, and I was … Read more JR Prague Interview

Jerome Rothenberg: Eightieth Birthday Tribute

go to Pennsound to watch all of the following videos: Readings organized by Charles Bernstein and Pierre Joris at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011 videograpy by Colin Still Part One introduction by Charles Bernstein and Pierre Joris Ammiel Alcalay Bruce Andrews/Sally Silvers Homero Aridjis Steve Clay Peter Cockelbergh Monica de la Torre Rachel Blau DuPlessis Al Filreis Michael Heller Susan Howe Ligorano/Reese Part Two Ligorano/Reese continued Ernesto Livon-Grosman Pete Monaco Charlie … Read more Jerome Rothenberg: Eightieth Birthday Tribute

Jerome Rothenberg Reading in Marseille

Yesterday Jerry & Diane Rothenberg closed a three month-long stay in NYC & went back home to Southern California. They’ll be missed in their / our city here, so not to have too nasty withdrawal symptoms, here’s a little video of Jerry reading in … Marseilles, France in 2009. Jérome Rothenberg, lecture de poésie l’Odeur du… by PoesieMarseille Jérome Rothenberg (U.S.A.), lecture de poésie. à la librairie l’Odeur du temps … Read more Jerome Rothenberg Reading in Marseille

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