Norman Weinstein: Elegy for Roswell Rudd

  Elegy for Roswell Rudd: Curtain Calls With Glissandos Galore just nerve-jazzed getting off Wilshire then mysterious left turns then soccer field arises, horizon fills with team of middle-aged realtors, one puts a trombone in my face “HERE!” & tosses cornball straw hat “HERE!” so trombone wraps itself boa-bodacious around shoulders & neck, while hat turns into half- assed mute, Dixieland dollar store style,  & someones shouting orders, pretend … Read more Norman Weinstein: Elegy for Roswell Rudd

Norman Weinstein on “Barzakh”

Just published on Jacket2; below the opening paras & the link to the whole piece. Healer and hunter: A review of Pierre Joris’s ‘Barzakh’ NORMAN WEINSTEIN Barzakh: Poems 2000–2012 Pierre Joris Black Widow Press 2014, 306 pages, $19.95, ISBN 996007924 My father was a healer & a hunter. Is it any surprise I became a poet & translator? (“Nimrod,” 121) “Nothing truer than fragment” — I’m quoting Robert Kelly … Read more Norman Weinstein on “Barzakh”

Poetry for Architects

Old friend Norman Weinstein reviews Guillevic’s Geometries (read full article here): Book Review: Diving into Architecture from Every New Angle: Reading Guillevic’s “Geometries” Why an obscure book of French poetry in a flashy translation goes to the heart of every architectural practice. By Norman Weinstein June 3, 2011 There’s something provocative in Tadao Ando’s remark that “architecture is in dialogue with geometry” – an emphatic seconding of his constant interest … Read more Poetry for Architects