Commentaries - March 2019

Conversations and essays

As Jason Robards in a poet’s theater work by Brian Kim Stefans.

Recent interviews
Runa Bandyopadhyay (West Bengal), Kitaab, March 8, 2019 
Fredrik Hertzberg The Shimmering of the Transitory: An Interview with Charles Bernstein” (2001) with an Introduction by Lauri Ramey, Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures 2, no. 2 (December 2018): pdf

Toward a Poetry and Poetics of the Americas (18): Faustino Chimalpopoca

From 'The Náhuatl Exercises'

[Another excerpt from a work-in-progress, coedited by me with Heriberto Yépez and John Bloomberg-Rissman: a transnational anthology of the poetry and poetics of North and South America “from origins to present,” to be published in 2020 by the University of California Press. (J.R.)]


Qassim Haddad: poetry in conversation with its others

Cover of Haddad’s ‘O Coal, My Master’ (2015).
Cover of Haddad’s ‘O Coal, My Master’ (2015).
The Bahraini poet Qassim Haddad’s (b. 1948) first poetry collection The Omen was published in 1970.

Jerome Rothenberg: from 'The President of Desolation'

'A Book of Mirrors'

Collage portrait of J.R. by Angus Carter