Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Antin's 'Notes for an Ultimate Prosody' Revisited

[NOTE, FOR THE RECORD. Originally published in George Quasha’s magazine Stony Brook (number one, December 1968), Antin’s essay on prosody was accompanied by the following note from the editor: “Mr. Antin wrote these Notes as a paper, originally, which was not amended for publication. I persuaded him to publish it, though he is not happy with the presentation, because I believe it raises crucial questions. It is coherent if not thorough, and it may succeed in bringing about some relevant discussion, hopefully in future issues of STONY BROOK.

Miloš Djurdjević: 'Six Days in June' (from 'Morse, My Deaf Friend')

Translated from the Croatian by the author

 

[Originally published in M. Djurdjević, Morse, My Deaf Friend, by Ugly Duckling Presse (Eastern European Poets Series #35), 2014.]

 

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one dot, red, over there,

Announcement from University of California Press: 'Symposium of the Whole' reissued

Symposium of the Whole

A Range of Discourse Toward an Ethnopoetics

Jerome Rothenberg (Author), Diane Rothenberg (Author)

 

University of California Press

Paperback, 522 pages

ISBN: 9780520293113

April 2016

$39.95, £29.95

Stefan Hyner & Jerome Rothenberg: Vienna & the German tidiness, an exchange & an endnote

Baldur von Schirach, Gauleiter of Vienna, at right, saluting
Baldur von Schirach, Gauleiter of Vienna, at right, saluting

INSTANT INTRODUCTION
Stefan Hyner

Too hard to get to, they say
10000 mountains made of tears
life is suffering, so easily said
when all possible hands are needed
to calm the memory down

FIRST RESPONSE & EXTENSION
Jerome Rothenberg

Is something left to say
for those who say it
who come into a kind of stillness
in which a scream breaks forth at intervals
& then recedes
leaving a trail of shattered bones
in back of ear

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: From 'Venetian Epigrams'

Translation from German by Jerome Rothenberg