Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Geraldine Green: Stories that Connect (as an introduction to her book “Salt Road”)

[Green’s work over the last several years has involved an intense & detailed immersion into the specifics of her native Cumbria in the northwest of England.  Her latest book, Salt Road (Indigo Dreams Publishers, scheduled for mid-August), is “a mix of poems and prose, memories, travel notes and anecdotes,” but an entry as well into the wider discourse on ethnopoetics.

Peter Valente: from The Artaud Variations, with commentary by Cole Heinowitz

Drawing with text by Antonin Artaud
Drawing with text by Antonin Artaud

There is a Hole in things
that resists classification
and cannot be understood in the terms
that explain it 

Jerome Rothenberg: from “A Further Witness,” a poem in progress

AS THE SKY GOES BLACK

 

fixed in place

or running

half a man

& half

a crazed

machine

 

he feels himself

becoming

what he ran from

Jeffrey C. Robinson: Poems for the Millennium, Volume Four, as “Subversive Orientalism”

Pierre Joris & Habib Tengour, co-editors of Poems for the Millennium, volume 4
Pierre Joris & Habib Tengour, co-editors of Poems for the Millennium, volume 4

From Robinson’s  introduction to a reading by Pierre Joris at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts on 22 May 2013: a consideration of Poems for the Millennium, volume 4, The University of California Press Book of North African Literature.

Mario Santiago Papasquiaro: Already Far from the Road

Translation from Spanish by Cole Heinowitz

                                                 To the memory of Infraín                                                       

                                                          Vibrations
                                                   Vibrations - whips
                                           1 sound comes from the shadow
                                                  quickly forms 1 sphere
                                                            1 farm
                                                            1 group
                                                          1 armada
                                                1 universe of Universe