Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Outside and subterranean poetry (65): Thomas Rawlin, 'An Alchemical Poem: 'A Magicall Ænigma''

[The following is yet another excerpt from the forthcoming Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present, edited with commentaries by myself & John Bloomberg-Rissman and published by Black Widow Press as the fifth volume of Poems for the Millennium.  Earlier excerpts have been posted on Poems and Poetics over the last several years, referring to the work as “a mini-anthology in progress,” but the completed work will now appear as a 450 page assemblage to join the other volumes in the

Arie Galles & Jerome Rothenberg: Graffite (Complete)

        A few years ago I began to engage with the artist Arie Galles in a series of poems  to accompany three “suites” of his drawings (twenty drawings in each suite).  Now, under the title “Graffite: Three Suites after Images by Arie Galles” he has posted all sixty poems & drawings on his web site (http://www.ariegalles.com/pdf/Gra

Michael Palmer: New poems from 'The Laughter of the Sphinx,' for Mac Low, Tcherepnin, & Artaud

LIGHT MOVES 1

 

Mineral light and whale light,

light of memory, light of the eye,

memory’s eye, shaded amber light

coating the page, fretted

light of anarchy, flare of bent

time, firelight and first light,

lake light and forest light,

Outside & subterranean poetry (64): Ludwig Wittgenstein, 'Philosophy As Poetry' or 'Thinking While Talking'

[The following is yet another excerpt from the forthcoming Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present, edited with commentaries by myself & John Bloomberg-Rissman, & published by Black Widow Press as the fifth volume of Poems for the Millennium.  Earlier excerpts have been posted on Poems and Poetics over the last several years, referring to the work as “a mini-anthology in progress,” but the completed work will now appear

Ed Friedman: Four new poems ('Ideal Boy') from 'Two Towns'

Good Habits

The ideal boy

gets up early.

Light is dim outside,

not so bright inside either.

Salutes parents

bare feet knees together,

proud posture with no sassy upturns.

Goes for morning walk.

Does not wander from path.