Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Jerome Rothenberg: 'The mysteries of mind laid bare in talking,' for David Antin (1932–2016)

Photograph by Charles Bernstein
Photograph by Charles Bernstein

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I would also say it

speaking    would like to hear it

catapulting from my mouth

 

not like a flow of words

but a barrage of pulses

one athwart the other

 

mindful how some spirit

Rochelle Owens: 'Solarpoetics' from a work in progress

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Wyh do we udnersntad a txet eevn fi the letetrs

aer in dsiordre

        

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The letter A

like a membrane

melliferous the animal flesh

Conference report: 'Outside-in/Inside-out,' a festival of outside and subterranean poetry

Author: Ellen Dillon

[The following conference report chronicles — “for the record” — the range of events at last year’s Outside-in/Inside-out festival of outside and subterranean poetry in Glasgow. The starting point, of course, was Barbaric Vast & Wild (Poems for the Millennium, volume 5, Black Widow Press, 2013), coedited by myself & John Bloomberg-Rissman — a small move toward what John and I were calling, unabashedly, an omnipoetics. (J.R.)]

Habib Tengour: 'Maghrebian Surrealism [Essay & Manifesto]'

Translation from French by Pierre Joris

MAGHREBIAN SURREALISM
SURREALISM IN THE MAGHREB
SURREALIST MAGHREB
THE MAGHREBIAN SURREALISTS
MAGHREBIAN SURREALITY
THE SURREALIST REVOLUTION IN THE MAGHREB
SURREALIST MAGHREB PRESS SERVICE
SURREALISM IN THE SERVICE OF THE MAGHREB
Etc.

— Given an audience of intelligent participants
— Into a red chechia without a ponytail place nine ping-pong balls numbered from 1 to 9.
— Shake the chechia for the one minute needed to create silence.
— Draw a ball

Alvaro Estrada & Henry Munn: Shamanistic songs of Román Estrada

[Henry Munn, c. 2010]
[Henry Munn, c. 2010]

Recording and translation from Mazatec into Spanish by Alvaro Estrada
Translation into English by Henry Munn