Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Jerome Rothenberg and Arie Galles

'GRAFFITE,' three suites after images by Arie Galles, Part Three

 

 

the more a man’s arms

stretch

to reach the woman’s

 

& the branches

can no longer bear

their weight

[Continued from previous postings on Poems and Poetics, here and here.]

 

Part Three

THE PEPPER TREES

 

Cecilia Vicuña

'Word & Thread,' with commentary on quipoems etc.

translated from Spanish by Rosa Alcalá

 

[reprinted from earlier posting on Poems and Poetics, in recognition of recent recoveries and discoveries]

Word is thread and the thread is language.
Non-linear body.
A line associated to other lines.

Jerome Rothenberg and Arie Galles

'GRAFFITE,' three suites after images by Arie Galles, Part Two

[Continued from previous posting and commentary on Poems and Poetics.]

 

Jerome Rothenberg and Arie Galles

'GRAFFITE,' Three Suites after Images by Arie Galles, Part One

JEROME ROTHENBERG/ARIE GALLES
JEROME ROTHENBERG/ARIE GALLES

For some time now I’ve been working with Arie Galles on Graffite, a three-part series of graphite drawings with poem accompaniments: MoonFields, CloudPoems, and PepperTree, in that order.  Here, with the exception of MoonFields (abstract circles and lines), Galles’s images begin as black and white photographs that he then translates, as with his monumental 14 Stations, into three sets of twenty graphite drawings each, to which are added twenty poems of mine as linkages.

Gloria Gervitz (Mexico, 1943–2022)

from MIGRATIONS: POEM, 1976–2020, two excerpts with commentary

Translated from Spanish by Mark Schafer