Commentaries

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

 

Toward a poetry and poetics of the Americas (38)

A paradise of poets (transcreations after Nahuatl by Javier Taboada)

A PARADISE OF POETS

 

Martin Nakell introduction

plus Kenyon College reading: Shadowtime and new poems & Poetry Place International Festival

Andre Auge (2017)

Martin Nakell’s introduction to my reading at Chapman University, April 25, 2022. With thanks to Mark Axelrod and the John Fowles Center for hosting.

Hélène Aji (École normale supérieure)

'Jerome Rothenberg Programmatic'

[First presented at King’s College, London, March 13, 2022, as part of a two-day poetry and music event, Performed Poetics, celebrating the work of Jerome Rothenberg and the late poet and scholar Eric Mottram.]