Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Joel Newberger

from 'The Book of Visions, An Autobiography'

On the first day, not one angelic personage came to me, no fish, no wanderer, no visitor, no stranger, but the entire Book of Words was before me. It was a real book, and I had to read it all the way through.

On the first day, not one angelic personage came to me, no fish, no wanderer, no visitor, no stranger, but the entire Book of Words was before me. It was a real book, and I had to read it all the way through. This is no parable of reading. It is not a memory of learning or being taught something.

Gerry Loose

from 'The Great Book of the Woods': 'Palimpsests & Riddles' (after the Ogham)

Cover of 'The Great Book of the Woods.'
Cover of 'The Great Book of the Woods.'

[From the edition newly published by Xylem Books, an imprint of Corbel Stone Press, 2020. See the author’s note below for more on Loose’s engagement with the ancient Ogham runes.]

A Book of Infernos, Now in Print

An announcement from Lunar Chandelier Collective:

 

We’re thrilled to announce the release of A Book of Infernos by Jerome Rothenberg. You can buy A Book of Infernos exclusively through our website, here.

 

Rochelle Owens

New Poem 2020, 'Our Ruinscape'

AUTHORS NOTE. In this poem I embrace the title “Our Ruinscape” with the joy of creating a bleak eye-space ear-space in which biodiversity, movement, competition, interaction, infector, infected, prey and predator  snake dance onto the white page.

Reverberations  yes …

 

The sun too shines into cesspools and is not polluted.

                                                                                         — Diogenes

 

Jerome Rothenberg

For a second book of Retrievals (in progress)

October/November 2008

 

ATHENS 2008                                                         “Urns & Sarcophagi”

for Stavros Deligiorgis