Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Rae Armantrout: Four new poems 2019




“Let it go,” they say, meaning whatever you were just feeling.

And the feeling before that too, if you can recall it. I don’t really distinguish

between feelings and thoughts.


Ōoka Makoto: from 'What Is Poetry?'

In 'Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets: Selected Poems'

Translation from Japanese by Janine Beichman


Toward a poetry and poetics of the Americas (18): Faustino Chimalpopoca

From 'The Náhuatl Exercises'

[Another excerpt from a work-in-progress, coedited by me with Heriberto Yépez and John Bloomberg-Rissman: a transnational anthology of the poetry and poetics of North and South America “from origins to present,” to be published in 2020 by the University of California Press. (J.R.)]


Jerome Rothenberg: from 'The President of Desolation'

'A Book of Mirrors'

Collage portrait of J.R. by Angus Carter