Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Jerome Rothenberg: A Gematria Sampler

[In response to questions about my use of traditional gematria as a means of poetic composition, the following sampler draws poems from two books of mine previously published and still, I believe, in circulation: Gematria, Sun & Moon Press, 1994, and Gematria Complete, Marick Press, 2009.  That the works were part of an ongoing dialogue between myself and Jackson Mac Low may also be worth noting.]


Rochelle Owens: 'Beloved the Aardvark,' Part Two

[Rochelle Owens has been working over the last several decades on a corpus of poems in-series, while her later work, however refined, has maintained the unique power and pitch ascribed to her earlier poetry by Marjorie Perloff, among others; “Rochelle Owens’ writing ... is sui generis. She is, in many ways, a proto-language poet, her marked ellipses, syntactic oddities, and dense and clashing verbal surfaces recalling the long poems of Bruce Andrews and Ron Silliman.

Jerome Rothenberg: New books scheduled and in preparation for 2019

The President of Desolation & Other Poems, Black Widow Press


The Mystery of False Attachments: 150 Fragments, Word Palace Press


Un Libro de Voces (an extended interview with poems and essays), edited and translated into Spanish by Javier Taboada and Ricardo Cáceres, Mangos de Hacha, Mexico


Six prose poems and the title poem from Amish Trivedi’s 'Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed'

Amish Trivedi’s 'Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed'

[Six prose poems previously published in Kenyon Review Online (January 2015) which will be in Amish Trivedi’s new book from Shearsman, out in January 2019. The title poem of Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed originally appeared in Omni-Verse in 2012.]

With Jackson Mac Low: The Light Poems and other matters (personal, literary, political) 2003–2004

The Light Poems and other matters

An exchange of emails with Jerome Rothenberg

Portion of the “light chart” by Jackson Mac Low
Portion of the “light chart” by Jackson Mac Low

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