Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and poetics

Jerome Rothenberg: Previewing 'A Book of Infernos'

Six poems and a coda

[The excerpts that follow are from a new work of mine scheduled for publication later this year by Lunar Chandelier Collective: thirty-four poems and a coda derived loosely from the cantos and circles of Dante’s Inferno, “for the infernos and hungers of the worlds around us.”]

[The excerpts that follow are from a new work of mine scheduled for publication later this year by Lunar Chandelier Collective: thirty-four poems and a coda derived loosely from the cantos and circles of Dante’s Inferno, “for the infernos and hungers of the worlds around us.”]

 

INFERNO 1

Ariel Resnikoff

from 'YINGLOSSIA' forthcoming in 'Unnatural Bird Migrator'

[Scheduled for publication July 2020 by the Operating System, for which pre-orders are available here. Posted here as a major event in our poetry. (J.R.)]

Jennifer K. Dick

Two new poems from 'Shelf Break,' a work in progress

[These poems, each containing 5–7 fairly short subsections, are from a manuscript called Shelf Break, which is primarily using and playing off of nautical terms in a variety of sound-driven ways.  (JKD)]

[These poems, each containing 5–7 fairly short subsections, are from a manuscript called Shelf Break, which is primarily using and playing off of nautical terms in a variety of sound-driven ways.  (JKD)]

 

Boundary

 

1

 

in

to the binary of

Tamas Panitz: two new poems from 'The House of the Devil'

with a note on Lunar Chandelier Collective

[EDITOR’S NOTE. To point out that the poetry, while sufficient in itself, is of interest too for the circumstances of its coming publication, under the auspices of Lunar Chandelier Collective (LCC), a self-defined community of younger poets largely quartered in the Hudson valley of New York and with close ties to Robert Kelly and others of his generation and mine among those sharing publication.]

It is not enough to remember

                                                            R.K. — The Loom

 

Kazim Ali: Four New Poems & an Excerpt from an Interview

[NOTE. Kazim Ali was born in the United Kingdom and has lived transnationally in the United States, Canada, India, France, and the Middle East. His books encompass multiple genres, including the volumes of poetry InquisitionSky WardThe Far MosqueThe Fortieth DayAll One’s Blue, and the cross-genre texts Bright Felon and Wind Instrument. His novels include the recently published The Secret Room: A String Quartet and among his books of essays are the hybrid memoir Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies, and Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice. He is also an accomplished translator (of Marguerite Duras, Sohrab Sepehri, Ananda Devi, Mahmoud Chokrollahi and others) and an editor of several anthologies and books of criticism. He is currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. His newest books are a volume of three long poems entitled The Voice of Sheila Chandra and a memoir of his Canadian childhood, Northern Light.]

Crumpled Up

 

Debris crushed to flowers made

summer you will thought swam

Shard have this ember

rendered member of the body whose

urge surged swerve and shine

ocean opens shone hours

ours to contrail pretends