Performed Poetics, London

Announcement and program

A two-day music and poetry event celebrating the work of the late Eric Mottram and the poet, Jerome Rothenberg.

About this event

From King’s College London Archives, home of the Eric Mottram archive, a weekend of poetry, prose and music marking the contribution to literature of Mottram and his circle, and celebrating the career of Jerome Rothenberg, poet, translator, and anthologist.

DAY ONE Saturday, 12th March, 10am to 9pm

Poetry and Sound Poetry with Jerome Rothenberg and Charlie Morrow.

Allen Fisher reading works by Eric Mottram and others.

Jeff Hilson and Steve McGarty present Eric Mottram’s seminars on Radical Poetics.

Janette Cheong introduces and shows her 1972 film collaboration with Eric Mottram, The Question in the Village.

A roundtable and discussion, chaired by Robert Hampson including Gavin Selerie, Jerome Rothenberg and Charles Bernstein, Hélène Aji, Ken Edwards, Amy Evans, Michael Hrebeniak, Matt Martin, Peter Middleton.

A paper from Clive Bush, “Dark Times and Utopias in the work of Eric Mottram.”

Drinks reception following the close of the daytime talks.

In the evening: “More Poetry and Sound Poetry” with Jerome Rothenberg and Charlie Morrow.

DAY TWO Sunday 13th March, 10:15am–9pm

Charles Bernstein and Maggie O’Sullivan in celebration of the work of Jerome Rothenberg.

Hélène Aji discusses the work of Jerome Rothenberg.

Colin Still video-presentation: “Collaborations between Jerome Rothenberg and Ian Tyson.”

AND: Vot Em I Doink Here? a film regarding the life and work of Jerome Rothenberg.

Jeffrey Robinson with Jerome Rothenberg in conversation about the Poems for the Millennium series.

In the evening: John Kenny and musicians performing “Songs from A Book of Herne” by John Kenny, poetry by Eric Mottram. Performed by The Scot Free Ensemble.

Followed by Jerome Rothenberg and Charlie Morrow, “Translations and Transformations.”

A simple sandwich lunch will be provided on both days.


Great Hall, Strand Campus, King’s College London                                                                          
Strand                                                                                                London                                                                                                                                                
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