To begin ...

As the twentieth century fades out
the nineteenth begins
it is as if nothing happened
though those who lived it thought
that everything was happening
enough to name a world for & a time
to hold it in your hand
unlimited.......the last delusion
like the perfect mask of death

Friday, September 5, 2008

Technicians of the Sacred - 40th Anniversary Reading

At the Bowery Poetry Club, Sunday, September 14, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., I will be hosting a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Technicians of the Sacred, which brought a global range of oral & tribal poetry into focus & launched ethnopoetics as a new approach to poetry & performance. Joining me will be a group of active poets & performers including Charles Bernstein, Bob Holman, Pierre Joris, Charlie Morrow, Nicole Peyrafitte, Diane Rothenberg, Carolee Schneemann, & Cecilia Vicuña. (Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, between Houston & Bleecker, in NYC.)

[For more on Technicians of the Sacred, see and for the new French edition,]


ciclo365dias said...

Hey Jerome! Somehow I remember I've seen a text here or hiperlinked here on how 3 or 4butterflies disapear as soon as a language do the same. (Something on a dialect in regard to Maya culture). It was very poetic. Do you have any idea of what I'm talking? It's just I want to read that text again. Regards!

Julie said...

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