To begin ...

As the twentieth century fades out
the nineteenth begins
.......................................again
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 http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/1936.php and for the new French edition, http://www.jose-corti.fr/titresmerveilleux/techniciensSacre.html]

2 comments:

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...

Thanks for sharing...
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