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

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some Book Publications, Recent, Forthcoming & In-Progress

 For the record I will briefly insert the following list of some of my updated book publications, recently published or now awaiting publication.  A more comprehensive list of books, magazine publications, & interviews between 2009 & 2011 appeared here earlier on Poems and Poetics.

America a Prophecy, with George Quasha, reprinted by Station Hill Press, 2012.

Occasional Gematria, with Ian Tyson, revised version of artist’s book, published by, St Roman de Malegarde, France, 2012; original from Granary Books, 2011.

Paraíso de Poetas [selected poems], translation from Spanish by Heriberto Yépez, Editorial Arte y Literatura, Cuba, scheduled: 2012.

A Cruel Nirvana: The Notebooks / Narratives & Real Theater Pieces / Conversations, SplitLevel Texts, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2012.                                                     

Poland/1931 (“A Book of Writings” & “A Book of Testimony”), translation into French by Jean Portante, Editions Caractères, Paris, scheduled: 2013.
Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader, edited with Heriberto Yépez, Black Widow Press, Boston, scheduled: 2013.

Shaking the Pumpkin, reprinted by Station Hill Press, scheduled: 2013.                           

Mistici, hoti si nebuni (Mystics Thieves & Madmen), translation into Romanian by Chris Tanasescu, Casa de Editura Max Blecher, Bucharest, scheduled: 2013.

Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outsider & Subterranean Poetry, with John Bloomberg-Rissman, in preparation.

Of these books, preliminary views of Barbaric Vast & Wild have appeared on Poems and Poetics for several years as a "mini-anthology in-progress of outsider poetry," & I've also posted or plan to post excerpts from America a Prophecy, Shaking the Pumpkin, & Eye of Witness.  The possibility of sharing & to some degree decommodifying our writings is one of the true pleasures of on-line publication -- at least for me.  (J.R.)

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