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

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Jerome Rothenberg Readings & Launches: Barbaric Vast & Wild, and More (a final listing)

In line with publication of Barbaric Vast & Wild: An Assemblage of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present (Poems for the Millennium, volume 5), co-edited with John Bloomberg-Rissman, I’ll be engaged this autumn in the following launches & readings, along with several other talks & solo  or group performances: 

Reading of poems & launch of Barbaric Vast & Wild, Kelly House, University of Pennsylvania, 6:00 p.m., September 10, 2015. 

Panelist, “The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books,” exhibition in  Butler Library Room 203, Columbia University, 6:30-7:30 p.m., September 16, 2015. 

Reading & talk, “Outside & Subterranean Poetry, from Technicians of the Sacred to Barbaric Vast & Wild,” Poets House, New York, 7:00 p.m., October 1, 2015.

Reading, with Ariel Resnikoff, Bowery Poetry Club Fantasy Reading Series, 6:30 p.m., October 4, 2015.

Poetry reading & visit, Coordinate Literary Reading Series, Olean Public Library, Olean, New York, October 6, 2015.

Workshop: “Translations & Transcreations, from English & Other Foreign Languages,” at Poets House, New York, 12:00-4:00 p.m., October 10 and 11, 2015.

Reading & launch of Barbaric Vast & Wild, with John Bloomberg-Rissman, Jennifer Bartlett, Charles Bernstein, Gary Sullivan, Cecilia Vicuña, & Anne Waldman, St Marks Poetry Project, New York, 8:00 p.m., October 14, 2015.

Reading, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson,
October 27, 2015. 

Panel, “Translating Verse Without Fluency in the Source Language: Assessments of and Strategies for an Old Tradition at the Crossroads,” ALTA annual conference, Tucson, 2:00 p.m., October 28, 2015. 

Keynote speaker, ALTA annual conference, Tucson, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Crowder Hall (University of Arizona), October 30, 2015. 

Book launch & reading for Barbaric Vast & Wild, with John Bloomberg-Rissman, Jack & Adelle Foley, Lyn Hejinian, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, & Julie Rogers, City Lights Books, San Francisco, 7:00 p.m., November 5, 2015.

Book launch & reading for Barbaric Vast & Wild, with John Bloomberg-Rissman, Will Alexander, Douglas Messerli, & Christine Wertheim, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, 7:30, November 8, 2015. 

Reading & launch for Barbaric Vast & Wild, 4:30, New Writing Series, UCSD, November 11, 2015.

A Final Note.   For those of you for whom it may be of interest, there remains a real need for reviews of these & other books of mine, particularly for a discussion of the premeditated contemporaneity of Barbaric Vast & Wild and its relation to other books in the project that began for me with Technicians of the Sacred and has continued through Poems for the Millennium.  I am also open to readings like those listed here in other areas of the country.

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