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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Jerome Rothenberg: New Books Scheduled and in Preparation for 2019

The President of Desolation & Other Poems, Black Widow Press

The Mystery of False Attachments: 150 Fragments, Word Palace Press

Un Libro de Voces (An Extended Interview with Poems & Essays), edited & translated into Spanish by Javier Taboada and Ricardo Cáceres, Mangos de Hacha, Mexico

Khurbn, translated into German by Barbara Felicitas & Norbert Lange, Wunderhorn, Heidelberg, now available at

Rituale & Events, translated into German by Norbert Lange, hochroth verlag, Berlin

Selected Poems, translated into Serbian by Dubravka Djuric, OKF Publisher, in Cetinje, Montenegro

Selected Poems, translated into Persian by Sahar Tavakoli, Dastan Publishing House, Tehran

Polen/1931, translated into German by Norbert Lange, in preparation

Three American Argonauts: Rothenberg, Eshleman, Kelly, poems selected & translated into Georgian by Irakli Qolbaia, Tbilisi, in preparation

The Poetry & Poetics of the Americas, from Origins to Present, co-edited with Heriberto Yépez, University of California Press, in preparation

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