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 24, 2010

Jerome Rothenberg: Itinerary for Travels & Readings October to November 2010

Leaving on September 24 for visits and readings in France, Germany, and the UK. My public schedule, to which other events may still be added, is:

October 10, 5:00 p.m.: Reading, with Gary Lawless, as part of Poetzone International World Poetry Festival of the DAI (Deutsch Amerikanisches Institut), Sofienstraße 12, Heidelberg (booking via the DAI website:

October 14, 7:00 p.m.: Reading, with Jacques Darras, at International Conference “Poets and Publishers Circulating Avant-Garde Poetry (1945-2010),” Université du Maine in Le Mans.

October 19, 6:00 p.m.: Reading with Allen Fisher and Maggie O’Sullivan, plus a group reading for Poems for the Millennium, volume 3, with Jeffrey Robinson and others, at The other Room, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, U.K.

October 20, 7:30 p.m.: Reading, Rose Theater, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, U.K.

October 21, 7:00 p.m.: Group reading for Poems for the Millennium, volume 3, with Jeffrey Robinson, Tom Leonard, Aonghas Macneicail, Peter Manson, Alec Finlay, others, at Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

October 26, 7:00 p.m.: Reading, with Kazim Ali, for Poets Live at The Highlander Pub, 8 rue de Nevers, Metro Pont Neuf or Odéon, Paris.

Thereafter, from October 30 to November 6, we’ll be spending the week in New York, and I’ll be reading and talking on “Experimental Romanticism & the Roots of Contemporary Poetics” in the Passwords series at Poets House, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Return date to San Diego is November 6, after which we’ll relax at home until the next trip comes up.

Poems and Poetics will continue on schedule even while I'm away.

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