The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation is pleased to present a reading by the poet Jerome Rothenberg. After an introduction by the poet Charles Bernstein, Rothenberg will read his own work, as well as a selection of poems by Milton Resnick. This is the first in a series of readings at the Foundation.
Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally celebrated poet, translator, anthologist, and performer with over ninety books of poetry and twelve assemblages of traditional and avant-garde poetry such as Technicians of the Sacred, Shaking the Pumpkin (traditional American Indian poetry), Exiled in the Word (a.k.a. A Big Jewish Book), and, with Pierre Joris and Jeffrey Robinson, Poems for the Millennium, volumes 1-3. He was a founding figure of ethnopoetics as a combination of poetic practice and theory, and he has been a longtime practitioner and theorist of poetry performance and text art, including collaborations with a number of active musicians and artists. His most recent big books are Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader and Barbaric Vast & Wild: Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present. A new book of poems, A Field on Mars: Poems 2000-2015, appeared last year in separate English and French editions, and he is currently assembling a transnational anthology of North and South American Poetry “from the Neolithic to the Present.”