Jerome Rothenberg @ 80: A Celebration

Jerome Rothenberg 2008 Encinitas. Photo by Pierre Joris

At CUNY Center for the Humanities (New York)

Friday, December 9
Martin E. Segal Theater
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue
(diagonally across from the Empire State Building)
6pm (sharp) to about 9:30pm

Poet, translator, editor, anthologist, Jerome Rothenberg is joined by friends and collaborators for an exploration of his influential work. Papers on, and celebrations of,  Rothenberg’s work will be presented by  Susan Howe, Carolee Schneemann, Ammiel Alcalay, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Anne Waldman, Bruce Andrews & Sally Silvers, Jeffrey Robinson, Pete Monaco, Charles Morrow, Anne Tardos,  George Economou, Rochelle Owens, Robert Kelly, Al Filreis, Monica de la Torre, Ernesto Livon-Grosman, Nicole Peyrafitte, Lee Ann Brown & Tony Torn, Mark Weiss, Peter Cockelbergh, Ligorano-Reese, Danny Snelson, Heriberto Yepez,  Diane Rothenberg, Homero Aridjis, and others.

The evening will end with a reading by Jerome Rothenberg.

Organized and hosted by Pierre Joris and Charles Bernstein.

In conjunction with the event, Steve Clay, of Granary Books, will curate a retrospective exhibit of works by Jerome Rothenberg. Included will be examples of books and magazines with which Rothenberg was directly involved as editor/publisher such as Hawk’s Well Press, AlcheringaPoems from the Floating World, “Some/Thing” and New Wilderness Letter; the remarkable series of anthologies he edited from Technicians of the Sacred to Poems for the Millennium; selections from his more than 100 books and broadsides  to an array of his collaborations with artists including Ian Tyson, Susan Bee and Arman. Charlie Morrow will also have an exhibit of his many audio collaborations with Rothenberg.

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  1. Jorge López Landó says:

    Rothenberg, the nomad, the poet, the guru, the guide. What can I say about this man? He’s loved and read by thousands all over the world. In my life, he’s given me answers I couldn’t imagine.
    And you, Pierre, continue this journey of poetic work that only few can travel.
    This event will be one that will be remembered for a very long time.
    I wish you both the best. And I truly envy those attending the reception.

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