Poetry. Illustrated by Donatella D'Angelo. "Daily life and monumental changes, diet colas and chocolate cake, writing projects and road trips. DRAWING THE SHADE captures, in Beat-inflected seat-of-yr-pants phrases and observations, snippets of phone conversations, and thumbnail sketches of profound relationships, a vivid commitment to poetry as a way of life. Rothenberg's journey from the Bay Area to Miami, from attending to poetry goddess Joanne Kyger to tending to his own dying mother, takes on the poetic pulse of the most well-known epics while retaining the poignant charm of the quotidian, the unexceptional, the internal flow of language that is the seam between doing and thinking."—Maria Damon
Michael Rothenberg is a poet, editor and publisher of the online literary magazine BigBridge.org, co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change (www.100tpc.org) and co- founder of Poets In Need. Born in Miami Beach, Florida in 1951, Rothenberg moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1975. He has published 19 books of poetry including DRAWING THE SHADE (Dos Madres Press, 2016), Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story (Ekstasis Editions, 2013 and Shabda Press, 2014), Nightmare of the Violins, Favorite Songs, Man/Woman (a collaboration with Joanne Kyger), UNHURRIED VISION, Monk Daddy, The Paris Journals, Choose, My Youth As A Train, Murder, and Sapodilla. A Spanish/English edition of Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story, and the poetic journal collection, Tally Ho and the Cowboy Dream/ e Real and False Journals: Book 5 are scheduled for publication in 2017 by Varasek Ediciones (Madrid, Spain). His work has been published widely in literary reviews and included in anthologies such as Ecopoetry: A Contemporary American Anthology (Trinity University Press), 43 Poetas por Ayotzinapa, Saints of Hysteria, A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull Press), Hidden Agendas/Unreported Poetics (Litteraria Pragensia), and FOR THE TIME-BEING: THE BOOTSTRAP BOOK OF POETIC JOURNALS, (Bootstrap Productions, 2007). His editorial work includes several volumes in the Penguin Poets series: Overtime by Philip Whalen, As Ever by Joanne Kyger, David's Copy by David Meltzer, and Way More West by Ed Dorn. He is also editor of The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen published by Wesleyan University Press.
Author City: TALLAHASSEE, FL USA