Poetry. "Rothenberg says: Look, hear, weigh, touch, feel, consider, this is where humans have been, this is the sign and flesh and signature and shadow of our ancestry and lineage, our past, present and future, this is the trail, the human trail, this is where there is nothing to hide, nothing to fear, only sharing, infinite sharing."—Christophe Lamiot Enos
Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally known poet with over ninety books of poetry and nine assemblages of traditional and avant-garde poetry such. Since the late 1950s, he has been involved with various aspects of poetry performance, including a theatrical version of his book Poland/1931 and a musical version of Khurbn. With his anthologies and journals he has long been a central mover in the development of an ethnopoetics and he has also translated from a wide range of poets. His work in various areas has been recognized with numerous distinctions (a Guggenheim fellowship, a Wenner-Gren Foundation award for experimental ethnopoetic translation, several awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York etc.). A first translation into French of Technicians of the Sacred was published in 2008. He has until recently been a professor of visual arts and literature at the University of California, San Diego.
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