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Eye of Witness Poetry Reading

Eye of Witness Poetry Reading

Eye of Witness Poetry Reading

Eye of Witness
Poetry Reading by Jerome Rothenberg
and John Bloomberg-Rissman
Introduction by
Juan Felipe Herrera, California State Poet Laureate
Wednesday, May 14, 12-1pm
Orbach Science Library, Room 240
University of California, Riverside
Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally known poet with over eighty books of poetry and twelve assemblages of traditional and avant-garde poetry such as Technicians of the Sacred and, with Pierre Joris and Jeffrey Robinson, Poems for the Millennium, volumes 1-3.  The author of twelve earlier books with New Directions his recent books of poems include Gematria CompleteConcealments & CaprichosA Cruel Nirvana, A Poem of Miracles, and Retrievals: Uncollected & New Poems 1955-2010.  His most recent big book is Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader, co-edited with Heriberto Yépez, and he is now working with John Bloomberg-Rissman on a global and historical anthology of “outside and subterranean poetry.” Rothenberg’s blog is at: http://poemsandpoetics.blogspot.com/
John Bloomberg-Rissman has about a year and a half to go on In the House of the Hangman, the third section of his maybe life project calledZeitgeist Spam. The first two volumes have been published: No Sounds of My Own Making (Leafe Press, 2007), and Flux, Clot & Froth (Meritage Press, 2010). In addition to his Zeitgeist Spam project, the main thing on his plate right now is an anthology which he is editing with Jerome Rothenberg, titled Barbaric Vast & Wild: An Anthology of Outside & Subterranean Poetry, due out from Black Widow Press autumn 2014. Bloomberg-Rissman blogs at  http://www.johnbr.com  (Zeitgeist Spam).
For more information contact: Steve Mitchell, smitch@ucr.edu   
Sponsored by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Riverside.

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