Saturday, March 4

Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Europe & Asia - Jerome Rothenberg (1969)


"... Anthologies are, with different degrees of intensity, the creation of a new field made out of preexisting elements; for the most part they define anew what was there before. Only once in a while an anthology can change not only what we know about poetry but the way we read beyond its own selection. Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Europe & Asia is that occurrence, a turning point that made visible what wasn’t before. Even more than an anthology it’s the blue print for a strategy, one that works his complexity up from multiple poetics to present at the same time, and without ever taking them apart, the particular and the whole. ..."
Jacket2: Ernesto Livon-Grosman on Jerome Rothenberg's anthologies
University of California
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Poet and Polemicist: an interview with Jerome Rothenberg

2009 March: Jerome Rothenberg, 2011 June: Alcheringa Archive: A Journal of Ethnopoetics, 1970-1980, 2014 August: New Wilderness Letter, 1977-84, 2014 September: America a Prophecy

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