“Allen—you know, it’s really hard. I’ll tell you the honest-to-god truth, for me, it’s hard for me to believe that Allen has been dead now for 23 years” (Michael Schumacher)
Happy 89th birthday Jerome Rothenberg, today. The remarkable indefatigable poet, anthologist, anthropologist, force of nature…
Here’s Jerry, amply on display, on his PennSound page
Here’s Jerry on Ubuweb – and here (his ethnopoetics section) – and here – and here
Here’s his author page at EPC
Here’s his invaluable blog “Poems and Poetics”
Here’s Allen’s introduction to him (from a reading he gave at Naropa back in 1981).
Jerry Rothenberg – Coda For Diane:
Jack Kerouac on the web – The Kerouac Estate has launched a redesigned website at JackKerouac.com, while UMass Lowell has taken over JackKerouac.org. (Kerouac.com will still take you to the Beat Museum)
Under the subscription portion of the new website, there has been established the Kerouac Society – members will have access to Kerouac Estate exclusive news, archives, photos, videos, events, giveaways and discounts on merchandise. Members can also post, discuss and connect on the site. A portion of the proceeds will support the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library (which, of course, houses the Jack Kerouac papers)
Speaking of web presence, the John Giorno Foundation has just launched/re-launched its extensive John Giorno web-site – see here
– and can we sing the praises, one more time, of Reality Studio (“A William S Burroughs Community”)?
& more book news:
Thrilled to announce the publication of Yours Presently – The Selected Letters of John Wieners – edited by Michael Seth Stewart and with an introduction by Eileen Myles. More on this in the coming weeks but wanting, without further delay, to mention it here.