Fantasy Reading No. 12 w/ Jerome Rothenberg & Ariel Resnikoff
Join us for the eleventh installment of our monthly Sunday evening reading series of utterly fantastic poets & writers at Bowery Poetry Club. First Sundays from 6-8 PM.
Jerome Rothenberg began his literary career in the late 1950s working primarily as a translator; he is responsible for the first English appearances of Paul Celan and Günter Grass. He founded the Hawk's Well Press in 1959, and with it, the magazine Poems From the Floating World. Rothenberg has published over seventy books and pamphlets of poetry. His books have been translated into multiple languages; two of them have been turned into stage plays and performed in several states. He has also assembled, edited and annotated over ten anthologies of experimental and traditional poetry and performance art and has been the editor or co-editor of several magazines. He has translated an enormous amount of world literature, including Pablo Picasso and Vítezslav Nezval. He has been deeply involved in performance art and has written several plays. His numerous awards and honors include grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts; two PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Awards; two PEN Center USA West Translation Awards; and the San Diego Public Library's Local Author Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1997 he received a Doctorate of Letters from the State University of New York and was elected to the World Academy of Poetry in 2001.
Ariel Resnikoff is a poet, translator & editor. His chapbook,Between Shades, came out in 2014 from the Materialist Press. He is currently at work on a translation into English of Mikhl Likht's Yiddish modernist long poem, Protsesiyes (Processions), in collaboration with Stephen Ross. Ariel is a Comissioning Editor at Wave Composition & coordinates the "Multilingual Poetics" reading and talk series at Kelly Writers House. He was awarded a 2013/14 Dorot Fellowship & is currently a doctoral student in the department of Comparative Literature & Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania.
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