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Jerome Rothenberg


Image credit: Kelly Writers House

LINEbreak interview with Charles Bernstein (1996)

Complete recording and more info here.


PoemTalk Podcasts

PoemTalk Episode #144, Discussing Michael McClure's "Ghost Tantras," feat. Selena Dyer, Jonathan Dick, Jerome Rothenberg

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes at Jacket2.

PoemTalk Episode #123, Discussing David Antin's "War", feat. Ariel Resnikoff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Diane Rothenberg

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

PoemTalk Episode #121, Discussing Jerome Rothenberg's "Galician Nights" and "Poland/1931", feat. Jake Marmer, Frank London, and Maria Damon

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PoemTalk Episode #27, Discussing Robert Duncan's "Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow", feat. Jeffrey Robinson, Jerome Rothenberg, and Charles Bernstein

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PoemTalk Episode #10, Discussing Gertrude Stein's "Portrait of Christian Bérard", feat. Jerome Rothenberg, Bob Perelman, and Lee Ann Brown

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PoemTalk Episode #7, Discussing Jerome Rothenberg's "A Paradise of Poets", feat. Bob Holman, Randall Couch, and Jessica Lowenthal

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

PennSound Podcast #52, with Jerome Rothenberg and Ariel Resnikoff

Complete recording (1:06:55): MP3

PennSound Podcast #1, with Jerome Rothenberg

Complete recording (15:41): MP3


Jerome Rothenberg records for the Rockdrill CD series

Rockdrill 6: Sightings, Jerome Rothenberg: Poems 1960-1983

Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.

  1. Twentieth Century Unlimited (0:36): MP3
  2. 'A Little Boy Lost' (0:57): MP3
  3. A Bodhisattava Undoes Hell (2:22): MP3
  4. Sightings #1, #2, #4 (2:55): MP3
  5. The Pirate (1:31): MP3
  6. The Water of the Flowery Mill (0:59): MP3
  7. Child of an Idumean Night (3:24): MP3
  8. from Poland/1931 'The Wedding,' Yiddish translation by Amos Schauss (0:59): MP3
  9. from Poland/1931 'The Wedding' (2:27): MP3
  10. from Poland/1931 'The Wedding,' music by Bertram Turetzky (3:05): MP3
  11. Portrait of a Jew Old Country Style (3:04): MP3
  12. Cokboy: Part One (7:03): MP3
  13. Cokboy: Part Two (7:08): MP3
  14. The Animals Are Coming, translation from Senecan Indian with Richard Johnny John (1:25): MP3
  15. Introduction to 'A Seneca Journal' (1:02): MP3
  16. from 'A Seneca Journal 1: A Poem of Beavers' (1:38): MP3
  17. Old Man Beaver's Blessing Song (1:33): MP3
  18. from The Dreamers (1:32): MP3
  19. The 13th Horse Song of Frank Mitchell (4:53): MP3
  20. from The First Horse Song of Frank Mitchell: 4-Voice Version (3:30): MP3
  21. The Chicago Poem (2:44): MP3
  22. The Chicago Poem, with music by George Lewis (3:53): MP3
  23. That Dada Strain (0:39): MP3
  24. That Dada Strain, with music by Bertram Turetzky (0:43): MP3
  25. Karawane (Hugo Ball), with music by Bertram Turetzky (1:57): MP3
  26. A Glass Tube Ecstasy for Hugo Ball, with music by Bertram Turetzky (1:53): MP3
  27. the Holy Words of Tristan Tzara (7:53): MP3

Rockdrill 7: Seedings, Jerome Rothenberg: Poems 1984-2003

Published by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Optic Nerve for Birkbeck College, 2004.
Produced by Colin Still. Used with the permission of Colin Still.

  1. In the dark world, khurbn (0:42): MP3
  2. Dos Oysleydikn (The Emptying) (2:31): MP3
  3. In the dark world, khurbn [music by Charlie Morrow] (0:45): MP3
  4. Dos Oysleydikn (The Emptying) [music by Charlie Morrow] (2:38): MP3
  5. Dos Geshray (The Scream) [music by Charlie Morrow] (2:39): MP3
  6. Peroration for a Lost Town [music by Charlie Morrow] (6:04): MP3
  7. A Paradise of Poets (0:38): MP3
  8. Lorca Variations XXXIII: Second New York Poem (7:05): MP3
  9. Seedings (10:09): MP3
  10. Postlude to Seedings (2:21): MP3
  11. At Tsukiji Market, Tokyo (7:19): MP3
  12. New Improvisations (8:05): MP3
  13. Three Paris Elegies (5:00): MP3
  14. First Night Poem, for Jackson MacLow (3:41): MP3
  15. Autobiography 1997 (5:36): MP3
  16. Auschwitz-Birkenau (0:51): MP3
  17. Baba Yar (0:35): MP3
  18. The Case for Memory (0:49): MP3
  19. The Burning House (0:44): MP3
  20. Where God is Light (0:51): MP3
  21. A Real Man (0:50): MP3
  22. The Last Friend (0:43): MP3
  23. I Am Mad by Turns (0:59): MP3
  24. A Cruel Nirvana (0:52): MP3
  25. I Prefer a Poem with Spaces (1:04): MP3
  26. I Can't Say Who I Am (0:56): MP3
  27. I Come into the New World (1:19): MP3

"A Paradise of Poets" is also featured on PoemTalk Episode 7.


Jerome Rothenberg and Ariel Resnikoff launch A Paradise of Hearing (English/Yiddish)

from The Swan and hosted by Joel Newberger. Rothenberg also reads Yiddish translations of his poems, Resnikoff also reads from Unnatural Bird Migrator. (Zoom, 60 min.): MP4 video, MP3 audio

Track list

  1. Introduction (1:51): MP3
  2. From Robert Duncan's "Symposium of the Whole" (JR) (1:52): MP3
  3. "A Paradise of Hearing," in English & Yiddish (JR & AR) (7:31): MP3
  4. Translated excerpt of Mikhl Likht's "Procession: II" (AR; translation by Resnikoff & Stephen Ross) (10:30): MP3
  5. "A Likht Variation, with Snakes & Stones" (JR) (6:23): MP3
  6. "Poland/1931, The Wedding," in English (JR; translation by Amos Schaus) (2:21): MP3
  7. "Poland/1931, The Wedding" in Yiddish (JR) (1:28): MP3
  8. "Yinglossia // Behind the Schola" (AR) (1:45): MP3
  9. "The King of the Jews," in English (JR; translation by Michael Taub) (1:15): MP3
  10. "The King of the Jews" in Yiddish (JR) (1:28): MP3
  11. "Yinglossia // Minkhe" (AR) (3:17): MP3
  12. "In the Dark Word, Khurbn", in English (JR) (0:46): MP3
  13. "In the Dark Word, Khurbn," in Yiddish (AR; translation by Luciano Mendes) (1:09): MP3
  14. "A Poem in Yellow after Tristan Tzara" in English (JR) (0:25): MP3
  15. "A Poem in Yellow after Tristan Tzara" in Yiddish (JR; translation by Rothenberg and Arie Galles) (0:23): MP3
  16. "That Dada Strain" in English (JR) (0:37): MP3
  17. "That Dada Strain" in Yiddish (JR; translation by Rothenberg and Arie Galles) (0:48): MP3
  18. "Yinglossia // Acute Pain" (AR) (2:17): MP3
  19. "Lullaby, a Story," in English & Yiddish (JR & AR; translation by Rothenberg) (1:04): MP3
  20. Toward an Omnipoetics (JR) (0:37): MP3

Reading and discussion of Rothenberg's poem, "A poem of fears, in seven installments, for David Antin" at the Kelly Writers House, February 2020

With Jerome Rothenberg, Laynie Browne, Anna Safford, Davy Knittle, and Al Filreis for ModPo

Poem Text: PDF

Reading at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, March 27, 2018

Reading of "Poland / 1931" in Yiddish and English:

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Songs of Flowers and Stones with Charlie Morrow, San Francisco, November 13, 2017

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Video by Rosanna Albertini and Peter Kirby.

Complete audio (5:52): MP3

Technicians of the Sacred 50th Anniversary Celebration, September 28, 2017

Part One (43:24):

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Part Two (46:23):

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Complete audio: MP3

Reading for Outside-In / Inside-Out conference in Glasgow, October 8, 2016

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Video by Pierre Joris.

Interviewed by Jake Marmer, with David Antin, San Diego, December 23, 2015

Complete recording (1:35:55): MP3

  1. How Jerome Rothenberg and David Antin met (1:37): MP3
  2. Writing and introductions to avant-garde poetry (6:16): MP3
  3. Translating poetry (1:45): MP3
  4. Antin and Rothenberg on initial inspirations (13:02): MP3
  5. Recognizing poetry (8:37): MP3
  6. On performing poetry (13:00): MP3
  7. Discussing "COKBOY" and talk poems (13:31): MP3
  8. Discussing the past in poetry (2:33): MP3
  9. Discussing imagination (6:27): MP3
  10. "Dissemblage" (9:18): MP3
  11. Removing the self (3:53): MP3
  12. Cage and "Nothing" (3:26): MP3
  13. Retrospection (4:14): MP3
  14. Critiques of Harold Bloom (5:12): MP3
  15. Poets and friendship (1:38): MP3

Reading and Launch of Barbaric Vast & Wild: Poems for the Millennium Vol. 5, The Poetry Project, October 14, 2015

  • Introduction (21:15): MP3
  • Conclusion (5:16): MP3

Fantasy Reading Series No.12 with Ariel Resnikoff, Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, October 4, 2015

Hosted by Liz Peters and Ariel Yelen.

  1. Fantasy Reading Series Opening Remarks (2:08): MP3
  2. Jerome Rothenberg Opening Remarks (3:36): MP3
  3. Introduction of Ariel Resnikoff (1:35): MP3
  4. Teachings of the Magic Kohl Rabi: I (1:32): MP3
  5. Author's Note (2:19): MP3
  6. 5 Prepositions (1:06): MP3
  7. From the Street Woman's Voice (Hebrew, Avoth Yeshurun) (2:02): MP3
  8. From the Street Woman's Voice (English Translation) (0:47): MP3
  9. Teachings of the Magic Kohl Rabi: II (0:35): MP3
  10. Ohio is not a Theoretical (For Bob Perelman) (1:43): MP3
  11. Interlude (0:35): MP3
  12. First Knowledge (Hebrew, Harold Schimmel) (1:32): MP3
  13. First Knowledge (English Translation) (0:35): MP3
  14. Waiting to be Anywhere (4:11): MP3
  15. Teachings of the Magic Kohl Rabi: III (0:27): MP3
  16. Golden Circle (Yiddish, Avrom Sutskever) (0:47): MP3
  17. Golden Circle (English Translation) (0:21): MP3
  18. Introduction to Mikhl Likht (with Stephen Ross) (1:14): MP3
  19. From Procession: I (Yiddish, Mikhl Likht) (2:47): MP3
  20. From Procession: I (English Translation, Resnikoff & Ross) (1:17): MP3
  21. From Procession: II (English Translation, Resnikoff & Ross) (5:04): MP3
  22. From YINGLOSSIA (4:20): MP3
  23. Teachings of the Magic Kohl Rabi: IV (0:54): MP3
  24. Not From Memory (0:51): MP3
  25. Introduction of Jerome Rothenberg (2:00): MP3
  26. Rothenberg Commentary on Yiddish Poetry (2:24): MP3
  27. a letter to Paul Celan in memory (2:07): MP3
  28. The Wedding (3:31): MP3
  29. The Wedding (Yiddish Translation, Amos Schauss) (3:04): MP3
  30. The King of the Jews (1:06): MP3
  31. The King of the Jews (Yiddish Translation) (1:18): MP3
  32. Murder Incorporated Sutra (for Robert Kelly) (5:45): MP3
  33. The Likht Variations, With Snakes & Stones (7:02): MP3
  34. At the Hotel Monopol (3:30): MP3
  35. From Procession: V (Rothenberg & Resnikoff together) (2:22): MP3
  36. Q&A and Closing Remarks (18:34): MP3

Complete reading (1:36:09): MP3

Recorded Poem on Harry's House Vol 2 CD

  • A Further Witness (for Anselm Hollo) (2:19): MP3

The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books, Threads Talk Series, New York City, September 16, 2015

Jerome Rothenberg presentation (10:48): MP3

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, September 10, 2015

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  • Complete reading (1:09:01): MP3

Jerome Rothenberg at D.G. Wills Books, November 23, 2013

Introduced by David Antin.

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    Reading for the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, April 8, 2013

    Complete reading (34:49): MP3

    1. "A Cruel Nirvana" (1:37): MP3
    2. "A Dream Narrative" (0:17): MP3
    3. "A First Narrative" (0:30): MP3
    4. "Hero: A Narrative" (2:54): MP3
    5. Introduction to "The Notebooks" (0:46): MP3
    6. "From the Book of Palaces" (1:35): MP3
    7. "A Letter to Paul Celan in Memory" (2:01): MP3
    8. "Conversation 6" (0:37): MP3
    9. "Conversation 7" (0:32): MP3
    10. "Conversation 10" (0:50): MP3
    11. "Conversation 13" (0:42): MP3
    12. "Conversation 15" (0:48): MP3
    13. Introduction to "The Variations" (1:52): MP3
    14. "Variations on the Hell of Measures" (1:58): MP3
    15. "Variations on the Hell of Thieves" (1:55): MP3
    16. Introduction to "Divigations" (0:58): MP3
    17. "Divigations 14: The Sound of Water" (1:29): MP3
    18. "Divigations 16: Where Memory and Dream Are One" (3:14): MP3
    19. "Divigations 17: The Final Word is Desecration" (1:31): MP3
    20. "Divigations 18: All That We Have in Common" (1:44): MP3
    21. "The 13th Horse Song of Frank Mitchell (White)" (3:11): MP3

    Jerome Rothenberg's 80th Birthday Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011

    1. Introduction (5:50): MP3
    2. Old Man Beaver's Blessing Song (1:09): MP3
    3. I Come Into the New World (2:29): MP3
    4. Variations on the Hell of Measures (3:47): MP3
    5. Variations on the Hell of Thieves (2:10): MP3
    6. The Times Are Never Right (2:15): MP3
    7. A Poem of Miracles (9:44): MP3
    8. letter from Henry Munn (2:53): MP3

    Complete reading (30:52): MP3

    Reading from Cruel Nirvana at University of Michigan, April 2013

    Video recording (1:05:22): MP4

    Lunch Reading with Amish Trivedi, Kelly Writers House, October 12, 2011

    Complete reading (1:01:56): MP3

    Reading at Xavier University, April 13, 2011

    1. welcome by Norman Finkelstein, Xavier University (1:59): MP3
    2. welcome by Ken Ehrlich, Dean of Hebrew Union College (3:43): MP3
    3. introduction by Finkelstein (4:58): MP3
    4. opening comments by Rothenberg (5:25): MP3
    5. from Poland/1931 (1974)

    6. the Wedding (Yiddish translation by Amos Schauss) (1:38): MP3
    7. the Wedding (2:16): MP3
    8. the Beadle's Testimony (2:00): MP3
    9. the Student's Testimony (6:15): MP3
    10. from A Big Jewish Book: Poems & Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to the Present (1977)

    11. Song for the Shekinah on the Feast of the Sabbath (by Isaac Luria, trans. Rothenberg) (3:27): MP3
    12. from Poland/1931 (1974)

    13. Esther K. Comes to America: 1931 (4:40): MP3
    14. from Khurbn & Other Poems (1989)

    15. excerpts from Pre-Face and other introductory comments (4:44): MP3
    16. In the Dark Word, Khurbn (0:34): MP3
    17. Dos Oysleydikn (the Emptying) (2:52): MP3
    18. Dos Geshray (the Scream) (2:43): MP3
    19. from Gematria (1993)

    20. introductory comments (3:28): MP3
    21. the First Station: Auschwitz-Birkenau (0:46): MP3
    22. the Ninth Station: Treblinka (0:28): MP3
    23. the Thirteenth Station: Ravensbrück (0:50): MP3
    24. the Fourteenth Station: Stutthof (0:20): MP3
    25. from The Burning Babe (2007)

      introductory comments (1:09): MP3
    26. The Burning Babe (1:29): MP3
    27. from Khurbn & Other Poems (1989)

    28. Peroration for a Lost Town (6:44): MP3
    29. from Concealments & Caprichos (2010)

    30. introductory comments on "A Book of Concealments"(3:34): MP3
    31. Four Preludes (1:29): MP3
    32. Righting an Ancient Wrong (1:16): MP3
    33. Let it Be Ice (0:57): MP3
    34. The Times Are Never Right (1:11): MP3
    35. In the Book of Concealments (2:17): MP3

    Threads Talk Series Presentation, "From the Voice to the Book, from the Book to the Voice: a Dialectic," May 7, 2010

    1. Introduction by Steve Clay (1:55): MP3
    2. Talk (29:55): MP3
    3. Discussion (38:11): MP3

    Complete recording (1:10:55): MP3

    Reading from Poems for the Millennium III, Kelly Writers House, October 7, 2009

    Jerome Rothenberg's Segments:
    Introduction with Jeffery Robinson (11:51): MP3
    First Break (3:38): MP3
    Second Break (3:02): MP3
    Closing Poem (1:23): MP3

    Complete reading (1:46:24): MP3

    Reading from Poems for the Millennium III Launch, Bowery Poetry Club, NY, March 3, 2009

    Complete reading: (3:00): MP3

    40th Anniversary Celebration of Technicians of the Sacred, at the Bowery Poetry Club, September 14, 2008

    1. Part One (8:40): MP3
    2. Part Two (3:44): MP3
    3. Part Three (7:54): MP3
    4. Part Four (9:34): MP3

    Kelly Writers House Fellows Program, April 28-29, 2008

    April 28th Reading

    1. Al Filreis Introduction (7:57): MP3
    2. Matt Abess Introduction (4:43): MP3
    3. Jamie Lee Josselyn Introduction (1:51): MP3
    4. Three Paris Elegies (7:53): MP3
    5. The Announciation (2:42): MP3
    6. Aztec Definitions (4:10): MP3
    7. Arnhem Land (1:33): MP3
    8. Gift Event from the Kwakiutl (1:18): MP3
    9. Crazy Dog Events (1:12): MP3
    10. Poland/ 1931: The Wedding (4:28): MP3
    11. The Student's Testimony (7:04): MP3
    12. In the Dark Word Khurbn (3:50): MP3
    13. Dos Oysleydikin (The Emptying) (2:52): MP3
    14. Peroration for a Lost Town (7:01): MP3
    15. For the God of Europe (4:17): MP3
    16. The Burning Babe (1:43): MP3
    17. From The Book of Concealments, Righting an Ancient Wrong (1:55): MP3
    18. From The Book of Concealments, Larger than Life (0:55): MP3
    19. From The Book of Concealments, Let it Be Ice (0:54): MP3
    20. From The Book of Concealments, What Believers See (1:02): MP3
    21. From The Book of Concealments, The Mystery of Evil (2:02): MP3
    22. Night Poems in Memoriam Jackson Mac Low (14:48): MP3
    23. Old Man Beaver's Blessing Song (3:44): MP3

    Complete reading (1:32:08): MP3, MOV

    April 29th Discussion with Al Filreis

    1. Al Filreis introduction (4:20): MP3
    2. poetry and Treblinka (6:50): MP3
    3. Jewish identity (5:01): MP3
    4. Jewish dream (7:57): MP3
    5. "Technicians of the Sacred" (5:24): MP3
    6. Robert Duncan (7:54): MP3
    7. "The Burning Babe" and Robert Duncan (0:46): MP3
    8. on travel (3:49): MP3
    9. travel and elegy (2:42): MP3
    10. Paul Blackburn (4:25): MP3
    11. Surrealism, Dada and ethnopoetics (4:01): MP3
    12. contemporary American avant-poetics (1:48): MP3
    13. tensions within the avant-garde (4:06): MP3
    14. Secularism and poetics (4:54): MP3
    15. poetry in the classroom (2:13): MP3
    16. Paul Celan (5:52): MP3
    17. "A Letter to Paul Celan, in Memory, December 1975" (2:21): MP3

    Complete recording (1:14:21): MP3, MOV

    Highlight Reel

    From Charles Bernstein's Portraits Series: Jerome Rothenberg & the Burning Babe, February 24, 2008

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    Jerome Rothenberg
    Jerry and Diane come to our place for dinner. He had Susan had just collaborated on their fabulous Granary Book. The Burning Babe, so I asked Jerry about the central figure in the poem. (mp4, 1 min. 36 sec., 18.2 mb)

    Benefit Reading for Will Alexander at the Bowery Poetry Club, November 1, 2007

    Complete reading (7:45): MP3

    In Memoriam: Jackson Mac Low, recorded with Charlie Morrow, 2008

    1. Jerome Rothenberg & Charlie Morrow — In Memoriam: Jackson Mac Low (18:17): MP3
    2. Charlie Morrow — Awakenings for Jackson Mac Low (15:52): MP3

    Appearing on Cross-Cultural Poetics #13 (hosted by Leonard Schwartz), 2003

    Complete program (27:45): MP3

    Rothenberg & the Klezmatics, 2002

    Galician Nights, 2002 (6:26): MP3 [text: page 1, page 2]

    Interview with Paul Nelson, November 2001

    1. His early introduction to the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, Lorca's use of the word "duende," and poetry as a kind of language people turn to in times of death (6:59): MP3
    2. His project Lorca Variations and the concept of "othering" (7:31): MP3
    3. Reading "Second New York Poem," and discussing the prophetic nature of the poem and his experience being in New York on September 11, 2001 (7:20): MP3
    4. Reading and discussing "Lorca Variation IXX, In A Time Of War," and discussing his anthology Poems for the Millennium (10:12): MP3
    5. Discussing the Dada movement and Robert Motherwell's anthology from the 50s and its influence on him, and reading "That Dada Strain" and "A Glass Tube Ecstasy" (12:07): MP3

    Presented with the permission of Jerome Rothenberg and Paul Nelson.

    Wednesdays @ 4Plus, SUNY Buffalo, October 3, 2001

    Signature (2001)

    1. A Book of Witness (34:24): MP3
    2. Khurbn (12:06): MP3
    3. 14 Stations (8:34): MP3
    4. At Tsukiji Market Tokyo (8:06): MP3
    5. Paris Elegies (8:46): MP3

    Produced by Charlie Morrow. All music and sound was composed, created and performed by Charlie Morrow. Originally published by Granary Books and Charles Morrow Associates in an edition of 100 copies on the occasion of Jerome Rothenberg's 70th Birthday Celebration at the Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, NYC, Dec 12, 2001. Poems 1989, 1996, 1999, 2001 Jerome Rothenberg. Texts originally published by New Directions. Music and Sound © 2001 Other Media (ASCAP) NY, NY. All rights reserved.

    Reading at San Diego State University, February 28, 2001

    Complete reading (1:04:30): RealAudio

    Radio Readings Project, April 24, 1999

    1. A Paradise of Poets (1:45): MP3
    2. At Tsukiji Market, Tokyo October 19, 1996 (8:40): MP3
    3. Three Paris Elegies (7:40): MP3
    4. New Improvisations (9:32): MP3
    5. Anger, a Dream & Pain (1:34): MP3
    6. First Night Poem for Jackson Mac Low - Variations & Collage (8:40): MP3
    7. Discussion (14:29): MP3

    "A Paradise of Poets" is also featured on PoemTalk Episode 7.

    Reading from Poems for the Millennium at the Kelly Writers House, September 28, 1998

    1. Aime Cesaire: Notebook of a Return to the Native Land (0:19): MP3
    2. Robert Duncan: Often I am Permitted to Return to a Meadow (1:15): MP3
    3. John Cage: Lecture on Nothing (2:10): MP3
    4. Marie Louise Kaschnitz: Who Would Have Thought It (1:49): MP3
    5. Alice Notley: Desamere (2:15): MP3
    6. Fujii Sadakazu: Where is Japanese Poetry (2:31): MP3
    7. Andrei Voznesensky: Back into the Future (0:25): MP3
    8. Maria Sabina: The Midnight Velada (4:13): MP3
    9. Rothenberg's "Lorca Variations" read by the author (3:30): MP3
    10. Rothenberg's "Three Paris Elegies" read by the author (7:40): MP3
    11. Rothenberg's "Night Poems for Jackson MacLow" read by the author (8:45): MP3

    Incognito Lounge: Symposium on Surrealism, Santa Monica, CA, August 19, 1994

    Organized by Douglas Messerli, with Will Alexander, David Antin, and Rothenberg.

    • Part 1 (51:37): MP3
    • Part 2 (36:30): MP3

    Reading at the SUNY Buffalo, March 3, 1993

    1. Introduction by Dennis Tedlock (7:57): MP3
    2. on "Horse Songs" and total translation (2:33): MP3
    3. Horse Songs I (4:29): MP3
    4. on Seneca Journal (3:29): MP3
    5. Seneca Journal I (8:07): MP3
    6. on That Dada Strain (1:37): MP3
    7. That Dada Strain (0:34): MP3
    8. performing Hugo Ball's "Karawane" (0:58): MP3
    9. A Glass Tube of Ecstasy, for Hugo Ball (1:47): MP3
    10. on addressing the dead and Garcia Lorca (2:16): MP3
    11. The Lorca Variations I, Lorca's Spain: A Homage (1:56): MP3
    12. The Lorca Variations VII, Water (for Charles Bernstein) (1:24): MP3
    13. The Lorca Variations XV, Water Jets (1:17): MP3
    14. The Lorca Variations XXXIII, Second New York Poem (6:43): MP3
    15. The Lorca Variations VIII, Backwaters (0:41): MP3
    16. on Khurbn (1:45): MP3
    17. In the Dark Word, Khurbn (0:33): MP3
    18. Dos Oysleydikn (The Emptying) (3:33): MP3
    19. Dos Geshray (The Scream) (2:37): MP3
    20. on writing poems to accompany Arie Galles's drawings (1:33): MP3
    21. Third Station: Buchenwald (0:14): MP3
    22. Twelfth Station: Gross-Rosen (0:20): MP3
    23. Seventh Station: Dachau (0:12): MP3
    24. Ninth Station: Treblinka (0:34): MP3
    25. Eleventh Station: Maidanek (0:35): MP3
    26. Thirteenth Station: Ravensbruck (0:44): MP3
    27. Peroration for a Lost Town (5:00): MP3

    Complete reading (1:04:16): MP3]

    University of California, San Diego, c. 1993

    1. "Why was it the apple and not the pomegranate?" (0:35): MP3
    2. About Lorca Variations (0:44): MP3
    3. From Lorca Variations (5:24): MP3
    4. Old Man Beaver's Blessing Song (2:12): MP3

    Complete reading (9:50): MP3

    Reading at The Knitting Factory, NYC, December 4, 1988

    As captured in the film Jack Kerouac's "Mexico City Blues", produced by Vivien Bittencourt and Vincent Katz

    High quality YouTube mirror: link

    For full credits and list of readers, click here

    Reading as part of the Politics of Poetic Form series at The New School, September 30, 1988

    Complete recording (2:01:24): MP3

    Poland / 1931, c. 1985

    1. The Wedding (3:45): MP3
    2. The King of the Jews (1:18): MP3
    3. The Beadle's Testimony (1:49): MP3
    4. The Rabbi's Testimony (1:51): MP3
    5. The 7 Melodies of Esther K (4:04): MP3

    Performed by Jerome Rothenberg (voice), Jean-Charles Francois (percussion) and Bertram Turetzky (bass). Originally produced as a private cassette.

    Reading at the University at Buffalo, April 18, 1980

    Complete reading (47:00): MP3

    Courtesy of The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

    Lecture on oral performance at the University at Buffalo, April 17, 1980

    • Side A (1:02:32) MP3
    • Side B (37:51) MP3

    Courtesy of The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

    Horse Songs (four voices, 1978)

    1. Part 1 (24:20): MP3
    2. Part 2 (13:22): MP3

    That Dada Strain, Multitrack recording, c. 1975

    1. Karawane (1:48): MP3
    2. A Glass Tube Ecstacy (2:27): MP3
    3. London Onion (1:44): MP3
    4. The Holy Wars of Tristan Tzara (9:11): MP3
    5. Y-V (After Tristan Tzara) (2:01): MP3

    With Jean-Charles Francois, percussion, and Bertram Turetzky, bass.

    Horse Songs & Other Soundings, published by S-Press as tape #25/26 and as #31, 1975

    Side 1 (From "The 17 Horse Songs of Frank Mitchell"):

    • Horse Songs I (7:47): MP3
    • Horse Songs X (4:25): MP3
    • Horse Songs XI (4:09): MP3
    • Horse Songs XII (5:57): MP3
    • Horse Songs XIII (5:44): MP3

    Side 2:

    • Salamanca a Prophecy (A Seneca Journal) (0:26): MP3
    • Shaking the Pumpkin - opening songs (13:26): MP3
    • Medley of short poems from "Shaking the Pumpkin" & "A Seneca Journal" (3:08): MP3
    • Seneca Journal 1 - "A Poem of Beavers" and "Old Man Beaver's Blessing Song" (10:11): MP3

    Rothenberg discusses "Horse Songs" and "total translation" at UBUWEB.

    Reading Navajo Songs at the University of Warwick, November 4, 1971

    Complete recording (55:39): MP3

    Courtesy of University of Warwick.

    Reading Poland / 1931 at the University of Warwick, 1970s (Date Unknown)

    Complete recording (36:06): MP3

    Courtesy of the University of Warwick.

    Private Reading and Translation of Primitive Poetry for Nathaniel Tarn, University at Buffalo, July 4, 1969

    Complete recording (50:06): MP3

    Courtesy of The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

    These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2018 Jerome Rothenberg. Used with permission of Jerome Rothenberg. Distributed by PennSound.