The key book by the internationally celebrated poet with the only Polish ghetto Hassidic cowboy and Indian American comic voice Robert Duncan in history if only our eyes were wild enoughto see them our hearts to know their terror Jerome Rothenberg For the last half of the twentieth century into the new millennium, no other American poet has been as deeply engaged in the opening of the poem its boundaries and its possibilities than Jerome Rothenberg As editor, translator, essayist, performer, groundbreaking anthologist, one of the founding figures of enthnopoetics, and most significantly, as poet, Rothenberg has remapped the art against the grain of a single great tradition Reminiscent of H.D s Trilogy, Triptych assembles three long serial poems into one multilayered sacred text Like Kafka s Amerika, Calvino s Euphemia, and Babel s Odessa, Rothenberg s Poland in Poland 1931, first published in 1974, is a poland stuffed with poland brought in the imagination Fifteen years later, Poland materializes into Khurbn a Yiddish word meaning destruction, holocaust, human disaster , a poem summoned from the author s visit to his ancestral town, Ostrow Mazowiecka, and the confrontation with his family s annihilation including an uncle who killed himself during World War II Allowing my uncle s khurbn to speak through me the author writes, the poems are the clearest message I have ever gotten about why I write poetry And now in 2006, The Burning Babe rises out of the furnace of khurbn, reaching through the ruins for a place to soar., Read Triptych: Poland/ 1931, Khurbn, the Burning Babe By Jerome Rothenberg – heartforum.co.uk
Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally known American poet, translator and anthologist who is noted for his work in ethnopoetics and poetry performance.
- 227 pages
- Triptych: Poland/ 1931, Khurbn, the Burning Babe
- Jerome Rothenberg
- 15 June 2018 Jerome Rothenberg