Date(s) - 2014/01/25
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bay Area Public School
As a celebration of Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader, Jerome Rothenberg and co-editor Heriberto Yépez will lead a launch & reading covering fifty years of Rothenberg’s work as poet, translator, editor and performer. As Geoffrey O’Brien has written: “Jerome Rothenberg has done as much as anyone over the past half century to shake up received ideas of what poems ought to be like.” And Michael McClure: “Jerome Rothenberg is a DNA spaceman, exploring the mammal caves of Now.”
Heriberto Yépez, now resident in the Bay Area, is a leading Mexican poet, writer, and literary and intellectual provocateur. For nearly two decades now his writings have been breaching borders, bringing us a new and sharp intelligence that is Mexican at its core and international in its direction.