…One of the most valuable explorations in recent American poetry.
—W.S. Merwin

New Selected Poems 1970-1985

Poetry by Jerome Rothenberg

Acclaimed poet and translator, editor of such ground-breaking journals and anthologies as Alcheringa and Technicians of the Sacred, pioneer in the fields of performance poetry and ethnopoetics, Jerome Rothenberg is a literary radical and a major force in American poetry. Gathered here in his New Selected Poems 1970-1985 are pivotal poems from four previous New Directions collections, Poland/1931 (1974), A Seneca Journal (1978), Vienna Blood (1980), and That Dada Strain (1983). Rothenberg describes his new selection as “an attempt to isolate in the work of the last fifteen years (and a little more) the thread of a single long poem or sequence [in which] figures and voice’s without context in the earlier books…find a location and a shape.” Open-ended, explorative, and exuberantly and irreverently epic, the sequence ends with two new and previously uncollected poems, “15 Flower World Variations” and “Visions of Jesus.”

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Jerome Rothenberg

Contemporary American poet

…One of the most valuable explorations in recent American poetry.
—W.S. Merwin