Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Jerome Rothenberg Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0010
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
82.6 Linear feet
(190 archives boxes, 6 card file boxes, 60 oversize folders)
Date (inclusive): 1944 - 2007
Papers of Jerome Rothenberg, American poet, performance artist, editor, translator, and teacher. The papers document Rothenberg's
writing and editorial career. Although the collection contains some materials from earlier periods, the bulk of the papers
date from the late 1960s through 2001. There is extensive correspondence with people involved in contemporary art and literature,
as well as materials related to Rothenberg's teaching career at the State University of New York, Binghamton and at UC San
Diego. Also documented is Rothenberg's involvement in festivals, conferences, and reading tours. A small group of personal
and family materials is included.
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-
Jerome Rothenberg was born in New York City in 1931, the son of Morris and Estelle Lichtenstien Rothenberg. He graduated from
the City College of New York in 1952 and the following year received a Master's Degree in Literature from the University of
Michigan. He spent the years 1953-1955 in the U.S. Army, stationed in Mainz, Germany, and returned for further graduate studies
at Columbia University from 1956 to 1959.
Rothenberg's first published work, a group of translations from the German, appeared in the Winter 1957 issue of
The Hudson Review. In 1958 Lawrence Ferlinghetti asked Rothenberg to translate a collection of postwar German poetry, which City Lights Books
published in 1959 as
New Young German Poets. This work marked the first appearance in English of such poets as Paul Celan, Gunter Grass, and Ingeborg Bachman.
In 1958 Rothenberg founded Hawk's Well Press, which published early works by Robert Kelly, Diane Wakoski, Armand Schwerner,
and Rochelle Owens, as well as Rothenberg's first book of poems,
White Sun Black Sun. As an adjunct to these activities, Rothenberg edited the magazine
Poems from the Floating World, which included new works by poets Jackson Mac Low, Robert Bly, Denise Levertov, Paul Blackburn, Gary Snyder, and Robert
Duncan. The magazine was superseded in 1965 by
Some/Thing, co-edited with David Antin.
Rothenberg's works during this period reflect his experimentation with image in
White Sun Black Sun (1960) and attempts at thematic enlargement in
The Seven Hells of the Jigoku Zoshi (1962) to experiments with silences and disjunctions in
Sightings (1964) to further explorations of alternate poetic structures, uses of found poetry and collage, development of forms suggested
by Gertrude Stein's work, experiments with dialogue and narrative that mark
The Gorky Poems (1966),
Conversations (1968), and
Poems 1964-1967. These concerns and the connections between them were presented in Rothenberg's next work,
Poems for the Game of Silence (1970).
Rothenberg's concern for the relationship between "primitive" and modern poetry led to the development of an anthology of
primitive and archaic poetry,
Technicians of the Sacred (1968). With the completion of this work, Rothenberg directed his attention to ethnopoetics and began a study of Senecan
Indian songs at the the Allegheny Reservation in Steamburg, New York.
In 1968 Rothenberg received a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation in Anthropological Research to conduct a two-part experiment
in the translation of American Indian poetry. The project involved a collaborative translation between Rothenberg and Seneca
songmen and the translation of a series of Navajo horse-blessing songs. This close study and involvement with American Indian
poetry and ritual promoted the development of Rothenberg's next anthology,
Shaking the Pumpkin: Traditional Poetry of the Indian North Americans (1972).
Rothenberg's interest in American Indian and other tribal/oral poetries led to the development of a magazine,
Alcheringa, the first periodical devoted exclusively to ethnopoetics which he co-edited with Dennis Tedlock from 1970-1976. Concurrent
with this interest, Rothenberg began exploring his own ancestral themes and the lost world of Jewish Poland in a series of
poems which culminated in
A Book of Testimony (1971),
Esther K. Comes to America (1973), and
With George Quasha, Rothenberg published
America a Prophecy in 1974. The intent of this anthology was to redefine the past and present of American poetry over an expanse of time and
cultures. Also in that year he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1976 a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 1978 Rothenberg published
A Big Jewish Book: Poems and Other Visions of the Jews From Tribal Times to the Present. Co-edited with Harris Lenowitz and Charles Doria, this volume broke new ground in the fields of poetry and history. To document
the entire range of the Jewish poetry tradition, Rothenberg divided the book into three sections which explore the mythic,
historic, and poetic themes of Jewish poetry. Many of the works contained were newly translated or uncovered.
Rothenberg's next major anthology,
Symposium of the Whole: A Range of Discourse Toward an Ethnopoetics, co-edited with Diane Rothenberg, appeared in 1983. This book traces an ongoing course of work and thought on poetry and
culture that has influenced the art of modern times.
Symposium follows the concept of ethnopoetics from the writings of predecessors such as Vico, Blake, Thoreau, and Tzara to more recent
essays and manifestos by poets and social thinkers, including Olson, Eliade, Snyder, and Baraka.
Since 1960, Rothenberg has served as an instructor at various colleges and universities, including: the City College of New
York (1960-1961); the Mannes College of Music, New York City (1961-1970); the University of California, San Diego (Regents'
Professor, 1971); the New School for Social Research (1971-1972); the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1974-1976); San
Diego State University (1976-1977); the University of California, San Diego (1977-1985); SUNY Albany (Writer in Residence,
1986); SUNY Binghampton (1986-1988); and the University of California, San Diego (1988- ).
Finally, Rothenberg has translated work by Paul Celan, Eugen Gomringer, Rolf Hochhuth, Garcia Lorca, Kurt Schwitters and many
other European writers into English. In 1968 Rothenberg received a Wenner-Gren Foundation grant for the experimental translation
of American Indian poetry. Rothenberg's own selected poetry,
Poems for the Game of Silence, has appeared in French, Swedish, and Flemish/Dutch editions, and his work has been extensively translated.
Since the 1980s, Rothenberg has continued to author poetry books including
Vienna Blood (1980),
Pre-faces and Other Writings (1981),
That Dada Strain (1983),
New Selected Poems 1970-1985 (1986),
Khurbn and Other Poems (1989),
The Lorca Variations (1993),
An Oracle for Delfi (1995),
Pictures of the Crucifixion: Poems (1996),
Seedings & Other Poems (1996),
Paradise of Poets (1999), and
Poems for the Game of Silence (2000). He has also continued translating other poet's work including Lorca, Gomringer, Schwitters, Picasso, and Nezval.
In 1983, he published, with wife Diane Rothenberg,
Symposium of the Whole: A Range of Discourse Toward an Ethnopoetics. In 1995 and 1998, he co-edited with Pierre Jorie, a two-volume anthology of twentieth-century poetry,
Poems for the Millennium and A Book of the Book: Some Work and Projections about the Book and Writing, (2001) with Steven Clay from Granary Books.
Rothenberg has always been involved with poetry performance, including a Broadway adaptation of Rolf Hochhuth's
The Deputy(1964), radio soundplays written and performed for Westdeuttscher Rundfunk (Cologne), a theatrical version of
Poland/1931, by Hanon Reznikov and the Living Theater (1988), a theatrical staging of
That Dada Strain, by Luke Theodor Morrison, and a musical version of
Khurbn, (with composer Charlie Morrow and Japanese novelist Makoto Oda), produced for the Bread & Puppet Theater (1995).
In addition to the Wenner-Gren Foundation award, Rothenberg's work has been recognized with a Guggenheim fellowship (1974),
a National Endowment for the Arts grant (1976), PEN Oakland awards (including two Josephine Miles Awards (1994 and 1996),
a USA West Award (1994) and an American Center award), the Alfonso el Sabio Translation Award (2004), and an American Book
Award (1982). He has also received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York.
Rothenberg's most recent works include
A Book of Witness: Spells & Gris-Gris (2003),
Writing Through: Translations & Variations (2004) and his thirteenth book of poems from New Directions,
Triptych: Poland/1931, Khurbn, The Burning Babe (2007).
Rothenberg resides in Encinitas, California and has been a San Diego County resident since 1976. He is professor emeritus
of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego.
Scope and Content of Collection
Accessions Processed in 1990
The Jerome Rothenberg Papers primarily document Rothenberg's writing and editorial work. There are also materials relating
to his teaching, along with his extensive correspondence with people involved in comtemporary art and literature. A small
group of personal and family materials is also included. Although the collection contains some materials from earlier periods,
the bulk of the accessions date from the late 1960s through the 1980s. The collection is arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL
MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) ANTHOLOGIES EDITED BY ROTHENBERG, 5) JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS EDITED BY ROTHENBERG,
6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, and 7) SUBJECT FILES.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS include newspaper clippings about Rothenberg, family materials (including family correspondence),
and personal memorabilia.
SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE, which is extensive, includes letters to and from people prominent in contemporary art and literature.
The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Correspondence with people represented by less than three items is
filed in miscellaneous files under the appropriate letter of the alphabet. Some correspondence regarding Rothenberg's publications
or editorial work can be found in other series. Prominent correspondents include: Paul Blackburn, including personal and professional
letters regarding The Nation; Robert Creeley, including letters to Rothenberg and copies of Rothenberg's replies, some letters
relating to sound and image in poetry; Diane Di Prima, represented by a small number of personal letters; George Economou,
including personal and professional correspondence; Clayton Eshleman, including some personal correspondence; Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
correspondence concerning translations; Allen Ginsberg, represented by a small group of letters; a small group of letters
from David Ignatow; Robert Kelly, including early correspondence concerning his poems, and later personal correspondence;
Jackson Mac Low, correspondence concerning the publication of his poetry; Steve McCaffery, correspondence concerning poems
and readings; bp nichol, a small group of letters; George Oppen, concerning his poems and comments on Revolution of the Word;
Ron Silliman, concerning poems and
Alcheringa; Gary Snyder, correspondence regarding ethnopoetics; and Louis Zukofsky, correspondence concerning poems and writings of
SERIES 3: WRITINGS
The series WRITINGS is subdivided into Early Writings, Original Poetry, Poetry Readings and Other Oral Presentations, Translations,
Prefaces and Introductions, Essays and Criticism, Periodical Contributions, and Notebooks. Within each subseries, works are
arranged in approximate chronological order. Included are manuscripts, typescripts, notes, and correspondence. Of interest
in the Early Writings are some of Rothenberg's dramatic works. The subseries Original Poetry is wide-ranging in scope and
includes business correspondence regarding the publication of individual works, early drafts, typescripts, and notes. Almost
all of Rothenberg's published books of poetry are represented here. The materials for Seneca Journal include background and
source material used by Rothenberg.
SERIES 4: ANTHOLOGIES EDITED BY ROTHENBERG
The series ANTHOLOGIES contains materials relating to all of the anthologies edited by Rothenberg. Files for each work are
extensive. Included is manuscript material, early versions, final versions, source materials, and many notes. Materials for
Big Jewish Book include typescripts by contributors with accompanying correspondence.
SERIES 5: JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS EDITED BY ROTHENBERG
Within the series JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS EDITED BY ROTHENBERG can be found manuscripts and typescripts edited or published
by Rothernberg for various journals. Included are a wide range of production materials, including notes, artwork, paste-ups,
SERIES 6: WRITINGS OF OTHERS
The WRITINGS OF OTHERS contains mostly typescripts (original, carbon, or photocopied) of poems by other writers. Included
are works by Paul Blackburn, Diane Di Prima, George Economou, and Clayton Eshleman.
SERIES 7: SUBJECT FILES
The series, SUBJECT FILES, includes materials generated by Rothenberg in his various teaching posts. Also included are materials
relating to conferences, symposia, and transcriptions of interviews with Rothenberg.
ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES contains the originals of brittle or high acid content documents that have been photocopied.
Accessions Processed in 2005
The 2005 accession to the Jerome Rothenberg Papers adds documentation of Rothenberg's writing and editorial work, as well
as materials relating to his teaching, correspondence with people in the contemporary art and literature scene, and his participation
in conferences, festivals and readings throughout the United States and around the world. A small group of personal materials
is included. Although the accession (1965-2001) contains some materials from earlier periods, the bulk of the accession dates
from the 1980s through 2001. The accession is arranged in twelve series: 9) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 10) CORRESPONDENCE, 11)
WRITINGS, 12) ANTHOLOGIES EDITED BY ROTHENBERG, 13) COLLABORATION, 14) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 15) TEACHING MATERIALS, 16) INTERVIEWS
AND CRITICISMS, 17) READINGS, FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES, 18) WRITING SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS, 19) POETRY READING TOURS, and
20) AUDIOCASSETTE RECORDINGS.
SERIES 9: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series includes newspaper clippings about Rothenberg's participation in a protest of artists against
the Vietnam War (1965), biographies and bibliographies, PEN Award materials (1993-1994), miscellaneous photographs of Rothenberg
and others, and personal memorabilia such as Rothenberg's bachelor of arts graduation program from City College (1952)
SERIES 10: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series includes letters from friends, collaborators, and others prominent in contemporary art and literature.
Included is correspondence from DÃ©mosthÃ¨ne Agrafiotis, Jack Collom, Michael Davidson, Diane Di Prima, Caryl and Clayton
Eshleman, Lyn Hejinian, Susan Howe, Jackson Mac Low, Oda Makato, Matthew Rothenberg (son), Armand Schwerner, Ian Tyson, and
Anne Waldman. Also included is correspondence with numerous publishing houses and literary magazines, such as Artists-Bookworks
(1993), Arundel Press (1988-1993),
Exact Change (1995-2000), New Directory Publishing Corp. (1985-2000), Perishable Press Limited (1986-1989), Singing Horse Press (1988),
and the Sun and Moon Press (1989-1991). Finally, the series contains correspondence regarding requests for submissions and
permissions to reprint Rothenberg's works. The correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order and includes unidentified
SERIES 11: WRITINGS
The WRITINGS series is arranged in five subseries: A) Uncollected Poetry, B) Collected Poetry, C) Prose, D) Translations,
and E) Notebooks. Included are manuscripts, typescripts, production materials, reviews, and correspondence. Of interest in
the Collected Poetry subseries are materials on
Apres Le Jeu du Silence: 12 Poemes de Jerome Rothenberg (French translations),
Poems for the Game of Silence (1971) (Dutch translation),
Poland/1931 (1988 adaptation for the Living Theatre),
Capala Capers (1982),
That Dada Strain (1983),
Khurbn and Other Poems (1989),
The Lorca Variations (1989),
An Oracle for Delphi (1994),
Seedlings and Other Poems (1996) and
A Paradise of Poets (1999). The Prose subseries includes Rothenberg introductions to readings by other poets, including Allen Ginsberg, Susan
Howe, John Taggart, and Wai-Lim Yip. The Translation subseries contains material on Rothenberg's translation, with editor
and translator Pierre Joris, of Kurt Schwitters work. The book is entitled
Pppppp: Poems, Performance Pieces, Proses, Plays, Poetics (1993). Also included are materials related to Rothenberg's translations of Federico Garcia Lorca entitled,
Suites (2001). The Notebooks subseries contains notebooks (1984-1998) with handwritten annotations by Rothenberg.
SERIES 12: ANTHOLOGIES EDITED BY ROTHENBERG
This series contains extensive materials on
Poems for the Millennium, Volumes 1 and 2, (1995 -1998), and
Book of the Book: Some Words and Projections About the Book and Writing (2000), edited with Steven Clay. Less extensive materials exist for
Technicians of the Sacred (1968),
Shaking the Pumpkin (1972),
Big Jewish Book (1978), and
Symposium of the Whole (1983).
SERIES 13: COLLABORATIONS
The COLLABORATIONS series contains materials related to work Rothenberg did with William Xerra, David Rathman, Bertran Turetzky,
Charlie Morrow, Carlos Villa, and Shekinah.
SERIES 14: WRITINGS OF OTHERS
The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series contains mostly typescripts (original and copies) of poems by other writers and translators.
Included are works by DÃ©mosthÃ¨ne Agrafiotis, Jim Cody, Michael Davidson, Gary Gach, Leland Hickman, Carolyn Lei-Lanilau,
Harris Lenowitz, Marjorie Perloff, Gary Snyder, Wai-Lim Yip and Nina Zivancevic.
SERIES 15: TEACHING MATERIALS
The TEACHING MATERIALS series contains teaching materials in two subseries: A) Course materials and B) Course readers. The
files document various courses taught (1976-1998) at the University of Wisconsin, University of Southern California, San Diego
State University, University of Oklahoma at Norman, State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton and the University of
California, San Diego.
SERIES 16: WRITINGS ON ROTHENBERG
This series contains articles, essays, and interviews about and with Rothenberg. Included is a typescript draft of Harry Polkinhorn's
Jerome Rothenberg: A Descriptive Bibliography, articles and essays presented at poetry conferences and in magazines, and interviews in domestic and foreign publications.
SERIES 17: READINGS, FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES
The READINGS, FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES series is arranged in three subseries: A) Events, B) Flyers and Announcements, and
C) Correspondence. The series contains correspondence, flyers, clippings, posters, and programs, which document Rothenberg's
extensive participation (1981-2000) in events in the United States and around the world. Included are materials on the St.
Mark's Poetry Project Readings (1982-1998), the Taos Poetry Circus (1990-2000), and University of California, San Diego's
New Writing Series.
SERIES 18: WRITING SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
This series documents Rothenberg's participation in writing workshops at the Poets House, University of Athens, Technical
University of Crete, and the Naropa Institute, as well as poetry workshops in San Miguel and Tijuana, Mexico.
SERIES 19: POETRY READING TOURS
This series documents Rothenberg's poetry reading tours (1997-1999) to France and New York City.
SERIES 20: AUDIOCASSETTE RECORDINGS
This AUDIOCASSETTE RECORDINGS (1975-1997) series is arranged in four subseries: A) Rothenberg and Others Reading, B) Rothenberg
Reading Titled Works, C) Interviews, and D) Readings by Others. Of interest is a 1985 recording of "Voice" with Allen Ginsberg
at the Naropa Institute, interviews for KPFK and KPFA in Los Angeles (1983, 1994) and for KPBS's "These Days" program in San
Diego. The Recordings of Others include readings by Theresa Allen, Kumamoto, and Charlie Morrow.
Accessions Processed in 2007
The accessions processed in 2007 continue the documentation of the life of a poet and teacher. The accession is arranged in
ten series: 21) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 22) CORRESPONDENCE, 23) WRITINGS BY ROTHENBERG, 24) RESEARCH MATERIALS, 25) ARTICLES,
CRITICISM, AND REVIEWS, 26) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 27) TEACHING MATERIALS, 28) READINGS, FESTIVALS, AND CONFERENCES, 29) POETRY
READING TOURS, and 30) AUDIO RECORDINGS.
SERIES 21: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains awards, appointment and wall calendars, notebooks, notes and business cards, personal
residence and book collection information, and family memorabilia. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
SERIES 22: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series adds letters and cards sent to Rothenberg (1978-2007) including correspondence from Chicano poet
and activist, Alurista, Michael Brownstein, and Howard and Jane Norman. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last
SERIES 23: WRITINGS BY ROTHENBERG
The WRITINGS BY ROTHENBERG series contains printed poems, galley proofs, handwritten notes for talks and comments, book review
drafts, and poem groupings for readings and workshops. Included are miscellaneous handwritten writings on yellow legal pads
that include drafts of correspondence, lists, poems, and plans for projects. Also included are notes for a
Gematria event that includes microfilm copies of Hebrew text from the British Museum. The files are arranged alphabetically by title
SERIES 24: RESEARCH MATERIALS
The RESEARCH MATERIALS series contains two folders of photocopies of poems, notes, and newspaper clippings. Some of these
materials were used when Rothenberg was researching the 1974 anthology
America: A Prophecy.
SERIES 25: ARTICLES, CRITICISM, AND REVIEWS
The ARTICLES, CRITICISM, AND REVIEWS series contains typescripts, printed works, and periodical and newspaper articles and
reviews about Rothenberg and his work in American, French, and German publications. Also included is an analysis of Rothenberg's
work by an unidentified writer but with annotations by Rothenberg and an interview with Pierre Joris, Rothenberg's co-editor
and long-time collaborator on
Poems for the Millennium. Finally, the series contains materials written by others such as Kathy Acker, Christopher Beach, Richard Martin, and Armand
Schwerner, as well as miscellaneous poem fragments by Greek writers such as Euripides and Aeschylus. The files are generally
arranged alphabetically by author or title name with the exception of a series of files entitled, Reviews and Articles, which
are arranged by date, e.g. 1950-1960s, 1970s, etc.
SERIES 26: WRITINGS OF OTHERS
The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series contains typescripts of poems and works by other writers.
SERIES 27: TEACHING MATERIALS
The TEACHING MATERIALS series contains information on Rothenberg in his role as teacher and administrator at two major universities
as well as workshops at non-affiliated venues. The series is arranged in three subseries: A) State University of New York
(SUNY), Binghamton, B) University of California, San Diego, and C) Miscellaneous. The files are arranged alphabetically by
A) The State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton subseries documents Rothenberg's earlier academic career from 1982
to 1988. Included is correspondence regarding Rothenberg's hiring, appointments, promotions, sabbaticals, and resignation.
Also included are proposals for the creative writing program and other course changes and descriptions, memoranda regarding
Rothenberg's involvement with various committees and his collaboration with SUNY Binghamton's Cinema department.
B) The University of California, San Diego subseries (1988-1998) also includes correspondence regarding hiring, appointments,
promotions, research, travel, and studio funding issues, sabbaticals, and his retirement. Additionally, the files contain
course descriptions, poetry event planning and promotion materials, and documentation of Rothenberg's tenure as chair of UCSD's
Visual Arts Department. Also included is correspondence regarding Rothenberg's involvement in the photographing of his artists'
books in collaboration with the UCSD Libraries. Also included are anonymous UCSD student evaluations of Rothenberg's teaching
in such advanced courses as American Indian Ritual and Performance, Text Art, Verbal and Sound Performance, History of Performance,
and Introduction to Art-Making.
C) The Miscellaneous subseries contains photocopied course reading selections and course descriptions for workshops and classes.
Included are materials prepared for an advanced poetry workshop on the long poem, a Dada anthology, a Postmodern American
Poetics and Ethnopoetics course, and a Naropa Institute School of Continuing Education course entitled, "Writing Through:
The Practice of Othering," (1999).
SERIES 28: READINGS, FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES
The READINGS, FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES series highlights Rothenberg's participation (1980s-2000s) in conferences such as
the Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference (1999), Bumbershoot, Seattle's Arts Festival (1989), the Festival of the
Living Word: Voices of the African Diaspora and Indigenous America (1994), and the International Arts Festival Celebrating
Jewish Heritage (2000), among others. Also included are notes on possible collaborations and event posters and announcements.
The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
SERIES 29: POETRY READING TOURS
The POETRY READING TOURS series are arranged to reflect Rothenberg's poetry trips (2004-2005), which included South America
(2004), the Southern United States (Spring 2005), and Chihuahua, Mexico (Fall 2005). The files contain itineraries, travel
contacts and information, brochures and photographs.
SERIES 30: AUDIO RECORDINGS
The AUDIO RECORDINGS series includes audio recordings by Rothenberg and others including Kurt Schwitters's
Ursonate, performed by Eberhard Blum. Also included are selections of Rothenberg's "Horse Songs," as well as miscellaneous Hebrew
materials. An Eva-tone soundsheet (a small flexible plastic record) contains an Easter Sunrise Sermon by the Reverend W.T.
Goodwin in 1971, and Jackson Mac Low's "From Stanzas for Iris Lezak," with simultaneous performances by David Antin, Spencer
Holst, Iris Lezak, Jackson Mac Low, Mordecai Mark Mac Low, Emmet Williams and Rothenberg, recorded on May 20, 1966 for radio
station, WRVR, in New York.
Audiocassettes recordings throughout the collection are restricted. Patrons must request user copies be produced.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Jerome Rothenberg Papers, MSS 0010. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Blackburn, Paul -- Correspondence
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 -- Correspondence
Di Prima, Diane -- Correspondence
Economou, George -- Correspondence
Einzig, Barbara -- Correspondence
Eshleman, Clayton -- Correspondence
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence -- Correspondence
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 -- Correspondence
Gunn, Thom -- Correspondence
Ignatow, David, 1914-1997 -- Correspondence
Kelly, Robert, 1935- -- Correspondence
Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997 -- Correspondence
Mac Low, Jackson -- Correspondence
McCaffery, Steve -- Correspondence
Nichol, B. P., 1944- -- Correspondence
Oppen, George -- Correspondence
Rothenberg, Diane -- Correspondence
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-, Gorkey poems
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-, Poems for the game of silence
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-, Poland/1931
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-, Seneca journal
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-, Sightings and soundings
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-, That Dada strain
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-, White sun black sun
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931- -- Archives
Silliman, Ronald, 1946- -- Correspondence
Snyder, Gary, 1930- -- Correspondence
Tarn, Nathaniel -- Correspondence
Tyson, Ian, 1933- -- Correspondence
Wakoski, Diane -- Correspondence
Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978 -- Correspondence
American poetry -- 20th century