Volume 15, Number 5
October 21, 2008

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Distinguished American Poet at Bilkent

rothenbergThe Department of American Culture and Literature, and the Department of English Language and Literature are proud to present American poet Jerome Rothenberg. He is the author of over seventy books of poetry, some of which are: "Poems for the Game of Silence;" "Poland/1931;" "A Seneca Journal;" "Vienna Blood;" "That Dada Strain;" "New Selected Poems 1970-1985;" "Khurbn," and most recently, "A Paradise of Poets" and "A Book of Witness." He has also edited seven major assemblages of traditional and contemporary poetry. Just a few examples of these include: "Technicians of the Sacred," tribal and oral poetry from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania; "Shaking the Pumpkin," traditional American Indian poetry; and "Revolution of the Word," American experimental poetry between the two world wars.

He has also been involved, since the late 1950's, with various aspects of poetry performance, including two radio sound plays staged in California and New York.

His recent books of poetry include: "Writing Through: Selected Translations & Variations;" "A Book of Concealments;" "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz & Other Poems by Pablo Picasso;" "25 Caprichos after Goya,"and "A Book of Witness."

Jerome Rothenberg will be at Bilkent for a two-day event entitled "American Experimental Poetry." Everyone is invited to experience an exciting Poetry Reading Performance on Thursday, October 30, 5 p.m. in room A-130. The following morning, Friday, October 31, Mr. Rothenberg will give a speech entitled; "Translation and Other Forms of 'Othering'," in the same room, at 10 a.m. Please note that refreshments will be served.

For more information, you may contact Dr. Edward Kohn at kohn@bilkent.edu.tr, or Dr. Gül Kurtuluş at kurtulus@bilkent.edu.tr

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