Jerome Rothenberg - Comments & Themes

Comments & Themes

Topics for research and critical analysis:

    • Analyze Jerome Rothenberg's poetic craft to vocabulary, structure, especially attending to variations, numerology, collaging of words, gematria...


    • Consider Rothenberg's Jewishness as related to his memories, histories, and family.


    • Indicate Rothenberg's use of formal devices that make the poem surreal.


    • Investigate the concept of "total translation" in Rothenberg's poetry and how he appropriates sources and othering.


    • Explain Rothenberg's involvement with the other life around him.


    • Please, attend and decipher Rothenberg's "reading" as "happening."


  • Develop Rothenberg's own view on himself as both oral and postmodernist poet.