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Ivy Writers – Jerome Rothenberg and Yves di Manno

October 1, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ivy Writers Paris invites you to a bilingual reading with Jerome Rothenberg and Yves di Manno.

Bios courtesy of Ivy Writers Paris and the authors. For more information please see their blog here, their facebook group here or email your info for their readings emailings at

Author Bios

Jerome Rothenberg is the author of over seventy books of poetry including Poems for the Game of Silence (2000), Collaborations: Livres d’artiste 1968-2003 (2003), Poland/1931, A Seneca Journal, Vienna Blood, That Dada Strain, New Selected Poems 1970-1985 (1986), Khurbn, and most recently, A Paradise of Poets and A Book of Witness (all from New Directions). Kenneth Rexroth said: “Jerome Rothenberg is one of the truly contemporary American poets who has returned U.S. poetry to the mainstream of international modern literature. At the same time he is a true auctochthon. Only here and now could have produced him — a swinging orgy of Martin Buber, Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude Stein, and Sitting Bull. No one writing poetry today has dug deeper into the roots of poetry.” Describing his own poetry career as “an ongoing attempt to reinterpret the poetic past from the point of view of the present,” Jerome Rothenberg has also edited seven major assemblages of traditional and contemporary poetry: Technicians of the Sacred (tribal and oral poetry from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania), Shaking the Pumpkin (traditional American Indian poetry), America a Prophecy (a radical revision of the poetries of the North American continent co-edited with George Quasha), Revolution of the Word (American experimental poetry between the two world wars), A Big Jewish Book (subtitled “Poems & Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to the Present”), and Poems for the Millennium (two volumes, co-edited with Pierre Joris). He has also published a number of plays and essays, has translated a wide range of poets from German and Spanish. His own work has been translated into French, for example Poems for the Game of Silence, has appeared in French, Swedish and Flemish editions, Un livre de témoignage appeared in French in 2002, & he is currently in France celebrating a new translation with a series of readings alongside Yves di Manno. At one point in his life, Rothenberg was the theorist of the deep image group of poets. He has received most of the awards one can think of, fellowships to residencies, etc, and was even elected to the World Academy of Poetry (UNESCO) in 2001. A complete bio may be found at:

Yves Di MannoYves di Manno was born in Rhône in 1954. He now lives and works in Paris. Since the 1970s, he has collaborated with numerous magazines, translating many North American poets (such as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, George Oppen, Jerome Rothenberg) and has published over 20 works, including Les Célébrations (Bedou, 1980), Champs (Flammarion, 1984-1987), Kambuja (Flammarion, 1992), Partitions (Flammarion, 1995) and Un Pré, chemin vers (Flammarion, 2003). His most recent book is Terre sienna, released in 2012 by Isabelle Sauvage editors. His complete set of short stories were published under the title Disparaître (Didier Devillez, 1997). He has also written a fantasy novel La Montagne rituelle (Flammarion, 1998), two “dream stories”: Domicile (Denoël, 2002), Discipline (Ed. Héloïse d’Ormesson, 2005) and two essays on active poetics: “endquote” (Flammarion, 1999), Objets d’Amérique (José Corti, 2009). Translating commercial literature under various pseudonyms such as the French version of Jerome Rothenberg’s Techniciens du sacré (José Corti, 2008) and Pierre Reverdy’s Œuvres complètes, he also directs the Poésie/Flammarion collection where more than 120 titles have been published since 1994. He is currently working on a new essay on poetics: No man’s land and the third edition of Ezra Pound’s Cantos.


October 1, 2013
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


17 rue Tiquetonne
Paris, 75002 France
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