ORGANIZER: Ariel Resnikoff and Jerome Rothenberg, Kelly Writers House
Since its first publication in 1968, JEROME ROTHENBERG’s Technicians of the Sacred has educated a generation of poets, artists, and readers to the multiple faces and possibilities of poetry throughout the world. It was hailed by Robert Creeley as “both a deeply useful work book and an unequivocal delight,” and by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as one of the hundred most recommended American books of the last thirty-five years. Multilingual Poetics at Kelly Writers House is honored to celebrate the launch of UC Press’s revised and expanded 50th-anniversary edition of Technicians with a special group-reading event, featuring Ahmad Almallah, Charles Bernstein, Julia Bloch, Laynie Browne, George Economou, Rochelle Owens, Ron Silliman, and Michelle Taransky, followed by a conversation with Rothenberg.
This event is held in conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets for Change.