Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania by Jerome RothenbergTechnicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania by Jerome Rothenberg

Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania

EditorJerome Rothenberg

Paperback | May 8, 1985

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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. 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, it appears here in a revised and expanded version several years in the making. Rothenberg's revision follows the structure and themes of the original version while reworking the contents to include a European section and a large number of newly gathered and translated poems that reflect the work set in motion since 1968.
Jerome Rothenberg is a poet and one of the world's leading anthologists. His more than fifty books include Poems for the Millennium, Volumes One and Two (California 1995, 1998), co-edited with Pierre Joris. He is Professor of Visual Arts and Literature at the University of California, San Diego.
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Title:Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and OceaniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.75 × 6.13 × 1.5 inPublished:May 8, 1985Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520049128

ISBN - 13:9780520049123

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a wondrous collection after 40+ years I was entrapped by the material which emerged from the editor's global reach for "ethnopoetry" and his engaging comments when I first encountered this volume in the late 60's. Returning to it with spare regularity over the decades, it still fascinates. I will be forever grateful, for example, for Mr Rothenberg's inclusion of the translation of Andre Breton's Free Union in the notes--one of the best modern love poems I know from the 20th century--still fresh, surprising, thought provoking in the manner of L Cohen. I gave my battered copy away a couple of years ago, and await the reprint of the revised version because all these years later, I want to read a few selections to my11 yr old son, who is intersted in language, but fears he is in no way a poet. There will be no better way to encourage him to reflect on the world--and particularly the natural world--like a poet citizen.
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