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Vienna Blood and Other Poems

Vienna Blood and Other Poems - Jerome Rothenberg Rating: None. His writing is too difficult for me to understand, but it might be more accessible for you.

Rothenberg writes without punctuation often, so it is difficult to get the rhythm right. He drops foreign words and phrases into his poems. There's an affinity for phrases (as opposed to fully formed sentences). There are a lot of repetition and one-word lines in these pieces. A lot of these things are stylistic preferences, not necessarily criticisms or praise.

The long poem, "Abulafia's Circles", seems interesting if you can understand it. "Aleph Poem" is also worth noting.

Also, this:

I never knew heaven
could be terrible as hell
or be as bright
- "The Notebooks"