Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally acclaimed poet with over eighty published books including his seminal Technicians of the Sacred/ (University of California Press, 1968), and anthologies such as Poems for the Millennium, volumes 1-3, which were co-edited with Pierre Joris and Jeffrey Robinson (University of California Press, 1995, 1998, 2009). Recent books of poetry include Retrievals: Uncollected & New Poems 1955-2010 (Junction Press, 2011); Concealments & Caprichos (Black Widow Press, 2010) Gematria Complete (Marick Press, 2009) and Triptych (New Directions, 2007). He is currently organizing a global anthology of outsider and subterranean poetry. A Cruel Nirvana (SplitLevel Texts) and Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader (Black Widow Press) are both forthcoming in 2013.
Pierre Joris has published over 40 books of poetry, essays, and translations. Recently released are The University of California Book of North African Literature (vol. 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour (University of Chicago Press, 2012); Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited and translated by Joris (Black Widow Press, 2012); and Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, with essays on Joris’ work by selected poets, scholars, and translators (Litteraria Pragensia, 2011). Forthcoming in 2013 are Barzakh (Black Widow Press), and The Collected Late Poems of Paul Celan, translated and annotated by Joris (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux). Other recent projects include The Meridian: Final Version—Drafts—Materials by Paul Celan (Stanford University Press, 2011), Canto Diurno #4: The Tang Extending from the Blade, (Ahadada Books, 2010), Justifying the Margins: Essays 1990-2006 (Salt Books, 2009), and the CD Routes, not Roots (Ta’wil Productions, 2007). Joris’ translation of Lightduress by Paul Celan received the 2005 PEN Poetry Translation Award. With Jerome Rothenberg, Joris coedited Poems for the Millennium, vol. 1 and 2: The University of California Book of Modern & Postmodern Poetry. Joris lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and teaches at the State University of New York, Albany.