Michael Rothenberg, Editor
Photo by Terri Carrion
— David Meltzer
Born in Miami Beach, Florida in 1951, Michael Rothenberg has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 30 years. He is co-founder of Shelldance Orchid Gardens in Pacifica which is dedicated to the cultivation of orchids and bromeliads. He is a poet, painter, songwriter, and editor of Big Bridge Press and Big Bridge, a webzine of poetry and everything else. He is also co-editor and co-founder of JACK Magazine, a literary publication that relates to, but expands beyond, the beat generation.
His most recent collection of poems is My Youth As A Train published by Foothills Publishing in September 2010.
Earlier collections of his poetry include:
Grown Up Cuba
The Paris Journals
Man/Woman, a collaboration with Joanne Kyger
Nightmare Of The Violins
What The Fish Saw
He is also the author of the novel Punk Rockwell (Tropical Press, 2000).
Editorial projects include:
As Ever, Selected Poems by Joanne Kyger
Overtime, Selected Poems by Philip Whalen
His poetry books and broadsides are archived at the University of Francisco, and are held in the Special Collection libraries of Brown University, Claremont Colleges, University of Kansas, the New York Public Library, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, and UC-Santa Cruz.
He is currently living in the redwoods.
walterblue AT bigbridge DOT org