Michael Rothenberg, Editor
Photograph by Ira Cohen
"Rothenberg's PUNK ROCKWELL follows and breaks all the rules of fiction simultaneously. A slow-motion, spiraling bullet aimed right between the eyes...original with a capital O."
-Michael Largo, author Southern Comfort
"Michael Rothenberg has one of those
genius takes on language. . .
-Jack Collom, author 8-Ball
-David Meltzer author The Agency Trilogy
-Lyn Hejinian, Author
Michael Rothenberg is a poet, songwriter, and editor and co-founder 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 poems have appeared
in many journals including 2river View, Beehive, Berkeley
Poetry Review, Bolinas Heresay News, Blue Book, Cafe Review,
The Cortland Review, The Duct Tape Press, Exquisite Corpse, Ironwood,
Jacket, Isibongo, Lungfull!, Limestone Magazine, Light and Dust@Grist
Mobile Anthology of Poetry, Lynx: Poetry From Bath, Melic Review,
Moveo Angelus, Mudlark, Mungo vs Ranger, Octavo, Pearl, The Poetry
Kit, Prosodia, Pyrowords, Riding The Meridian, Rolling Stock,
Southern Ocean Review, Sycamore Review, Ygdrasil, Zuzu's Petals
Quarterly Online and Zyzzyva.
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.
His songs have appeared in Hollywood Pictures' Shadowhunter and Black Day, Blue Night, and most recently, TriStar Pictures' Outer Ozona. Other songs have been recorded on CDs including: The Darkest Part of The Night by Bob Malone, Difficult Woman by Renee Geyer, Global Blues Deficit by Cody Palance, The Woodys by The Woodys, and a soon to be released CD by Johnny Lee Schell. He is editor of Overtime: Selected Poems by Philip Whalen (Viking Penguin, 1999), and most recently As Ever: Selected Poems by Joanne Kyger (Penguin Books), due out Summer 2002.
His novel Punk Rockwell was published recently by Tropical Press, and his The Paris Journals was published by Fish Drum, Inc. in 2000.