Caroline Bergvall & Jerome Rothenberg

Photo: Christa Holka

Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall is an award-winning poet and sound artist, of French-Norwegian background based in London, UK. She works across artforms, media and languages; and outputs alternate between books, collaborative performances and language installations. Her pieces and essays have been translated into many languages. Her publications include Drift (recipient of the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry, 2017), Meddle English: New and Selected Texts (recently translated into French: L’Anglais Mêlé, 2018), a collection of
early interdisciplinary pieces Fig (2005) as well as the DVD Ghost Pieces: five language-based installations (2010). She is the first recipient of the Art Literary prize Prix Littéraire Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017). Recent commissions include the multi-voice work Conference of the Birds, Dublin ILF (2019); and the
broadcast soundwork Oh My Oh My for Documenta14, Kassel/Athens (2017). She was the director of Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts (1995–2000), co-Chair of the MFA in Writing, Bard College (2005–2007) and Judith E. Wilson Fellow in Poetry and Drama at the University of Cambridge (2012–2013). Currently Visiting Professor in Medieval Studies at King’s College London. Forthcoming Autumn 2019: Alisoun Sings (Nightboat), the final book in her trilogy of pieces inspired by medieval and contemporary sources.

Photo Credit: Dirk Skiba

Jerome Rothenberg

Jerome Rothenberg is an internationally celebrated poet, translator, anthologist, and performer with over ninety books of poetry and twelve assemblages of traditional and avant-garde poetry such as Technicians of the Sacred and Poems for the Millennium. Recent books of poetry include A Field on Mars (in English and French), The President of Desolation, The Mystery of False Attachments, and Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader. He is currently assembling a transnational anthology of North and South American poetry “from origins to present.” He will be launching two titles at The Poetry Project on October 9: The President of Desolation (Black Widow Press) and The Mystery of False Attachments (Word Palace).