A POETRY SYMPOSIUM ON KENNETH REXROTH
PROGRAM


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The 20th Anniversary Celebration of
Kanda University of International Studies Founding

A POETRY SYMPOSIUM ON
KENNETH REXROTH

HIS VISIONARY INTERACTIONS WITH JAPAN

Lectures, Roundtables, Performances, Exhibition,
and Film Commemorating Bilingually the Life and
Work of the Eminent East-West Poet,
Translator, and Critic

At Millennium House on KUIS campus Access
Saturday, October 6,  and
Sunday, October 7 (Morning / Afternoon), 2007

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2007
13:00-13:15 Welcoming Addresses by
   KUIS President, Masato AKAZAWA
   Director of the KUIS Library, Noboru HAMANAKA
 

REXROTH’S LIFE, DEATH, AND IMMORTALITY
Program Moderator: John SOLT

13:15-13:45 AN I-THOU DIALOGUE WITH KENNETH REXROTH Morgan GIBSON  
13:45-14:15 WITH A TABLOID BIOGRAPHER WHO NEEDS AN OEUVRE?
 : critically reviews Linda HAMALIAN’s
  Life of Kenneth REXROTH
John SOLT  
14:15-14:45 KENNETH REXROTH AND HOMOSEXUALITY Tetsuya TAGUCHI  
14:45-15:45 KENNETH REXROTH’S PRECIPITATING AND DISSOLVING INTO HIS CREATIVE WORK Rachelle K. LERNER Info.

ROUNDTABLE IN ENGLISH

15:45-17:00 REASSESSING REXROTH’S IDEAS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARY APPLICABILITY
Info.

THE KUIS KENNETH REXROTH POETRY CONTEST

17:00-18:00  

A FILM of the KENNETH REXROTH CENTENARY CELEBRATION

18:00-19:00

Beyond Baroque Poetry Center, Venice, California, 12/10/05.
Michael C. Ford, Curator.

Info.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2007: Morning

TEAM READINGS OF REXROTH'S POEMS
AND JAPANESE TRANSLATIONS OF THEM

10:00-10:40 Tetsuya TAGUCHI, Taylor MIGNON, and Misako YARITA, Coordinators
 
10:40-12:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1
  KENNETH REXROTH AND JAPAN

Sanehide KODAMA

 
ROUNDTABLE IN JAPANESE:
  WHAT ROAD DID REXROTH POINT TO ?
   Moderated by Tetsuya TAGUCHI
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2
  KENNETH REXROTH AND BASIC ENGLISH

Yuzuru KATAGIRI

 
From DRIFTING FIRES
: readings from an original Noh play
   by Janine BEICHMAN,

 containing a Rexroth poem,
   translated by Shinobu TANAHASHI.
 
12:30-13:40 LUNCHEON MIXER

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2007: Afternoon

REXROTHIANS IN ABSENTIA

13:40-14:00

1) From KENNETH REXROTH
  : EXPERIENCE AS CONSEQUENTIAL,
   by Barbara SZERLIP
          Read by Rachelle LERNER.
2) From THE GOOD DAYS (poem)
  and REXROTH ONLINE (essay),
   by Karl YOUNG, read on his 60th birthday
          by Morgan GIBSON

 
14:00-14:20

MORE ON THE JAPAN CONNECTION: POETS CARRYING THE REXROTH FLAME

 
14:20-14:30

“Kenneth Rexroth’s Epiphany,” a deathbed poem

 

REXROTH’S POETRY WITH MUSIC

14:30-15:00

THOU SHALT NOT KILL, Rexroth’s Anti-War Elegy for Dylan THOMAS

Misako YARITA performing
Katue KITASONO’s translation of it,
accompanied by percussionist Michitaka MATSUDA
 
15:00-15:30

REXROTH’S EROTIC “MARICHIKO POEMS”
SUNG WITH SELF-ACCOMPANIMENT ON THE SHAMISEN

 
15:30-16:30

KAZUKO SHIRAISHI PERFORMING HER POETRY, with Reminiscences of Kenneth REXROTH.

 
FINALE

ANNOUNCEMENT

(The program is subject to change.)

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