Uri Hertz


Uri Hertz is a poet, performer, critic and editor. He is known for founding (w/Doren Robbins) and editing Third Rail, an international literary/arts magazine published in the 1970s and 80s. Hertz continues Third Rail online at www.literatureandarts.com, featuring a new festschrift for Kenneth Rexroth. He presented findings from his research on the impact of Rexroth’s jazz poetry on the 1950’s San Francisco literary bohemia at the 2011 PAMLA Symposium at Claremont College. Hertz’s own recorded work in poetry & jazz was released as a CD under the title Inner Cities. His book, Poems Torn from a Life, published by highmoonoon press, was used as a textbook in a Special Lectures on American Literature course taught by Prof. Tetsuya Taguchi, Dean, Graduate School of Letters at Kobe University, Japan. Hertz presented his “Artaud in Mexico” essay at Stanford University and gave a series of lectures on “Walter Benjamin in Baudelaire’s Paris” at the New College of California.

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