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Living Writers: Anne Waldman

October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm  |  Virtual Event


Anne Waldman: Poet, performer, professor, literary curator, cultural activist has been a prolific poet and performer for many years, creating radical new hybrid forms for the long poem, both serial and narrative, as with Marriage: A Sentence, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, and Manatee/Humanity, and Gossamurmur, all published by Penguin Poets. She is also the author of the magnum opus The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press 2011), which won the PEN Center 2012 Award for Poetry. She was one of the founders of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, and The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with Allen Ginsberg and Diana di Prima in 1974. She continues to work with the Kerouac School as a Distinguished Professor of Poetics and Artistic Director of its Summer Writing Program. Her forthcoming books are Bard, Kinetic (Coffee House, 2021) and Mesopotopia (Penguin, 2022).


LIVING WRITERS FALL 2020: SEEING RED—RAGE, WRITING, ART features contemporary poets, cultural critics, performance and visual artists interrogating rage, its call and possibilities, rendered across an array of works (text, installation, and performance) exploring rage’s circumstances, effects, and configurations through poetry, prose, and interdisciplinary modes.


October 15, 2020
7:00 pm