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April 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Anne Waldman is a celebrated poet, performer, professor, editor, and cultural activist. She is the former director and founder of The Poetry Project at St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery and cofounder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, where she is a Distinguished Professor of poetics and artistic director of the Summer Writing Program.
Waldman is the author of over 40 books of poetry including the hybrid narrative poemManatee/Humanity (2009) and the feminist 1,000-page epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (2011), which won the 2012 PEN Center USA Award for Poetry.
She is known for her magnetizing public performances and frequently collaborates with musicians and dancers including Meredith Monk, Thurston Moore, and her son, Ambrose Bye.
Waldman will sign copies of her books following the lecture.
This event is cosponsored by the MFA in Writing Program.