Happy Birthday, Anne Waldman – Allen’s “spiritual wife”, as she has occasionally been called, the co-creator of the Jack Kerouac School (of Disembodied Poetics) at Naropa University (not to mention, primary force of the St Marks Poetry Project) – [hats off too, incidentally, to Joel Oppenheimer, the first director, in the genesis of that venerable institution].
Since then, well, yet another whole year has gone by, and she shows no signs of slowing down. First and foremost, she has now got her own web-site (and that can be accessed here).
A few 2012-2013 manifestations – Anne sings William Blake’s “Garden of Love” (in Allen’s tuning) at the recent Holy Soul Jelly Roll Ginsberg Recordings launch here (her version of “Bardo Corridor”, with the “Waldman Family Band”, from the same occasion, can be accessed here).
Anne’s recent appearance on the University of Georgia’s “Unscripted” interview-show (interviewed by Alan Flurry) can be seen here.
Another interview/conversation (with Sarah Messer of One Pause Poetry) can be seen here.
A reading in Ann Arbor (at Metal) last April begins with “Mourning Song for Akilah (Oliver)” and can be viewed here.
“Performing Texts”, a performance at the University of Richmond can be seen here –