Anne Waldman‘s birthday today. It’s become a regular feature here on the Allen Ginsberg Project. See earlier Anne Waldman birthday celebrations here, here, here, here, and here
Her reading in 1977 with Allen can be heard here – (see also here and here).
A more recent (December 2015) posting on the comprehensive on-line celebration of her work (on the occasion of her 70th birthday) on Jim Cohn‘s Napalm Health Spa can be viewed here
and for more – much more – go here to her official web-site
Anne Waldman, this past November, pitching for Naropa’s Jack Kerouac school – here – (And I think another slogan, for Allen and I, early on, was, you know, “We want poetry to wake the world up to itself”..)
and, from the same session, “Anthropocene Blues”
“Ambrose (my son) and I actually visited him in hospital and he was so concerned abouy everybody else. He was phoning his friends, saying, “What do you need? Do you need money? how can I help you? I’m going to die, but I want tp do whag I can. I mean it was a really shining example of generosity at a difficult time. Anyway, we were, you know, arrested at Rocky F;ats together, and I traveled with him many places, watched him on stage, watched him be thus extraordinary ambassador for sanity and peace and justice and fighting for civil rights and freedom of speech (I mean you still can’t play his poem “Howl” on the radio, between the hours of, I think, 6 a.m. and 10 p.m,that sort of thing, so censorship, so just watching him, you know, in very particular situations, be, you know, be at his best”