Anne Waldman’s 75th Birthday (Anne & Allen)

Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg (with, in the background, Nanao Sakaki), Prague 1990 – photo by Jaroslav Kratochivil

Anne Waldman‘s birthday today – Happy 75

Allen and Anne reading (vintage audio) – here 

Anne and Allen lecturing on Dharma Poetics – here

Allen on Anne (classroom teaching at Naropa,1976) – here

Anne on Allen  (from spontaneous remarks at Tennessee Tech,, 2010) – here

“So Ambrose [my son] and I actually visited him in the hospital and he was so concerned about everyone else. He was talking to his friends asking them. “What do you need? Do you need money? How can I help you?  I’m going to die but I want to do what I can.”  I mean, it was a really shining example of generosity at a difficult time, and anyway, that’s a little..”        No, we were. . we were, you know, we were arrested in Rocky Flats together, and  I traveled with him many places, watched him on stage, watched him be this extraordinary ambassador for sanity and peace and justice, and fighting for civil rights and freedom of speech and (you still cannot play his poem “Howl” on the radio, between the hours of, I think, 6 a.m and 10 p.m..  So censorship), just watching him in very, you know,  particular situations, be, you know, at his best.”

Anne’s oral history (from Harpers, 2018)  –  (what an extraordinary story!) – here

Saluting an indefatigable spirit and her vow to poetry
Keeping the world safe for poetry”

Anne Waldman. photo: Greg Fuchs

Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman

Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, Boulder, Colorado, 1980. Photographer unknown (via

Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, New York City, 1980. Photo: Louis Cartwright

Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg, Naropa Institute, Boulder Colorado, 1994. Photographer unknown (via

Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, 1977. Photographer unknown (via

Allen Ginsberg & Anne Waldman, Schule für dichtung, Wien, Vienna, 1993. Photographer unknown – (via

Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg, 1995. Photographer unknown (via

Anne Waldman & Allen Ginsberg,  Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, 1979.  Photo:  Cynthia MacAdams

Anne Waldman, orator poet directress of Naropa Institute Poetics School at Jane Faigao’s table, August 15th 1985. Robert Frank’s The Americans under her wrist. (Ginsberg caption) photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate


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