Anne Waldman

Anne Waldman

It’s Anne Waldman’s birthday today.

Most recently, we’ve featured her intro to the Beat Outsider art show – “Beat Art Work -Power of The Gaze” 
and her intro to Pat Thomas’ archival compendium,  Material Wealth – Mining The Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg 

Her performance of Allen’s “Pentagon Exorcism” (the track included on the Fall of America –  tribute volume II) may be viewed here 

Previous Anne Waldman birthday postings can be found here, here, and  here
and here, here, here and here
and here,  here,  herehere, and here

Her reading in 1977 with Allen can be heard here – (see also here (three years earlier, a memorable Naropa reading with Allen and Diane di Prima)

Back in December 2015, we featured a posting on the comprehensive on-line celebration of her work (that took place on the occasion of her 70th birthday) –  “Keeping The World Safe For Poetry”

More recently, May 2021, Vincent Katz, convened a gathering for the DIA Foundation (featuring Emma Gomis, Patricia Spears Jones, Rachel Levitsky, and Eleni Sikelianos
– see here

Alystyre Julian’s film Outrider (we’re very much looking forward to) becomes tantalizingly close to completion

Here’s Anne reading 50 years ago in San Francisco:

Here’s Anne reading in Paris, more recently, last year (with French translation by Vincent Broqua) for Double Change:

Upcoming (this Saturday, April 4th) at Flow Chart space – a reading with the legendary Gerard Malanga

and upcoming (April 10th), courtesy the St Marks Poetry Project, in celebration of Alice’s new collection, Being Reflected On – more transatlantic Anne Waldman –  a reading with Alice Notley – see here

Alice Notley & Anne Waldman

Anne’s most recent major collection, Bard, Kinetic – “a multifaceted portrait of her life and praxis as a groundbreaking poet” (including invaluable autobiographical recollection) came out in January of last year and is essential reading

Lindsey Scharold interviews her about that volume – here

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