Poetry Reading & Performance Celebrating the Poetry of Anne Waldman, ALA Conference, San Francisco, CA
Special event Celebrating the Poetry of Anne Waldman
ALA Conference, Pacific D
May 26-29, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Poetry Reading & Performance: Anne Waldman, with Maria Damon, Laura Hinton, Dean Kritikos, and Estíbaliz Encarnación-Pinedo
The panelists who earlier discuss Anne Waldman’s work in an academic forum this day will join Waldman for an evening group poetry event, featuring hybrid forms and performance-ensemble work. Bring a drink from the ALA reception and drop by for this innovative poetry of performance, multi-media, and collaboration.
Anne Waldman is an internationally recognized and acclaimed poet, scholar, editor, teacher, performer, infra-structure curator, and cultural/political activist. She is the author of more than 40 books, including the mini-classic Fast Speaking Woman; a collection of essays entitled Vow to Poetry; and several selected poems editions including Helping the Dreamer, Kill or Cure, and In the Room of Never Grieve. Her monumental anti-war feminist epic recently out from Coffee House Press is entitled The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment, which was a 25-year project. One of the founders and directors of The Poetry Project at St. Marks’s Church In-the-
Bowery in New York, Waldman also co-founded with Allen Ginsberg the celebrated Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in 1974. She is now a Distinguished Professor of Poetics at Naropa and continues to work to preserve the school’s substantial literary/oral archive as well directing its summer writing program. She has been a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, a fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Found ation in Umbria, and has held the Emily Harvey residency in Venice. Her work has been translated into numerous languages.