Anne Waldman is an active member of the Outrider experimental poetry movement, and has been connected to the Beat movement and the second generation of the New York School. She has published over forty books of poetry, including Voice’s Daughter of a Heart Yet to be Born (2016); Gossamurmur (2013); The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (2011); Manatee/Humanity (2009); Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble (2004); In the Room of Never Grieve: New and Selected Poems, 1985–2003 2003); Dark Arcana / Afterimage or Glow (2003), with photographs by Patti Smith; Vow to Poetry (2001); Marriage: A Sentence (2000); Kill or Cure (1994); Iovis: All Is Full of Love (1993); Fast Speaking Woman (1974); and Baby Breakdown (1970). Her work can also be found in numerous films, videos, and sound recordings.
Her commitment to poetry extends beyond her own work to her support of alternative poetry communities. She was one of the founders and directors of The Poetry Project at St. Marks’s Church In-the-Bowery. She also co-founded with Allen Ginsberg and Diane diPrima the celebrated Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, the first Buddhist inspired University in the western hemisphere, in 1974. She is a Distinguished Professor of Poetics at Naropa and continues to work to preserve the school’s substantial literary/oral archive and curate the celebrated Summer Writing Program.
Waldman is a recipient of the Before Columbus Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, bestowed on her by Ishmael Reed, American Book Award’s Lifetime Achievement, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, and has served six years as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. The Huffington Post named her one of the top advocates for American poetry.
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