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Anne Waldman

Anne Waldman is a poet, performer, professor, editor and cultural activist. Waldman has been an active member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry community for over 40 years. She is the author of over forty books of poetry. She has also collaborated on several scripts with filmmaker Ed Bowes, and several CDs, including “Eye of The Falcon” and “Matching Half” with her son, musician/composer Ambrose Bye. Waldman also collaborated with several dancers and artists. She is the co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the renowned Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she is Chair and Artistic Director of The Summer Writing Program. Waldman is the co-editor of numerous anthologies including Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action, and Beats at Naropa and essays, magazines and zines. She has worked with poetry-in-performance much of her career and has concentrated on the long poem as a cultural intervention.

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