The Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University is celebrating its 40th year on the planet. Founded by Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg and Diane di Prima, the vision of an interactive, cross-genre, contemplative zone for writing and poetics has flourished and thrived all of these years. Celebrate with some of the people who made and continue to make it “the zone” that it is! With Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Samuel R. Delany, Brenda Coultas, Bob Holman, Erica Hunt, Eileen Myles, Ammiel Alcalay, David Henderson, Lewis Warsh, Edwin Torres, Julie Patton, Nicole Peyrafitte, Fast Speaking Music, Lee Ann Brown, and more tba.
BEFORE THE READING!
Another Naropa at 40 event is taking place at The Graduate Center/Center for Humanities, co-presented by The Poetry Project:
1-3pm: History, Lineage & Archive and Pedagogy
Featuring: Alan Gilbert, David Henderson, Vincent Katz, Rachel Levitsky, Eileen Myles, Jena Osman, and Anne Waldman (Moderator).
3:30-5:30pm: Performance & Outcomes in the Anthropocene
Featuring: Ammiel Alcalay (Moderator), Erica Hunt, Michelle Naka Pierce, Lisa Jarnot, Matvei Yankelevich, Peter Hale, and Anne Waldman.