Please join The Poetry Project as we launch our first ever gala in celebration of our 50th Anniversary. The gala will honor poet and former Artistic Director of The Poetry Project, Anne Waldman. With performances by Laurie Anderson, Yoshiko Chuma, and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.
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7 – 8pm // Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
8 – 9pm // Toast by Ron Padgett and performances, hosted by Bob Holman
9:30pm – midnight // After party with DJ A. Radovski
Anne Waldman has published more than 40 books of poetry, including the monumental feminist epic, The Iovis Trilogy (Coffee House Press, 2011). She is a poet and teacher, and with Allen Ginsberg co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1974. She was the Artistic Director of The Poetry Project from 1968-1978. Over the course of her career, Waldman has been an active member of the Outrider experimental poetry community as a writer, performer, collaborator, professor, editor, scholar, and cultural/political activist. To learn more, visit her website: annewaldman.org
Laurie Anderson is a performance artist, composer, and writer whose work explores a remarkable range of media and subject matter.
Yoshiko Chuma (conceptual artist, choreographer/artistic director of The School of Hard Knocks) has been a firebrand in the post-modern dance scene of New York City since the 1980s.
A writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). She was born and raised in Harlem.
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