The Poetry Project

Anne Waldman

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Anne Waldman is the author most recently of Rues du Monde, English and French (Apic Press, Algeria 2024), Bard, Kinetic (Coffee House 2023), a memoir with poetry, essays, interviews, Para Ser Estrella a Medianoche, English and Spanish, (Arrebato Libros, Madrid 2021) and co-editor with Emma Gomis of New Weathers: Poetics from the Naropa Archive (Nightboat 2022). The Grammy-nominated William S. Burroughs-inspired opera and movie, Black Lodge, with music by David T. Little and libretto by Waldman, premiered at Opera Philadelphia in 2022. Patti Smith has called Waldman’s album SCIAMACHY with cover and interior art by Pat Steir, 2020: “Exquisitely potent, a psychic shield for our times.” Waldman has published over 60 books of poetry, including the 1,000 page feminist epic: The Iovis Trilogy: Colors The Mechanism of Concealment which won the PEN Center Literary Award for Poetry. She was awarded the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for Lifetime Achievement in 2015. Waldman is one of the founders and a former Director of The Poetry Project at St Marks Church In-the-Bowery and a founder of the Kerouac School at Naropa University in Boulder, CO where she is the Artistic Director of the annual Summer Writing Program. Come join us at Jack Kerouac School’s 50th Anniversary this summer June 9-29: “Archive After All.”

“Anne Waldman is one of the most important and irreducible living American poets”. —Nick Sturm, Poetry Foundation, 2023.