Anne Waldman

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

c/o Naropa University
Boulder, CO 80302

Author's Bio

Poetry is a path of practice, devotion, performance and community in my case. From years working at The Poetry Project at St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in NYC to the founding and continuing work at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Cultural activism seems relevant and keeping the world safe for poetry. See links to Fast Speaking Music and website

Publications & Prizes


Civil Disobediences: Poetics & Politics in Action, Co-editor:AW (Coffee House Press, 2004)
The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press, 2011)
Manatee/Humanity (Penguin Poets, 2009)

Spoken Word

Structure Of the World Compared To A Bubble (Penguin Poets, 2004)
In the Room of Never Grieve (Coffee House Press, 2003)
Marriage: A Sentence (Penguin Poets, 2002)
Fast Speaking Woman (City Lights, 1997)
Iovis: All Is Full of Jove, Books I and II (Coffee House Press, 1997)
Kill Or Cure (Penguin, 1996)
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Prizes won: 

Pen American Center Award for Poetry 2012 forThe Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment
Guggenheim Fellowship 2013.
Shelley Memorial Award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Kind One by Laird Hunt, Hello, The Roses by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Memory for Forgetfulness by Mahmoud Darwish, Songs of Kabir by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Reading Descartes Otherwise by Kyoo Lee

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Last update: May 01, 2013