Anne Waldman makes a special appearance tonight in honor of Small Press Traffic's 25th anniversary. There's too much to say about Waldman! She's a poet, performer, teacher, Distinguished Professor of Poetics at the Naropa University where she founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with Allen Ginsberg in 1974. She has written over 30 books & pamphlets of poetry including Troubairitz, Kill or Cure, Iovis Books I & II, Young Mazhattan(with Bill Berkson). Forthcoming from Penguin Poets is her new full-length poem, Marriage: A Sentence. In addition, she is a noted editor, with many publications including Disembodied Poetics: Annals Of The Jack Kerouac School with Andrew Schelling and The Beat Book. Winner of the Shelley Memorial Prize, she has done collaborative projects recently with artists George Schneeman, Susan Rothenberg & Richard Tuttle, and is currently guest director of the Schule fur Dichtung in Vienna, Austria. She has never given the same reading twice, so we don't know quite what to expect, but the hot money says that you've never felt anything like the roller-coaster of swoops, dives, tremolo, atman, fire-walking, fast talking, seven elements of history, myth, gossip, magic, enchantment and theatrical power that you will hear tonight.
November 19, 1999