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Anne Waldman

Poet, professor and activist

Anne Waldman is a poet, teacher, and feminist, social and cultural activist. Her work as a poet began in 1970, continuing up to the recent translation in 2022 of part of her work in the bilingual anthology Become a midgnight star/ Para ser estrella a medianoche (Arrebato Libros, 2022). Waldman, always in the vanguard, has collaborated with many of the most important artists of the latter half of the 20th century and is a recipient of the American Book Award and the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award. Her work, which has been translated into many languages, has also been presented at conferences and festivals around the world. Patti Smith has called Anne Waldman’s poetry “a psychic shield for our times”. As well as being a poet, Waldman is one of the founders of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery and in 1974 she co-founded with Allen Ginsberg and Diana diPrima the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, where she continues to curate the Summer Writing Program.

Update: 5 August 2022


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Anne Waldman

"Star at Midnight", poetry recital with Eduard Escoffet, Adriano Galante, Los Sara Fontán, and Pablo Volt