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Anne Waldman is a poet, performer, professor, curator, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg and Diane di Prima of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, where she has worked for forty-seven years. Author of more than fifty publications of poetry, her most recent works include Sanctuary (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020); Songs of the Sons and Daughters of Buddha (co-translated with Andrew Schelling, Shambhala, 2020); the album SCIAMACHY, produced by Fast Speaking Music and Levy Gorvy Gallery, and which includes Laurie Anderson and William Parker, among others (Fast Speaking Music, 2020); Trickster Feminism (Penguin Books, 2018); Extinction Aria (Pied Oxen, 2017); Voice’s Daughter of a Heart Yet To Be Born (Coffee House, 2016); CROSS WORLDS: Transcultural Poetics (Coffee House Press, 2014); Gossamurmur (Penguin Poets, 2013). She recently published the bilingual poetry selection Mundo Aparte/Offworld with Sonámbulos Ediciones (Spain) & Pinsapo Press (New York). Forthcoming works include: BARD, Kinetic (Coffee House, 2022), and The New Weathers (Nightboat, 2022). During sequester she has been doing programs with the Brooklyn Rail, University of Santa Cruz, DIA Foundation, Naropa University ’s Carrier Waves Summer Program, and memorial events for Diane di Prima, Lewis Warsh, John Giorno, and Miguel Algarin.
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