11 Facts About Anne Waldman


In 1974, with Trungpa, Ginsberg, and others, Anne Waldman founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where she remains a Distinguished Professor of Poetics and the Director of Naropa's celebrated Summer Writing Program.

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Anne Waldman reveled in the experience, and she often thought of recreating the poetry caravan.

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Anne Waldman is particularly interested in the performance of her poetry: she considers performance a "ritualized event in time, " and she expresses the energy of her poetry through exuberant breathing, chanting, singing, and movement.

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Anne Waldman has been quoted, describing growing up in Greenwich Village in the early sixties, “we benefited from the trials of young women who had struggled to be creative and assertive before us, and we were certainly aware of the exciting artistic and liberal heritage of our New York environs and yet many of us fell into the same retrograde traps.

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Anne Waldman is the editor of several volumes relating to modern, postmodern, and contemporary poetry.

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Anne Waldman has been a Fellow at the Emily Harvey Foundation and the Bellagio Center in Italy .

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Anne Waldman's has held residencies at the Christian Woman's University of Tokyo ; the Schule fur Dichtung in Vienna ; the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey .

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Anne Waldman's has served as an advisor to the Prazska Skola Projekt in Prague, the Study Abroad on the Bowery, and has been a faculty member in the New England College Low Residency MFA Program .

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Anne Waldman's is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Contemporary Artists Foundation, and the Poetry Foundation.

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Anne Waldman won the International Poetry Championship Bout in Taos, New Mexico twice.

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In 2011, Anne Waldman was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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