Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Tribute to Anne Waldman

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6 pm, Dia Online

Event Details 
Tuesday, May 11, 6 pm 
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Dia is pleased to announce the upcoming events in its Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. This season, instead of pairing two poets for an evening, curator Vincent Katz has chosen a format that pays tribute to five exemplary poets. For each event, a small group of readers will pay homage to one of the featured poets, followed by a reading by that poet. The featured poet for this event is Anne Waldman. 

The tribute readers for this event will be Emma Gomis, Patricia Spears Jones, Rachel Levitsky, and Eleni Sikelianos.

Anne Waldman was born in Millville, New Jersey, in 1945. Waldman is a poet, performer, professor, editor, and cultural activist. From 1966 until 1978, Waldman ran the St. Marks Poetry Project in New York City, and in 1974, together with Allen Ginsberg, cofounded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of more than forty books and has concentrated on the long poem as a cultural intervention with such projects as Marriage: A Sentence (2000) and Structure of The World Compared to a Bubble (2004) and the anti-war feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (2011). Anthologies that she has edited include Nice to See You: Homage to Ted Berrigan (1991)The Angel Hair Anthology (2001)Civil Disobediences (2004), and Beats at Naropa (2009)She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, and was appointed a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Waldman is the artistic director of the summer writing program at Naropa University and divides her time between Boulder and New York. 

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