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Friday, November 4th, 2011
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Anne Waldman
Socratic Rap
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  • Renowned Beat-era feminist poet & performance artist will read works that are a result of collaborations with visual artists such as Red Grooms, Elizabeth Murray, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir & Richard Tuttle.

    Celebrated GRANARY BOOKS produced editions with Carolee Schneeman, Susan Rothenberg & Donna Dennis.

    Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (2004, 7 min.) and Screen Screen Text  (8 min.) -- two short videos made in collaboration with spouse Ed Bowe -- will also be screened.

    Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment is a stinging film on the U.S. imprisonment at Guantanamo Prison, with music by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

    Participating Artists

    Anne Waldman
                 Anne Waldman                      Anne Waldman with Alan Ginsberg

    Poet, performer, professor, cultural activist, Waldman is the celebrated author of over 40 books of poetry, most recently the hybrid ecological poem Manatee/Humanity (Penguin Poets, 2009) and the thousand page anti-war epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press, 2011). Her other books include Fast Speaking Woman (City Lights, S.F.), Marriage: A Sentence (Penguin) and, In the Room of Never Grieve: Selected Poems (Coffee House Press).  She is the winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, and has recently been appointed a Chancellor to the Academy of American Poets. She is the co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the  Buddhist inspired Naropa University Boulder, Colorado where she is a Distinguished Professor and Artistic Director of the Summer Writing Program.  She is the co-editor of Civil Disobediences:  Poetics and Politics in Action,  and Beats at Naropa, collections of essays from the Kerouac School Archive.  Her play Red Noir was produced by the Living Theatre in New York in 2010, and she has collaborated with numerous artists, writers and composers, including work with her son  composer Ambrose Bye on the CDs “Matching Half” and “The Milk of Universal Kindness”. She has recently presented work at festivals  and conferences in China, India, Paris, Nicaragua and Montreal.

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