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Anne Waldman has been speaking about the "outrider" tradition since 1974 when she and Allen Ginsberg founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa, a Buddhist-inspired university in Boulder, Colorado. This book gathers essays, poems and rants, an interview with her by Matthew Cooperman, and an interview by her with Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal in an

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Paperback, 178 pages
Published December 16th 2006 by La Alameda Press
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I picked this up after a reading, and I'm glad that I did. It feels like a family album you peruse remembering and also becoming acquainted and reacquainted with significant situations in a life of poetic art.

I found a number of poets here to read and think about, people like Jack Spicer and Lorine Niedecker. There's a page-long list of women poets to read. This is a thick album of a book, a lot of history.

Waldman has a poem or two in the March 2014 issue of poetry along with many other poets wh
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Anne Waldman was part of the late Sixties poetry scene in the East Village. She ran the St. Mark's Church Poetry Project, and gave exuberant, highly physical readings of her own work.

She became a Buddhist, worshipping with the Tibetan Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who would also become Allen Ginsberg's guru. She and Ginsberg worked together to create a poetry school, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembo
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