Anne Waldman

Anne Waldman most recent book is IOVIS (Coffee House Press). She is the Director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute and recently co-edited a book of lectures from the Naropa poetics program, to be published by the University of New Mexico Press.

Magazine Arts & Culture

Soteriology & Apotheosis

if you could imagine, or visualize the entire Wheel of Time mandala in the drop the size of amustard seed at the tip on one’s nose & see the whites of the eyes of 722deitiesall rooting for the enlightened you the wide-awake you if you could imagine an enemy who would it be? visualize the […]

By Anne Waldman

Magazine Arts & Culture

Mind is Shapely, Art is Shapely

GARY SNYDER asked his teacher Oda Sesso Roshi, “Sometimes I write poetry, is that all right?” Oda laughed and said, “It’s all right as long as it comes out of your true self.” He also said, “You know, poets have to play a lot, asobi.” The word asobi has the implication of wandering the bars […]

By Anne Waldman
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