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Manatee/Humanity: Poetry Performance

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Episode Summary
Waldman-- a \"Cat 4 hurricane of unchained imagination, curiosity, and invention, political rage and erotic elation.\"-draws on animal lore, animal encounters, dreams, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and Buddhist ritual in her new investigative hybrid-poem exploring the nuances of inter-species communication and compassion

Participant(s) Bio
Anne Waldman, a widely acclaimed poet, editor, performer, teacher, and activist, is the author of more than forty books and small press editions of poetry. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award and the Shelly Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Waldman is the co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, where she a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Summer Writing Program. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, and New York City.