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Anne Waldman

Autor(a) de The Beat Book

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About the Author

Anne Waldman is the author of myriad collections of poetry, the editor of numerous anthologies, the winner of the Shelley Memorial Award, and for The Iovis Trilogy, the recipient of the PEN Center USA Award for Poetry. She recently received the American Book Award for lifetime achievement from the mostrar mais Before Columbus Foundation. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the artistic director of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. mostrar menos

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Obras por Anne Waldman

The Beat Book (1996) — Editor — 257 exemplares
Fast Speaking Woman (1975) 84 exemplares
Manatee/Humanity (Poets, Penguin) (2009) 39 exemplares
Vow to Poetry (2001) 39 exemplares
Helping the Dreamer (1989) 35 exemplares
Talking Poetics from Naropa Institute Volume 1 (1978) — Editor — 33 exemplares
Iovis: All is Full of Jove (1992) 32 exemplares
Kill or Cure (Poets, Penguin) (1994) 23 exemplares
Beats at Naropa (2009) — Editor — 19 exemplares
Talking Poetics from Naropa Institute, Vol. 2 (1979) — Editor — 19 exemplares
Skin Meat Bones (1985) 18 exemplares
Gossamurmur (2013) 14 exemplares
Iovis Book II (1996) 14 exemplares
Bard, Kinetic (2023) 10 exemplares
The World Anthology (1969) — Editor — 7 exemplares
Journals and Dreams Poems (1976) 7 exemplares
Makeup on empty space: Poems (1983) 6 exemplares
The Basketball Article (1975) 5 exemplares
Thuggery and Grace (2007) 4 exemplares
Blue Mosque: Poems (1989) 4 exemplares
Fukushima Mon Amour 4 exemplares
Giant Night: Poems (1970) 4 exemplares
Dark Arcana: Afterimage or Glow (2003) 3 exemplares
Baby breakdown (1970) 3 exemplares
Matriot Acts (2010) 3 exemplares
Countries (1980) 2 exemplares
Young Manhattan (1999) 2 exemplares
Not a Male Pseudonym (1990) 2 exemplares
Zombie Dawn (2003) 2 exemplares
ZERO Vol. 5 (1981) 2 exemplares
Life notes (1973) 2 exemplares
The World Number 7 1 exemplar
Let Go 1 exemplar
In The Room 1 exemplar
Angel Hair 6. Spring 1969 (1969) — Editor — 1 exemplar
Silo #8 1 exemplar
Invention (1985) 1 exemplar
Troubairitz (1993) 1 exemplar
Sun The Blond Out (1975) 1 exemplar
Cabin (1981) 1 exemplar
Ceremonies in the Gong World (2007) 1 exemplar
Riparian 1 exemplar
Thuggery & Grace 1 1 exemplar
First baby poems (2008) 1 exemplar
Feminafesto 1 exemplar
Angle Hair 1 exemplar
Beat Roots 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuidor — 594 exemplares
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 354 exemplares
The Scripture of the Golden Eternity (City Lights Pocket Poets Series) (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições258 exemplares
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Crossing State Lines: An American Renga (2011) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2023 (The Best American Poetry series) (2023) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Pat Steir (2007) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
unmuzzled ox 13 — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Onthebus No. 8 and 9 — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Sugar, alcohol, & meat [sound recording] (1980) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root #6 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
In'hui, No.9 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Telephone #9 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Periodics, Number 5, Spring 1979 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



This is another collection that has been on my shelves for a while and that I am happy to finally get to. This is a collection of connection and entanglements, dropping references to religions and historical figures and languages around the world and weaving them in with the political and moral and environmental catastrophes of our day to illuminate the human condition -- especially the feminine. The array and pace of the references can be dizzying -- this seems like poetry best experienced as spoken performance.… (mais)
greeniezona | May 11, 2023 |
I started reading this bk b/c I was en route to Naropa to do a presentation in Amy Catanzano's class & a 'performance' at the PAC (Performing Arts Center) there. As such. I wanted to inundate myself in things-Naropa. My reading of it coincided w/ the flight there, the visit there, the flight home, & the 1st day of my being home.

I have mixed feelings about the 'Beats'. The one or 2 novels I read by Kerouac as a teenager struck me as mediocre. The poets never interested me much. Even though I respect Ginsberg somewhat as a political activist, I've still never read a bk by him - although I've read individual poems, etc..

Burroughs, on the other hand, has been very important to me. Nonetheless, Burroughs' shooting of his wife has always struck me as colossally stupid & his heroin addiction, despite all the negative things he sd about it, was still widely influential in glamorizing heroin use - another thing I find colossally stupid.

Making matters worse for me personally is that I grew up in BalTimOre where the 'Beat'-influenced poetics scene was largely apolitical & was mainly interested in alcohol & heroin abuse & the use of simple vocabularies. BalTimOre had multiple poetics 'scenes' & I did feel some solidarity w/ the Beat/Bukowski influenced folks but more w/ the visual/sound/'language' folks. These latter were more embracing of larger vocabularies & more experimental form. For me, the 'Beat' poets are a pretty unimaginative bunch, formally - despite imaginative & radical lifestyles.

Those disclaimers aside, I read this bk w/ substantial interest. For one thing, it consists of transcripts from Naropa University's Audio Archives - an endangered species of profound importance. In fact, for me, one of the highlights of this bk is Steven Taylor's "Remember the Future: Archival Poetics and the War on Memory" in wch the value of Naropa's archive specifically & such archives generally is strongly addressed & supported. Diane de Prima's memories are similarly valuable.

This bk is an invaluable resource for those interested in the 'Beats' - esp b/c it doesn't always come from the expected direction. Take this exchange:

"BURKE: Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Looking back, how do you see their place in history?

"SANDERS: I usually don't talk about the Yippies. You know they say politics make strange bedfellows." [..] "Abbie was the Jim Thorpe of the radicals. He was incredibly talented; he was very brilliant. He just didn't believe in himself as an artist. And so he didn't take his writing seriously." [..] "Unfortunately though, he couldn't ever slow down enough to pay attention to art, [to] creative writing."

I find this exchange fascinating partially b/c I have great respect for Hoffman & partially b/c I find it somewhat interesting that Ed Sanders seems to be emphasizing art over activism - wch I'm not sure I'd do. I like Hoffman's writing - but if Hoffman had been only a writer instead of primarily a political activist I wdn't be nearly as interested in him. It's the people who're actually out there in the world doing things that I think are the most 'important'.

The chapter entitled ""Frightened Chrysanthemums": Poets' Colloquium" was yet-another thing here that interested me greatly. Perhaps the highlight of it for me was the aspect where one gets to read the progress of Burroughs' absorption of the idea of having a meditative practice w/o his typewriter present - an idea he's initially resistant to. To see that such an acerbic, critical, & highly stubborn thinker was capable of changing his opinion in a dialog is one of the best signs of how intelligent he really was.
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tENTATIVELY | 2 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2022 |
The sheer musicality of Waldman's verse is so addictive, it makes skimming through this book of chants a delight. Even though (and I'm sure Waldman would agree) these verses are not meant to be solely read, but meant to be heard and performed, one can still appreciate the "beat" and passion put behind these words from reading them. To really get the feel of the beat, her best and in my opinion most accessible chants are the ones with heavy repetition on key words or phrases. I look at the poems "Lady Tactics" and "Musical Garden" and really can feel the tempo clicking away. As for the context of the poems, I really can't relate or say that I totally follow her, but I don't think that doesn't mean I can't enjoy these poems. I encourage anyone trying to get into the beat poetry style to check her stuff out, and better yet, if you can see her perform, or find recordings of her reciting her poems, you can really get an idea of what Anne Waldman is all about.… (mais)
WashburnJ | 1 outra crítica | Sep 11, 2012 |
Honestly, it's hard to know why this book even exists. In its 227 pages most serious consideration of the Beats is put-aside in favor of much post-adolescent ancestor-worship and too many prematurely senescent remisniscences about bed-hopping and poetry-faking. Only two chapters are exempt from this stricture, and even one of them (Junior Burke's skillful interview of Ed Sanders) leaves us wondering why we should be taking this guy seriously any more, no matter how cool he seemed about fifty (!) years ago. This collection is another sad proof of the dictum that paper will put-up with anything that's printed on it.… (mais)
HarryMacDonald | 2 outras críticas | Jul 8, 2012 |


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