On Tuesday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m., New York poet and activist Anne Waldman reads from and discusses her recent book Manatee/Humanity and her ongoing project Iovis: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment. She will be accompanied by her son Ambrose Bye on piano. Robert Polito, director of the Writing Program at The New School, moderates this event, which will take place in Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor.
Waldman directed the St. Mark’s Poetry Project from 1966 until 1978, in close association with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and others. With Ginsberg she founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Colorado, where she is currently director of the Writing and Poetics MFA program. Waldman has received many awards and honors for her poetry, including the Dylan Thomas Memorial Award, Poets Foundation Award, and National Literary Anthology Award.
Admission is $5, and free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID. Riggio Forum events are presented by the Len and Louise Riggio Writing and Democracy Initiative at The New School.