Poetry. "In Anne Waldman's JAGUAR HARMONICS, the voice of the Ayahuasca vine, a 'person woven of sound' speaks to the poet and us: 'now you are quick, soon you will be dead'; 'you can't just go around killing and conquering persons'. And the poet asks herself, can we hear the 'mammal stealth' of these warnings? 'The suffering on this land, what done to the indigenes?' 'Men miss out in the mission in the fission if not listening.' Her listening creates a tesserae of sounds and languages for 'poetry (to) blink you awake.' A masterful web that compels us to 'put away the scriptures of doom' and 'breathe in this world this time of cosmic night.'—Cecilia Vicuña
Anne Waldman, poet, professor, performer, and cultural activist is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics. She has participated in conferences and festivals in Beijing, Berlin, Vienna, Nicaragua, and Prague and has taught recent practicums at the Zen Mountain Monastery and Naropa University. She divides her time between Boulder, Colorado, and Greenwich Village, New York.
Author City: BOULDER, CO USA