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
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Anne Waldman is a prolific poet, performer, professor, literary curator, and cultural activist. She was one of the founders of the Poetry Project at St Mark's Church In-the- Bowery, and worked there a decade. She founded The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with Allen Ginsberg and Diana di Prima in 1974. She has continued to work with the Kerouac School as a Distinguished Professor of Poetics and Artistic Director of its Summer Writing Program. She is the author most recently of Trickster Feminism (Penguin 2018), Sanctuary (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020) the Forthcoming Bard, Kinetic (Coffee House Press, 2023) and co-translator of The Songs of the Sons and Daughter Of Buddha (Shambhala, 2020).