Thursday, February 11, 2010
Poet Anne Waldman reads at Cornelia St. Cafe Feb. 26
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
6 PM | CORNELIA STREET CAFE
SON OF A PONY POETRY SERIES
Anne Waldman, poet
Devin Brahja Waldman, sax
NYC's Best Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges & Jackie Sheeler
Anne Waldman is a poet & teacher, and with Allen Ginsberg co-founded of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1974. She was born April 2, 1945 in Millville, New Jersey. During the late Sixties she ran the St. Mark's Church Poetry Project, and gave exuberant, highly physical readings of her own work. She was featured along with Ginsberg in Bob Dylan's experimental film 'Renaldo and Clara.' She has performed her work around the world, and is considered a major voice in American Poetry. Her list of publications is voluminous. She has written more than 42 books, most recently Kill or Cure (Penguin Poets) and her book-length poem, Iovis (Coffee House Press). She is now working on Book III of Iovis.Throughout the poem, Waldman is trying to come to terms with her own male energy and impulses.
At this event, she will be accompanied by her nephew Devin Brahja Waldman on saxophone.
The featured reading by Waldman follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet/convivial mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.
Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, between W. 4th Street & Bleecker, just around the corner from the W. 4th Street subway station. Phone: 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com