NYS WRITERS INSTITUTE
NYS Writers Institute, November 14, 1991
4:00 p.m. Seminar | Humanities 354, Uptown Campus
8:00 p.m. Reading | Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Downtown Campus
Performance poet Anne Waldman will read from her work on Thursday, November 14, 1996 at 8:00 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany’s downtown campus. Earlier that afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Waldman will hold an informal seminar in Humanities 354 on the University’s uptown campus. Both the reading and the seminar, which are sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, are free and open to the public.
As an energetic performer, Anne Waldman has read her work from coast-to-coast as well as throughout the world. “American Book Review” contributor Anselm Hollo called Waldman “an essentially populist poet in the best sense of the word, engaged in winning back the so-called wider audiences of MTV and ‘Dallas.’”
Waldman has published numerous books of poetry including “Baby Breakdown” (1970), “Fast Speaking Woman” (1975), “Makeup on Empty Space” (1983), and more recently “Helping the Dreamer: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1988” (1989), “Iovis: All is Full of Jove” (1993), and “Troubairitz” (1993).
Waldman is co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute. She has received numerous awards for her poetry including The Dylan Thomas Memorial Award (1967), The Poets Foundation Award (1969), The National Literary Anthology Award (1970), and a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1979-80. Her MTV-style videotape “Uh-Oh Plutonium!” (1982) won first prize at the American Film Festival as part of the Manhattan Video Project.
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at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.