Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100723
Co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Anne Waldman discusses her connection with the Beat Generation, the Naropa Institute (now University), and the development of her creative work over the past 35 years. She reads from her 2009 collection Manatee/Humanity and also talks about her current collaboration with her musician son, Ambrose Bye, with an excerpt from their 2009 compact disc, Matching Half.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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