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Anne Waldman

New York School poet Anne Waldman, who is also associated with the Beat poetry movement, discusses her collection In the Room of Never Grieve: New and Selected Poems 1985-2003 with host Charles Ruas. Waldman was co-founder of St Marks Poetry Project in New York as well as guiding spirit of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, which she co-founded in 1974 with Allen Ginsberg at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She discusses returning to New York after long years in Boulder and becoming engaged in political process once again.


Conversations with Writers


Host Charles Ruas in conversation with contemporary writers and poets, continuing a stream of intelligent discussion dating back to his legendary days at WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York in the seventies. Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. His writing has frequently appeared in both ARTNews and Art in America. His other Clocktower-produced program is Historic Audio From the Archives of Charles Ruas and is one of the most brilliant and extensive collections of historic audio in our archive.