Anne Waldman & Expo Crawl @ Dallas Lit Hop

WordSpace is please to announce that Anne Waldman will perform with Ambrose Bye on as Headliner of the 2019 Dallas Lit Hop.



5 pm Dallas Poetry Slam @ 8 Bells;

6 pm MadSwirl @ Craft & Growler;

7 pm Isaak Chavarria, Griselda Jane Castillo, Sergio Ramos, Ricardo Garza @ Las Almas Rotas;

8 pm Rage Tench, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Anne Waldman & Ambrose Bye @ Sandaga 813

Anne Waldman has been a presence in the American literary scene since the 1960’s. As well as being the author of over forty books, she was has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 1968 she established the St. Marks Poetry Project in New York City, which continues to be important venue for American poets. Along with Allen Ginsberg she founded, in 1974, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The Jack Kerouac School continues to be one of the most important creative writing programs in the country today. Throughout her career she has collaborated with artists and musicians including Bob Dylan, Thurston Moore, John Cage, and Meredith Monk. She annually curates dozens of diverse voices from around the globe to present their work and teach in the JK Summer Writing Program. Her latest book, Trickster Feminism, was released in 2018 and has garnered wide praise. . Her connections to Texas writers began in the 80s with Dallas based Paris Records and her Texas students and peers continue to provide a cross-pollinating network of influence on emerging writers in Dallas. Allen Ginsburg perhaps best captures the spirit of Anne Waldman. “I like Anne Waldman  best of all the women poets because she swings most and orates most and sings most…She also gets up like a dancing skeleton and makes wind through her bones!…She has affairs with books. She writes, publishes, copulates and gives birth to books. She teaches her apprentices to listen like Plato…She has affairs with sapphires, emeralds, amber, and rubies. She knocks me out. She thrills my bones. She is Anne Waldman.”

Ambrose Bye is a jazz musician and producer, owner of Fast Speaking Music. He teaches studio recording at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program and has produced nearly fifty spoken word and jazz recordings. He has toured the world extensively as musical accompaniment to Waldman and numerous others.

Isaac Chavarria is a publisher focused on Latinix literary voice, living in Laredo.

Griselda Jane Castillo is an award winning writer living in Austin.

Mad Swirl is an open mic, feature reading series, blog and publisher, founded and hosted by Johnny Olson.

Dallas Poetry Slam is a 25 year old Dallas division of Poetry Slam Inc, founded by Clebo Rainey and currently directed by Sherrie Zantea. Dallas Youth Poets is the youth division of Dallas Poetry Slam, co-founded by WS and Dallas Poetry Slam and currently directed by Rage Tench.

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