” We have a motto at Naropa: ‘Keep the world safe for poetry.’ It’s humorous but has some real bite to it. If the world is safe for poetry, it can be safe for many other things. “


” When I attended the Berkeley Poetry Conference in 1965, I was very inspired. The collaboration of many poets from these alternative traditions – though there were not enough women – who were very much more influenced by, say, Asian forms or by Mantra or by thinking politically through their work in deeper ways really stuck with me. “


” I call what I do ‘modal structures.’ Sometimes they’re songs, sometimes they’re longer, sometimes they’re this mantra – I’ve never called myself a spoken word poet. “


” I know when I go to a poetry reading, I feel purged, exulted. You let the poet guide you through some kind of journey. “



All 4 Anne Waldman Quotes about Poet in picture


We have a motto at Naropa:
When I attended the Berkeley Poetry Conference in 1965, I was very inspired. The collaboration of many poets from these alternative traditions - though there were not enough women - who were very much more influenced by, say, Asian forms or by Mantra or by thinking politically through their work in deeper ways really stuck with me.


I call what I do
I know when I go to a poetry reading, I feel purged, exulted. You let the poet guide you through some kind of journey.
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