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Anne Waldman (b. 1945), poet, performer, editor, and professor was born in Millville, New Jersey and grew up on MacDougal Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. She received her B.A. from Bennington College, Vermont, in 1966 and began directing the St. Mark’s Poetry Project the same year. During the ‘60s and ‘70s, she co-edited Angel Hair magazine and Angel Hair Books with poet Lewis Warsh. In 1974, Waldman resigned from the Poetry Project and co-founded, with Allen Ginsberg, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, the first Buddhist inspired school in the West, where she currently serves as Artistic Director of its celebrated Summer Writing Program. Author of over forty books of poetry, including Fast Speaking Woman (1974), Marriage: A Sentence (2000), and Outrider: Essays, Poems, Interviews (2006), Waldman has collaborated and performed with dozens of poets, musicians, and artists including Elizabeth Murray, Douglas Dunn, Ed Bowes, Richard Tuttle, and her son, musician/composer Ambrose Bye. Her honors include The Dylan Thomas Memorial Award, The Poets Foundation Award, and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She divides her time between Boulder, Colorado and New York City.