An Interview with Anne Waldman

Fast Speaking Woman. It's the name of Anne Waldman's 1975 book of chants and essays, but it's a fitting epithet for the poet herself. Waldman exudes energy, on and off the page. She has been a ceaseless proselytizer for poetry, first at the St. Mark's Poetry Project, and now at the Jack Kerouac School for […]

The Lion Bridge: Selected Poems 1972-1995

Michael Palmer New Directions ($18.95) by Eric Lorberer Every volume of selected poems contains the possibility for both elation and disappointment. On the one hand, it is an excellent way to restore writing to public functio—especially since a good chunk of said writing is likely to be out of print. On the other hand, it […]