Trickster Feminism with Anne Waldman & Friends

This event will highlight Anne Waldman’s new book Trickster Feminism, Penguin, 2018. With musicians, vocalists: Fast Speaking Music (Devin Brahja Waldman and Ambrose Bye)

With special guests: Melanie DyerJanice Lowe, Thurston Moore, Nicole Peyrafitte and the premiere of a short video “Crepuscular” by No Land, 2018.

Trickster Feminism was written during long months of protest under the stress of political dystopia, with some poems penned in the streets. Mythopoetics, shape-shifting, quantum entanglement, litany, Anthropocene blues, chance operation all play and meet at the crossroads of troubling gender and outwitting patriarchy.

Photo: No Land

“Her intimate knowledge of the ‘outrider’ tradition is, at this point, so invaluable that she should be considered not only a ‘national’ treasure, but an international one — that one-of-a-kind person who has dedicated her life to identifying and tending to a lineage of creative resistance.”

–Marcella Durand, Hyperallergic 


This reading/performance will present a range of texts with musical accompaniment.





Online tickets are available at the link above until an hour before this event. Unless otherwise noted, tickets will continue to be available at the door.
Photo: Nina Subin

Anne Waldman

Anne Waldman is a poet, performer, professor, editor, literary arts curator, and cultural activist. She is the author numerous collections of poetry, including the 1000 page feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House 2011) which was the winner of the 2012 PEN Center USA Award for Poetry. Other recent books include Extinction Aria (Pied Oxen 2017), Voice’s Daughter of a Heart Yet to Be Born (Coffee House Press 2016), Jaguar Harmonics (Post-Apollo Press 2014), Gossamurmur, (Penguin Poets 2013). She co-edited Cross Worlds: Transcultural Poetics (Coffee House 2014), an anthology of lectures from The Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. Waldman is the recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. She received a long-life achievement award by the Before Columbus Foundation in 2015. She has collaborated with numerous visual artists, including painter Pat Steir. Waldman has also worked on a collaboration with Meredith Monk performing at Danspace and ICA in Boston, which will also be presented Brown University in the spring of 2018. She founded Fast Speaking Music with musicians Ambrose Bye and Devin Brahja Waldman, with whom she also collaborates. Publishers Weekly has deemed Waldman “a counter cultural giant”. She co-founded the Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics celebrated Summer Writing Program with Allen Ginsberg, a program she continues to curate in the summers. She has performed in recent years at festivals in Mexico City, Paris, Brussels, Calcutta, Jaipur, Marrakesh and Tangier. Trickster Feminism was released from Penguin in 2018. Website: