In the Room of Never Grieve by Anne Waldman
New and Selected Poems 1985-2003

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"Waldman is at the apex of her career, and the legitimate heir to Allen Ginsberg’s crown as America’s underground ‘poet-ambassador’ laureate."—Colorado Springs Independent

In the Room of Never Grieve charts Anne Waldman’s dynamic career and reveals a mature, wise, and spiritual poet with enormous energy and vast literary powers. A CD featuring Waldman’s performance of her signature work accompanies this exhilarating and vital addition to American poetry. While reading these poems is essential, hearing the poet’s voice lift them off the page is transcendent.

Anne Waldman is a poet, performer, cultural activist, professor, and author of over forty books. In an ongoing -mission to "make the world safe for poetry," she teaches seminars and -performs her work around the globe.


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Anne Waldman is an internationally renowned poet, performer, and Distinguished Professor of Poetics at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She is the co-editor of Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action and the author of over forty books, including In the Room of Never Grieve and Vow to Poetry: Essays, Interviews, & Manifestos.
Published October 1, 2008 by Coffee House Press. 491 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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She sings out: “Desire, desire, desire, how it sounds in jubilation,” rages in “Spel Against Specious Ones”: “that if they perpetuate war & famine they rot in hell / that hell be ferociously hot,” and mocks in “Millenium Sutra”: “apocalyptic tongue’d preachers / line the mall / with glib glow & t...

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