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Anne Waldman & Gerard Malanga at the Flow Chart Space

Join The Flow Chart Foundation for this very special event at The Second Ward Foundation in Hudson, NY.

Legendary artists Anne Waldman and Gerard Malanga will read their poetry and join together in conversation.
$15/8 (student senior) & 2-for-1
Space is limited!

Audio of the event will also be livestreamed through WGXC—”radio for open ears”—our local partner streaming radio station.

[photos by Gerard Malanga, used with permission]

Internationally recognized and acclaimed poet Anne Waldman has been an active member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry community, a culture she has helped create and nurture for over four decades as writer, editor, teacher, performer, magpie scholar, infra-structure curator, and cultural/political activist. Her poetry is recognized in the lineages of the Beat, New York School, and Black Mountain trajectories of the New American Poetry. But has raised the bar as a feminist, activist and powerful performer. She has read in the streets as well as numerous larger venues such as the Dodge Literary Festival in the USA and the Jaipur Literature Festival in India, the T.S. Eliot Memorial Foundation at Harvard University, and continues to teach poetics all over the world. She remains a highly original “open field investigator” of consciousness, committed to the possibilities of radical shifts of language and states of mind to create new modal structures and montages of attention. Her work is prophetic, multidisciplinary, energetic, passionate, panoramic, fierce at times.

She was one of the founders and directors of The Poetry Project at St. Marks, working there for twelve years. She also co-founded with—Allen Ginsberg and Diane di Prima—the celebrated Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, the first Buddhist inspired University in the western hemisphere. She is the author of more than 60 books, including the mini-classic Fast Speaking Woman, published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Books in San Francisco; a new collection of essays, interviews, letters, and poems entitled Bard, Kinetic (Coffee House Press, 2023); as well as her classic, Vow to Poetry. Penguin has published her books over many years, including Manatee/Humanity, Marriage: A Sentence, and Trickster Feminism.

Recent publications include Rues du Monde, English and French (Apic Press, Algeria 2024), Para Ser Estrella a Medianoche, English and Spanish, (Arrebato Libros, Madrid 2021), New Weathers: Poetics from the Naropa Archive, co-edited with Emma Gomis (Nightboat, 2022), and The Velvet Wire with No Land (Granary Books, Forthcoming 2024).

For more info: annewaldman.org / naropa.edu

Gerard Malanga is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, and archivist. He worked closely with Andy Warhol from 1963-70, helping Warhol create his most important paintings, publications, and films. In 1969 they co-founded Interview magazine, and it was during this time that Malanga again started taking pictures. The New York Times called him “Andy Warhol’s most important associate.”

Malanga appeared as a “superstar” in dozens of Warhol classics including Vinyl, Bitch!, and Camp, which coincided with his own movies like Andy Warhol, Portraits of the Artist as a Young Man (1964–65) In Search of the Miraculous (1967), and Preraphaelite Dream (1968). His photographs have appeared in countless books and magazines, including the New York Review of Books, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Lid, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, among others.

Two full-length books of Malanga’s photography have been published: Resistance to Memory (Arena Editions, 1998) with a preface by Ben Maddow, and Screen Tests Portraits Nudes 1964-1996 (Steidl, 2003). He also compiled the first photographic study of voyeurism, Scopophilia: The Love of Looking (Alfred Van Der Marck Editions, 1985).

Malanga’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Raritan, Yale Review, Harvard Review, Southwest Review, Partisan Review, and The New Yorker. He is the author of 14 books of poetry spanning a 50-year period, including Cool & Other Poems (2019) and The New Mélancholia & Other Poems (2021). A new collection, Odie Is Being Called Back & Other Poems is forthcoming from Bottle of Smoke Press in 2024.

Gerard Malanga’s Secret Cinema, a monograph documenting his movies and notes on film, is forthcoming from the Waverly Press in 2024. Malanga recently completed his memoirs, In Remembrance of Things Past.

In 2023, the Republic of France by an Order of Decree through the Ministry of Culture awarded Malanga the Chevalier of Arts and Letters, in recognition of his lifelong contributions to poetry and photography.


May 04 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


SWF (Second Ward Foundation)
SWF (Second Ward Foundation)
71 North 3rd Street, Hudson, NY, USA

Second Ward Foundation

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