Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University. Edited by department faculty and students, Bombay Gin publishes innovative poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations, and interviews. Emerging from the “Outrider” or left-hand lineage, which operates outside the cultural mainstream, Bombay Gin honors a heritage of powerful scholarship and counter-poetics through the publication of work that challenges the boundaries of language, form, and genre.
Each issue includes a folio of work from that year's Summer Writing Program and a talk or lecture transcribed from the Naropa Audio Archives. Called “one of the three most important literary audio collections in America” by The New York Times, the Archives are comprised of approximately six thousand hours of audio tapes documenting classes, performances, workshops and lectures conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S. literary avant-garde. The collection represents several generations of artists who have contributed to aesthetic and cultural change in the postmodern era.
Available in-person and by phone, this is a great one-on-one opportunity to get questions answered and learn more about academic offerings and other considerations such as life in Boulder and paying for school.
Please contact our events and visitation coordinator to learn more.
Phone: 303-546-3572 or 1-800-772-6951
Guided tours are available at all three Naropa campuses, lasting between twenty and forty minutes.
- Arapahoe Campus: Guided tours available Monday–Friday at 1 p.m.
- Paramita Campus: Guided tours available Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
- Nalanda Campus: Guided tours available Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
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Spend the day on campus attending sample classes, meeting faculty, students, and other community members and discovering the beauty and benefits of contemplative education.
Optional campus tours of Paramita and Arapahoe are available before the event.