Media from the Summer Writing Program

Since its founding in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, which includes the Department of Writing and Poetics and the Summer Writing Program, has recorded approximately six thousand hours of audio tapes documenting classes, performances, workshops and seminars conducted at Naropa University 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.

Naropa University Archive Project staff have currently digitized over fifteen hundred hours of audio recordings from activities at the Kerouac School. Access to over five hundred hours of the collection is available online, via the generous support of the Internet Archive.

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