Anne Waldman

Distinguished Professor | JKS Co-founder | SWP Artistic Director
Core Faculty


MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Core Faculty
BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Core Faculty


BA, Bennington College

Anne Waldman is a poet, performer, professor, curator, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, where she has worked for 40 years. Author of more than 40 publications of poetry, her most recent books include CROSS WORLDS:  Transcultural Poetics (Coffee House Press, 2014), Gossamurmur (Penguin Poets, 2013),and the author of JAGUAR POETICS (Post-Apollo Press) and the JAGUAR POETICS CD, produced by Fast Speaking Music which features musicians: Ha-Yang KIm, Devin Brahja Waldman, Daniel Carter and Ambrose Bye. Waldman is an internationally recognized performer of her own work, and has had recent travels to Finland, Berlin, Casablanca, Tangiers, Paris, Geneva for conferences and festivals. She is a recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award for Poetry and has been deemed a “counter-cultural giant” by Publisher’s Weekly. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and recipient of the 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.