Naropa University and Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Present 2013 Summer Writing Program Week Four: 'Third Mind: A Poetics of Performance, Cooperation, and Affinity"

BOULDER, Colo. (July 2, 2013)--Naropa University and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics present Week Four of the 2013 Summer Writing Program, taking place July 23-27, 2013. Titled 'Third Mind: A Poetics of Performance, Cooperation, and Affinity," this concluding week explores the possibility of an applied poetics, emphasizing collaboration and experimentation. Students will investigate what emerges from the collaboration of creating libretti, music, oral duets, movies, multifaceted narrations, and innovations with montage.

Week Four features workshops facilitated by noted writers and artists such as Laird Hunt, Anne Waldman, and LaTasha Diggs, among others, as well as readings, lectures, and panels featuring Jack Kerouac School and guest faculty members, students, and respected guests.

Reading Schedule for Summer Writing Program Week Four:

Unless otherwise noted, all readings are free and open to the public and begin at 7:30 p.m. at Naropa’s Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder.

Tuesday, July 23: Student reading

Wednesday, July 24: Faculty reading featuring Anne Carson and Robert Currie

Thursday, July 25: Faculty reading featuring Ronaldo V. Wilson, Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye, Erica Hunt and Mary Ehrlich

Friday, July 26: Faculty reading featuring Amy Catanzano, Laura Wright, Maureen Owen, Jack Collom, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins

Saturday, July 27: Faculty reading featuring Christian Bök, Laird Hunt, Cecilia Vicuña, and Thurston Moore

Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program (SWP) provides three distinct forums: writing workshops directed by guest and resident faculty; lectures, readings, panels, and colloquia; and conferences in which students discuss their writings and ideas one-on-one with a faculty member. The traditional roles of 'teacher" and 'student" break down as communication and learning flows between writer and writer.

The SWP is the birthplace of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, founded in 1974 by Anne Waldman and the late Allen Ginsberg, with input from Dianne DiPrima. It has always been aligned with experimental open forms and practices of avant-garde postmodernist writing, examining movements in creative writing practice that have revolutionized 'the word," bringing it closer to the human body and human voice. For more information on the Summer Writing Program, please contact 303-245-4665, or visit

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students to know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology, and religious studies.