Humanities Research Group

Anne Waldman reads from one of her recent works. Once referred to by Allan Ginsberg as his "spiritual wife," Waldman will read here on Thursday night and conduct a seminar on Friday morning.

World-renowned poet Anne Waldman to read here Thursday

A literary exploration of how to live meaningfully in “the darkness of our time” needn’t be as bleak or daunting as it sounds, according to a world-renowned poet who will read here this week.

“Looking in to the darkness can be very generative,” Anne Waldmansaid in a phone interview from her home in New York. “It can be about seeing light in the darkness. That makes people sharper and forces them to think a little more deeply, waking them up to the luminous details of life. So it’s not just gloom and doom, but a way out through imagination.”