ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The Red Dragon Reading Series at SUNY Oneonta opens its 2011-2012 series on Wednesday, October 5, with a reading by internationally acclaimed poet AnneWaldman. The author of more than 40 books, including the mini-classic "Fast Speaking Woman" and the essay collection "Vow to Poetry," Waldman has been a member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry community as writer, editor, teacher, performer, and cultural/political activist. Her latest works include "Manatee/Humanity," a book-length meditation on evolution and endangered species, and the monumental anti-war, feminist epic "The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment."
The reading, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Multicultural Experiences in Lee Hall on the college's campus. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.
Waldman is a recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award and recently was appointed a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She helped launch the Poetry Project at St. Marks’s Church in-the-Bowery and also co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, with Allen Ginsberg, who has called Waldman his “spiritual wife."
More information about the Red Dragon Reading Series is available from Dr. George Hovis of the SUNY Oneonta English Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.