You may have clicked your way here because you read my books, or you’ve been reading my work in magazines and anthologies, on paper and online. Maybe you know about my motherhood research. Maybe you’ve heard I’m a member of Chicago’s pre-Roe abortion underground, called JANE. Perhaps you’re looking for my book about Grace Paley. You’ll find all that on this site: writing & reading, politics & performance - welcome!
Click EVENTS for a calendar list of readings and other word-related human activities.
*** Starting July 25, 2016, I’ll be hosting a poetry show on KBOO community radio in Portland, Oregon. Listen on the fourth Monday of every month at 10pm Pacific time.
*** My poetry collection HERE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE received the 2015 Editors Choice Chapbook Award from Turtle Island Quarterly; it’s been published by Left Fork Books in Cave Junction, Oregon and is now available. There’s a website page for the book here.
*** One of my JANE stories has won the first Minerva Rising Prose Chapbook Prize: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE can be ordered online from the publisher or from Antiquated Future. If you’re in Portland, Oregon, you can walk in and buy the book at Another Read Through on Mississippi.
*** SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY, a feature-length documentary about women’s liberation action in the late 1960s/early 1970s in the USA, is now showing all over the world. I’m one of the talking heads (using up about two of my fifteen minutes of fame); check out the movie, preview bits of it, and find out when it’ll be screened near you.
*** Click here to listen to my interview at THE ABORTION DIARY podcast - Melissa Madera’s valuable collection of first-person stories. We talked for a long time about many things (the abortion service, my own abortion, lots more) and she did a great editing job.
*** Click here to listen to me tell a story at BEAR WITNESS, the show produced by Erin Yanke and Moe Bowstern at Portland’s Jack London Bar in March 2014. This audio clip, hosted by Portland’s KBOO Community Radio, is just under 25 minutes long, including Moe’s brief intro and her seriously usefully thoughtful words at the end.
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you want to dance out of this cage
free as a bird?
— Anne Waldman