Fast Speaking Woman and Other Chants (Pocket Poets Series, No. 33)

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Anne Waldman takes the opportunity with this twentieth-anniversary expanded edition to add twenty poems to this collection that brings into focus her lifelong engagement with “Chant” as central to contemporary performative poetry.

Here are spells, invocations, laments, ritual rants. Archaic beliefs in magic and ecstasy meet current notions of the power of the spoken word. Waldman writes, ""The poem is a textured energy field or modal structure. The poems for performance seem to manifest as psychological states of mind. They come together in a mental, verbal, physical, and emotional form, making their particular demands on my voice and body. I am the ‘energumen.’ The poem is the experience."" Also included in this book are three essays on the oral tradition in poetry. One essay discusses the history and occasion of the title poem. The others treat such topics as performance art and poetic tradition, ethnopoetics, intoxication and transformation, Tibetan Buddhism, and the renewed ascendency of feminine energy in writing. Anne Waldman, world renowned for her high-energy poetry performances, is the author of over thirty books and chapbooks of poetry. She is the co-founder and director of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

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This expanded edition of Anne Waldman's poems and essays adds 20 poems and three essays to the original. Published in City Lights' Pocket Poets series, the collection is the perfect size to carry in a pocket or purse. The poems, however, are powerhouses meant to be read aloud. Waldman reigns as queen of the performance poem; in this book she focuses on the chant and the ritual rant. She's "here to sing the power," and, believe me, you can feel it.

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& Sleep, The Lazy Owl Of Night
After Mirabai
Anarchy Reggae
Bardo Corridor
Battery
Battle Beast
Billy Work Peyote
A Book Of Events
Crack In The World
Empty Speech
Fast Speaking Woman
Fast Speaking Woman & The Dakini Principle
Guardian & Scribe
Gypsy Nun
Hag's Heart
I Bow At Bodhgaya
I Guard The Woods
Invocation
Lady Tactics
Lament You Are In This Mind Of
Light & Shadow
Lines To A Celebrated Friend
Millennium Sutra
Musical Garden
Notorious
The Nun Abutsu
Pratitya Samutpada
Pressure
Queer Heart
Red Hat Lama
Spel Against Specious Ones
Spel Against Specious Ones
Talking Mushrooms
Verses For The New Amazing Grace
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

Chants and essays by Waldman are presented in an expanded, updated edition which adds twenty poems to a classic collection. The reprint of this 1975 classic in its new form promises to introduce new audiences to Waldman's famous work. -- Midwest Book Review

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