Portrait of Poet Anne Waldman by Peter Hujar
Portrait of Poet Anne Waldman


Signed in black ink, l.r.

Vintage gelatin silver print

20 x 16 inches, sheet
15 x 15 inches, image


Anne Waldman is an internationally acclaimed poet and active member of the “outrider” experimental poetry community, a culture she helped create and nurture for over forty years as a writer, editor, teacher, and cultural/political activist. Her poetry is recognized in the lineage of the Beat, New York School, and Black Mountain trajectories of New American Poetry, while incorporating feminism, activism, and powerful performance. She is the author of more than forty books, including the mini-classic Fast Speaking Woman, published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Books in San Francisco. Her monumental, anti-war, feminist epic, The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment, a twenty-five-year project, won the Pen Center Award for Poetry. Waldman is also a recipient of the Before Columbus Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, bestowed on her by Ishmael Reed, American Book Award’s Lifetime Achievement, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, and has served six years as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. The Huffington Post named her one of the top advocates for American poetry.

Work by Peter Hujar (1934-1987)