Beats at Naropa

Beats at Naropa

An Anthology

By Anne Waldman (Editor); Laura Wright (Editor); Amiri Baraka (Contribution by)

Coffee House Press, Paperback, 9781566892278, 227pp.

Publication Date: June 2009


Never-before-collected essays, talks, and interviews with the luminaries of Beat literature.

About the Author
Anne Waldman, poet, professor, performer, and cultural activist is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics, including most recently Manatee/Humanity and the anthology Beats at Naropa, co-edited with Laura Wright. She has participated in conferences and festivals in Beijing, Berlin, Vienna, Nicaragua and Prague and has taught recent practicums at the Zen Mountain Monastery and Naropa University. She works with writer/director Ed Bowes on a number of video/movie projects.

Laura Wright is passionate about romantic fiction, and her many books include "Cinderella and the Playboy", "Hearts Are Wild", "Front Page Engagement", and the Mark of the Vampire series. Born and raised in Minnesota, she was an actor, singer, and competitive ballroom dancer prior to becoming a writer. Laura now lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at

Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) is a writer and critic, the poet laureate of New Jersey, and Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York, Stony Brook. His many books include "Blues People, Black Music, "and "The Music. "