In The Room of Never Grieve

Poetry by Anne Waldman

October 1, 2008 • 6.75 x 9.75 • 400 pages • 978-1-56689-145-5

This indispensable collection showcases the vocal virtuosity and dancing intellect of internationally renowned poet Anne Waldman.

In the Room of Never Grieve charts Anne Waldman’s dynamic career and reveals a mature, wise, and spiritual poet with enormous energy and vast literary powers. A CD featuring the performance of her signature work accompanies this exhilarating and vital addition to American poetry, Waldman’s first new and selected volume since Helping the Dreamer: New and Selected Poems 1966-1988.

About the Author

Anne Waldman is an internationally renowned poet, performer, and Distinguished Professor of Poetics at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She is the co-editor of Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action and the author of over forty books, including In the Room of Never Grieve and Vow to Poetry: Essays, Interviews, & Manifestos.


“Waldman is at the apex of her career, and the legitimate heir to Allen Ginsberg’s crown as America’s underground ‘poet-ambassador’ laureate.” Colorado Springs Independent

“When Allen Ginsberg passed from us it was Anne Waldman who dutifully gathered up his many burdens, continuing his work as poet, activist, and teacher. In following his example she has bloomed as an example herself. How fortunate we are to have her among us and may we all reach out and take a small amount of her burden upon ourselves.” —Patti Smith