Ed Bowes & Anne Waldman

Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment 2004

Ed Bowes is a writer, director and cinematographer, who has been making his own movies for over three decades. His first movie Romance was the first full-feature-length narrative shot in black & white video. Subsequent movies have included Better, Stronger and Spitting Glass which was partially funded by Channel 4 in England and shown on major BPS stations throughout the U.S. Bowes worked overseas after the Berlin Wall came down for the Soros Foundation's Open Society Fund and Interviews, consulting and training at independent television stations in Bosnia, Kazakstan, Russia, Aremenia, Croatia, and Macedonia. "Entanglement" is his third movie shot in Colorado—proceeded by Flip (2006) and Against The Slope of Social Speech (2008) —where he has worked within poetry community of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University and the film community of the University of Colorado, and Free Speech News. Bowes has worked with poets for years, including early work with Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge, and more recent projects with Anne Waldman and Lisa Jarnot. He has received awards from the NEA, NYSCA and the Rockefeller Foundation. He lives in New York City where he teaches at the School of Visual Arts. For further information see www.EdBowes.org.

Anne Waldman has been an active member of the "Outrider" experimental poetry community for over 40 years as writer, performer, professor, editor, "magpie" scholar, infra-structure and cultural/political activist. She has deep roots in the small press world editing the first decade of The World, co-editing Angel Hair magazine and books, Rocky Ledge, and Erudite Fangs Editions. She grew up on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village where she still lives part-time, and bi-furcated to Boulder, Colorado in 1974 when she co-founded The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with Allen Ginsberg at Naropa University, the first Buddhist inspired school in the West. She currently serves as Artistic Director of its celebrated Summer Writing program. She is the author of over 40 books of poetry including Kill or Cure, Marriage: A Sentence, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, and the poetic text: Outrider which includes an interview with Ernesto Cardenal. Her most recent book-length poem is Manatee/Humanity (Penguin Poets 2009). She is also the author of Fast Speaking Woman (City Lights, San Francisco), now translated into Italian, Czech and French, as well as the 800 page epic Iovis trilogy (Coffee House Press). She is editor of The Beat Book (Shambhala Publications) and co-editor of The Angel Hair Anthology (Granary Books), Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (Coffee House), and the forthcoming Beats at Naropa (Coffee House 2009). Her chapbook Martyrdom has just been published by Palm Press.