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Anne Waldman / Devin Brahja Waldman

  • 99 New Montrose Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11211 United States (map)

Join Spoonbill Studio [99 Montrose Brooklyn NY] for a night of poetry & jazz with Anne Waldman & Devin Brahja Waldman.

Hosted by JC Hopkins, they will be joined by Adrienne Herr, Nkosi Nkululeko, and Zoe Brezsny. 

Each poet will incorporate music into their performance. Anne Waldman will perform with Devin Brahja Waldman. Adrienne Herr will perform with Bentley Anderson. Nkosi Nkululeko and Zoe Brezsny will accompany themselves.

Anne Waldman's newest book of poetry Trickster Feminism will be available for purchase!

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are sold pre-event through Eventbrite at this link. Tickets are $10 pre-event.

Seating is limited to 45 people. If there are still tickets available, they will be sold for $15 at the door.


Anne Waldman co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where she still teaches. Her poetry collections include Iovis I, Iovis II, Fast Speaking Woman, Helping the Dreamer, and Kill or Cure. She is a recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award.

Devin Brahja Waldman is a New York saxophonist, composer, synthesizer player and drummer. He has collaborated with his aunt —outrider poet Anne Waldman— since the age of ten. Waldman leads a NYC/Montreal group known as Brahja, the Ineffable and is a member of NYC's avant-futurist ensemble Heroes Are Gang Leaders (led by poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis) and the Egyptian/experimental large ensemble Land Of Kush (led by Sam Shalabi). Other highlight performances have been with Patti Smith, Malcolm Mooney (of CAN), William Parker, Thurston Moore, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Nadah El Shazly, CAConrad and Yoshiko Chuma. As a youngster, Waldman fell upon the freewheelin' tutelage of Paul Bley. Waldman is a co-producer for Fast Speaking Music —a NYC music and poetry label which has released works by Amiri Baraka, Meredith Monk, Eileen Myles, Joanne Kyger and many others.  

Nkosi Nkululeko, a poet and musician, is a 2017 Poets House Fellow. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee, finalist for the 2016 Winter Tangerine Awards for Poetry, has performed for TEDxNewYork, Aspen Ideas Festival, and more. Nkosi’s work is currently published in Apogee, Callaloo, The Collagist, Michigan Quarterly Review, Third Coast, VINYL, and will be anthologized in the Best American Poetry 2018 and Bettering American Poetry 2018 anthologies. He lives in Harlem, New York.

Zoe Brezsny is a poet from Oakland, California who now lives in Brooklyn. Writing has been published in San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Prelude, Tin House, Bomb Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a graduate from Columbia University and California College of the Arts. Brezsny hosts a weekly radio show of international pop, poetry, and experimental bedroom projects on WFMU 91.9 FM in NYC dedicated to uplift and inspire.

Adrienne Herr is a poet. Recent or forthcoming publication in Codette, TAGVVERK, Arachne, and Curator of Alignment, an annual performance series held at American Medium dedicated to paid poetic labor. Recent topics of interest include perimeters, paths, language associated with the spiritual, labor, blackholes, and the end of dreams. You may find her work online at

Bentley Anderson plays thrash trash electric guitar. Sometimes solo and sometimes collaborating with friends in the experimental / noise community of NYC. He is currently working on two albums to be released Fall 2018. He also runs the cassette label Decontrol.

Thanks to Matthew Goedecke for allowing Spoonbill to use his paintings for the event posters.

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