Kirby Olson will have his first book of poetry, Christmas at Rockefeller Center, from WordTech Editions available this November!
Kirby attended Naropa from 1977-1979 and worked alongside some of our founding and original members including Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Philip Whalen.
Check out some of his work! His poems have been in Christianity and Literature, First Things, Partisan Review, Chronicles, Cortland Review, Poetry East, and many other journals. His first poem ever published was in the Naropa Institute literary journal. He also has a blurb from Allen Ginsberg.
Currently, Kirby teaches creative writing and philosophy at SUNY-Delhi in the western Catskills.
Join us as we offer a hearty congratulations to our fellow alum!
The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics is mentioned in this great article about Lydia Lunch, recent guest faculty in the 2015 Summer Writing Program!
Michelle Naka Pierce, professor at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, has work in the new anthology Litscapes: Collected US Writings 2015. An anthology of writing from 82 contributors across the US, both established writers and relative newcomers, Litscapes includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and work that defies genre. The result is a bracing view of today’s vital literary landscape. Please see the link below for more information. Congratulations, Michelle!
Tsunami or Tuna Sammie?
A Talk About Art & Dharma by Robert Spellman
This event is presented by Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, part of the annual Dharma Art Masters Series lectures, exploring the vast common terrain of meditation and creativity.
Wednesday, July 1st, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Naropa University Performing Arts Center
2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302
Robert Spellman is a Naropa University associate professor in visual arts, contemporary performance, and religious studies. He is a student of Naropa’s founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and a seasoned teacher of both meditation and art.
Steve Evans lecture tomorrow (Friday, 6/26)!
1:00-2:30 pm in P.A.C.
He will talk, show slides, and play sound files related to Black Mountain College, with an emphasis on the upcoming major exhibition, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957, that will open at ICA/Boston this October before traveling to LA and Houston.
See you there!