O U T R I D E R: a documentary in production

This is an Outrider’s story driven by the riveting gestures, vocals, and texts of a poet performer and her artist collaborators.

A film about poet revolutionary, poet revolutionary, poet evolutionary:  Anne Waldman — the “fast speaking woman” who rides ahead.


Poet, performer, and cultural activist, Anne Waldman collaborates with a myriad of artists to give epic voice to what it means to be a contemporary poet in our time. “Outrider” is an entertaining and enlightening journey featuring a rockstar of a poet and “counter-cultural giant” (Publisher’s Weekly). It tracks Waldman’s poet-evolutionary efforts for the sake of poetry and the planet, her work with artists and musicians, and the communities she has generated.

“Poet Anne Waldman evolves the Outrider lineage by her electric performances, wide-ranging collaborations, and radical mission to keep the world safe for poetry”


In international and local performances, Q & A’s, rehearsals, workshops, lectures, interviews, and narration, poet Waldman connects the high spirit of the OUTRIDER poetic tradition to her sociopolitical ethos, experimenting lucidly. Waldman captivates audiences as she chants/sings/speaks, intersecting music and visual art. “Outrider” explores a myriad of generative situations in poetics workshops, theater, performance, and behind-the-scenes verité in Waldman’s mosaic world.

Directed by Alystyre Julian

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