Naropa Turns 40

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

This Sunday, April 20th, Naropa University – which was founded by Tungpa Rinpoche and was America’s first accredited Buddhist university – turns forty years old. Since the beginning, it included an English department known as the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, which was founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman.

To mark the event there will be a reading at City Lights Bookshop in San Francisco – which has always kept close ties with Naropa and JKS. Included in the reading are Naropa Assistant Professor of English Andrea Rexilius, plus Robert Glück, Juliana Spahr, Cedar Sigo, Eric Baus, Michelle Naka Pierce and Chris Pusateri.

Event Details:

Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics 40th Anniversary Party: 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F. (415) 362-8193. www.citylights.com.

Related posts:

Old Bill Burroughs in Trouble Again
It seems that William S. Burroughs is being summoned to court once again in defense of his...
The Weird Cult: How Scientology Shaped the Writing of William S. Burroughs
“Scientology was useful to me until it became a religion, and I have no use for religion. ...
A Few Words From Patti Smith On Writing and Beats
On May 15, Patti Smith told us about her new record, Banga, and some of the source for the...
Final Academy 2012
FINAL ACADEMY / 2012 - Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, October 27th, 2012. 8pm. £8/£7.50 adv. ...
Somebody Blew Up America: A Conversation with Amiri Baraka
This interview originally appeared in Beatdom #12 - the CRIME issue. You can purchase it o...
The Great Breakthrough
“He made an effort to hold down a regular job, but he was a terrible employee and didn...

David S. Wills

Posts Twitter Facebook

David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom literary journal and the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult.He travels a lot and currently lectures in China. He also runs an ESL website. You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

No Comments

Be the first to start the conversation.

Leave a Reply

Text formatting is available via select HTML. <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*