Connection Series: Literary Readings by Anne Waldman and Janice Pariat

5:00–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi



5:00pm - 5:30pm: Registration
5:30pm - 5:35pm: Welcome by Aditi Mody, Executive Director, UChicago Center in Delhi
5:35pm - 5:45pm: Brief introduction of the two speakers Anne Walden and Janice Pariat by Dr. Geetanjali Joshi Mishra, Assistant Professor, Amity University, Lucknow and 2008 Fulbright Scholar.
5:45pm - 7:00pm: Poetry Reading Session by the two poets - Anne Waldman and Janice Pariat followed by interactive session moderated by Dr. Mishra
7:00pm - 7:05pm: Vote of Thanks by Philip Lutgendorf, President, AIIS
7:05pm - 8:00pm: Networking over Tea & Snacks


Internationally recognized and acclaimed poet Anne Waldman has been an active member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry community, a culture she has helped create and nurture for over four decades as writer, editor, teacher, performer, magpie scholar, infra-structure curator, and cultural/political activist. Her poetry is recognized in the lineage of Whitman and Ginsberg, and in the Beat, New York School, and Black Mountain trajectories of the New American Poetry.

Waldman is a recipient of the American Book Award’s Lifetime Achievement, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, and has recently been appointed a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. The Huffington Post named her one of the top advocates for American poetry.

Janice Pariat is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories and Seahorse: A Novel. She was awarded the Young Writer Award from the Sahitya Akademi (Indian National Academy of Letters) and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction in 2013.

She studied English Literature at St Stephen’s College, Delhi, and History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Her work—including art reviews, cultural features, book reviews, fiction and poetry—has featured in a wide selection of national magazines and newspapers.
She lives in New Delhi, India.