Crazy Wisdom: The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

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47:33 | 2008
Founded in 1974 by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Gregory Corso, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and many other well known poets, artists, and intellectuals, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University remains a unique haven for writers and spiritual seekers. Crazy Wisdom: The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics explores the program's history, the integration of Buddhism into the writing curriculum, and the inevitable changes the program has undergone over the last 35 years. It includes interviews with students and faculty members interspersed with archival audio material and footage from a documentary made about Naropa in 1978 entitled "Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds."


Topics: Social Issues, Book, Artist, Poets, Buddism, Writers, Students, University, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg
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Meltem Karadağlı
Meltem Karadağlı
April 4, 2014
Ferank Manseed
Ferank Manseed
February 27, 2012
What's with the tubes in the face?
April 3, 2014
Probably heavy smokers their whole lives. Need oxygen with COPD.