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ChatChat - Claudia Cragg

Oct 10, 2008

Poet and Activist Anne Waldman has been a vocal proponent for feminist, environmental, and human rights causes since the 1960s. She also established The Naropa School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado, with the late Allen Ginsberg.

In the US Presidential Campaign, some of those who say they espouse feminism seem to now embrace the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate, Gov Sarah Palin from Alaska who is running alongside Senator John McCain. Claudia Cragg recently spoke with Ms Waldman about her new highly political CD, 'Matching Half' and a book to be published soon by Penguin, 'Manatee Humanity' and also on the meaning of feminism in US politics as she sees it (and whether or not Palin matches up to that standard). She also explores how she, as a feminist and activist, thinks people must contribute to the election and its successful outcome.