Poetry. Cross-Genre. Anne Waldman is a poet, professor, performer, curator, and cultural activist, and the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics. RED NOIR is a compilation of selected pieces intended for performance in the theatrical sense. "This long-overdue collection makes songs out of play and play from a series of laments, science fictions, cultural histories. RED NOIR turns phrases inside-out as it tunes itself to the nonsense of a world breaking our heart. As always, Anne Waldman is there, bold and brilliant, to sing it back to us"--Thalia Field. Cover collage created with original artwork by George Schneeman and Ambrose Bye.