December 1, 2005
Writer and artist
Peter Lamborn Wilson
Editor, translator, journalist, critic, poet and
in a lively conversation
Friends or Enemies?
Richard Kostelanetz is a writer and artist.
He's been a contributing/advisory editor of many arts journals. He's the author of over fifty books, among the recent ones are "Political Essays", "Thirty Years of Visible Writing", and "More On Innovative Music(ian)s". He's also written over three dozen booklets. He's edited & introduced over three dozen anthologies and many essays, reviews, poems, fiction pieces, experimental prose pieces, plays, scenarios, photographs, and numerical art items. In scores of publications and places, prominent and obscure around the world, he's created theatrical texts, one person concerts, texts for composers, choreography scores, one person exhibitions of prints, books, drawings, audiotapes, canvases, videotapes, photographs, and had many retrospectives. He's done Hörspiel: extended audio art. He's also created ten films, hologram exhibitions and over a dozen extended features for radio, plus many lectures and presentations at institutions around the world.
Peter Lamborn Wilson has traveled and lived in Morocco, Turkey, Iran, India, Indonesia, England and Ireland. among other countries.
He's an editor, translator, journalist, critic, poet and author of over 30 books translated in 14 languages. He had the radio show "Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade" on WBAI's from 1988 through 1999.
He taught at Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado for many years. He's an anarchist activist and lecturer in NYC.
His most recent works are "Sacred Drift -- Essays on the Margins of Islam" (City Lights), "Avant Gardening -- Ecological Struggle in the City and the World", editor with B. Weinberg, "Drunken Universe -- An anthology of Pers. Sufi Poetry," translated with N. Pourjavady, "Gothick Institutions", poetry and "Xeroxial Endarchy."