Ed Sanders

Ed Sanders is an Investigative Poet, composer, historian and Glyph Artist, whose roots go back to the Beats.  During the Vietnam War, he founded the Peace Eye Bookstore on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, which became a center for the Mimeograph Revolution.  He was also a founding member of the satiric folk-rock band the Fugs as well as the Yippies.  (The Fugs recently held an Exorcism of the White House at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C.)  He has received Guggenheim and National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships as well as a poetry fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Performing Arts.  He is the author of numerous works of poetry and nonfiction, including Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century: Selected Poems, 19611985, winner of an American Book Award, 1968: A History in Verse, and the nonfiction work The Family, about Charles Manson and his dystopic communal family.  His current book is Broken Glory, the Final Years of Robert F. Kennedy.  He lives in Woodstock, New York with his artist  / writer wife Miriam.