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Diane di Prima, Beat Generation Poet

The extraordinary feminist and Beat generation poet Diane di Prima (1934 – 2020) was an active participant in the cultural and political movements of the last half of the twentieth century. She embodied the awareness of a poet’s sensibility required for these political fights to evolve. Photo at right: Estate of Diane di Prima.

Di Prima wrote the poem following when she was named as the San Francisco Poet Laureate in 2009.  In eight seemingly simple lines, she brings the credo of her life’s visionary work: Read More→

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