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"Diane di Prima, revolutionary activist of the 1960s Beat literary renaissance, heroic in life and poetics: a learned humorous bohemian, classically educated and twentieth-century radical, her writing, informed by Buddhist equanimity, is exemplary in imagist, political and mystical modes. A great woman poet in second half of American century, she broke barriers of race-cla ...more
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Published January 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers (first published January 1st 1990)
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Her poetry is absolutely heart wrenching. Why haven't I read this before now?
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I love this. I've tried to give it away to several people, but it keeps floating back to me.
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I've been meaning to read Diane di Prima for a long time, since I love the Beat poets, and I really wasn't disappointed! She's got a lot of the fun and creative wordplay of her compatriots, but (often) with a wildly different perspective. While at times she got a little woozy and her feminism was a little second-wave for my taste, some of her poems were very biting and smart, while others were really beautiful and quite arresting. I dog-eared many of them, particularly her shorter pieces, to rev ...more
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Diane Di Prima is an American poet.