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di Prima, Diane

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ISBN 10: 0872862372 / ISBN 13: 9780872862371
Published by City Lights, 1990
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Publisher: City Lights

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Third Printing

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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-class identity, delivered a major body of verse brilliant in its particularity." Allen Ginsberg

"With di Prima's selected poems, Pieces of a Song . . . we have a chance to examine the powerful gifts this deeply imaginative poet has to offer us . . . ." Jack Foley, Poetry Previews (website)

"A prolific writer generally associated with the Beat Generation, di Prima deserves wider recognition." Library Journal

"She is not about to be regarded merely as a literary figurehead, but as an ongoing contributor to the arts a presence whose voice continues to positively impact those who listen, as it has for the last half-century." Verbicide Magazine

Feminist Beat poet Diane di Prima was born in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Swarthmore College for two years before moving to Greenwich Village in Manhattan and becoming a writer in the emerging Beat movement. There, she developed friendships with poets Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Frank O'Hara, and Audre Lorde. After joining Timothy Leary's intentional community in upstate New York, she moved to San Francisco in 1968. One of her collections of poetry, The Poetry Deal, is also published by City Lights Publishers. Di Prima was named Poet Laureate of San Francisco in 2009. She has been awarded the National Poetry Association’s Lifetime Service Award and the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Committee on Poetry, the Lapis Foundation, and the Institute for Aesthetic Development. St. Lawrence University granted her an honorary doctorate.


& From Wherever Thou Willst Thou Gatherest Me
& In All Things Am I Dispersed
1 Mrn 38.30
4 Takes, Same Haiku
American Indian Art: Form And Tradition
And Verchiel
And Where Thou Art, I Am
Another Revolutionary Letter, 1988
Any Day Now
April Fool Birthday Poem For Grandpa
Ars Metallurgica
Ave, Fr. Loba
The Banquet
The Beach
Before Completion
Biology Lesson
Brief Wyoming Meditation
Buddhist New Year Song
The Bus Ride
But In Gathering Me Thou Gatherest Thyself
Canticle Of St. Joan
The Clearing In Autumn
Coscia's: November 1963
Dee's Song
Deer Leap
The Doctrine Of Signatures
Dream Poem
An Exercise In Love
The Fire Guardian
First Snow, Kerhonkson
For Bella Akhmadulina
For Blake
For H.d.
For Pigpen
For The Dead Lecturer
For Zella, Painting
Fragmented Address To The Fbi
Headlands: The Music
I Am Thou & Thou Art I
I Ching
I Get My Period, September 1964
In Memory Of My First Chapatis
Influence (wooing)
John Dee
The Jungle
Letter To Jeanne (at Tassajara)
Light Poem
Limantour Beach--1
Limantour Beach--2
The Loba Addresses The Goddess / Or The Poet As Priestess...
Loba As Eve
The Loba Continues To Sing
The Loba Recovers The Memory Of A Mare
Lord Jim
Love Song Of The Loba
Magick In Theory & Practice
Minnesota Morning Ode
Minor Arcana
More Or Less Love Poems
My Lover's Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun
Narrow Path Into The Back Country
No Problem Party Poem
Notes On The Art Of Memory
Numbers Racket
Ode To Elegance
Ode To Keats
On Sitting Down To Write, I Decide Instead To Go...
The Party
Poem In Praise Of My Husband (taos)
Poem Of Refusals
The Practice Of Magical Evocation
Prayer To The Ancestors
Prayer To The Mothers
Prophetissa: & Out Of The Three The Four, As One
Prophetissa: Three From Two
Prophetissa: Two From One
Ramada Inn, Denver
Revolutionary Letter: 1
Revolutionary Letter: 12
Revolutionary Letter: 29
Revolutionary Letter: 36
Revolutionary Letter: 4
Revolutionary Letter: 54. How To Become A Walking Alchemica
Revolutionary Letter: 68. Life Chant
Rondeau For The Yule
Seattle Song
The Second Daughter: Li (brightness)
Short Note On The Sparseness Of The Language
Sixth Notebook Incantation
Some Lies About The Loba
Song For Baby-o, Unborn
Song Of Heloise
A Spell For Felicia, That She Come Away
Studies In Light
Swallow Sequence
Takeoff, Flight 347
Tassajara, 1969
These Days
Thirteen Nightmares: 1
Thirteen Nightmares: 10
Thirteen Nightmares: 11
Thirteen Nightmares: 12
Thirteen Nightmares: 2
Thirteen Nightmares: 3
Thirteen Nightmares: 4
Thirteen Nightmares: 5
Thirteen Nightmares: 7
Thirteen Nightmares: 8
Thirteen Nightmares: 9
Three Laments: 1
Three Laments: 2
Three Laments: 3
To My Father
To My Father - 2
To Tara
To The Spectre Of The Lecturer, Long Dead
Travelling, Again
Two Dream Songs: Dream Love Song
Two Dream Songs: Song Of The Crab Spirit
Two From Gallup: 1. Sad In Gallup
Two From Gallup: 2
The Window
Wyoming Series
The Yeoman Of The Guard
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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