Tag Archives: Diane di Prima

5 Questions with Amber Tamblyn

This Tuesday, Amber Tamblyn is at City Lights reading from her new poetry collection, Dark Sparkler (from Harper Perennial), in which the lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—are explored in a … Continue reading

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2015 National Poetry Month Playlist

National Poetry Month is this month. You now have permission to take an hour off of work today to listen to this poetry playlist featuring City Lights authors past and present. City Lights is publishing 3 poetry books in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Poet Diane Di Prima

by Alisha Casey Diane di Prima, legendary feminist Beat writer, has just released her latest book of poetry, The Poetry Deal, the fifth volume in City Light’s San Francisco Poet Laureate Series. Her last collection with City Lights, Revolutionary Letters, was published … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: The Poetry Deal by Diane di Prima

The Poetry Deal by Diane di Prima is the fifth volume in City Lights’ San Francisco Poet Laureate Series, a collection that focuses on each San Francisco Poet Laureate and highlights their best works over the years. This collection marks … Continue reading

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Diane di Prima Turns 80

Today San Francisco’s own Beat poet Diane di Prima celebrates her 80th birthday, and so it is our pleasure to dedicate today’s post to the recognition of her contribution to the landscape of the revolutionary Beat Generation. Happy Birthday, Diane, from City Lights … Continue reading

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Il Gruppo Speaks!

Patrick Dunagan’s ”Is This Olson” (CL Blog, Sept. 12, 2013 ) keenly  addresses  the recent attempt by members of Il Gruppo to respond to Heriberto Yépez’s misguided book on Charles Olson, The Empire of Neomemory.  As members of Il Gruppo, … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Poetry: Rant, From a Cool Place

“I see no end of it, but the turning upside down of the entire world” —Erasmus We are in the middle of a bloody, heartrending revolution Called America, called the Protestant reformation, called Western man, Called individual consciousness, meaning I … Continue reading

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