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Di Prima, Diane

Works: 506 works in 811 publications in 10 languages and 8,815 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Fiction  Periodicals  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Documentary films  Interviews  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Signer, Translator, Performer, Other, Interviewee, Correspondent, Narrator
Classifications: PS3507.I68, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diane Di Prima
Memoirs of a beatnik by Diane Di Prima( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of a Beatnik is an account of a young artist coming of age sensually and intellectually. The book grew out of the author's own experience as a bold and independent woman who dropped out of college at the age of 18 in order to write
Dinners & nightmares; [stories] by Diane Di Prima( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces of a song : selected poems by Diane Di Prima( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems, 1956-1975 by Diane Di Prima( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary letters by Diane Di Prima( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poetry deal by Diane Di Prima( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Poetry Deal shines with eros and kindness and the reality of inspiration. No American or Anarchist voice or soul-building heart has ever been more clear. The pages are fierce with love and generosity."--Michael McClure, author of Ghost Tantras "The Poetry Deal is fresh flame from a revolutionary fire that continues to burn. Every woman of every age should carry it in a purse with their pepper spray. Diane is the ultimate weapon."--Amber Tamblyn, author of Dark Sparkler "In her latest collection as San Francisco Poet Laureate, di Prima is again at the height of her powers, with 'the act of writing itself more compelling than ever.' For a half-century, as poet, printer, alchemist, and teacher she's created a communal reality where everyone is invited to actively participate in its making. 'It is the poem I serve luminous" she says in her Inaugural Address, reminding us to "write like you talk, talk like you sing, sing like you dance, or love.'"--Micah Ballard, author of Waifs and Strays The Poetry Deal is the first full-length collection of individual poems in decades from legendary feminist Beat poet Diane di Prima. Framed by two passionate, and critical, prose statements assessing her adopted home city, The Poetry Deal is a collection of poems that provide a personal and political look at forty years of Bay Area culture. Often elegiac in tone, the book captures the poet's sense of loss as she chronicles the deaths of friends from the AIDS epidemic as well as the passing of illustrious countercultural colleagues like Philip Whalen, Pigpen from the Grateful Dead, and Kirby Doyle. She also recalls and mourns out-of-town inspirations like Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Audre Lorde, and Ezra Pound. Yet even as she laments the state of her city today, she finds triumph and solace in her own relationships, the marriages of her friends, the endurance of City Lights, and other symbols of San Francisco's heritage. Born in Brooklyn in 1934, Diane di Prima emerged as a member of the Beat Generation in New York in the late '50s; in the early '60s, she founded the important mimeo magazine The Floating Bear with her lover LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka). In the late '60s, she moved to San Francisco, where she would publish her groundbreaking Revolutionary Letters (1971) with City Lights. Her other important books include Memoirs of a Beatnik, Pieces of a Dream, Recollections of My Life as a Woman, and Loba. She was named San Francisco Poet Laureate in 2009. More praise for Diane di Prima: "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 "--
Loba by Diane Di Prima( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loba is a visionary epic quest for the reintegration of the femimine, hailed by many as the great female counterpart to Allen Ginsberg's Howl when the first half appeared in 1978. Now published for the first time in its completed form with new material, Loba, "she-wolf" in Spanish explores the wilderness at the heart of experience, through the archetype of the wolf goddess, elemental symbol of complete self-acceptance
Revolutionary letters, etc by Diane Di Prima( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to Kerouac?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the personal history and creative process of Jack Kerouac, father of the Beat Generation, author of "On the road", and a pivotal figure of the fifties countercultural revolution. Shows what happened when fame and notoriety were thrust upon an essentially reticent man
The Floating bear( )

in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various fables from various places by Diane Di Prima( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beat generation : an American dream by Janet Forman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1950s a small group of writers and painters gathered in the Bohemian quarters of New York and San Francisco. They voiced their concerns over America's post WWII euphoria in a manner so raucous and colorful that the media took note and dubbed them the Beat Generation. This film portrait of this volatile period of American culture is illuminated perfectly through rare archival footage and interviews with those who lived through and influenced the era
The new handbook of heaven by Diane Di Prima( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loba : part 1 by Diane Di Prima( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthsong : poems, 1957-1959 by Diane Di Prima( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loba : parts I-VIII by Diane Di Prima( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerhonkson journal, 1966 by Diane Di Prima( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limited edition: 1,000 copies
The first cities by Audre Lorde( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of my life as a woman : the New York years : a memoir by Diane Di Prima( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di Prima, perhaps the best known and certainly among the most talented of the beat generation poets, captures the atmosphere of New York's avant-garde community in the 1950s and 1960s, while rendering her own life. Born in Brooklyn in the mid-1930s, she remembers a loving grandmother and abusive parents. In elementary school, di Prima was bullied relentlessly; it was not until she entered Hunter High School for gifted students that she found a circle of friends; there, reading the great poets, she resolved to become a poet herself. Leaving Swarthmore College after what she perceived as unproductive years, di Prima returned to New York City, and embarked on an independent life as a writer. She describes her bohemian lifestyle love affairs with men and women, experiments with drugs with honesty and wit. Friend to many of the best known figures of the beat world, including Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lorde and LeRoi Jones, di Prima found fulfillment in her work as an editor and poet, and as a single mother
Recollections of my life as a woman by Diane Di Prima( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diane Di Prima reads selections from her autobiography for a creative writing workshop. A question and answer session follows
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Pieces of a song : selected poems
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Dinners & nightmares; [stories]Pieces of a song : selected poemsRevolutionary lettersLobaRecollections of my life as a woman : the New York years : a memoirMemoirs of a beatnik