Diane Di Prima – American Poetry and the Beat Movement from a Female Perspective

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Diane Di Prima – American Poetry and the Beat Movement from a Female Perspective

Diane Di Prima is perhaps the most well-known female poet of the Beat Literary movement. She discussed how she decided at age fourteen to dedicate her life to poetry, how she first came upon the work of the founding members of the Beat movement, and her difficult path as a woman writer in the 1950s.

Part 1 (24:15)

Part 2 (22:00)

Date Aired: 11/28/99

About Splabman

SPLAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008), a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme, Brazil, 2013). Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, in 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Cascadia poets. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day. https://www.paulenelson.com. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. www.CascadiaPoetryFestival.org (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)

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